It’s holiday time! And that means it is time for VIP’s annual Holiday Toy Drive! Every year, VIP reaches out to our friends in the community to collect over 1000 new, unwrapped, nonviolent toys and gifts to ensure that each of the kids we serve has a brightly-wrapped gift to open during the holidays.
As the largest child abuse clinic in the country, the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) sees over 18,000 children each year, many of whom have had too few happy memories of the holidays. This year, please open your heart and help us create joyful memories and restore the magic of the holiday season for the children and families served by VIP.
With VIP’s Toy Drive, each toy that is donated is actually given twice; we give to the caregiver so that they in turn can give to their child. We want them to feel empowered and to remain a hero in the eyes of their child, even if they can’t purchase a gift.
Here are a couple of fun and easy ways to get started:
- Go Shopping! Visit our Amazon Holiday Wish List.
- Purchase gift cards from Target in $25 increments that help us meet the needs of our older, teenage clients who might benefit from something other than a toy.
- Donate today and allow us to use your donation where it is needed most this holiday season.
While our target donation deadline is December 3rd, we will gladly accept any toy or gift cards donations through December 17th. If you have any questions, want to schedule a donation pick-up or drop-off, or would like us to come and speak to a community or school group about our program, please contact us at (323) 221-4134 x 123 or email at Donate@vip-cmhc.org.
Please note, all donations can be delivered to:
VIP Holiday Toy Drive
1721 Griffin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031