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News Release

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Media Relations

LAPD Mission Division Hosts 6th Annual Toy Giveaway Celebration

WHAT:
6th Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway Celebration                             

WHEN:
Setup: Friday, December 11, 2009   6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Event: Sunday, December 13, 2009 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine)

WHERE:
Panorama High School
8015 Van Nuys Boulevard
Panorama City, CA 91402

WHO:
LAPD Chief of Police, Charlie Beck (Tentative)
LAPD Mission Area officers
LAPD Baseball Team
Grammy Award winning singing group “All-4-one”
Project Living Hope
Local Motorcycle clubs
Volunteers from local businesses, organizations, and communities
Panorama High School Students                

WHY:
To lift the spirits of needy children and to outreach families throughout the San Fernando Valley during this Christmas season.  Officers from LAPD Mission Division and LAPD Baseball Team have partnered with Project Living Hope, Several Motorcycle Clubs, hundreds of volunteers, and sponsors to help bring Toys, food, entertainment, and support to needy children and families in the San Fernando Valley.

The 6th Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway Celebration is a public event.  This year, over 20,000 people are expected to attend.  Activities include a toy giveaway for needy children, free hotdogs, cotton candy, popcorn and sodas.  Public safety displays from LAPD K-9, Mounted Horses, SWAT, Historical Society and Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

Contact:
For further information contact Officer Michael J. Scott at 661-753-7827 or Mission Area Police Station Community Relations Office at 818-838-9860.

Please visit www.thehopeinyou.com for more information.