LB NAACP Collecting Toys for Giveaway this Weekend

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The Long Beach Branch NAACP is proud to provide toys for underprivileged children of the Long Beach community. The Santa Visit and Toy Giveaway will take place this weekend at Ernest McBride Sr. Park. This is an invitation only event.

The branch has conducted this toy drive give away for over 15 years. The recipients of the toys are students from the LBUSD, domestic and homeless shelters. In addition, toys are also given to children in the 6th District.  Referrals were also accepted from Ministers, LB Branch members, and social service agencies.

The LB Branch NAACP Youth Chair is Amber Correa, student at Orange County School of the Arts & LB Branch NAACP Youth Council. The Adult Chairs are Corren Correa, Family Nurse Practitioner MSN, St. Mary’s Medical Center & LB Branch NAACP Executive Committee Member and Reverend Trevon Williams Faithful Central & LB Branch NAACP Executive Committee. The Honorary Chairs of this event are Jose Hurtado, General Manager Mercedes Benz of Long Beach and Ross Riddle of South Coast Shingle Company. Special invited guests for the event are Santa, Police Chief Robert Luna, and Long Beach Fire Chief Michael Duree. Firefighter Will Nash who will be honored for his many years of service to the program.

The Long Beach Branch NAACP received major support for the Toy Drive from Long Beach Branch NAACP Members, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Riddle, Southcoast Shingle Company, Rainey-Pierson Properties & Rentals, Mrs. Gloria Thomas & the NAACP Youth Council, Mr. and Mrs. John Eagan, Mr. Bill Ward, Marie Treadwell, Jesse Johnson, Reggie Harrison, Doreille Holly, Milikan HS student & LB NAACP ACT-SO Program, Key Club from Orange County School of the Arts, , Mattel Toys, Mercedes Benz of Long Beach, Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Fire Department, and ABC Channel 7 & Firefighters’ Spark of Love.

Toys are still needed and can be donated to the program. To support the 2015 program you may e-mail the branch at or call 562-856-7586.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was formed in 1909 by a group of black and white citizens, in response to injustice that many Americans confronted solely because of race. Today, the NAACP, the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the world, continues to focus major efforts at increasing voter empowerment, educational excellence and individual responsibility, thus creating an infrastructure for economic and social development and new effective ways to develop young leaders. The President of the Long Beach Branch NAACP is Naomi Rainey-Pierson.

For additional information, you may contact Trevon Williams, Adult Chair of Long Beach Branch NAACP Holiday Santa Visit & Toy Giveaway, at 562-856-7586  or via e-mail at Help us make a difference this holiday season and the rest of the year.

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