Comprehensive Community Health Centers (CCHC) is celebrating the holiday season by hosting their 2 nd Annual Toy Giveaway and Health Fair event. At the event, which is scheduled to take place December 16th, 2017 at CCHC’s Sunland location, the aim is to provide over 1500 children, ages 0-12 with free, brand new toys. Residents of the Sunland-Tujunga neighborhood and surrounding communities will have the opportunity to participate in free dental and vision screenings and enjoy fun games and activities. Holiday treats, healthy snacks, bicycle raffles sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department, Foothill Division and more will be available.
Event attendees will also receive free lunch sponsored by El Pollo Loco. Various community organizations will attend the event to provide helpful health resources and educational materials to the community. This will be a great opportunity to make sure children and their families receive free preventative care screenings and resources, thereby encouraging healthy behaviors and attitudes as we approach the New Year. CCHC staff and collaborating organizations including Blue Shield of California, SunlandTujunga Chamber of Commerce, Anthem Blue Cross, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, YMCA of the Foothills, Glendale YMCA, Glendale Community College Scholars Program, and Glendale Community College Global Medical Training organization are supporting this year’s event by providing monetary donations and/or hosting Toy Drives to aid in the collection of toys to be distributed at the event.
“Many children are not fortunate to receive gifts during the holidays. Getting together as a community to provide free toys to children is a great opportunity to empower our communities and put a smile on many faces,” said Toyin Idehen, Manager of Outreach and Enrollment. “We’re excited about this year’s event due to the nature of the theme and the resources available. In line with CCHC’s mission, we are committed to ensuring the health and well-being of those in our community and we are happy to provide health-related resources and services to all in attendance.”
The free event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 8316 Foothill Blvd, Sunland, CA 91040. For more information about the event, please contact Toyin Idehen, Manager of Outreach and Enrollment at 818-265-2257. More information about CCHC can be found on our website www. cchccenters.org.