A big thank you to our sponsors for Angel City - 2019 was a success and we look forward to 2020!

Held: Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Jesse Owens Park

Celebrating and Serving Our Community

2018 AngelCity Event with Santa

Angel City Celebration is the largest Rotary service project in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Led by the Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) in partnership with District 5280. Evolving from a simple toys and food giveaway in a church parking lot to a park-sized event featuring a resource and health fair, book fair and many other activities to improve quality of life for underserved families with young children in South LA. The mission of the Angel City Celebration is always the same: empower our neighbors in South LA with knowledge of preventive healthcare and provide wellness check-ups; bring joy to the young children with toys and books; and educate parents on how to access after school activities. Throughout its 10-year history, though, one the most pleasing by-products of the Celebration are the smiles: smiles of happiness on the faces of 3,000 plus children who receive toys they only dreamed of, smiles of relief on the faces of parents who can now provide their children with these toys as well as gifts of reading and improved health, and smiles of holiday joy on the faces of the 500 volunteers who are essential to making all this happen year after year.

2018 AngelCity event family

Partnering with both LA City and County Parks Departments, Angel City Celebration has rotated among several parks in South LA.

The 2019 Angel City Celebration was at Jesse Owens Park, 9651 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047, on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

A special thanks to L.A. County Parks & Recreation, our anchor partner for the 2019 Angel City Celebration.

We are looking forward to another wonderful event this year!

​Cash Contributors

  • Alicia & Bob Aldridge
  • Alan Bernstein
  • Karen & Mike Birkholm
  • David Blend
  • Tim Brown
  • Ken Chong
  • Don Crocker
  • D. A. Davidson & Co.
  • David L. Bland, CWS® \|SVP Financial Advisor
  • Jack Gilbertson
  • Golden Poppy of Eastern Stars
  • Hiram of Tyre Grand Lodge
  • Todd Johnson
  • MacMurray Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown
  • Rotary Club of Hollywood
  • Rotary Club of Inglewood
  • Rotary Club of Koreatown
  • Rotary Club of Los Angeles
  • Rotary Club of Westchester
  • Rotary District 5280
  • Ben & Megan Tunnel
  • Jose Vera

In-Kind Contributors

  • Central Basin Municipal Water District of LA County — Bottled water for 300
  • DWP — Water trailer for 3,000 people
  • JW Marriott, LA Live — Breakfast for 300
  • Pacer Printer — Print 3,000 passports for the event
  • Salvation Army - Southern California Division — Warehousing toys and supplies and toys contribution
  • Shelter Partnership, Inc. - S. Mark Taper Fondation Shelter Resource Bank — Over 2,000 pairs of croc/athletic shoes for youth
  • St. Vicent de Paul — Toys
  • Supervisor Ridley-Thomas — Tables, chairs and tents
  • Vision to Learn — Free eye glasses

If you have any questions, want to participate in this event by volunteering or sponsoring or you know of any entity that can enhance or augment our program on December 2nd, please contact Marjorie Heller at [email protected] or (323) 463-0304.


Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Offers resources and information on community and clinical programs for those suffering from diabetes or obesity. Provides healthy lifestyle tips and resource guides, nutrition education, with demonstrations and games.

Fleet Street

Supplies children bicycles to be given away in a ticket raffle and provides bike safety education.

Get PrepLA/LA Condom

Disseminates free condoms and educational materials about STI, HIV prevention and PrEP, a new daily pill that helps an individual stay HIV negative.

Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

Provides information Provides information on mental health and supportive services for children, youth and families of South LA.on mental health and supportive services for children, youth and families of South LA.

Mission City Community Network (mobile unit)

Provides medical, dental and mental health program information and referral service for underserved individuals. Offers medical insurance enrollment in MHLA, Med-Cal, Cover CA, etc.

Umma Community Clinic

Information on behavioral health services and enrollment assistance and African-American wellness program.


​An experience design company that has created a tangible story overlay for the children to ‘live’ the story and emotionally engage with the day’s activities - after all, it’s much more entertaining to get an eye exam when you know you’ll get to write your name on Santa’s Nice List for it. They organized activities ranging from Magic Lessons to relay sack races and integrated it within the structure of the event.