COUNTRY CLUB PARK : Holiday Toy Drive Donations Sought

Korean American Food and Shelter Services Inc. is conducting its second annual Christmas Toy Drive to collect toys and other donations for children of low-income families.

While families struggle through the economic recession, "children still need toys and we want to make them happy," said the Rev. Hyun Seung Yang, executive director of the nonprofit agency.

Last year, the agency distributed toys to about 1,000 families, Yang said. This year's drive is also sponsored by Sprint, the Korean American Inter-Agency Council and the Korean Church Council of Southern California.

The toys will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the agency, 916 Crenshaw Blvd.

Established after last year's riots to provide food to riot victims, the multiethnic agency has expanded and now provides food and other services to more than 100 people daily. About 70% of the agency's clients are of Korean descent, Yang said.

Information: (213) 936-1115.

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