News Advisory: Volunteers of America to Host 21st Annual Holiday Event for 300 of L.A.'s Impoverished Senior Citizens at Downtown L.A. Marriott on Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 General News J E 4
During the holidays, L.A.'s impoverished seniors are at increased risk of severe depression. For 20 years, Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles (VOALA) has teamed-up with the entertainment industry and philanthropic individuals to make December 25th "A Christmas to Remember" in Los Angeles for destitute, lonely seniors.

Longtime VOALA supporter Betty White is the 2008 Hollywood sponsor. Music will fill the air as guests are treated to a traditional holiday meal with all the trimmings in a festive ballroom. VOALA also provides gift-bags for all the guests, which include useful items such as soap, socks and gloves.

VOALA reaches beyond their own programs and housing facilities to senior centers and assisted living homes throughout the area so that none of L.A.'s elderly needs to spend Christmas alone. For many of these seniors, Christmas is the only day of the year they get to dress up and go out on the town. The 21st annual "A Christmas to Remember" luncheon will lift the spirit of many who would otherwise be alone and hungry.

WHAT: VOALA 21st annual "A Christmas to Remember" luncheon with entertainment and gifts for 300 impoverished senior citizens

WHEN: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 25, 2008

WHERE: Marriott Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

333 South Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, California 90071


CONTACT: Cindi Dietrich, (213) 505-3937

/PR Newswire - Dec. 23/

SOURCE Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles


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