Wrightwood, CA – November 21, 2011: Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood is supporting needy families of the High Desert this holiday season with a toy and canned food drive sponsored by The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul.  Any guest who brings an unwrapped toy or 2+ non-perishable food items to Mountain High between November 28th and December 16th, 2011, will receive $10 off an adult, 8-Hour lift ticket.  Ticket must be purchased at the time of donation.  This promotion may not be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer, and the donation may not be redeemed for cash.

Says Cindy Shippy, Resort Experiences Manager, “We are very proud to offer this promotion.  Saint Vincent De Paul is a powerful source for good, not only during the holidays but all year long, and we are happy to be helping such a worthy cause.

The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul’s primary goal is to alleviate the suffering of those who are less fortunate.  They depend solely on donations of food, clothing, and money from Parishioners, residents, and local businesses.  Although they are a Catholic organization, they offer help to all individuals regardless of religion, race, age, gender or lifestyle.  This help is mainly in the form of food, toiletries, clothing and household supplies but may also involve assistance with propane and other household utilities as our funds permit. 

The local Conference operates from the two parishes of Blessed Junipero Serra in Phelan and Our Lady of the Snows in Wrightwood; serving the tri-community area of Wrightwood, Pinion Hills and Phelan.  Locally, they operate a food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month which is open to all in the community who are in need.  They also have a hotline number people can call if their need is more immediate (760) 868-4342.  This past 2010-11 fiscal year, they served more than 5,700 people.  And unfortunately, the number of people in need is increasing dramatically each year. 

Please help Mountain High support the Society of Saint Vincent De Paul and the local community this holiday season with a donation of an unwrapped toy or non-perishable can of food.  For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Cindy Shippy at 760 316 7838 or cindy_shippy@mthigh.com.

Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort located just an hour and a half from Los Angeles and Orange County. The area consists of three separate mountains (Mountain High East, West, and North), and offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, a world-class terrain park, an outstanding Winter Sports School, and the region’s largest tubing area. Night skiing & snowboarding is available 5 nights-a-week and snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes.  Mountain High has been the first resort to open in Southern California for the past 14 years and traditionally operates from mid November to mid April. Get more at mthigh.com.                                                                               # # #

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