LOS ANGELES - Earlier today, the Dodgers donated thousands of promotional items to non-profit organizations around Los Angeles for use in their holiday efforts. Items included blankets, towels, bobbleheads, action figures, baseball caps, t-shirts and more. This event marks the fourth consecutive year the Dodgers have assisted local groups as they reach out to underserved families during the holiday season and launches the Dodgers' 2011 holiday giving efforts.
The Dodgers distributed items to more than 40 pre-selected non-profit groups today at Dodger Stadium. Organizations that benefited include the Central City Action Committee, the City of Los Angeles Circle of Caring, the Department of Veteran Affairs, A Foundation for Kids, Friends of Expo Center, The Midnight Mission, Operation Gratitude and many others.
The Dodgers host numerous holiday events every holiday season for pre-selected individuals and organizations. This year, the team's seventh annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway will take place on November 15 and the seventh annual Holiday Ham Giveaway will take place on December 15 in coordination with several local elected officials and civic organizations. In addition, the annual Dodgers Dream Foundation Children's Holiday Party will take place at Dodger Stadium on December 8.