The Los Angeles Police Department Launches Its Annual Angels Community Book & Toy Drive

December 7, 2007

Los Angeles: Chief William Bratton kicked off the LAPD’s Annual Angels Community
Book & Toy Drive at his Media Availability News Conference on Friday afternoon.

For the 7th year, Chief Bratton announced the beginning of the annual “LAPD Angels Community Book & Toy Drive.” Members of our community are encouraged to donate unwrapped toys or books at any of the Department’s 19 community police stations. Chief Bratton is asking for those who will be donating books to write an inspirational message to a child for a happy and prosperous New Year, on the inside cover of the book.

This year Hasbro Inc. has donated 1,000 toys. These toys will be distributed amongst all of the Department’s police stations to distribute to families in need in their respective communities as they host various toy and food giveaways during the holidays.

During the Chief’s news conference on Friday afternoon, December 7, 2007, he and members of the Los Angeles Police Department, with the assistance of the LAPD Centurions Baseball Team, passed out toys to 80 kindergarten students from Para Los Niños Charter School. Para Los Niños is a non-profit organization whose core services include child development and education, a Charter School, after-school enrichment, youth diversion and delinquency prevention, and youth workforce services. In addition, Para Los Niños offers support to at-risk families, including child abuse prevention and intervention, mental health services and comprehensive family support.

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