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2004 Toy Drive

We would like to thank everyone that participated in our 2004 Toy Drive. We collected over 450 toys and gifts for our organizations.

I wanted to send a special Thank You to a few individuals who volunteered their extra time, energy and/or vehicles to this years toy drive.

Tanya Sanchez - OME (Original Man Entertainment)
Office of Martin Ludlow from District 10
Judy Holland & Black Employees Association
of Metropolitan Water District
Natalee Greene - Union Bank of California
Toni Craigs
Maya Schorer
Randi Ward
Lawerence "Jr." Calhoun

We look to continue supporting these organizations throughout 2005, so if you have clothes, toys, school supplies, office equipement or other supplies to donate please contact us at info@blacknla.com.

If you would like to participate in the 2005 toy drive please contact us at ToyDrive@BlackNLA.com

The 2004 Toy Drive will benefit: Drew Child Development Corporation, Girls and Boys Town of Southern California and most recently with the Institute for Black Parenting.

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

Girls and Boys Town of Southern California's two Emergency Shelters and Assessment Centers provide a safe place for children to stay that meets their urgent needs. While a safe and more-permanent solution is being sought for these kids in crisis, they can find safe haven at Girls and Boys Town's Emergency Shelter and Assessment Centers. They provide programs for 11- to17-year-old girls and boys in crisis - runaways, homeless, court-placed or abused children. Information is available at http://www.girlsandboystown.org/southerncalifornia

Institute for Black Parenting, a non-profit agency dedicated to the preservation of the family unit through provision of Family Preservation, Foster Care, Kinship Care and Adoption services. Although they specialize in working with African American children and families, services are open to all ethnic groups. Information is available at http://www.instituteforblackparenting.org



Drop Off Locations

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 500 disadvantaged and at risk children, during this holiday season”, says Ms. Calhoun. 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 business participation, if you would like to become a drop off location please e-mail us at toydrive@blacknla.com.

The Toy Drive will launch November 22nd. Companies currently signed up as drop off locations starting Nov. 22nd:

HLHZ - 1930 Century Park West, Los Angeles CA 90067 (310) 712-6561 Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm

Merry Maids
- 961 N. La Brea Ave, Inglewood, 90302. In the La Brea Plaza at the intersection of La Brea & Centinela on the 2nd floor, 310-673-2443: Hours of Operation -Monday - Friday 8 - 5 p.m. & Saturday 8 - 12 p.m www.4merrymaids.com/ca/1115

The Wireless Spot - 4160 Maine Ave B2, Baldwin Park Ca. 91076. 626-939-0088 store Hours of Operation -

Accent Global Services, Dr. Nigel Moore, Ph.D.- 4101 Yankee Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. 310.358.2975 ext. 2 Hours of Operation -

Hot Spot Promotions, Kenneth E. Brooks, CEO, Founder - 2463 Torrance Blvd., Suite 1 Torrance, CA 90501. Tel: 310-631-3385, Fax: 310-362-0350, www.buiinc.com. Hours of Operation - 8:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Thurs. Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm

Mail Boxes Etc., 8391 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 - 323-655-9980 Hours of Operation - Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 2 pm

Best Cleaners - La Cienga & Pico 1232 S La Cienega Blvd # 101, Los Angeles, CA 90035 - (310) 659-9311, Hours of Operation - Mon-Friday 8:00 am - 7:00pm Sat. & Sun 10:00am - 3:00 pm

Recycling Black Dollar - 5777 West Century Blvd., Suite 1695 Los Angeles, CA 90045 - Phone: (310) 673-7777 www.rbdglobal.com

Attorneys office of Damon Martin - 3350 Wilshire Blvd, #730 Los Angeles CA 90010 (213) 251-1085 Hours of Operation- Mon-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Xtore Extreme Storage
- Ask for "Prachel", 17959 E. Ajax Circle., City of Industry, CA 91748 - Phone 626-581-4433 (please call for directions) Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00-5:30

Juice-C-Juice - 7123A Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90046. Juice laboratory 323-525-0220 fax 323-525-0260 www.juice-c-juice.com Hours of Operation:
Mon. - Fri 9am - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 8 pm & Sunday 11 am - 7 pm

Union Bank of California - Hawthorne Branch (Corner of El Segundo/ Hawthorne Blvd.) 12801 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90251, 310-679-9082 www.uboc.com
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm & Saturday 9am - 1pm

PayPros
- 1626 Centinela Ave #4, Inglewood CA 90302 Phone:
323-292-9176.

MVS Wireless Communications - 16010 Crenshaw Blvd, Suite # N Gardena, CA 90249 310-380-6792 www.MVSCommunications.com Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday: 11am-5pm

Cornerstone Display Group, 13834 Del Sur St., San Fernando, CA 91340, Attn: Calyn Hon Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm

Union Bank of California - Ladera Heights Branch 6719 La Tijera Blvd. , LA, CA 90045 ( across from Fridays) 310-342-1774 Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 9am - 6pm & Saturday 9am - 1pm


MidCity Tickets
- 6399 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, L.A., CA 90048
(corner of LaJolla Ave., between San Vicente and Crescent Heights)
Phone number:323.651.2500 Business Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F
little_boss_lady@msn.com

International Enterprise Management, Inc - 2728 W. 54th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90043 Office 323-508-2610

LVIStudios.com
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155 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90015-3552 Phone: (866) Naoe - Pix or (213) 917 -1610 www.naoepix.com & www.andrelavelle.com: **hours for drop off** Tues. & Thurs. 2pm - 6pm

A-1 Realty & Loans, Inc. - 5721 Slauson Ave #110, Culver City, Ca 90230 310-590-2330

Celebrity Communications - 166 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, Ca. 90301 Phone 310.673.7100 Fax 310.680.2940 www.CelebrityCommunications.net Hours: 10:am to 7:pm Monday thru Friday. 11:am to 5:pm on Saturday

Taste of the Goddess Cafe
- 7253 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-874-7700 (cafe line) 323-337-7381 (business cell phone)
www.tasteofthegoddess.com

Commercial Capital Bank - 3717 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles CA 90016 323 290-2507 www.HawthorneSavings.com Hours Mon-Thur. 9am-5pm, Friday....9am-6pm
Saturday..9am-1pm

Metropolitan Water District
- 700 North Alameda Street, Phone number: 2132176755, E-mail jholland@mwdh2o.com, Business Hours 7am - 4:45pm

The Nail Spa - 6265 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite #11 Van Nuys, CA 91411 818-780-0177
(just south of Victory) Hours:
Mon- Sat: 9am - 7pm & Sun: 11am - 5pm




Not sure of what type of gift to donate?
Wish List for the Adolescents 2004 Toy Drive Click Here

Press Releases

10/29 "BlackNLA.com Looking For Business Participation for its 2004 Toy Drive Targeting At-Risk-Children" Click Here


Endorsements:

Actor DORIEN WILSON is known and loved by millions as the handsome Professor Oglevee on UPN's "The Parkers". The long time object of Nikki Parker's affection, its no wonder, women often address him as "Hey Boo!" Recently awarded the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Wilson's career spans over 10 consecutive years and 3 series in network television. He first became a household staple as Eddie Charles in HBO's "Dream On" and then the Reverend Franklin Goode on UPN's "Goode Behavior." He can currently be seen in B2K's new movie, "You Got Served", and will also appear in the upcoming film "Gas," written by Ralph Farquher, directed by Henry Chan and starring Flex Alexander. His recent television marriage to Nikki Parker, on "The Parkers" culminated a successful five-year run for series, which is now in heavy syndication.



DALE GODBOLDO
has been seen in the hit FOX comedy, "Wanda at Large," co-starring with Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman in the 2002 summer blockbuster, "Sum of All Fears" Dale has also written and produced theme songs for television, managed established recording artists, executive produced platinum selling records. Click Here






ERIC BLAKE

2003 NACA Northeast Showcase
Featured on BET's Comic View
Starred on HBO's "War on Comedy"

A regular at BET's Comic View, Eric Blake is regular headliner at comedy clubs across the nation, including: The Improv, The Comedy Store, and The Punchline. Eric has been selected to The Best of Comic View on BET for four consecutive years. Furthermore, Blake performed as the headliner for the comedy hit entitled "War on Comedy" which aired on HBO and has recently been released on video. Eric's acclaimed notoriety lead HBO to choose him among thousands to film a documentary on the eight most up and coming comedians in the country, which is scheduled to air this year. Click Here




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