WEST HOLLYWOOD—The 25th Annual West Hollywood Toy & Food Drive, a joint-partnership between the city of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s stations, is accepting donations until Wednesday, December 23 to give back to those in need this holiday season. The goal this year is to provide up to 900 families with meals and gifts.
According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood, the West Hollywood Food and Toy drive offers families within the community with a holiday meal and two toys for every child in the family. The total cost to assist one family is $65 and can reach up to helping as many as 10 families for $575.
New unwrapped toys, clothing, store coupons and discount cards are also needed. Canyon News reached out to the city of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Supervisor Bonnie Smith, who mentioned that the unwrapped toys, clothing, store coupons and discount cards can all be dropped off at West Hollywood City Hall. City hall is located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard. Participants are being informed to directly ask for Smith on the second floor.
Monetary donations can be made at the cashier’s window at West Hollywood City Hall. Generous contributions for the past 25 years have been made by local businesses and individuals, who have helped in providing more than 5,550 local families with food and gifts for the holiday season.
Smith informed Canyon News that so far $8,500 has been raised and anywhere from $28,000 to $30,000 is raised per year.