Madonna Gardens Holiday Event and Toys for Tots Donation



Madonna Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care to Host Holiday Event on Saturday, December 10th


Please drop off unwrapped new toys at Madonna Gardens to donate to Toys for Tots through Tuesday, December 20th



November 2022.  Salinas, CA.  Come and enjoy a very special “Ho Ho Holiday!” at Madonna Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care, located at 1335 Byron Street in Salinas. where they’ll host a small holiday celebration on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 1 pm – 3 pm. 

Bring your friends, family and little ones to take photos with Santa at Madonna Gardens. Enjoy making your own festive garland to take home for your Christmas tree while enjoying delicious hot cocoa and cookies. Join in or listen to the beautiful Christmas caroling performed by His Grace Ministries International. Please bring an unwrapped new toy to donate to Toys for Tots that afternoon or drop one off at the front lobby before Tuesday, December 20th.

To RSVP, call 831-741-4638 or email [email protected].

About Toys for Tots   

The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is directed by the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, with the assistance of his staff, from the Marine Forces Reserve. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Marine Toys for Tots. An IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity, it serves as the authorized fundraising and support organization for the Toys for Tots Program.  The Foundation provides the leadership, funding, and support needed for successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns.  Toys for Tots commits 97% of donations to its mission of providing toys and books to children. It has zero paid employees from donated money.

Local campaigns are conducted annually in over 800 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.   At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.  Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches and other local community agencies which are well qualified to identify the needy children in the community and play important roles in the distribution of the toys. While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize, coordinate and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys. Monetary donations can be done through their website.

For more information, go to and select Monterey County.

About Madonna Gardens

Founded in 1966, and formerly known as Madonna Manor, Madonna Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care provides compassionate care for seniors in a beautiful, nurturing environment. Located near Downtown Salinas, just off Highway 68, the recently renovated community features six acres of outdoor gardens, courtyards and walking paths - perfect for relaxing and soaking in the sunshine with family and friends. Residents enjoy supportive assisted living services, personalized memory care for those who need it, a full calendar of activities, and the benefits of a pet-friendly community.

Acquired in 2016 by Carefield Living, Madonna Gardens is an assisted living and memory care senior living community in Salinas, California. Just twenty miles from Monterey, in the heart of central California and near Downtown Salinas near Highway 68, residents enjoy outstanding views of the Pinnacle and Santa Lucia mountains.

Residents experience the convenience and coziness of one-story living surrounded by beautiful outdoor spaces, water features and gardens of serenity. Madonna Gardens offers an engaging and varied lifestyle that empowers individuals to enjoy creative pursuits, refine skills, revisit old hobbies, and discover new passions in a family environment.

Madonna Gardens recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation that has reinvigorated the community. With state-of-the-art programs, interesting and exciting activities, caring staff and plenty of opportunities to engage with friends and family, Madonna Gardens aspires to be a center for the enjoyment of life.

The community’s Lightfinder™ memory care program is designed to help residents with Alzheimer's, dementia and other forms of memory loss overcome many of the challenges they face in everyday life. A specially designed and secured neighborhood, Madonna Garden’s memory care features an extensive outdoor garden, which can be viewed from residences, a private courtyard, dining room and aviary for bird watching. The care team takes a person-centered approach to each individual by understanding their interests, passions, hobbies and history in order to tailor a wellness program unique to them. 

Carefield Living has carefully designed each of their amenities and programs to encourage residents, friends, family and our staff to interact, enjoy each other’s company and be energized by the beauty and vitality of life. They aim to empower and motivate older adults to chart their own course for a vibrant, meaningful and satisfying future.

For more information, visit or call   (831) 741-4638.