HACLA's Annual Holiday Toy Giveaway
HACLA’s Annual Holiday Toy Giveaway
DECEMBER 26, 2014 -- Christmas is a special time of year for children in HACLA’s public housing complexes. This year, HACLA sponsored multiple Holiday Toy Drives throughout all fourteen of its housing developments. Hundreds of residents had the opportunity to receive free toys, snacks and participate in many fun activities throughout December. This year, USC’s Football team volunteered at HACLA’s Ramona Gardens housing development and gave out plenty of toys to children. With many of Ramona Garden’s residents actively participating in face painting, balloon twisting and enjoying an awesome projection of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the holiday toys were only part of the fun.
HACLA's partners: • LAPD (Southeast Area Community Police Station) • Community Safety Partnership Program
• GRYD (Gang Reduction & Youth Development Program of the Mayor’s Office)
• City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks
During the show, Kendrick Lamar and all of the TDE entertainers passionately spoke directly to audience members that grew up with the artist in the Nickerson Garden projects. Occasionally, commending the community for being a great audience and participating in the Holiday toy drive and free concert.