2008 Helping Badge Christmas Toy and Food Giveaway Program

December 21, 2008

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department, Harbor Area Community Police Station, is announcing its 2008 “Helping Badge” Christmas Toy and Food Giveaway Program.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2008, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  This year’s theme is a “Harbor Winter Wonderland.”  The event will be held at the Harbor Pistol Range, 2981 North Gaffey Avenue, in San Pedro.   

The Harbor Area Community Relations Office developed the “Helping Badge” Christmas Toy and Food Giveaway Program” as a means to provide for less fortunate families in the Harbor Area during the Holiday Season.

“The best part of the holiday season is the giving,” said Captain William P. Hayes, Commanding Officer Harbor Area.  “And for years Harbor Division police officers have given away toys and food to local youngsters who might otherwise see the New Year without receiving a gift.”

350 families (nearly 2000 people) from Harbor Gateway, Harbor City, San Pedro and Wilmington communities will receive toys, food baskets, clothing and goodie bags, distributed by members of the LAPD’s Community Relations Office and Harbor Area Volunteer programs.

The event includes activities for the children such as a train ride through “Reindeer Forest,”  pictures with Santa Claus, toboggan down a real snow hill, Christmas Movies, live carolers and plenty of Christmas Refreshments.

For additional information contact Harbor Community Relations at 310-522-2042.