On Friday December 11th, Malibu nonprofit Safety Harbor Kids kicked off their 9th Annual Spirit of Goodwill Holiday Challenge Gift Drive for orphans, foster and homeless children.

Each year Malibu residents are joined by Safety Harbor Kids members nationwide to raise more than 1,000 gifts and stockings for disadvantaged children.

“Without everybody’s help, most of these kids would get absolutely nothing for Christmas” says Safety Harbor Kids President, Petrie Alexandra Williams. “These children are so grateful and each year we have such a great group effort to help them!” she adds.

With supporters including singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, guitarist Fred Tackett of Little Feat and actors Malcolm McDowell and Jane Seymour, this year’s gift drive will begin with several hundred gifts including shoes for hundreds of kids provided by ShoeCrew and toys and gifts provided by Malibu Barter Exchange. The current leader of the 9th Annual Spirit of Goodwill Holiday Challenge is the Hertz Foundation sponsoring fifty children.

To support this years Safety Harbor Kids Spirit of Goodwill Holiday Toy Challenge or Personal Enrichment Programs, visit www.DonateToSHK.org. Founded by an orphan who
grew up in Malibu, Safety Harbor Kids is a 501c3 established for the purpose of enriching the lives of orphans and homeless children through education in the areas of College, Career, Music and the Arts. Through community and corporate donations and sponsorships SHK is able to bring academic tutoring, career development, music and the arts education and mentorships to disadvantaged children within 50 miles of Malibu. Visit www.safetyharborkids.org for more info.

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