December 9, 2015
Twenty-nine years ago, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services created the 999 for Kids program to assist severely disabled and abused children who were victims of the most severe cases of abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. Each year, the children participating in the 999 for Kids program have enjoyed a holiday party in a makeshift North Pole village. On Sunday, the Sheriff's Training and Regional Services (STARS) Center in Whittier were transformed into a winter wonderland complete with snow, Santa's toy workshop, holiday crafts, and Santa Claus. Student volunteers from FIDM partnered in the event, bringing with them donated clothing, accessories, school supplies, and books to each participating family from the FIDM Scholarship Foundation Store.
Read more about the event here.