Angel City Celebration
This year’s celebration was held on December 12 at the Ted Watkins Memorial Park at 1335 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles. There were fun activities for the 4,000 under-served young children and their families from South L.A. who were in attendance.  This is the largest service project Rotary District 5280 Rotarian volunteers undertake.  LA5 was the lead club for the project. The Dodgers donated blankets, backpacks, t-shirts and hats. 
There were more than 200 volunteers including members from our club.  “We gave away 2,500 toys, 50 pallets of toiletry/beauty products, over 3,000 books, in addition to school supplies and clothing,” says Marjorie Heller, LA5’s Chair for the event. “Donations and grants enabled us to purchase and distribute food gift certificates to 1,000 families.” Fleet Street gave away 16 bikes.
Project Partners and Sponsors include AT&T; Bryant Temple AME Church/Chosen, Inc.; First AME Church; Fred & June MacMurray Foundation; Golden Poppy Grand Chapter Order Of Eastern Star; Hiram of Tyre Grand Lodge; JW Marriott; LA City Police Department; LA Dodgers; LA Kings; LA Shares; Los Angeles City Mayor's Office; Mattel; and Rotary Clubs of Hollywood, Inglewood, Los Angeles and Rotary Interact Clubs.  Marjorie gives Special thanks to LA City Department of Recreation and Parks. “The event would not have been nearly as successful without their support.”