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Monday, November 10, 2014

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LAPD Collects Holiday Gifts for Operation Christmas Child; Presents Delivered by Elephants, Dog Sleds, Canoes and Other Creative Means of Transportation NA14203jr

WHAT:       
For the 3rd consecutive year, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will contribute to
Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse.  Department personnel will collect toys, clothing and school supplies, then wrap the gifts in a holiday-wrapped shoe box which will be distributed to needy children around the world.

WHEN & WHERE:        
LAPD Central, Hollenbeck, Newton, Northeast, Rampart, Harbor, 77th Street, Southeast, Southwest Area Community Police Stations, as well as Central and South Traffic Divisons.
November 10-22, 2014
Donations accepted 24-hours a day

LAPD Devonshire, Foothill, North Hollywood, Van Nuys, West Valley, Mission, Topanga, Hollywood, Pacific, West Los Angeles, Wilshire, Olympic Area Community Police Stations, as well as Valley and South Traffic Divisons.

November 17-24, 2014
Donations accepted 24-hours a day
        
Community Donation Locations:
November 17-24, 2014   
        
1st Presbyterian Church of Hollywood (Relay Center Coordinator - Courtney Moore)
1781 La Baig Street, Los Angeles 90028
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p .m.
November 24th 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Christ Church (Relay Center Coordinator - Jeanette Brewster)
627 S. Manhattan Place, Los Angeles 90005
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
November 24th 9 a.m.-12p.m.

Inglesia de la Comunidad (Relay Center Coordinator - Martha Zakari)
115 N. Avenue 53, Los Angeles 90042
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday & Saturday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.,
Sunday 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m., November 24th 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Eagle Rock Baptist Church (Relay Center Coordinator - Belen McDaniel)
1499 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90041
Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
November 24th 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
 
Calvary Baptist Church (Relay Center Coordinator - Julia Larson)
724 S. Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank 91502
Monday to Friday 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.,
November 24th 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Westminster Presbyterian Church (Relay Center Coordinator - Cherie Jones)
542 N. Buena Vista, Burbank 91505
Monday-Friday 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
November 24th 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Karamian’s Residence (Relay Center Coordinator - Helen Karamian)
420 Palm Drive, Glendale 91202
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.,
November 24th 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Glendale Community Church of God (Relay Center Coordinator - Shaun Hilby)
545 W. California Avenue, Glendale 91203
Monday-Friday 12 p.m.-3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 .p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.,
November 24th 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
                                           
WHY:   
This holiday season, in the far corners of the world, an impoverished child will be receiving a shoebox filled with toys, clothing and school supplies from a generous Los Angeles area good Samaritan.  Delivered by creative and non-traditional means including canoes, elephants, dog sleds and camels, the gift filled shoeboxes will touch the lives of over 100 million children in over 140 countries. Several Los Angeles area locations, with the assistance of the LAPD, will be collecting gift filled shoeboxes to be distributed to needy children throughout the world.

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO:
http://video.samaritanspurse.org/the-lapd-joins-forces-with-operation-christmas-child/
    
CONTACT:   
For more information, please contact Lieutenant Al Labrada, Community Outreach Liaison, Los Angeles Police Department, Office of the Chief of Police at (213) 486-0162,   or visit:  www.Facebook.com/groups/OCCGreaterLA.



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