Learn how we’re helping children this upcoming
season, and how you can too!
We want YOU to help us put a smile on the faces of hundreds of children this holiday season.
To maximize the reach of potential donations, BlackNLA.com is seeking the participation of businesses and individuals to organize their staff, co-workers, friends, clients, and others in the surrounding areas to participate.
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CASH $ Gift
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.
COLLECT Toys & Gift Cards (for teenagers)
If you work at a company with 30 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 17,000 Los Angeles area companies and professionals.
If you belong to a alumni or association – organize a group donation day among members, or co-host a Holiday Mixer.
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.
Do you have unused gift cards? We can use those to purchase gifts.
- Children’s Dental Specialist Southbay – Lenise N. Yarber,BSDH, DDS
20930 BonitaSt. Ste. Y, Carson, CA 90746 (310) 327-7969
- The Children’s Dental Specialist Ladera
5035 W. Slauson Ave Suite G, Los Angeles CA 90056 (323) 296-0211
- Oliver Dental Health – Dr. Joe Oliver & Dr. Toni Oliver
17625 Crenshaw Blvd#200, Torrance, CA 90504 (310) 327-6060
- Crenshaw & Slauson Family Dentistry
3250 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043 (323) 292-0231
- Downs Dental – David P. Downs, D.D.S.
8540 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 1102, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 641-6369
- The Smile Studio 3300 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, Ca 90305 (310)674-3232
- Dr. Nicole Tucker View Park Dental 3 56 Santa Rosalia Drive #317 Los Angeles, CA 90008 Viewparkdental.com 310 –589-3147
- Monica Bruce, D.D.S. 3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, Suite 204 Los Angeles, CA 90008 (323)293-7225
- Thrive Health Lab 3701 W. 54th Street View Park, CA 90043 323-207-8083
- Hawthorne Smile Spa 13412 Inglewood ave Hawthorne, CA 90350 Frontdesk@hawthornesmilespa.com 310-219-3266
Those interested in participating in this year’s Toy Drive should contact BlackNLA.com by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 800 children in 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.
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
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. www.headsupfoundationinc.org
Let’s all work together in making this year’s toy drive the most successful ever!
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, 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, 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 more. www.BlackNLA.com