Each year, Community-Academic Partners in Service (CAPS) hosts a Christmas Fiesta that brings together the Loma Linda University and the San Bernardino communities to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
This year's Christmas Fiesta took place Saturday, Dec. 6, at the SACHS Norton Clinic, bringing together 332 kids and 237 volunteers.
Families from the Inland Empire enjoyed music performed by the children participating in the CKC Music program, and a skit of the Nativity story performed by the Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church. Together with their big buddy volunteers, children were able to experience arts and crafts, play games and take photos with Santa. And, thanks to a generous last minute donation from a volunteer, every child took home a gift at the end of the event.
Loma Linda University student volunteers were joined by others from Azure Hills Church, Grand Terrace High School, La Sierra University, Highland Seventh-day Adventist Spanish Church, Loma Linda University Seventh-day Adventist Spanish Church and SACHS Norton Clinic.