The City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station are partnering to help give back to those in need this holiday season with the 32nd Annual West Hollywood Toy and Food Drive. The city will be accepting monetary donations until Friday, December 16, 2022. The goal is to provide as many families as possible with toys and holiday gift cards.
“Our generous West Hollywood community has helped provide nearly 10,000 local families who would have gone without with a holiday meal and toys over the last three decades,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister. “I send a huge thank you to the amazing people of the City of West Hollywood for helping to brighten the holidays for families in need through your contributions. I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season.”
The cost to help one family is $95; up to 10 families can be helped with $950 (the cost of living has gone up; in 2017, the cost to help one family was $65 and up to 10 families were helped by donating $575). New unwrapped toys are also needed and gift cards to retailers such as Pavilions, Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, or Target will help families through the holiday season. Toy collection bins are now available at West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, and at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, located at 780 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The following hotels will also have collection bins: Andaz West Hollywood, Chamberlain West Hollywood, Chateau Marmont, Hotel 850 SVB, Le Parc at Melrose, The London West Hollywood, Montrose at Beverly Hills, Ramada Plaza West Hollywood, and Hotel Ziggy. There will also be a collection bin at the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Donations for West Hollywood’s Toy and Food Drive may be made online at www.weho.org/holidaydrive. New users must create an account and click on the Donations tab to contribute; existing users may simply login to start the donation process.