This month the bear will put on the Santa hat and travel across Los Angeles County spreading holiday cheer!

During the month of December, #LASD Deputies will be visiting hospitals, schools and community centers for many charitable causes.

Each LASD Sheriff Station will be collecting toys and distributing them to children in underserved communities of Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services created the “999 for Kid’s” program, 30 years ago! The mission: To assist severely disabled and abused children who were victims of the most severe cases of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence.

For the last 30 years, the children participating in the “999 for Kids” program have been treated to a Christmas party. The Sheriff’s Training and Regional Services (STARS) Center is transformed into a wintery wonderland where the children enjoy snow to play in, receive toys, a meal from McDonald’s fast food restaurants, participate in entertainment activities and have their picture taken with Santa Claus.

#LASD will be everywhere showing off their Christmas spirit, so if you see us, don’t forget to say hello-ho-ho-ho!

If you would like to help make a child’s Christmas day a magical one, you can drop off a toy at any of our LASD Sheriff’s Stations or if you would like to donate to the “999 for Kids” please click on the link:…/999-for-kids-answering-call-c…/