Spreading Holiday Cheer!
Thank you to all community members, volunteers, staff, board members and sponsors who joined us for our Annual Christmas Toy give-a-way on December 14, 2018! A special thank you to Toyota Financial Services and Capital One for their sponsorship for our Christmas 2018 event. With the help of our sponsors, All Peoples was able to provide personalized gifts to more than 115 families totaling 318 children this Christmas.
All Peoples partnered with Animo Jefferson Charter Middle School to adopt 20 families for this Christmas and Holiday Season. Each family was adopted by one homeroom/advisory class who provided gifts for each family while teaching students about the value of giving back.
We would also like to Thank Farahi Law Firm for their donation of 40 additional toys for youth and families that were unable to participate in our Annual Christmas Toy give-a-way or the Adopt a Family Program.
All Peoples was also able to host our first DCFS Christmas Party for 39 foster youth and 21 foster parents and parents. Thank you to CII – Children’s Institute, ECHO – Northrop Grumman Employees Charity Organization for helping to make this possible! All Peoples Staff and Volunteers were able to provide over 370 items to families which included clothes, hygiene products and children’s toys. * **
A special thank you to Jose Figueroa, of Broadway Federal and his elves.
About All Peoples Community Center
All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.
Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles. Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.
All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.
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