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
Equity Office Properties
Hell’s Belles Car Club
Hendricks & Partners
Los Angeles Kings Care Foundation
Mattel Toys, Inc.
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.