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BlackNLA’s 17th Annual Toy Drive: Learn how you can help during COVID-19

BlackNLA’s 2020
17th Annual Toy Drive

Thank you for supporting our 2020 Toy Drive it was a success!

We Need Your Support

During COVID-19 and the California Stay-At-Home order we still need your help with this years toy drive! A safe way to participate is to purchase an item from our Amazon Toy Drive Wish List or Make a cash donation and we will fill do the shopping for you. Toys on our wish list start at $10 and no gift is too small…every dollar counts.

Please feel free to share this message to your office managers, co-worker and friends. The more eyes the better.

Like to shop online? Have an Amazon account? Visit our Amazon Wish List
The last day to order toys from our Amazon Wish List is December 12th

Make a $$Gift and we will do the shopping – Credit Card Gifts  or Venmo Gifts

Business Drop Off Locations will be accepting toys until Thursday, December 17th.

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  • If you work in an office – a box can be placed in your lunch room or lobby for clients and/or employees.


  • If you work at a company with items to donate to the youth.

  • Do you have unused gift cards? We can use those to purchase gifts or gift them directly to our teenagers.

Those interested in participating in this year’s Toy Drive should contact by phone at (323) 954-8988 or e-mail

Last holiday season, BlackNLA members, web site visitors and corporate contributors teamed up to provide toys, books, games, clothing, toiletries, electronics, CDs, videos, and other suitable gifts to more than 800 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

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.

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

Questions: Contact us at

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or call 323-954-8988.

This toy drive is a grass roots effort that has been organized by BlackNLA with the help of those in the community.

Launched in March 2000, 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, share information and network. provides an online directory of information on businesses, restaurants, local organizations, healthcare professionals, music, travel opportunities, upcoming events and more.

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