December 05, 2007 12:39am
Toy Drive at AIM Healthcare
Source: Letters to the Editor
by: Cleopatra of the Nile
We are running a toy drive at AIM, can you help?
We really need your help if you can run this press release as soon as is convenient for you. Project Phoenix House has collaborated with AIM to run a toy and gift drive for underprivileged teens.
I need as much help as I can get from you because without you it would be very very hard to reach enough people in the adult industry to lend a helping hand and donate gifts for Xmas.
The press release is below. The drive runs until Dec 18th 2007. Your help would be very vital and I thank you very much in advance for doing all you can.
Project Phoenix House
Phoenix House California is holding a toy drive for underprivileged teens this Christmas 2007. Phoenix House CA operates three residential academies for teens in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County. Phoenix Academies are residential high schools that provide comprehensive drug abuse treatment to teens while helping them to catch up academically.
Unfortunately, this year 2007, funding has been sparse. To give these underprivileged teens a wonderful Christmas, they are volunteering their services to conduct a drive in an effort to reach out to the community for donated toys and gifts.
The Toy drive will begin Dec 3rd and end Dec 18th 2007. All gifts donated need to be unwrapped and attached are guidelines as to what types of gifts are appropriate for the age groups involved.
The drop area for all donated toys and gifts are: (Please see list of acceptable gifts guidelines to follow)
AIM Sherman Oaks 4630 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 981 5681
AIM Granada Hills 10727 White Oak Ave, #206 Granada Hills, CA 91344 (818) 366 8866
So please reach deep into your hearts and donate whatever you can to make this Christmas a wonderful and memorable year for troubled teens at Phoenix House California.
Point of Contact: Chris Cannon (818) 209 2625
Phoenix House CA
Phoenix House Academy
List of Acceptable Toys and Gifts for Phoenix House California:
Glove and Scarf set from "The Gap" Straightening Irons, Curling Irons Hair Dryers Hair Accessories Jewelry Earrings, Necklaces Bodywash Sets (Alcohol cannot be listed within the first three ingredients) Art Projects Pastels, Art Paper, Colored Pencils, Craft Pictures to color (can be found at "Michaels Craft Supply Store"), Coloring Books with Crayons, Pen and Pencil Sets Bead Sets Journals Pajama Sets (no spaghetti straps) Slippers Matching Sweat Pants and Sweat Shirts (sizes 8 16 or medium, large, X large) Socks Decorative Blankets for bed Decorative Throw Pillows for bed Watches Clocks (without radio clock radios are only allowed for the older residents) Stuffed Animals Books (age appropriate 14 through 18) examples "Chicken Soup for the Soul, Harry Potter, Judy Blume etc Small Bathroom Rugs (washable) Colored Towels and Washcloths Make-up Card Games (example: Uno) Games Dominoes, Yatzee, Monopoly, Chess, etc. Sudoku Lanyards Plastic Snow Globes of course the above items are just suggestions and any appropriate gifts will be appreciated. Please keep in mind that alcohol as a primary ingredient (within the first three ingredients) is a concern. Lotions, Body Sprays etc. cannot be accepted as gifts if this criteria is not met.
Crew Socks Gloves Sweat Pants and Sweat Shirts without Hoods Med, Large, X large, Xx large Art Sets Board Games Books Biography (Athletes), Cars etc. Plain T-Shirts Long and Short Sleeve sizes Cards Calendars Journals Body Care Products Body Wash etc. Wallets Towels and Wash Cloths Slippers Bath Mats Robes Radios Watches Alarm Clocks Jewelry Cross Classic Car Models Lanyards Puzzles Sudoku Stuffed Animals Plastic Snow Globes Acrylic Picture Frames Photo Albums Pajamas Greeting Cards Room Fans
Thanks again for your efforts in helping us make this a great Holiday Season.