Underprivileged children will be given the gift of new shoes for the holidays thanks to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The LAPD’s Olympic Area Station is holding a holiday shoe drive Thursday to help children who are homeless or in need.
Officers have already collected 1,200 pairs of new shoes as part of "Operation Shoes From Santa."
Anyone who attends the event can meet the families receiving the gifts to hear their personal stories.
Another treat for the children, the station has been transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” with real snow on the ground. Santa will guide his way to the station on a T-3 police scooter along with an LAPD police helicopter to bring shoes, toes and a stocking full of Christmas treats to the children.
Donation bins have also been set up at the Wilshire Rotary Club’s Christmas tree lot at Beverly and Larchmont Boulevards.
"Operation Shoes From Santa" Drive:
- When: Thursday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.
- Where: LAPD Olympic Area Station, 1130 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90006