Special Needs Network will give away thousands of toys to children and young teens at the first ever “Lunch with Santa” – a free holiday celebration that will also include lunch, meet and greet with Santa and his elves, live music, holiday arts and crafts, and special door prizes. There will also be sensory toys for children with autism and related developmental disabilities.
“Lunch with Santa” is an extension of our original evening celebration “Christmas Care Exchange and Toy Giveaway,” which reached capacity just three days after registration opened due to overwhelming demand.
With a longstanding mission to help children and families from underserved communities, we have enlisted the support of several sponsors and partners to help collect toys for the event, making “Lunch with Santa” truly a community effort at bringing Christmas to South L.A.’s less-fortunate residents.
Toys are being collected via toy drives by the California High Way Patrol’s ‘CHiPs for Kids’ program, KCAL 9/CBS 2, Good 360 & Mattel, Office of Senator Curren D. Price Jr., Aisha & Quincy Smith, and Sister Spice Ministries. To make a toy donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-389-7100.
“Lunch with Santa” is free and open to the general public with advance RSVP. Space is limited, so please do so ASAP.
Parking & Transportation Instructions:
1) Parking Structure X Figueroa Entrance - between Jefferson Blvd and Exposition Blvd.
2) Parking Structure A Vermont Entrance – between Jefferson Blvd and Exposition Blvd.
*There is a $10 Fee to park in the structures
There are several metered parking spots all along Figueroa and Vermont Boulevards.
You are also encouraged to utilize public transportation. The new Metro Expo line has stops adjacent to the USC Campus.
Please look for members of the Beta Gamma Nu wearing Santa hats, as they will be directing you through campus to the Ronald Tutor Grand Ballroom.
Please contact Special Needs Network if you have any questions or comments at (213) 389-7100 or email@example.com
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Special Needs Network’s mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy, while providing education and resources to families, children and adults. SNN serves as a link between underserved communities and mainstream developmental disability organizations and governmental institutions, which often fail to address issues specific to these communities.
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