The Forum made the holiday season even brighter for 100 Inglewood-area families at a festive toy giveaway organized by the Black Women’s Forum and joined by Rep. Maxine Waters.
Crowds of children and their parents gathered on the floor of the historic music arena to receive toys provided by the Forum at the lively celebration, which featured a visit by Santa Claus and holiday refreshments. The Forum also made financial contributions to the 20 local nonprofit groups serving the community that participated in the event.
“Every child deserves to enjoy the magic of the holiday season,” Rep. Waters said. “I am thrilled to join with the Forum, the Black Women’s Forum and these other superb nonprofits to make a positive difference for so many local families.”
The Forum has been a proud Inglewood institution for more than 50 years. Today’s event is part of its ongoing commitment to give back generously to the community.
“The Forum isn’t simply located in Inglewood. It is part of Inglewood’s fabric, and there’s nothing more meaningful than supporting our neighbors, especially this time of year,” said Richard Constable, Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Social Impact for The Madison Square Garden Company, the Forum’s owner. “We also welcome the chance to support the great work being done by dedicated nonprofit groups serving this community each and every day.”
Toys were given to children ages 2 to 13 at today’s giveaway. The 100 recipient families were selected from Inglewood and nearby communities by the participating nonprofit groups.
“We are grateful to the Forum and Congresswoman Waters for this strong showing of support for Inglewood and the entire South Bay region,” said Beverly Davis, President of the Black Women’s Forum.
The Black Women’s Forum is a non-profit, social service organization comprised of approximately 1,200 African-American women from the Los Angeles area. It was founded in 1979 by then California State Assemblywoman Maxine Waters, Los Angeles’ First Lady, Mrs. Ethel Bradley, and Mrs. Ruth Washington, owner of the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper.