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    PHOTOS: Micky’s WeHo Hosts Annual Holiday Toy Drive Celebration

    Micky’s WeHo hosted its Annual Holiday Toy Drive benefiting The Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic on Sunday, December 18, 2022. The event hosted by Gert Crawford and Stefano Rosso at 8857 Santa Monica Boulevard, offered a free buffet, music, plenty of go-go dancers, snow, Santa and so much more–all in the name of charity.

    The event had a line formed before the buffet opened. There were photo opportunities with a red carpet, a step-n-repeat and Micky’s very on naughty Santa who had a lap ready and willing for everyone who wished to give him their Christmas list—and speaking of naughty laps…the go-go dancers were not camera shy and posed for photos to spread their brand of holiday cheer.

    Micky’s Holiday Toy Drive – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES
    Micky’s Holiday Toy Drive – WEHO TIMES
    Micky’s Holiday Toy Drive – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    Photos by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES (click to enlarge)

    Did we mention this was all for a good cause?

    Toys collected Holiday Toy Drive benefited those in need at The Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, located at 3324 Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles, which is a licensed nonprofit primary health care facility that provides free quality medical, counseling, and related services to men, women, and children. Clinic services are provided by a small staff of volunteer medical and counseling professionals who donate their time and experience in services to the community. Funding is provided by a combination of individual philanthropic, corporate, and government sponsors. The clinic has provided free healthcare to over one million people since 1968, and are currently celebrating 51 years of service. The are also one of the first free clinics to open in the country over 50 years ago.

    Micky’s Holiday Toy Drive – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES
    Micky’s Holiday Toy Drive – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

    The book “Uplifting Lives” by Lauren River Swerdloff, tells the true story of the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic’s 50+ year legacy. She has volunteered at the clinic for over seven years and now serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Her philanthropic work has been recognized by a Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama, a Community Service Award from California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, and the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic’s 50th Anniversary Leadership Award. She graduated from Columbia University, earning a degree in Human Rights. Currently, she is a law student at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

    Proceeds from each book sold are donated to the clinic. Available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more.

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at editor@wehotimes.com
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