BlackNLA's 2019
16th Annual Toy Drive was a success
Benefiting At-Risk-Children

2019 Photo Recap

The 2019 Toy Drive benefited the following non-profit organizations:

Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC), a private, non-profit organization located in South Central Los Angeles, is dedicated to the education, early intervention and the social well being of at-risk children, youth and their families in the metropolitan Los Angeles, area. Information is available at

Heads Up Foundation - is a non-profit foundation that seeks to better the lives of at-risk youth and teens. The goal is to give urban at-risk youth the opportunity to attend college by providing book scholarships to students wishing to further their education.

To maximize the reach of potential donations, is working with southern California businesses as toy drop locations. “Our goal is to provide toys for over 1,500 disadvantaged and at risk children, during this holiday season”. Businesses that are participating as drop off locations will listed in an e-blast that is sent out to the community and on the website of

We are looking for business participation, if you would like to become a drop off location or if your company would like to conduct an in-house toy drive with your employees please e-mail us at or call 323-954-8988.

Business Drop Off Locations for 2019.
You can drop off toys at these locations through Friday December 13, 2019.
  • Children's Dental Specialist Southbay - Lenise N. Yarber,BSDH, DDS 
    20930 BonitaSt. Ste. Y, Carson, CA 90746 (310) 327-7969 

  • Thrive Health Lab 3701 w 54th Street, Los Angeles, CA  90043 (323) 207-8083

  • Oliver Dental Health - Dr. Joe Oliver & Dr. Toni Oliver
    17625 Crenshaw Blvd#200, Torrance, CA 90504 (310) 327-6060

  • Downs Dental - David P. Downs, D.D.S.
    8540 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 1102, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 641-6369

  • The Smiling Dentist - Monica Bruce, DDS
    3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, Suite 204, Los Angeles, CA 90008 (323) 293-7225

Make a CASH Gift or visit our AMAZON wish list!
  • Amazon Wish list: Click Here
  • Don't have time to shop? Contribute to our toy drive fund with a cash gift and we will shop for you. Click Here to make your gift.


  • Sangria Sunday's Holiday Brunch - Sunday December 15th - Click here for information
2019 SUPPORTING Companies & Organizations
$5, $10 or $50, you pick the amount...No gift is too small!

Questions: Contact us at or call 323-954-8988.

For additional ways to participate this year?
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This toy drive is a grass roots effort that has been organized by BlackNLA with the help of those in the community.

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