Hollygrove Holiday Gift Drive | Uplift Family Services

Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove is Conducting its Annual Toy and Gift Card Drive from Monday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 8

On Saturday, Dec. 9, our common room will be transformed by our volunteers into “Santa’s Workshop” – a store where parents/guardians will be able to shop and wrap gifts for their children, at both our Hollygrove and Lynwood sites. The Workshop will be open the week of Dec. 11-15.

To make this holiday season extra merry for our children and families, we are in need of:

  • Unwrapped gifts and/or gift cards for boys or girls ages 0-15 (about 1,000 children)
  • Wrapping paper, ribbon, tissue, gift tags, etc. for the parents to be able to wrap the gifts to give to their children on Christmas Day
  • Gift cards to Ralphs, Vons, Target, Walmart, etc. for parents to buy food to make holiday dinner
  • Gift certificates to stores like Claire’s, GameStop, the Gap, Best Buy, Ross, Kohl’s etc., are always great as well – especially for our teen clients, who love to shop and be able to pick out things for themselves.

For many of our children and families, this will be the only gifts they receive this season. (Please, do not donate food — gift cards to grocery stores or Target/Walmart are preferred.)

Please drop off all donations to Hollygrove at 815 N. El Centro Ave., Los Angeles CA 90038 (near the corner of Waring and Vine) anytime during business hours between Nov. 27 and Dec. 8. (In some circumstances, we will be able to pick up items as well, if it is local.)

Stumped on what to buy or don’t have time to go out and shop? You can always donate cash to our Holiday Adopt-a-Family fund and we can do your shopping for you! You can either send a check to:

Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove
815 N. El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Attn.: Kathleen Felesina

Or donate online at: https://upliftfs.org/get-involved/donate/ (select “Hollygrove” in the drop down menu).

Questions? Please contact Kathleen Felesina, Director of Fund Development for Hollygrove at kathleen.felesina@upliftfs.org or 323-769-7142.

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