Jesse Owens Park
9651 S. Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90047
United States of America

Angel City Celebration is the largest Rotary service project in the Greater Los Angeles Area.  Led by Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) in partnership with District 5280 and Rotarians from rotary clubs of District, the project started 10 years ago, evolving from a simple toys and food giveaway in a church parking lot to a park-sized event featuring a resource and health fair, book fair and many other activities to improve quality of life for underserved families with young children in South LA.  The mission of the Angel City Celebration is always the same: empower our neighbors in South LA with knowledge of preventive healthcare and provide wellness check-ups; bring joy to the young children with toys and books; and educate parents on how to access after school activities that offer their youth an alternative to gangs. Throughout its 10-year history, though, one the most pleasing by-products of the Celebration are the smiles: smiles of happiness on the faces of 3,000 plus children who receive toys they only dreamed of, smiles of relief on the faces of parents who can now provide their children with these toys as well as gifts of reading and improved health, and smiles of holiday joy on the faces of the 500 volunteers who are essential to making all this happen year after year.

Partnering with both LA City and County Parks Departments, Angel City Celebration has rotated among several parks in South LA. The 2019 Angel City Celebration will be at Jesse Owens Park, 9651 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047, on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

A special thanks to L.A. County Parks & Recreation, our anchor partner for the 2019 Angel City Celebration. We are looking forward to have another wonderful event this year.