Everyone at VIP is feeling truly blessed this holiday season all because of the overwhelming response to our holiday gift drive. Because of your generosity and your courage in championing VIP to your friends and corporate colleagues, we were able to put a new toy or gift in the hands of close to 1,000 children who might otherwise have had a sad and uncertain holiday.

This is a new record for VIP, and we are so grateful. It meant that even our patients siblings were able to receive a new gift for Christmas. Thank you to our amazing benefactors who kept the magic of the season alive, and brought renewed hope to everyone at VIP:

10th Street Preschool

Cornelia Funke

Equity Office Properties

Frijolitos, Inc.

Hell’s Belles Car Club

Hendricks & Partners

KBKG, Inc.

Tina Kompon

Los Angeles Kings Care Foundation

Mattel Toys, Inc.

Denise McCain-Tharnstrom

Occidental College Baseball & Softball Teams

Reach Out and Read Los Angeles

The Rubin Family

Charon and David Sandoval

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

Our holiday campaign concluded on Wednesday, December 21 with a wonderful party for our child clients and their families. Santa Claus made a special trip down from the North Pole to take pictures and listen to a few last minute requests. And once again world-renowned musician Abraham Laboriel and his amazing band were on hand to play everyone’s favorite Christmas songs in their toe-tapping Latin/Caribbean jazz style. For the second year, international singing star Tata Vega sat in with the band to serenade our young audience and bring smiles to hundreds of faces.