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News Release

Thursday, December 2, 2004

Media Relations

Chief Of Police To Kick-Off 4 th Annual LAPD Angels Community Toy Drive

"Chief Of Police To Kick-Off 4th Annual
LAPD Angels Community Toy Drive”


Chief of Police William J. Bratton, Alan Atkins, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Memorial Foundation, LAPD's Centurions Baseball Team and children from Aragon Elementary School

News Conference to Kick-Off 4th Annual Toy Drive

Friday, December 3, 2004
10:30 a.m.

Aragon Elementary School
1118 Aragon Avenue
Los Angeles
(In front of auditorium near Kindergarten classrooms)

Los Angeles: With the Holiday season upon us and in the spirit of giving, the Los Angeles Police Department and the community it serves are combining efforts to donate unwrapped toys and books for the many under privileged children in the Los Angeles area.

In keeping with tradition, Chief William J. Bratton will announce the kick-off, of the Fourth Annual “LAPD Angels Toy Drive .” People wishing to donate unwrapped toys or books can do so at any of the department’s 18 community police stations. Chief Bratton will be asking for those who will be donating books to write an inspirational message to a childfor a prosperous New Year, on the inside cover of the book.

This year the Memorial Foundation will be donating 10,000 children’s activity books that teach children important traffic and safety tips. The back cover of the book has a contract for children and their parents to sign encouraging the children to keep safe and to have respect for the law.

In addition, the LAPD's Centurion Baseball Team will be present to announce their annual Holiday Community event, which will provide free toys for the many underprivileged children throughout the city of Los Angeles .

All eighteen of the Department’s police stations will be reaching out to those most in need in their communities by hosting toy and food giveaway programs. Click here for information regarding these programs.

This news advisory was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.