VELA PICS DEC 2009 045 (800x511)Christmas in East Los Angeles (C.E.L.A) is VELAS Adopt a Family Project for Christmas. With the help of our wonderful volunteers, VELA seeks donations from local businesses and partners to provide individuals and families with essential household items for the winter time, such as blankets, jackets, socks, pajamas and simple games and crafts for children to enjoy during the holidays.

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The project focuses on households of single-parent families, families with older parents, grandparents who are entrusted with the care of their grandchildren, families with disabled individuals, veterans or families who are experiencing financial hardships.

“Christmas in East Los Angeles” has touched the lives of more than 1,000 individuals, making the holidays a little brighter and giving them a Christmas worth celebrating. VELA and volunteers also provide the families with a Holiday Meal, and invite Santa Claus to distribute gifts to each family member in the spirit of the Holiday Season.

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 To become a VELA Volunteer, Click Here.