Special Needs Christmas Drive set for Dec. 19


IT News Wire

In partnership with LA County Parks, The Special Needs Network  (SNN), one of the nation’s premier autism advocacy organizations for underserved communities, will host their 12th Annual Christmas Care Exchange / Drive-Thru Event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 19th from 1p.m.-4p.m at Ervin “Magic” Johnson Recreation Park

905 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles.

The Special Needs Network will provide over 3000 healthy food boxes which include milk, eggs, fresh vegetables, and perishable goods. In addition to the food supply, families can also receive toys for kids in attendance.

The holiday and charity event will help ease the food insecurities and financial burden that has affected hundreds of families as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

LA County Supervisor and Councilmember-elect Mark Ridley-Thomas, Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr., and actress and comedian Kym Whitley will also be in attendance.

Special Needs Network (SNN) is based in Los Angeles and is California’s leading grassroots advocacy organization. Founded by CNN legal analyst and talk show co-host (Face the Truth), Areva Martin, she was inspired to create the organization after going through the challenges of raising an autistic son.

All LA County Covid-19 recommended safety precautions for such events will be followed. As this is a contactless, drive-thru event, all participants will remain in their cars at all times and will be required to wear a mask. Food items and toys will be placed into the trunks of participants’ cars by staff and volunteers who will also be wearing masks, gloves, and remaining socially distant.


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