The holiday season is the perfect time to spread joy and give back to the community. As a proud Olson Homes homeowner in LA or Orange County, you have a unique opportunity to make a difference in your local area. Whether you’ve just moved in or have been part of your Olson Homes community for a while, there are many ways you can get into the spirit of giving during the holidays.
1. Embrace the Magic of Toys for Tots
Let’s kick off our list with a classic. Olson Homes is supporting Toys for Tots to make the holidays brighter for local children in need. You can start by bringing some extra cheer to one of our Olson sales offices in your neighborhood by December 14th. Donate new, unwrapped toys, and let’s make this holiday season extra special for kids. It’s a simple act of kindness that goes a long way. Here are the current drop-off locations:
Los Angeles County
● Estrella Walk in La Puente – 18616 Rorimer Street, La Puente, CA 91744
● Village Walk in Hacienda Heights – 15716 Tetley Street, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
● HB Walk in Huntington Beach – 8375 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA, CA 92646
● Monarch Walk in Buena Park – 6801 Western Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621
2. Host a Festive Cookie Swap
Nothing says holiday spirit like the sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies. Host a cookie swap with your neighbors and friends in your community. Each person can bring their favorite homemade cookies to exchange so everyone can enjoy an array of delicious treats. The best part? Collect some extra cookies to share with local shelters or organizations serving those less fortunate.
3. Decorate Your Home With a Purpose
Get into the holiday spirit by decorating your home and spreading festive cheer. While you’re at it, organize a decoration contest within your Olson Homes neighborhood. Encourage your neighbors to participate, and have a small entry fee with the proceeds going to a local charity. It’s a win-win—you’ll have a beautifully decorated neighborhood, and your generosity will make the season brighter for those in need.
4. Volunteer at a Local Soup Kitchen
The holiday season is a time for giving, and volunteering is a fantastic way to make a direct impact. There are many local soup kitchens and shelters in LA and Orange County that can use extra help during this time of year. Gather your friends and neighbors and spend a day preparing and serving meals to those less fortunate. Your collective effort can make a big difference.
5. Create Care Packages for the Homeless
Assemble care packages filled with essentials like blankets, socks, hygiene items, and non-perishable snacks. You can create these packages with your fellow Olson Homes homeowners, adding a personal touch by including handwritten notes of encouragement. Then, distribute these care packages to homeless individuals in your area or partner with local organizations that specialize in outreach.
6. Adopt a Family for the Holidays
Reach out to local charities and inquire about adopting a family for the holidays. These organizations can connect you with a family in need, and provide you with a list of their holiday wishes. As a group or individually, you can fulfill those wishes, ensuring that the family has a joyful and memorable holiday season.
This year, make a lasting impact in your LA or Orange County community as an Olson Homes homeowner. From the classic joy of Toys for Tots to creative cookie swaps and meaningful volunteer opportunities, there are plenty of ways to give back while having a fun and festive time with your neighbors. Remember, even the smallest acts of kindness can brighten someone’s day and make this holiday season truly special.
About Olson Homes
Since 1988, Olson Homes has built new home communities and new construction homes for sale near you across the SoCal region. Focused on developing walkable, attainable, flexible floorplan new homes in ideally located new home communities across Orange County and Los Angeles County, the new homes for sale from Olson Homes are close to schools, shopping, dining, transportation, and recreational options. With new home personalization choices, including appliance upgrades, cabinet finishes, flooring options, and new home automation packages, you can create the new home of your dreams. Olson Homes is a multiple Eliant Award winner, including the 2023 Best Overall Home Purchase and Ownership Experience Award. If you’re looking for a new home for sale near you, take a look at our new home communities for sale now, as well as our new homes coming soon.