Santa Brings Toys for At-Risk Kids at Clearwater’s Winter Wonderland

Clearwater, FL, December 03, 2016 --( On Saturday December 17th, Winter Wonderland will open its gates early for some of Pinellas County’s at-risk youth. The children include foster children and at-risk youth from around the county.

“This is a party just for them,” said Dylan Pires, Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. “There will be train rides, arts and crafts, a live band, a petting zoo, cookie making with Mrs. Claus, photos with Santa and a toy give-away for each kid.”

The Church of Scientology has been doing Christmas events for foster kids for over 20 years at their various downtown facilities.

“Because Winter Wonderland is set up with a myriad of activities already, we decided to have it there. We did it last year and it was a hit,” said Mr. Pires.

Starting at 2:00pm, the kids will have Winter Wonderland all to themselves. They will enjoy hours of playing on the playground, snacks and many activities.

At the conclusion of the event will be a toy give-away. True to the Christmas spirit, Santa Claus will be there himself to give brand-new presents to the kids.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers fundraised and got toys donated specifically for this event. They contribute their time every year to help provide kids with a Christmas they might not be able to have. The Scientology Volunteer Ministers are an organization specializing in providing help whenever and wherever needed.

This is an invitation only event but if you know an at-risk child that could come, please contact Dylan Pires at (727) 467-6860 or

About the Church of Scientology:

The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs. To learn more, visit
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