Many City departments host holiday toy and clothing drives. The Club encourages you to be generous by participating.
West Valley Sanitation
Public Works’ West Valley Sanitation Yard is once again hosting its annual Holiday Toy Drive. Drop off your unwrapped toys at the yard, 8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge, by Wednesday, Dec. 15, as West Valley donates the toys to the Guadalupe Center the next day.
LAPD’s Northeast Station has given away up to 1,000 toys a year to area children living in poverty or other challenging situations. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for 3-to-12-year-old children to the station by Friday, Dec. 10, 3353 N San Fernando Rd.
LAPD North Hollywood
The North Hollywood Station is hosting its first “Winter Wonderland” toy giveaway starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at Whitsett Park, 6907 Whitsett Ave. Unwrapped toy donations are requested by Dec. 17 at the Station, 11640 Burbank Blvd.
LAFD Spark of Love
The LAFD – and many other local fire departments – are collecting for their annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. Drop off unwrapped toys or sports equipment to any LAFD Fire Station, and they’ll take it from there.
Rec and Parks Venice
Rec and Parks sponsors the 14th annual Muscle Beach toy drive at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk in Venice. A special presentation by Santa and his Elvettes is promised.
Jackets for the Homeless Drive
Zaki Mustafa, Retired, Transportation, and Club Member, and his team have purchased and distributed 35,000 warm winter jackets for the homeless over the past decade. The effort is ongoing; donations and/or assistance is always welcome.