HhhoooohhhooooNoooooHooooo Get ready North Hollywood! It’s Christmas time! How do we know?
Operation: SANTA in North Hollywood Needs YOU! Since 1998, hundreds of local North Hollywood children from economically disadvantaged families have their “Christmas wish list” come true. Originally started by the late Michael Higby of the North Hollywood Jaycees, the spirit of Operation: SANTA continues on with the help of volunteers and support of the local community. This year the San Fernando Valley Jaycees and the Kiwanis Entertainment Industry Group, and with major sponsor Los Angeles Valley College, are coordinating Operation: SANTA 2015.
So how can YOU join in the Operation: SANTA fun? EASY!
1. Donate A Toy
You can donate a toy all the way up to December 20. Gifts are generally for grade school ages (5-12).
The box drop-off locations in NoHo Arts District is at our pals at:
AtOne Fitness: 11116 Weddington St. North Hollywood 91601
NoHo Farmers Market on December 19th (Bakman and Weddington)
You can also donate a toy using Amazon.com. Contact the Operation Santa head elf Wendie >>
Are you interested in volunteering?
The more helper elves, the merrier, so pass this along to friends and family as well! The volunteers dates this year are:
Sunday, December 20th: 2pm – 5pm (toy sorting and child inventory)
Tuesday, December 22nd: 2pm – 5pm (wrapping and decorating the Fireside Room)
Wednesday, December 23rd: 2pm – 5pm (wrapping, final child count, bag fluffing)
Thursday, December 24th: 10am – 2pm (need Santa’s, helper elves, kitchen staff)
LA Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA
Josh’s phone: 818-681-5308 (best # to call)
Wendie’s phone: 323-304-0530
3. Sponsor a Family
For anybody who would like to sponsor a family, this is the information: Small family (1 child): $50 – $70 Medium family (2-3 children): $100 – $150 Large family(3+ children): $150+ We would like ALL sponsors to have the gifts wrapped, labeled by family member (including parents, if you choose to purchase something for them).
4. Make A Donation
If you want to avoid the malls, you can always give a monetary donation for Operation Santa through their partners at L.A. Valley College.
Please note: Anybody who prefers to make monetary donations will receive a tax write-off: Go to the http://www.lavcfoundation.org/ and click “Give Online Now” b) Scroll down to “Other Designation” and enter your donation amount c) Under “Additional Instruction”, type “Operation Santa” d) Click “Calculate Total”, followed by the “Donate” button
If you have questions on volunteering, sponsoring a family or any other way you or your company can help Operation: Santa, please contact volunteer Wendie Wilson Email | 323.304.0530
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