Santa Arrives by Motorcycle for Kid 2 Kid Toy Giveaway

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at the Hesperia Grange Hall by motorcycle, along with about 100 elves on Sunday, December 22. Their mission? To deliver toys for gifting to over 760 children in need.

That’s how many had registered with Kid2Kid Closet, a clothing exchange program that holds an annual Christmas toy giveaway. Last year, only about 200 children participated.

Several biker groups brought bags of clothing and gifts, adding to the hundreds of previously donated toys, books, stocking and more.

Gifts were also donated from the Fire Department’s annual Spark of Love toy drive.

Cheryl Sislo and Deborah Torres from Kid2Kid, along with lots of helpers, had everything organized by age and gender for easy locating. And, one of Santa’s elves was on hand to help find specific requests.

Pastor Gary Rodriguez of Grace Tabernacle Church in Hesperia spoke to familys about the spirit of giving and the meaning of Christmas.

Kid2Kid Closet was started five years ago as a way for moms to swap too-small children’s clothes for the next size up. They hold several exchanges per year, and are not based on need, but are a way to recycle.

To swap or donate clothing, call (760) 947-2687, or visit the website at:

Kid2Kid Closet is a fund of the High Desert Community Foundation. Donate by PayPal at:, or call (760) 242-8877, or mail checks with Kid2Kid in memo area, to HDCF, PO Box 2028, Apple Valley, CA 92307.


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  1. Thank You Trina and everyone at Siverts publishing. We appreciate all the support you have shown to Kid2kidcloset. Congratulations on all new your ventures. We support you all.

    -Cheryl Sislo 760 947-2687

  2. For the first time in my life I can’t do for my family,I’m 64 years old and living here and there,my house I was occupying has Asbestos,Lead,Mold, so because of my COPD I needed to leave,I have an apartment it will be ready when I get all their money,Jan 3rd,so my question is will they have a toy giveaway that I can add the kids to so they can have something from me,a phone number plz.Thank you,God Bless as usual,Ms.Jendra

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