Chrysta 10 min. 15 min.

Every Year, the North Hollywood Jaycees and LA Valley College partner up to create “Operation Santa“.  [ http://www.noho.org/operationsanta-location-noho/ ]


Operation Santa works with local public schools to find the children most in need of a good Christmas (e.g. gifts).   Here’s how Operation Santa works:  Volunteers purchase gifts for children.  Then, on Christmas Eve, A Santa and an Elf drive a bag of gifts to a needy family, or, that family comes to LA Valley College to pick up gifts and take a photo with Santa.


Last year, I volunteered as an “elf” helping to distribute gifts. What I noticed (and even heard from kids) is that hunger is often an issue that these families face.   
Wanna Help?  There are two ways.
You can donate $1 or more today here by clicking this link:

Or you can volunteer:
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2013:  From 9am-1:30pmpm:  We will be cooking in the LA Valley college kitchen, finishing up dishes.  We will place the food items in disposable hotel pans and chafers to serve lunch 11:30am-1pm.
Tuesday 12/24
Volunteer Time Slots
  • 9am-10am (prepping food, setting up tables and food service area)
  • 10am-11am (prepping food, setting up tables and food service area)
  • 11am-12pm (prepping and serving food)
  • 12pm-1pm (serving food)
  • 1pm-1:30pm: (cleanup)