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Friday, December 8, 2017

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UPDATE
Correction on day only. The Giveaway will be held on Saturday not Thursday as originally posted



LAPD Olympic Area is Hosting The "6th Annual Operation Shoes from Santa" Holiday Shoe Giveaway for Children


WHAT:
Holiday Shoe Giveaway

WHEN:
Thursday, December 16, 2017
11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Olympic Community Police Station
1130 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

WHO:
LAPD Captain III David J. Kowalski, Olympic Area Commanding Officer
LAPD Captain I Alejandro Vargas, Olympic Area Patrol Commanding Officer
LAPD Olympic Area Personnel

WHY:
LAPD Olympic Area and Olympic Boosters Association 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 on December 16, 2017, 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. While Olympic Division has obtained sufficient shoes for the event, they are requesting new unopened toys for the children attending.

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