Annual events and news you should know about.


Touch-A-Truck - September 8, 2019, Salinas Rodeo Grounds




Touch-A-Truck is coming!  On September 8, 2019 we will be holding our 6th annual Touch-A-Truck event. Touch-A-Truck is a fall tradition and the signature fundraiser for Coastal Kids Home Care. The event includes over 50 vehicles, food trucks, music and more. Children and adults can clamber into a fire engine, explore a bulldozer and climb behind the wheel a big rig. They can learn about CPR, build a toy vehicle, enjoy carnival games all while enjoying tasty treats.

The event has grown from a small grass roots effort to an eagerly anticipated community event attracting over 1,000 kids and kids at heart. Proceeds from Touch-A-Truck benefit Coastal Kids Home Care--our areas only provider of in-home medical, social service and therapy visits to children living with illness and injury in our community.



Holiday Gift Wrapping-- December 15, 2018.

Each year thanks to generous community organizations like the Ashton Maxwell Hamilton Foundation we receive hundred of toys and gifts for our pediatric patients and their families. To make the holidays even more special, we wrap each gift for special delivery before Christmas. We are always in search of volunteer elves to help us brighten the holidays for sick kids.


Rio Grill’s Resolution Run - January 1, 2020

Rio Resolution Run--The only resolution you will need to make in 2020! For the 5th year in a row, Coastal Kids Home Care has been chosen as the beneficiary for the 30th annual Rio Resolution Run.  Get ready to strap on your running shoes and explore the course, a 5k and 10k run through scenic Carmel benefiting Coastal Kids Home Care. Your heart will thank you and so will we!

Skate'Tola – May 11, 2019

Coastal Kids Home Care is partnering with Angel Warriors for Kids and the Capitola Police Department to bringing professional skateboarders and BMX bikers out to McGregor Skate Park for a fun family event in support of children coping with serious-illness in our community. Stay tuned for more detail on this one of a kind experience.


Nonplussed, thanks to two Salinas nonprofits

Yarelli Barrera, 13, had occupied her sister and brother-in-law’s bedroom for the past two months and before that, the home of an aunt. The troubles began when the MRI, the X-rays, and the CAT scans revealed that Yarelli had a …
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