BlackNLA 11th Annual Toy Drive
Benefiting At-Risk-Children

Looking For Business and Community Participation

Learn how we're helping children this upcoming
season, and how you can too!

It's time to get ready for the holiday season! BlackNLA is kicking off its 11th Annual Holiday Toy Drive for underprivileged and at-risk youth all over the Los Angeles Metro area.

We want YOU to help us put a smile on the faces of hundreds of children this holiday season. The Toy Drive, launching Monday, November 17th, will be our 11th year helping underprivileged and at-risk youth in under-served communities in the Los Angeles Metro area. For many of them, we are the ONLY source of gifts for the holidays.

To maximize the reach of potential donations, BlackNLA.com is seeking participation of businesses and individuals to organize their staff, fellow co-workers, friends, clients and others in the surrounding areas to participate.


How can you help this year?

  • If you work at a company with 50 or more employees - a box can be placed in your lunchroom or lobby.
  • If you have a company that gets repeat client traffic - a box can be placed in your lobby. Businesses participating as drop-off locations will be listed on our toy drive page and included in e-mails to be distributed to over 26,000 Los Angeles area companies and professionals.
  • If you work at a company with items to donate to the youth - toys as well as personal hygiene and clothing are needed.
  • If you work at a company with items that can be raffled off at various toy drive events (tickets, electronics, services, products, gift cards etc.). Funds from the raffle are used to purchase toys and gifts for the Toy Drive.
  • If you belong to a alumni or association - organize a group donation day among members, or co-host a BlackNLA Holiday Mixer.
  • If you host events and can host a Toy Drive event.
  • Do you have unused gift cards? We can use those to purchase gifts.
  • 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.
Volunteers - Do you have time to deliver boxes to businesses? Contact companies and organizations? It takes a small village to run the toy drive we are looking for volunteers.

'For more information and additional ways to help this year click here.

Those interested in participating in this year's Toy Drive should contact BlackNLA.com by phone at (323) 954-8988 or e-mail toydrive@blacknla.com.

Last holiday season, BlackNLA members, website visitors and corporate contributors teamed up to provide toys, books, games, clothing, toiletries, electronics, CDs, videos, and other suitable gifts to more than 500 children in the LA area.
This is a grassroots community program designed to provide gifts for children and teenagers up to age 17. All donations, large and small, put some cheer into the holidays for a child who may otherwise not have received any gift at all.

The recipients

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 http://www.drewcdc.org

Gift of Giving Event - C.L.I.M.B., Inc. (Creating Leaders in Mind & Body) is a community based organization whose mission is to provide a wide-range of services to the community through mentorship, educational programs, professional development seminars and workshops, community initiatives, and enrichment activities. CLIMB, Inc. is committed to provide the community with the proper equipment that will assist in "reaching the top". CLIMB, Inc. was started as a grassroots effort that aims to provide resources, opportunities, positive role models and activities that support the development of education, health, self-esteem, and character of our community....Join the CLIMB to success! www.climbinc.org

Contact us now!
We hope you join us in celebrating the season and help support the children of our community during our 11th Annual Toy Drive.

Let's all work together in making this year's toy drive the most successful ever!!!

Launched in March 2000, BlackNLA.com serves as a community resource center for African-Americans living, working and traveling to the Los Angeles area. Visitors to the site can get information that pertains to their interests and lifestyles, as well as share information and network. BlackNLA.com provides an online directory of information on businesses, restaurants, local organizations, healthcare professionals, music, travel opportunities, upcoming events and much more. www.BlackNLA.com


For more information and examples of participation

BlackNLA.com/ToyDrive