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Toy Drive 2017

NLA’s 15th Annual Toy Drive
Benefiting At-Risk-Children

Learn how we’re helping children this upcoming
season, and how you can too!

We want YOU to help us put a smile on the faces of hundreds of children this holiday season.

To maximize the reach of potential donations, is seeking participation of businesses and individuals to organize their staff, fellow co-workers, friends, clients and others in the surrounding areas to participate.

How can you help this year?


  • If you work at a company with 30 or more employees – a box can be placed in your lunchroom or lobby.
  • If you have a company that gets repeat client traffic – a box can be placed in your lobby. Businesses participating as drop-off locations will be listed on our toy drive page and included in e-mails to be distributed to over 26,000 Los Angeles area companies and professionals.
  • If you belong to a alumni or association – organize a group donation day among members, or co-host a BlackNLA Holiday Mixer.
  • If you host events, host a toy drive event


  • If you work at a company with items to donate to the youth – toys as well as personal hygiene and clothing are needed.
  • If you work at a company with items that can be raffled off at various toy drive events (tickets, electronics, services, products, gift cards etc.). Funds from the raffle are used to purchase toys and gifts for the Toy Drive.
  • Do you have unused gift cards? We can use those to purchase gifts.
  • 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.
Volunteers – Do you have time to deliver boxes to businesses? Contact companies and organizations? It takes a small village to run the toy drive we are looking for volunteers.The Toy Drive, launching Monday, November 3rd, will be our 15th year helping underprivileged and at-risk youth in under-served communities in the Los Angeles Metro area.

‘For more information and additional ways to help this year click here.

Those interested in participating in this year’s Toy Drive should contact by phone at (323) 954-8988 or e-mail

Last holiday season, BlackNLA members, website visitors and corporate contributors teamed up to provide toys, books, games, clothing, toiletries, electronics, CDs, videos, and other suitable gifts to more than 800 children in the LA area. This is a grassroots community program designed to provide gifts for children and teenagers up to age 17. All donations, large and small, put some cheer into the holidays for a child who may otherwise not have received any gift at all.

The recipients

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.

Let’s all work together in making this year’s toy drive the most successful ever!!!

Launched in March 2000, serves as a community resource center for African-Americans living, working and traveling to the Los Angeles area. Visitors to the site can get information that pertains to their interests and lifestyles, as well as share information and network. provides an online directory of information on businesses, restaurants, local organizations, healthcare professionals, music, travel opportunities, upcoming events and much more.

For more information and examples of participation