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News Release

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Media Relations

LAPD Hollenbeck Officers and The Housing Authority Hosts their Annual Holiday Toy Giveaway In Ramona Gardens NA14245sm

WHAT:       
Annual Christmas Holiday toy give-away for Ramona Gardens Housing Development youth residents (ages 3-11).

WHEN:
Friday, December 19, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

WHERE:
Ramona Gardens Recreation Center
2830 Lancaster Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033. 
                       
WHO:
Commander Eisenberg, Operations Central Bureau
Captain Martin Baeza, Commanding Officer, Hollenbeck Area
LAPD Hollenbeck Division Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Officers
LAPD Air Support
Housing Authority of The City of Los Angeles
Gang Reduction and Youth Development
Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles Representatives
City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks
Ramona Gardens Resident Advisory Council
Barrio Action
Community volunteers

WHY:
This community event allows the LAPD CSP Officers and its partners to come together to share in the spirit of Christmas with the Ramona Gardens Housing Development residents who are in need.  Each year a portion of Lancaster Avenue is closed for children and their families to celebrate this special event.  Ramona Gardens’ residents gather to decorate and light up Christmas trees while toys and food are distributed to the children.  There will be arts and crafts, trackless train rides, a balloon twisting clown, Mariachi music and a Christmas movie on a giant screen for children to enjoy. Residents will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and Despicable Me “Minion” characters.

CONTACT:
For additional information please contact Senior Lead Officer Cesar Wences #36067, Hollenbeck Area, CSP Ramona Gardens at (213) 864-5423


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