The Sharks Foundation's annual Holiday Assist Party provides the San Jose Sharks family with the opportunity to delight in the spirit of the holiday season and give back to the community in a big way. Each year, the Healthy Start Family Resource Center pairs Sharks players, coaches, management and front office staff with underserved San Jose families to help them fulfill their Christmas wish lists. For many of these families, the items provided to them through the Holiday Assist Party are the only gifts they will receive during the holidays.
In addition to the gift-giving and receiving, the families are treated to an exciting evening of holiday activities with their "Assisters" at Sharks Ice at San Jose. Children are invited to skate alongside Sharks celebrities and mascot S.J. Sharkie, engage in arts and crafts projects and indulge in a hearty, healthy meal.
About the Healthy Start Family Resource Center
The Healthy Start Family Resource Center is a student and family support program in the San Jose Unified School District. The mission of Healthy Start Family Resource Center is to provide integrated and easily accessible health and social services to no/low income children and families in an effort to assist them with maximizing their potential in areas of health, education and family functioning. Healthy Start is a partnership of schools and communities agencies providing direct and referral services to the children and their families in San Jose Unified School District.
Click here for photos and a full event recap from the 2014 Holiday Assist Party.