July 13, 2017: ‘Christmas’ arrives Saturday for 150 at-risk families; event sponsored by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell

July 13, 2017

Event takes place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at USC campus

SACRAMENTO – Thanks to strong local support, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on Saturday will present laptops and scooters to 150 at-risk children during a free carnival that includes food, games, rides, medical screenings, athletic challenges and enough outdoor fun to inspire Santa to buy sunscreen.

Dubbed “Christmas in July,” Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, is hosting the event to brighten the lives of at-risk children by providing them donated gifts, free dental and vision screenings, and ‘fun zones’ where children and their families can learn about education, the environment and literacy by rock climbing, sumo wrestling, playing in an inflated ‘bounce house’ and visiting onsite health, science and literacy labs to help raise awareness on subjects like healthy eating and financial literacy.

WHO: 150 at-risk youths aged 7-12 and their families are expected to join Sen. Holly J. Mitchell. Recipients are nominated by local schools and social agencies

WHAT: Christmas in July with Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, highlighted by her presenting 150 laptops and scooters to nominated children.

WHEN: Registration opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017; games and events run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presentation of laptops and scooters begins at 1 p.m.

WHERE: The McCarthy Quad on the USC campus, 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, 90089.

WHY? At-risk youths deserve summer fun, engaging activities, learning opportunities and encouragement to excel. “Christmas in July” says “We care year round.”

VISUAL NOTE: A wide variety of visual elements, including Mitchell physically engaged with children to bridge having fun with staying mentally, physically and nutritionally active during the summer.

PARKING: Members of the media can park free at Gate 3.

This event is possible because of the generous donations from the following sponsors: Disney; County of Los Angeles; American Beverage Association; USC; Wells Fargo; Farmers Insurance; Intuit; Upscale; Community Partners; AEG; Alta Med; AT&T; California American Water; CHLA; CVS; IBEW Local 11; Kaiser; LA Care; Water Replenishment District; NBCUniversal; SEIU 721; SEIU 2015; St. John’s; State Farm; Toyota; US Bank; Walmart; Paramount Pictures; Sunrun; Local 871; Avery Dennison; Enterprise; GRACE; Google; Green Dot; Servicon; Molina; SoCal Gas; Zenith; Warner Bros.; HBO; 2nd Call.

For more information, visit Sen. Mitchell’s Web site HERE or at the address below.

Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget Committee. A member of the Legislature for more than six years,  she represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. See a map of Mitchell’s district that includes a demographic breakdown of its residents and more HERE. Learn more at www.senate.ca.gov/Mitchell



Communications Director

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate District 30

Capitol Building, Room 5080

Sacramento, Calif. 95814

(916) 651-4030 office; 916 717-0513 cell