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LAFC Continues To Be A Force For Good In Los Angeles Throughout The 2019 Holiday Season

LAFC invites fans and supporters to join the Club as a ‘Force For Good’ in the Los Angeles community during the holiday season. Throughout the offseason months, the Black & Gold will host numerous volunteer opportunities and community activations encouraging LAFC fans to give back to the Los Angeles community.

The Club has partnered with organizations including Union Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity and LA’s Best and will work alongside Club partners Kaiser Permanente, 99 Cents Only Store and Banc of California to give back to the LA community this holiday season. LAFC kicked off the month of November with a staff volunteer day at Union Rescue Mission in downtown LA. Staff spent the day in the kitchen prepping food ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and served meals, hosted bingo games and participated in other interactive activities with Mission residents.

Continuing our goal to be a force for good with our community partners, LAFC and Kaiser Permanente hosted a Community Fit Program event alongside afterschool enrichment program, LA’s Best. The event began with a presentation by leaders from LAFC, Kaiser Permanente and LA’s Best. Following the presentation, students had the opportunity to participate in Kaiser Permanente’s “Thrive Zone” activation, several LA’s Best activities and sport stretches led by Kaiser Permanente and LAFC first team physician, Dr. Robert Sallis.

LAFC hosted their second annual Toy Drive with 99 Cents Only Store on Saturday, December 7. Over 500 toys were donated during the drive with proceeds going to members of the Union Rescue Mission. LAFC players Mark Anthony Kaye and Jordan Harvey were on hand for the event and spent their time creating holiday crafts with children and shopping for gifts.

The full slate of events taking place throughout the city can be found below:

 

LAFC Volunteer Day at Union Rescue Mission

WHEN: Tuesday, November 19

WHERE: Union Rescue Missio

LAFC kicked off the month of November with a staff volunteer day at Union Rescue Mission. Staff spent the day in the kitchen prepping food ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and served meals, hosted bingo games and participated in other interactive activities with Mission residents.

 

LAFC x Kaiser Permanente Community Fit Program with LA’s Best

WHEN: Thursday, December 5

WHERE: Hoover Street Elementary School – 2726 Francis Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005 

Continuing our goal to be a force for good with our community partners, LAFC and Kaiser Permanente hosted a Community Fit Program Event alongside afterschool enrichment program, LA’s Best. The program began with a presentation by leaders from LAFC, Kaiser Permanente and LA’s Best. Following the presentation, students had the opportunity to participate in Kaiser Permanente’s “Thrive Zone” activation, several LA’s Best activities and sport  stretches led by Kaiser Permanente and LAFC first team physician, Dr. Robert Sallis.

 

Toy Drive Presented by 99 Cents Only Stores

WHEN: Saturday, December 7

WHERE: 99 Cents Only Store – 11040 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

TIME: 10:00am – 2:00pm PT

LAFC hosted their second annual Toy Drive with 99 Cents Only Store on Saturday, December 7. Over 500 toys were donated during the drive with proceeds going to members of the Union Rescue Mission. LAFC players Mark Anthony Kaye and Jordan Harvey were on hand for the event and spent their time creating holiday crafts with children and shopping for gifts. 

 

Black & Gold Holiday Party

WHEN: Sunday, December 8

WHERE: LAFC Front Office, 818 W 7th Street, Ste 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90017

TIME: 11:00pm

LAFC hosted families from the Union Rescue Mission for a Black & Gold Holiday Party at LAFC’s front office. The event included a meal, crafts, gifts and a reading by LAFC midfielder Mark Anthony Kaye.

 

Dreams of Gold Innovation Camp, presented by Banc of California

WHEN: Tuesday, December 10

WHERE: Junior Achieve Finance Park, 6250 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068

TIME: 9:30am – 1:30pm PT

The Dreams of Gold Social Innovation Camp, presented by Banc of California, is a one-day, project-based, intensive learning experience for 5th grade students. Participants will engage and apply entrepreneurial learning to solving local, national, and global societal challenges.  This challenging program encourages students to think creatively and with a social entrepreneurial mindset to solve an issue in their community.  Students will work in groups with their classmates and participate in brainstorming, idea generating and ice-breaking techniques and exercises throughout the day as they come up with a business solution to a hypothetical question.

 

Habitat Playhouse Build with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

WHEN: Thursday, December 19

WHERE: Lot 6, Banc of California Stadium

TIME: 8:00am – 3:30pm PT 

LAFC and Club Partners Delta/AeroMexico, Sherwin Williams and Jacuzzi will join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) for the Playhouse Build Program, a unique opportunity that provides children with a space to call their own. The program supports Habitat LA in making difference for low-income families in need of decent, sustainable and affordable housing in greater Los Angeles.

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