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News Release

Monday, December 8, 2014

Media Relations

LAPD 77th Street Area Hosts 2014 “Operation Shoes from Santa” for Area Children NA14234sf

WHAT:
2nd Annual “Operation Shoes from Santa”

WHEN:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE:
77th Street Area
7600 South Broadway
Los Angeles, California 90003

WHO:

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
Chief of Police Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Department
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WHY:

To help celebrate the Holiday season, the Los Angeles Police Department has partnered with various donors and supporters to help give back to our community.  The 2nd Annual “Operation Shoes from Santa” will feature over 1,100 pairs of shoes that will be distributed to pre-designated children from 16 schools within the 77th Street community.

VISUALS:

Officers from 77th Area will also transform the police station into a Winter Wonderland with real snow on the ground for children to play in.  Additionally, Home Depot will participate by sponsoring an on-site “Santa’s Workshop” where children will have the opportunity to build and paint crafts.

Santa will be coming to town in an LAPD police helicopter sleigh to provide shoes, toys, and a stocking full of holiday treats for the children. During the Holiday Shoe event, the media will have the opportunity to meet the families receiving these gifts and hear their personal stories.
                           
CONTACT:
For questions, contact Sergeant Adrian Gonzalez, 77th Street Area Community Relations Office at 213-485-4285.  



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