LAPD-North Hollywood Spreads Holiday Cheer
Posted by Tanisha Quilter-Williams on Dec 19, 2004 – 9:32:00 PM
NORTH HOLLYWOOD—For the last 15 years LAPD personnel in the North Hollywood area have teamed up with “Activities for Retarded Children,” in the Adopt- a- Kid program. Participants in the program range in from ages 12 to 70, all with a mental capacity of a 12-year-old. This special program allows officer’s to “adopt” a child in the program, and then play “Santa” to the child by purchasing them gifts from a wish list the child has written. On December 18 at the Harvard-Westlake School the gifts were distributed to the children at a holiday party given especially for them.
Continuing in this holiday spirit, on December 22 patrol officers will spread Christmas cheer to more than 400 underprivileged children within North Hollywood. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. patrol officers, in caravan, will randomly distribute toys until all the toys have been given away. For more information, contact Reserve Officer Esther Niell or Sgt. Bill Martin at 818-623-4001 .