Daily Bulletin Gives Shout-out to Event

Hundreds of children in need got a chance to holiday shop for free recently at the Colonies Crossroads in Upland. The annual Colonies Holiday Miracles event is marking its ninth year and has helped about 2,000 children.

Organizers also donated two 2017 Chevrolet Sparks to two Inland Empire women to help them and their families.

“This event began to help financially struggling families and make a difference. The number of local business owners who support these kids continues to grow, allowing us to help even more families,” Jeff Burum, co-managing partner of Colonies Partners, which co-sponsors the event, said in a statement. Colonies Partners joined with Mark Christopher Auto Center and the Larson O’Brien law firm in donating the cars.

Jessica Munguia of Chino and LaKenya Jackson of San Bernardino each received a car.

“Colonies Holiday Miracles is one of our favorite events because it creates a special holiday memory for children most in need, and with this donation, we were able to give these two women, and their families, a life-altering gift,” Chris Leggio, president of Mark Christopher Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC and Mountain View Chevrolet, said in a statement.

Major sponsors for Colonies Holiday Miracles this year included Colonies Partners, Pacific Development Group, Mountain View Chevrolet in Upland, Larson O’Brien, the Crebs Family Foundation, Frontier Communities, Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, Albertsons and Home Depot.

Athletic Hall of Famers James Worthy and Eric Dickerson attended. Local service organizations, high school Key Clubs and members of the Upland police and fire departments as well as other safety personnel from the region volunteered at the event.

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