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News Release

Monday, December 8, 2014

Media Relations

Valley Traffic Division 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Luncheon for Domestic Violence Victims NA14233nv

WHAT:
News conference to announce Valley Traffic Division’s 2nd Annual Toy Drive and Luncheon for victims of domestic violence.

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
9 a.m.

WHERE: 
Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City, CA 91402

WHO:
Commander Jon Peters, Commanding Officer, Operations-Valley Bureau
Captain Maureen Elizabeth Ryan, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
Sr. Anne Kelley, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Shelter
Santa Claus

WHY:
To discuss the creative and innovative way to share the joy of the holiday season with mothers and their children in need.

LAPD Valley Traffic Division officers will host a Luncheon and Toy Drive for mothers from the Good Shepherd Shelter.  The mothers will be served a Holiday lunch in a festive environment and then be given the opportunity to select toys for their children.

The Good Shepherd Shelter provides victims of domestic violence a safe, nurturing environment in which mothers and their children can heal, reawaken their dignity, self-confidence, and learn the skills that will help them stop the cycle of domestic violence.

Domestic violence affects all cultures, socio-economic levels, educational levels and age groups.  One-quarter to one-third of women have been affected by domestic violence.  Officers will be interacting with the mothers and ensured they have a fun and stress free time to while selecting gifts for their children.

VISUALS:
Santa Claus will be present in his “black and white” sleigh loaded with gifts and escorted by his police motorcycle reindeer.
 
CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Officer Mauricio Valdovinos, Valley Traffic Division at (818) 644-8142, or Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.

For more information about the Good Shepherd Shelter, please go to www.goodshepherdshelter.org or contact Kathleen Buczko, Good Shepherd Shelter at 323-737-6111 kbuczko@goodshepherdshelter.org.



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