2018 Holiday Celebrations: An IRC Photo Story

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Team IRC had a fun and festive December 2017! We took the holiday season as the perfect opportunity to celebrate with our Consumers and their families.

We even snuck in a little fun for ourselves. Check out this photo recap and see for yourself.


Holidays from the Heart 

Hosted by: IRC’s ICF Unit

With Sponsorship from: In-Roads Creative Programs

Guests: Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) residents and staff

Festivities included: breakfast with friends, Santa photos, dancing, and raffles galore

Winter Wonderland Dance 

Hosted by: The IRC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC)

Guests: IRC Consumers (ages 16 and older) and their guests

Festivities included: dancing, sweets, treats, and a very serious ugly sweater contest!

Another Way Toy Drive

Hosted by: Another Way, a volunteer organization made up of IRC staff

With Sponsorship from: Inland Respite, Pathways, Inc., and In-Roads Creative Programs, Kaiser, 24Hr Home Health Care, Shella, Ingram Micro, Maulin Home Care, and the Law Offices of Sheela A. Stark

Guests: IRC Consumers and their families, nominated by their Service Coordinator

Festivities included: Santa photos, a pizza party, a visit with Star Wars characters, serenades by Christmas Carolers, face painting, free books and more!

Prior to the Toy Drive, Service Coordinators gathered gift wish lifts from the children who would be attending the event. The children’s “wishes” were placed on Christmas trees here at IRC, as well as at the offices of community partners, Ingram Micro and Schnieder. Employees then got to “play Santa” by selecting wish cards from the trees and buying a gift to help make an IRC kiddo’s Christmas a little brighter.

Another Way Food Drive

Hosted by: Another Way

With Sponsorship from: Stater Brothers, UPS, Ponce Realty

Guests: IRC Consumers and their families, nominated by their Service Coordinator

Event highlights included: More than 140 volunteers distributing 1200 holiday food bags at four locations throughout the Inland Empire

IRC End of the Year Appreciation Event

Hosted by: The IRC Fun Committee

Guests: More than 700 IRC staffers

Festivities Included: catered lunch, photo booths, raffle prizes, and dancing with music by IRC’s resident DJ George Gonzalez


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Amelia Maldonado

Amelia is IRC's Community Relations Specialist and an expert on all things IRC. You will frequently find her typing away on her laptop, creating social media/web content, agency publications, and more. Outside of work her passions include smooshy face dogs, fitness, and roller derby!

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