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Thousands of Poor Children Will Receive Thousands of Christmas Toys From Santa and His Friends at the Fred Jordan Mission on Skid Row

December 16, 2011

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —

    WHAT:                                   Tomorrow, Sat Dec 17 from 10am- 3pm   - Los
                                            Angeles' Largest Christmas Toy Party for
                                            Underprivileged Kids at the Fred Jordan Mission on
                                            Skid Row

    Today, Fri Dec 16 All Day -Santa's
     Elves are packing thousands of toys,
     candy and food for these thousands of
     impoverished children.  The Mission
     is filled high with toys already
     packed.  However, we are in urgent
     need of toys for children for boys
     and girls ages 8-15.  People who want
     to help and donate are asked to call
     (626) 915-1981 or make a financial
     donation for a toy for a poor child
     at www.fjm.org.
                                            Tomorrow, thousands ofunderprivileged boys and girls
                                            will experience the true spirit and magic of
                                            Christmas and their eyes will light up with joy and
                                            smiles when they receive thousands of brand new toys
                                            from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and hundreds of
                                            volunteer elves.  For the majority of these kids,
                                            that toy and visit by Santa will be their only
                                            Christmas this year.  Food bags full of nutritious,
                                            healthy and delicious food will also be given out to
    VISUALS:                                every mother.

                                            A Spectacular Christmas show featuring Mickey and
                                            Minnie Mouse*singing Christmas Carols, courtesy of
                                            The Walt Disney Company and Santa and Mrs. Claus
                                            making a surprise visit.
                                            The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social
                                            Services Mobile Unit will be on-site to conduct
                                            CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) and Medi-
                                            Cal outreach to potentially eligible households/
                                            Volunteer elves and donations with companies and
                                            organizations from all over the southland including:
                                            The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, The Walt
                                            Disney Company, the Teamsters Local 848, Ralph's
                                            Grocery, Toys for Tots, Deloitte & Touche and the
                                            Sikh Community of Los Angeles will help Santa play
                                            with the children and distribute gifts to them.
                                            Mission elves will also be giving fresh warm cookies
                                            and milk to every child.
    WHEN:                                   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00pm.
                                             - Christmas Toy Party
                                           FRIDAY TODAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 all day - Toy packing
    WHERE:                                 FRED JORDAN MISSION, 445 Towne Avenue, Skid Row
                                           Los Angeles (corner of Towne and East 5th Street)

SOURCE Fred Jordan Mission

Source: PR Newswire