Angel City Celebration
In response to the needs of the South Los Angeles residents, this year our showcase project is “Help Neighbors in Need”. South Los Angeles has been identified with the highest rate of poverty and frequent gang activity.  Residents struggle to pay their rent and provide essentials to their children.  Again, LA County Parks and Rotarian are determined to make this event more joyful for all.  We plan a variety of entertainments and activities for the young children and their parents.
The Planning Committee members would like to express our thanks to the Angel City partners and volunteers who assisted us in transforming a simple toys and food giveaway into a full-fledged health, resources, book and toys fair. In addition of toys and books, this year we secured a generous donation of women’s clothing and food boxes which we hope will encourage all ages of female members of the household to attend the event. 


Saturday, December 3, 2022


Magic Johnson Park,
905 E. El Segundo Blvd, Los Angeles 90059. 

Event Plans:

  • The event is designed to serve 3,000+ children ages 4 to 13 and their families.  We estimate that over 3,500 people will benefit from our program.
  • The giveaway items include toys (from 4 to 10 years old), and women’s clothing (size X-small to X-large) and books
  • 300+ volunteers will be deployed at the event, from 7:30AM on.
  • This will be a passport event.  Before receiving a toy gift, each child (with his or her parents) will need to have their passport stamped by at least 8 separate exhibitors. 
The Celebration will include a variety of fun activities and entertainment for both kids and adults.  Angel City offers a safe environment for South LA families to enjoy a fun-filled day in the park.  For this event, we will secure a truce among rival gangs for the duration of the event.
Event Chair

Marjorie Heller

Rotary Club of Los Angeles 5

Volunteer Opportunities:

Friday, December 2, 2022 (1:00-4:00pm)

Volunteers are needed to sort and organize 7 pallets of women’s clothing. A heavy snack or light dinner will be provided. To have enough food for everyone, we urge our volunteers to register as soon as possible. 

Saturday, December 3, 2022 (9:30am-3:00pm)

Volunteers will stage the event, organize donated items and be a personal toy shopper, give away toys, books, clothing or whatever the items we can gather, man the booths, monitor the line and provide security, among other special event tasks.  Coffee and pastries will be provided in the morning and a light lunch later.  To have enough food for everyone, we urge our volunteers to register as soon as possible.    

Volunteer RSVP

Please RSVP  to register and spread the word. We need your assistance to help our neighbors in need.  We ask our volunteers RSVP by November 27.  Each volunteer needs to register individually.
If you wish to join us as an exhibitor, click on the Exhibitor Registration link and complete the form as soon as you can.