The Los Angeles Mission Christmas Event will provide real relief for families and children with generous donations of thousands of toys and goodies.
Hundreds of volunteers from the entertainment industry, local political leaders and Mission supporters are expected to show up to spread the joy of the season to Skid Row.
Among those scheduled to take part are Forest Whitaker and family, Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna and family, Bella Thorne and family, Bianca Lawson (Pretty Little Liars), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Edwin Hodge (Red Dawn) and family, Maitland Ward (Boy Meets Girl), Austin North (I didn’t Do It), Sondra Currie (The Hangover), Mayte Garcia (Army Wives), Brighid Fleming (Labor Day), Jo Frost (Supernanny) and family, Shaunie O’Neal (Basketball Wives), Joey Luthman (Chosen), Elise Luthman and family, Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and many more. Surprise child-friendly celebrity guests plus Santa will make a special appearance!
Toyota and Nestlé will make generous donations to sponsor the event. Toys are being donated by: JAKKS Pacific, Inc., Imperial Toys, Festival of Children Foundation and everyday donors. Blankets and hygiene kits are among the practical gifts also distributed to those in need.
The meal service will start at 11am On December 24, with approximately 4,000 meals being supplied to the homeless. The event will take place at the Los Angeles Mission, 303 E. 5th Street (Corner of Fifth and Wall St.).