May 20, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

West Hollywood Joins Forces for 34th Annual Toy and Food Drive – Spreading Joy to Families in Need

City Collaborates with Sheriff’s Station to Bring Holiday Cheer through Monetary Donations, Toys, and Gift Cards

By Dolores Quintana

In the spirit of giving, the City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station are joining forces for the 34th Annual West Hollywood Toy and Food Drive, aiming to bring joy and support to those in need during the holiday season. The drive is accepting monetary donations until Friday, December 15, 2023, with the objective of providing toys and holiday gift cards to as many families as possible.

How to Donate:

  • Monetary donations can be made online at www.weho.org/holidaydrive.
    • New users must create an account and click on the Donations tab to contribute.
    • Existing users can log in to initiate the donation process.

Cost to Help:

  • $95 can assist one family.
  • $950 can support up to 10 families.

Toy and Gift Card Contributions:

  • New unwrapped toys are needed.
  • Gift cards in $25 denominations for retailers like Pavilions, Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, or Target are welcomed.

Collection Bin Locations:

  • West Hollywood Aquatic and Recreation Center (2nd floor lobby)
  • Plummer Park
  • West Hollywood City Hall
  • West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station
  • West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Additional Collection Bins at Hotels:

  • Andaz West Hollywood
  • The London West Hollywood
  • 1 Hotel
  • Ramada Plaza West Hollywood
  • Chateau Marmont (located just outside the City’s municipal border on the Sunset Strip)

Contacts for More Information:

  • Recreation Leaders:
    • Natalie Mignon at nmignon@weho.org or (323) 848-6321.
    • Jennifer Baram at jbaram@weho.org or (323) 848-6534.

For Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals:

  • TTY: (323) 848-6496.
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