Long Beach Toy Drive
A Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach patient and her family stop to check out a classic Volkswagen at the annual Toy Jam car show and toy drive hosted by Timmons of Long Beach.
A child’s work is play, but when they’re faced with a difficult experience like hospitalization, it can be easy to forget the importance of play.
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.
Councilmember Al Austin is once again partnering with more than 20 local businesses in the Eighth District to collect toys for local families during the holiday season.
The season of giving is underway and Long Beach Pride is fast approaching their annual holiday toy drive giveaway. The organization invites children and their families to join them at a festive event December 20 to receive a free gift provided by local businesses and Long Beach Pride.
The Long Beach Police Department, in partnership with the Long Beach Police Foundation, has begun collecting donations of new unwrapped toys for the annual ‘Toy Patrol’ holiday toy drive.
Councilmember Al Austin is partnering with more than 20 local businesses in the Eighth District to collect toys for local families during the holiday season.
“I am very pleased to be partnering with local businesses for our third annual holiday toy drive,” Councilmember Austin said.
After filling food needs for 102 families for Thanksgiving with a total of 498 children and adults, For The Child now focuses on Toys for the holidays.
“We have over 300 children who will otherwise not experience a visit from Santa this season,” explained Denise Dahlhausen, For The Child’s development director.
The Long Beach Police Department, in partnership with the Long Beach Police Foundation, has begun the annual “Toy Patrol” holiday toy drive and is collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys from individuals and businesses to be distributed to children in need throughout Long Beach.
Five years ago local music news outlet Long Beach Independent noticed that there were many promoters, bookers, and venues holding “charity shows” that benefited various local organizations around the holidays. They leverage the fact that it is a charity show and get all the bands to play for free and everyone involved to donate their time, with the promise that all donations collected will go to their charity of choice.
Councilmember Al Austin is once again partnering with more than 25 local businesses and schools in the Eighth District to collect toys and food for local families during the holiday season.
“I would like to thank our businesses and schools for participating in this effort,” Councilmember Austin said.