It’s Time for LAPD’s Annual Shoes from Santa Drive

As they do every year at this time, LAPD’s Olympic Division officers are now hosting their 7th Annual Shoes from Santa event.  For the next few weeks, the station will be collecting donations of new shoes for school aged children (ages 1-18)…or cash donations with which to buy shoes.

The goal is to collect 1,500 pairs of new shoes by December 1, and then the station will host, on December 8, “a winter wonderland with ground snow for the children to play in, snow falling from the sky, a Santa’s workshop, cookies and hot cocoa for the children, and of course, Santa.” (And shoes, lots and lots of shoes, which will be given out at the party to pre-selected neighborhood kids.)

But it all depends on generous donations from community members – either shoes or cash (you can donate at this PayPal link).  And, of course, all donations are tax deductible (tax ID #26-3898882).

For more information, or if you’d like to help with the event in any way, contact Senior Lead Officer Eric Mollinedo, at

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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