LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Santa Claus is coming to Skid Row! Thousands of impoverished inner city boys and girls will receive not just one, not just two but at least four or five new toys at Los Angeles’ largest Christmas Celebration and Toy Party at the Fred Jordan Mission on Saturday, December 20 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Disney characters in costume will greet the children, and Santa Claus will lead more than 10,000 children and moms to the Toy Giveaway tables where each child will receive several new toys, and assorted warm clothes. In addition, each mother will receive a Christmas dinner food bag filled with fresh turkeys or chickens, fresh vegetables and fruit, and enough food to feed their family a special Christmas dinner. The Family Christmas Celebration will be held at the Fred Jordan Mission, at 445 Towne Avenue, on the corner of East 5th and Towne, in downtown Los Angeles.
Volunteer elves will help distribute donations to eager little children, along with Christmas Dinner food bags, blankets, clothes, and so much more. Thousands of poor and needy boys and girls faces will light up with joy and wonder when they see the mountain of new toys, and realize they can take home what may well be the first NEW toy they have ever received.
These donations have been collected from companies and organizations from all over the Southland including: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Walt Disney Company, Deloitte, Feed the Children, Penske Motor Group, Woodcrest Schools, Galpin Motors, Crespi High School, California Baptist University, Altadena Dairy, Aerotek, Standard Hotels, Performance Bonding Surety & Insurance, Worley Parsons, Wilshire Blvd Temple, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Paradigm LA, Karl Storz Endoscopy America, Inc, Children's Hunger Fund and Nature's Best. For the past 70 years, L.A.’s poor, hungry and homeless families and singles have come “Home for Christmas” to Fred Jordan.
These needy and many homeless little ones and their families will be treated to a variety of entertainment, including friends of Disney, Santa Claus, as well as musicians and carolers who will join the celebration to make this a spectacular day for some of the neediest in our midst. Willie Jordan, the Mission’s President and widow of the Mission’s founder, will share the Christmas Story. Volunteer elves will be cooking warm cookies, and milk that will be enjoyed by everyone, not just Santa, on this special day for thousands of our communities’ neediest kids!
The Fred Jordan Mission is open every day, 365 days a year, to feed hungry and poor people and their Christmas and other holiday outreaches for inner city families are legendary, with more than 60,000 impoverished families and children looking to the Mission for their only holiday and Christmas holiday celebrations. The Mission is asking businesses, churches, groups and individuals of good will to make a year-end gift to help the Mission continue this good work. Any and all donations are appreciated and tax-deductible.
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PLEASE PHONE: 1-626-915-1981 to donate.
DONATE ONLINE: www.fjm.org
PO BOX 12345, Covina, CA 91722
Major Credit Cards gratefully accepted. Donations are tax-deductible.
The Fred Jordan Missions, open 365 days a year since 1944, feeds hundreds of hungry people and provides assistance to impoverished individuals and families. The Mission is a non-profit, faith-based, educational and relief organization that focuses on education, job training, and self-reliance.