Celebrating its 28th year, “Christmas in Spring” has touched the lives of over 18,000 family members living in poverty in the San Fernando Valley, providing them with holiday cheer during a time of year when their needs are often overlooked.

As part of its annual “Christmas in Spring” community outreach event, hundreds of Universal Studios Hollywood team member volunteers came together in partnership with MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity) to bring goodwill to 1,000 guests and families in need.

Families supported by MEND will enjoy an afternoon of custom-prepared food and interactive festivities, from carnival games and face painters to a live DJ.

“Christmas in Spring” is a charity event sponsored by Universal Studios Hollywood and its “Discover A Star” Foundation. The Foundation provides grants to deserving organizations whose initiatives help individuals and families to achieve more productive and fulfilling lives.

If you’d like more information regarding M.E.N.D., be sure to check out their website http://mendpoverty.org