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Working Dreams is a 501(c) (3) non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of
Foster Care Youth 
in Los Angeles County, we closely interact with the
Department of Children and Family Service and other
Foster Care organizations.

We Host 3 Signature Events for Foster Children Each Year-
Holiday Toy Event
​Prom Dress Event
Back to School Backpacks

Our Holiday Toy Event 2024, will be on the following dates-
1. Set up for the event- Sunday, December 15, 2024, from 12 noon until 4pm

2. Actual Day of Holiday Toy Event 2024- Monday, December 16, 2024,
from 9am until 5pm

Location for our Holiday Toy Event 2024 is being finalized.

Holiday Toy Event-Throughout the years, we have gathered new toys, books,

DVD's, clothing, basketballs, sports equipment and gift cards for children in the

Los Angeles County Foster Care system. Thanks to our generous donors, the

Holiday Toy Event grows larger and larger each year, allowing Working Dreams to

service increasingly more Foster Children. The Working Dreams Holiday Toy Event

is the largest non-profit gift giveaway for Foster Youth on the West Coast.

In 2021, on the day of the event, we gifted over 1100 Foster children. We partnered

with The Department of Family and Children's Services (DCFS) and the Culver City

Police Department to increase our reach to Foster Children and ultimately helped over

18,500 Foster Children have a Happy Holiday!  

We are very proud to also partner with Vision to Learn. Vision to Learn is a non-profit

that provides free eye exam and free eyeglasses to students in low-income

communities. They bring their vans to our Holiday Toy Event and screen the

Foster Children on-site.  

Prom Dress Event- Our first Prom Dress Event was in 2015, and we have been helping Foster Girls in Los Angeles County find their Prom dress, purse, makeup and jewelry ever since.  We are very fortunate to have brand new Prom Dresses, both short and long, donated to us every year. In addition there are beautiful evening purses, new makeup palettes and jewelry for the girls to choose for their Prom look.

Back to School Backpacks- Since our first backpack giveaway in 2015,

we have partnered with DCFS in giving backpacks to Foster Children

who are the most in need. Thanks to our generous backpack donors,

we have been able to hand out thousands of school supply

stuffed backpacks.​

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