As promised in last week’s post about The Green Yogi accepting Dog Bed and Blanket donations (we took a bunch to the animal shelter, THANK YOU!!) we wanted to let you know about our other fundraising opportunities this holiday season as well.
We are really excited to be accepting monetary donations at The Green Yogi for the LAPD’s Newton PAAL, Police Athletic and Activities League, 2nd Annual Toy Drive taking place this Saturday!
The Newton Area is home to many underprivileged children, whose families do not have the financial means for them to enjoy after school activities and generally fall prey to gangs or a life of crime. In order to provide these children an opportunity for success, the Los Angeles Police Department works in concert with PAAL, a non-profit organization, offering after school programs designed to build positive relationships between the youth in the Newton community and police officers. Since all the activities and programs are offered free of charge, the children and the program rely on the generous monetary contributions provided by community leaders and individuals. Without these extremely needed donations, the PAAL program in Newton Area would not exist.
In the spirit of the season the Newton PAAL is holding a gift give away on December 21, 2013 for families in need. Last year, they served over 875 community youth. This year, they would like to increase that amount. In order to support the Newton community and disadvantaged youth The Green Yogi is accepting monetary and/or toy donations. With these donations our goal is to make the holidays more special for families that are less fortunate.
Hopefully you can help us make this holiday extra special for those in need! We thank you in advance for considering your support for this invaluable program, and should you have any further questions post a comment.