The Department of Human Services announced the Grand Opening Celebration of the 29th Annual Holiday Cottage on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
The celebration begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. at their new location in the Northwest Promenade, 8120 Rosedale Highway, Suite 100 (corner of Coffee Road and Granite Falls Drive).
As you may know, the Holiday Cottage was established 29 years ago to fulfill the wishes of children placed in foster care around Kern County. When the doors open on November 23, the wishes of Kern County foster children will be placed with the child's first name and their age on the trees that line the walls of the cottage.
Each child completes a wish letter with his or her first and second choice wish.
During the 18 days it is open, the Holiday Cottage is staffed by volunteers, representing local community groups, greeting members of our generous community and assisting them in selecting a wish to fill. The gift is then purchased and returned to the cottage, unwrapped. The Holiday Cottage arranges for the gift to be delivered directly to the child in time for the holidays.
The Holiday Cottage will remain open daily from Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, December 11. It will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, but closed on Thanksgiving Day.