Angel City Celebration 2016

Celebrating and Serving Our Community

The 2016 Angel City Celebration, led by Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) in partnership with Rotarians across Rotary District 5280, and the Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation, has become the largest Rotary service project in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Scheduled for Saturday, December 10th at Ted Watkins Memorial Park, the 2016 Angel City Celebration will bring together city, county, community nonprofits, and volunteer groups from business and service organizations to provide a resource and health fair and festive event that will help improve the quality of life for underserved residents in South L.A.

A special thank to L.A. County Parks & Recreation, our anchor partner for the 2015 Angel City Celebration. We are looking forward to have another wonderful event this year.

View photos from last year’s event

Be an Angel and Support this Amazing Celebration


We need support from our fellow Rotarians and community volunteers to make this year’s celebration a success. Currently, we are looking for 400 volunteers will be deployed at the event to help stage the event, pass out toys, books to the children, serve food, coordinate logistics, check people in, take photos and video, and more.

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LA5 will lead the efforts to obtain donations (in cash or kind) for the toys and books to be given to 4,000 kids and other necessaries for the event.  As in prior years, we welcome donations of other necessaries, such as clothing and food, to bring more joy to the Season for our families.

What Will Happen at the Angel City Celebration?

  • Angel City is an inclusive event, all residents welcome, however mostly our programs are are designed to serve 3,500 to 4,000 children from age 5 to 10 and their families.
  • The Celebration will include a variety of fun activities and entertainment for both kids and adults. Angel City offers a safe environment for families live in South LA to enjoy a fun-filled day in the park.
  • 3,000 early birds attendees will enjoy the Pancake Feast, prepared and served by volunteers.
  • The Celebration’s Resource Fair will focus on gang prevention, empowering parents with information on after-school enrichment programs on sports, academic and healthy living.
  • A Health Fair will provide general wellness check-ups with blood tests, medical specialty consultations and prevention information to youth and family members. We will also have mobile clinics for vision, dental, hearing and general wellness check-up.  
  • The Book Fair will open the eyes of youth and children to the joys of reading, with stories, pictures and facts. The L.A. County Library Department and Molina Foundation will supply the books.
  • Watt’s Farmer Market will join us offering fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

2016 Angel City Partners

  • American Heart Association
  • Angel City Dental Association
  • Charles Draw University, Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing
  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles - Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Program
  • Children's Institute, Inc.
  • City Plants (give away trees)
  • Coach for  Kids of Cedars - Sinai (mobile unit)
  • Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures (mobile unit)
  • House Ear Institute
  • I Heart Watts
  • LA County Mental Health
  • LA County Probation Department
  • LA County Public Health Dept, Community Health
  • LA County Public Health Dept, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • LA County Public Health Dept, Women's Health Programs & Innovation
  • LA County Public Library (Book Fair)
  • Mission City Community Network (mobile unit)
  • Queens Care Health Center
  • Safety Belt Safe USA
  • SOS Mentor
  • Tessie Cleveland Community Services (mobile unit)
  • Vision to Learn (mobile unit)

If you have any questions and/or want to participate in this event by volunteering, sponsoring or you know any entity will enhance or augment our program on December 10, please contact Marjorie Heller at or (323) 463-0304.

Angel City Celebration

Saturday, December 2, 2017
6:45 AM – 4:00 PM
​Franklin D Roosevelt Park

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