For the 6th consecutive year, the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL), Downtown Santa Monica and Santa Monica Place jointly sponsored the Best Gift Ever Toy Drive, one of several Winterlit programs and events in Santa Monica this holiday season.
Additionally, the support of Macerich and PS#1 helped the continuing success of the program.
From mid-November through Dec. 13, community residents and local businesses were invited to donate gifts at several drop locations.
On Dec. 15, community volunteers and local dignitaries came together for this year’s “It’s A Wrap party.”
During this event, volunteers helped wrap the donated gifts collected through the Best Gift Ever Toy Drive.
PAL then distributed the gifts to hundreds of children, ages 6-17, who might not otherwise receive presents this holiday season.