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

December 8, 2014

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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
9 a.m.

Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City, CA 91402

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

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.

Santa Claus will be present in his “black and white” sleigh loaded with gifts and escorted by his police motorcycle reindeer.
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 or contact Kathleen Buczko, Good Shepherd Shelter at 323-737-6111