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Toy and Book Drive Brightens the Holiday Season for Children Across Los Angeles

Last week, The Federation concluded its 8th Annual Festival of Lights Toy and Book Drive. In collaboration with over 25 partner organizations and hundreds of generous individuals, we collected and distributed over 2,500 toys and books! Working together as a community, we made the holiday season brighter for so many wonderful children and their families. The success of this drive is due to the help of all of the organizations and individuals involved, and we could not have done it without everyone doing their part.

This toy and book drive is a program of The Federation’s Community Engagement Strategic Initiative, which mobilizes the Los Angeles Jewish community to pursue an inclusive society that reflects the best of American and Jewish values, a strong Jewish future, and a safe and vibrant Israel.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who provided toys and books, including:
University Synagogue, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, IKAR, Temple Akiba, Green-4-Kids, Bnai David-Judea, Brentwood Country Club / Allen Steiner, Young Israel of Century City, Jakks Pacific, Inc., Karen Getelman/Jazwares, Inc., Ilan Ramon Day School, Valley Outreach Synagogue, El Caballero Country Club / JBL West, Temple Etz Chaim, Heschel Day School, Congregation Bnai Emet

The following agencies distributed the toys and books to the children in their networks:  
Chai Lifeline Children Healthcare Services, Global Kindness, Tomchei Shabbos, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Service, HaMercaz, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Camp Harmony, A Safe Place

We wish you a bright holiday season!