December 2017 Newsletter

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Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. – Thomas S. Monson

AIM Supports Eli Home for Abused Children

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From L-R: Garrick Hill, Joe Carbajal, Cathy Hill, Michael Ramirez, and Patricia Reyes

For over 34 years the Eli Home has sheltered homeless abused children and their mothers. Eli assists 400 children and their moms each year with an unforgettable Christmas. Each child and their mother complete a wish list of items such as toys, clothing, household items and food. This year Aim Auto Insurance supported 4 children and fulfilled their Christmas wish lists. This outreach project was our last charity event of 2017, but we have many new and exciting give back opportunities that will begin in 2018.

The Monthly Chew

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Mollie and Pookie are both very excited for Christmas! Together
they created a wish list that they hope Santa will fulfill.
Some items include:
1 HUGE bone
1 Large box of treats
Doggy Spa Gift Certificates
Christmas Hair Bows
Christmas Cookies and Treats

Spotlight Charity

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Our spotlight charity for January and February 2018 is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For every referral received during these months we will be making a $10 donation to St. Jude. There is no limit to the number of referrals you can give. Help us give back in The New Year to those children and families affected by medical tragedies.

Gingerbread Man Cookies xmas8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Directions

Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses, egg and water. In another bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients minus frosting; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until easy to handle, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-in. gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until edges are firm, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost as desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Gingerbread Men in Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p87

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Your Referrals Are A Gift! The greatest gift we can receive is the referral of your family and friends. From now until December 21st for each person you refer to Aim Auto Insurance we will enter your name into a raffle for a 32’’ Flat Screen TV. If the referral becomes a new client, we will enter your name again into the drawing! The winner will be announced in our January newsletter.

Just a friendly reminder that our office will be closed on the following dates: Monday, December 25, 2017 Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Monday, January 1, 2018

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Local Christmas Events

LA Zoo Lights
December 1-January 7, 2017
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA
90027
White Christmas Musical
December 1 – 10, 2017
4350 E. 7th Street, Long Beach,
CA 90804-554
Manhattan Beach Holiday
Fireworks Show
December 10, 2017
2:00pm-7:00pm
2 Manhattan Beach Blvd,
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Boat Parade and Fireworks
December 9, 2017
6:00pm
13477 Fiji Way Marina Del Rey,
CA 90292
Winter Holiday Festival
December 9 – 10, 2017
11:00am-7:00pm
532 South Olive St., Los Angeles,
CA 90013
Holiday Boat Parade
December 13 – 17, 2017
6:30pm
309 Palm St, Newport Beach, CA
92661

Disney on Ice
Dec 14 – 17, 2017
1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles,
CA 90015
Nativity Procession
December 16 – 24, 2017
845 N Alameda St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Nutcracker Ballet
December 16 – 17 and 23 – 24, 2017
Long Beach Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
Handel’s Messiah
December 17, 2017
7:00 PM
111 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks
December 31, 2017

Disneyland
9 p.m. & Midnight
1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim

Knott’s Berry Farm
Midnight
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park

Costa Mesa—Winter Fest
5:30 p.m. & Midnight
88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa

Fullerton— Downtown Plaza
Midnight
125 E Wilshire Ave, Fullerton
Long Beach—Rainbow Harbor
9 p.m.
200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Queen Mary
Midnight
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach

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