WeHo celebrates the holidays with 31st Annual Toy and Food Drive

The City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station are partnering to help give back to those in need this holiday season. The 31st Annual West Hollywood Toy and Food Drive will be accepting monetary donations until Friday, December 17, 2021 with the goal of providing nearly 1,000 families with toys and holiday gift cards. Donations may be made online at www.weho.org/holidaydrive. New users must create an account and click on the Donations tab to make a contribution; existing users may simply login to start the donation process.

“For more than three decades, the generous contributions from our community have helped provide nearly 10,000 local families with a holiday meal, as well as toys for every child in the family,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister. “Navigating through the darkness of a global pandemic has been difficult for so many, but the incredible people of the City of West Hollywood will help brighten the holidays for families in need through their donations. I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season.”

This year, the Toy and Food Drive will focus exclusively on the distribution of gift cards and toys. The cost to help one family is $80. Gift cards to retailers such as Pavilions, Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, or Target allow families to purchase items they need. Sometimes the toys distributed along with these gift cards are the only toys these children receive.

For more information, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division atrecreation@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

The City of West Hollywood remains in a declared local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. West Hollywood City Hall is open for in-person transactions by appointment. Visitors to City Hall and City facilities are required to adhere to vaccine verification requirements. Clickherefor details. To make an appointment, visitwww.weho.org/appointments. City Hall services remain accessible by phone at (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website atwww.weho.org. City of West Hollywood coronavirus information is available atwww.weho.org/coronavirus.

For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity, sign up for news updates atwww.weho.org/email, and visit the City’s calendar of meetings and events atwww.weho.org/calendar.For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about the City of West Hollywood, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Public Information Officer, Sheri A. Lunn, at (323) 848-6391 orslunn@weho.org.

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