Children smiling, laughing and enjoying their childhood is what was experienced at the â€œDay of Givingâ€ event. This event took place at various parts of L.A, but Operation School Bell took part at Universal Studios Hollywood for its tenth consecutive year, which completed a milestone in helping 250 homeless children from 30 LAUSD elementary and middle schools.
Operation School Bell is known to help children in need by giving them new clothing items and supplies, useful for their everyday life. Underprivileged children may be struggling through financial situations, but Operation School Bell and Universal City Hollywood made sure these wonderful kids had a great time by spending the afternoon at the theme park and riding the new attractions; â€œDespicable Me Minion Mayhemâ€ and â€œSuper Silly Fun Landâ€ play zone.
â€œDay of Givingâ€ wasn’t done yet, they also sent employees around Los Angeles to help staff stock food for persons affected by HIV/AIDS at AIDS Project L.A. (APLA); host a youth basketball game and let the kids enjoy a delicious hot lunch at the Pacific Lodge Boys’ made by Universal Studios’ culinary team.
As if that wasn’t enough, the event also made sure to embellish the grounds and classrooms at the Meet Each Need with Dignity (M.E.N.D.’s) Educational Training Center; spend time with kids with disabilities by taking on arts and crafts, as well as playtime at Shane’s Inspiration’s playground and provide meals for homeless and low-income women in L.A’s Downtown Women’s Center.
The events’ name says it all, â€œDay of Givingâ€ was a success and accomplished all their expectations of making children and people in need feel loved and cared for. As for the event taken place at Universal Studios Hollywood children where thankful and couldn’t wait to enter the theme park, all employees said the smiles were worth the hard work. If you’d like more information please feel free to visit www.operationschoolbell.org.
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