Great Venice Toy Drive & Holiday Festival seeks volunteers


The Great Venice Toy Drive and Holiday Festival is looking for volunteers to help collect new, unwrapped, non-violent toys at locations around Venice on Nov. 14, as well as the Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 Venice Neighborhood Council board meetings and at the VNC booth at the Venice Farmers’ Market.

On Dec. 20, toys will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis as part of a fun-filled day at Oakwood Recreation Center from 10 am to 2 pm, including photos with Santa, arts and crafts, food, a moon bounce, and snow (children must be present with a parent or guardian to receive a toy).

However, volunteers  and donations are needed to make this event happen. Residents can bring a new, unwrapped, non-violent toy to a designated location (details to be announced soon) or, if you cannot wait, email [email protected] to arrange for pick-up.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the event or if they can donate holiday wrapping paper or decorations (fake trees, wreaths, poinsettias, etc.), email [email protected]

The Great Venice Toy Drive & Holiday Festival is sponsored in part by the Venice Neighborhood Council, Vera Davis McClendon Youth and Family Center, and the City of Los Angeles.

For more information, contact [email protected]org.