Holiday cheer is coming to South Los Angeles this weekend. Best Start Broadway-Manchester and Green Meadows Recreation Center will partner Saturday for a holiday celebration, where community assistance takes center stage.
The Winter Wonderland Resource Fair and Toy Giveaway will feature resource information and assistance for families, and free toys for kids in Broadway-Manchester and the surrounding area. Best Start Broadway-Manchester works to improve the well-being of children from birth until age five in South Los Angeles, making a family-centric event such as this perfect for the org.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for them to give back to the community,” spokesman Greg De Benedictis said. “So they thought ‘why not do a resource fair’.”
In addition to the resource fair, Winter Wonderland will also feature a tree-planting ceremony, a CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Program Grant awarded to the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. There will also be free food, mariachi music and artificial snow.
Although this is the first major event planned by Best Start Broadway-Manchester, De Benedictis said it won’t be the last.
This article has been updated.