Santa & His Elves Bring Thousands of Toys to 10,000 Poor Children & Their Families on Skid Row at Fred Jordan Mission

  Santa & His Elves Bring Thousands of Toys to 10,000 Poor Children & Their
                 Families on Skid Row at Fred Jordan Mission

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, December 22, 2012

LOS ANGELES, December 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Mission Commemoratesthe Lives of the 26 Innocent Victims in Connecticut

10,000 impoverished inner city children will receive not just one, not just
two but three brand new toys at Los Angeles' largest Christmas Toy Party at
the Fred Jordan Mission today Saturday, December 22 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse will greet the children and of course Santa Claus
will lead more than 10,000 children and moms to the Toy Giveaway tables where
each child will receive three to four toys each, and assorted warm clothes.
In addition, each mother will receive a Christmas dinner food bag. The
Family Christmas Celebration will be held at the Fred Jordan Mission, at 445
Towne Avenue, on the corner of East 5^th and Towne, in downtown Los Angeles. 

Toys have been collected from toy drives run by companies, schools and
churches throughout the Southland - - the nearly 30,000 new toys will be
distributed to eager little children, along with Christmas Dinner foods,
blankets, clothes, and so much more. Thousands of poor and needy boys and
girl's faces will light up with joy and wonders when they see the giant
mountain of thousands of brand new toys, and realize they can take home what
may well be the first NEW toy they have ever received. To thousands of
families who do not have a real home, the Fred Jordan Mission is truly their
home this Christmas. Volunteer elves will be cooking warm and fresh cookies
so that nutritious milk and cookies will be enjoyed by everyone, not just
Santa on this special day! 

These disadvantaged little ones and their families will be treated to a
variety of entertainment, including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse*, courtesy
of The Walt Disney Company, Santa Claus, as well as musicians and carolers who
will join the celebration to make this a spectacular day for some of the
neediest in our midst. Willie Jordan, Mission's President and widow of the
Mission's founder, will share the Christmas Story.

Since Christmas celebrates the birth of the holy Child, the Mission's tree
will be decorated with 26 special Teddy bears to celebrate the lives of the 26
innocent victims in Connecticut who will spend their first Christmas in

Volunteer elves and donations with companies and organizations from all over
the southland including: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, The Walt
Disney Company, the Teamsters Local 848, Ralph's Grocery, Toys for Tots,
Deloitte & Touche, Jesse Medina, 1 Clothing, Burbank Airport, Woodcrest
Schools, Anmo Pat Brown High School, Fresh Dairy Direct and the Lunch Master
will help Santa play with the children and distribute gifts to them. Mission
elves will also be giving fresh warm cookies and milk to every child.

The Mission is open every day 365 days a year to feed hungry and poor people.
The Mission's Christmas and other holiday outreaches for inner city families
are legendary, with more than 60,000 impoverished families and children
looking to the Mission for their only holiday and Christmas holiday
celebrations. The Mission is asking businesses, churches, groups and
individuals of good will who are interested in making a year-end gift to
consider the Mission. Any and all donations are appreciated and

L.A. County leads the U.S. in a recent hunger study, with more than 1.7
million Los Angeles County residents struggling with hunger, more than in any
other county in America. One in five children in Los Angeles goes to bed
hungry.  If viewers, readers or listeners are able to help, they can call

PLEASE PHONE: 1-626-915-1981 to donate.
PO BOX 12345, Covina, CA 91722
Major Credit Cards gratefully accepted. Donations are tax-deductible.

The Fred Jordan Missions, open 365 days a year since 1944, feeds hundreds of
hungry people and provides assistance to impoverished individuals and
families. The Mission is a non-profit, faith-based, educational and relief
organization that focuses on education, job training, and self-reliance. 

SOURCE Fred Jordan Missions

Contact: Suzanna Choi, +1-949-254-8080 Cell,
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