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News Release

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Media Relations

LAPD Olympic Area is Hosting “Operation Shoes from Santa” Holiday Shoe Giveaway for Children NA16376lp

What: Holiday Shoe Giveaway

When: Thursday, December 15, 2016
6:00 P.M.

Where: Olympic Community Police Station
1130 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90006

LAPD Captain David J. Kowalski, Olympic Area Commanding Officer
LAPD Captain Timothy T. Nordquist, Olympic Area Patrol Commanding Officer
Senior Lead Officer Danny Chavez aka Santa Claus
LAPD Olympic Area Personnel
Olympic Boosters Association (OBA)
Home Depot
La Brea Bakery

Why: LAPD Olympic Area and OBA present "Operation Shoes from Santa," a holiday shoe drive for many underprivileged families in the community. "Helping Kids one pair of shoes at a time" is how officers from the Olympic Area view it, as they launch their annual shoe give away which will take place December 15th, 2016, at the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area police station.
LAPD Personnel turn the police station into a winter wonderland with real snow for the children to play in. Santa's Workshop will be up and running and visitors will be treated to hot cocoa and cookies. Santa and his elves will be on hand to give out brand new shoes and treats. Join us as police officers distribute more than 1,500 pairs of new shoes to pre-selected school-aged children from our community.

CONTACT: For more information or to donate shoes, contact Olympic Area Senior Lead Officer Eric Mollinedo at 213-793-0785, or email at