Toy and Food Drives
PARADISE BAR AND RESTAURANT
Come one, come all...for pancakes! On Sunday, December 9 get into the spirit of giving from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paradise in Long Beach by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to donate. The pancake breakfast is $8 and includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and your tax. If you bring a toy to donate, you get a complimentary glass of Champagne! They will also be having a raffle at 2 p.m. for prizes as well as jello shots! All toys will go to the local Toys For Tots campaign for distribution. For more information call 562.590.8773 or go to paradisepianobar.com.
THE SILVER FOX
Sunday, December 9 is a busy day for all you elves out there in Long Beach! Come and support the holiday’s original "silver fox," Santa Claus, and his efforts to bring holiday cheer to all those in need. Come celebrate with all your friends and enjoy the international buffet, holiday entertainment and meet the evening’s other special guests: The Long Beach Fire Department. The price of admission is your gift of an unwrapped toy and the opportunity to bring cheer to those in need! For more information call 562.439.6343 or go to silverfoxlongbeach.com.
LONG BEACH PRIDE ANNUAL TOY DRIVE
Celebrate Pride in a whole new way by participating in the organization’s Long Beach toy drive. Patrons are asked to drop off unwrapped toys at participating locations around Long Beach. Local drop-off locations include: The Britt, Broadway Bar, Christ Chapel, The Crest, The Crypt, The Falcon, Flux Bar, The Gay and Lesbian Center of Greater Long Beach, Hamburger Mary’s, The Mineshaft, Out of the Closet, The Paradise Bar & Restaurant, Pistons, The Pizza Place, Rick & Brian’s Cafe, Club Ripples, The Sweetwater Bar, and Two Umbrellas-including the Pride office until Sunday, December 16. Families in need are welcomed to visit on Tuesday, December 18 when Santa Claus will appear to hand out toys at the Pride office, 1017 Obispo Avenue! For more information call 562.987.9191 or longbeachpride.com.
22ND ANNUAL WEST HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
Want to help Santa out this year and give those exhausted elves and reindeer a break all while making the holidays a whole lot more cheerful for those in need? The City of West Hollywood, Kids Art and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department have teamed up to make it a little easier for all concerned. The 22nd Annual West Hollywood Food and Toy Drive will accept donations through Monday, December 24, with the goal of helping more than 900 families this season. The West Hollywood Food and Toy Drive provides families in need identified through collaborations with area school guidance counselors, teachers and principals with a holiday meal and two toys for every child in the family.
The cost to help one family in the West Hollywood- area is $65; three families can be assisted for $165. New unwrapped toys are needed, as are monetary donations, clothing, store coupons and discount cards. Monetary donations can be made at the cashier’s window at West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard. For more information, please call Bonnie Smith or Kristin Cook in the City’s Public Safety Division at 323.848.6371. For the hearing-impaired, please call 323.848.6496.