BlackNLA's 2018
15th Annual Toy Drive
Benefiting At-Risk-Children



The 2018 Toy Drive benefited the following non-profit organizations:

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



To maximize the reach of potential donations, BlackNLA.com is working with southern California businesses as toy drop locations. “Our goal is to provide toys for over 1,500 disadvantaged and at risk children, during this holiday season”. Businesses that are participating as drop off locations will listed in an e-blast that is sent out to the community and on the website of BlackNLA.com.

We are looking for ADDITIONAL business participation, if you would like to become a drop off location or if your company would like to conduct an in-house toy drive with your employees please e-mail us at toydrive@blacknla.com or call 323-954-8988.


Business Drop Off Locations for 2018.
  • Children's Dental Specialist Southbay - Lenise N. Yarber,BSDH, DDS 
    20930 BonitaSt. Ste. Y, Carson, CA 90746 (310) 327-7969 

  • Kinetic Studio 3701 w 54th Street, Los Angeles, CA  90043 (323) 207-8083

  • Ballenger Dental Care, Debbie Ballenger, DDS 
    139 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301 (310) 412-2994

  • Oliver Dental Health - Dr. Joe Oliver & Dr. Toni Oliver
    17625 Crenshaw Blvd#200, Torrance, CA 90504 (310) 327-6060

  • Dental Oasis - Dr. Mary Inku
    6818 La Cienga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90302 (310) 641-2220

  • Overhill Dental Group - Joni Forge, DDS
    5831 Overhill Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90043 (323) 296-6180

  • Downs Dental - David P. Downs, D.D.S.
    8540 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 1102, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 641-6369

  • The Smiling Dentist - Monica Bruce, DDS
    3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, Suite 204, Los Angeles, CA 90008 (323) 293-7225


Make a CASH Gift or visit our AMAZON wish list!
  • Amazon Wish list: Click Here
  • 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.

2018 EVENTS SUPPORTING Toy Drive

  • After Work Mixer & Toy Drive - Wednesday, November 21 at Mama Lion Click Here.
2018 SUPPORTING Companies & Organizations
  • Angel City Dental Society - The Angel City Dental Society is comprised of African American Dentists in Southern California. Our membership includes both general dentists and specialists. Click here
  • Metropolitan Water District of Souther California
  • Sempra Utilites
  • Kinetic Content
  • Blavity Inc.
MAKE A CASH GIFT
$5, $10 or $50, you pick the amount...No gift is too small!


Questions: Contact us at toydrive@blacknla.com or call 323-954-8988.

For additional ways to participate this year?
Click here




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

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