BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of people have lined city streets in Boyle Heights on Saturday to partake in a toy giveaway.READ MORE: Rams Fans Flood The Stands For First Ever Playoff Game At SoFi Stadium
Art Barron, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, says celebrities have donated 10,000 toys for the “Miracle on 1st Street” giveaway.
The event – the city’s largest toy giveaway for inner-city kids — got underway at the Hollenbeck Youth Center at 9 a.m. Saturday.READ MORE: East Coast Storm Grounds Dozens Of Flights Out of LAX, John Wayne Airport On Monday
Daniel Hernandez, President of the Hollenbeck Youth Center, says the event has been taking place for 31 years.
“For 31 years, we’ve been building into a stage of this magnitude. We’re going to actually give out 10,000 toys to these kids,” Hernandez said.MORE NEWS: Families Mourn 3 Teens Killed In Pasadena Crash
“These kids understand that our inner-city community sometimes needs someone to champion them… someone to put the toys out there for them so that they can have a really nice miracle on 1st Street,” he said.