2017 Photo Recap

The 2017 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

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.

Living Advantage Inc. – Living Advantage, Inc. enriches the lives of children in the foster care system \by decreasing their risk of unemployment, homelessness, mothers on welfare, sex trafficking, drug abuse, and incarceration. They also offer continuous support for their education, career, housing, and wellness needs as well as providing financial and independent living skills necessary for them to emerge self-sufficient as productive members of society to have a better quality of life.

Business Drop Off Locations for 2017
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  • 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
  • Yogurtland Miracle Mile- 310 S. La Brea Ave Ste A, Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Yogurtland Ladera Heights- 5375-B W. Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Yogurtland Inglewood – 3561-A W. Century Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90303
  • Oliver Dental Health – Dr. Joe Oliver & Dr. Toni Oliver
    17625 Crenshaw Blvd#200, Torrance, CA 90504 (310) 327-6060
  • Ballenger Dental Care, Debbie Ballenger, DDS
    139 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301 (310) 412-2994
  • Small Business Saturday Holiday Boutique – Kinetic Studio 11/25 | 12-4pm 3701 W. 54th Street.
  • Manifest Your Destiny – Tuesday, December 5th at the Avalon Hollywood Click Here

2017 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
  • Divas in Power
  • Walton IsaacsonClick here
  • Sempra Utilities

Questions: Contact us at or call 323-954-8988.For additional ways to participate this year? Click here

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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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