In order to support the communities affected by the devastating Camp Fire, Maria Carrillo XC families are collecting gift cards for the XC teams at Paradise HS.

Given the extent and intense disruption of the fires–a situation we in the North Bay uniquely understand–we aim to provide direct assistance through cash value cards. Good options are Visa gift cards, athletic store cards (to replace lost gear), Amazon cards, or even big box stores that would be nearby in Chico or other cities. Any amount is perfectly fine, but please note the amount on/with the gift card to aid in distribution later.

-Samantha Donohue, Maria Carrillo XC Parent, will be collecting cards over the coming days and is working to reach staff at Paradise High to discern any specific needs that they may have. Please get in touch with her at and/or 707-849-8001.

We’d like to give these to the Paradise High XC Coach at the State Meet on 11/24 so if we need to have donations collected no later than 11/23.