Gallery hosting toy drive next Friday

DOWNEY - The new Stay Gallery in Downtown Downey is hosting a toy drive next Friday, Dec. 14, to benefit local children in need.All toys collected will be delivered to the Downey Unified School District's True Lasting Connection Family Resource Center on Dec. 17 for distribution. Toys that do not find a home during the holiday season will be stored and given to children during their birthdays and other times of need, officials said. "Come enjoy a night of music, food, drinks and a fun holiday spirit," said Valentin Flores, director of Stay Gallery. "To make things fun, we encourage all that attend to wear their ugliest holiday sweaters to the event." The gallery will be accepting new, unwrapped toys with a minimum value of $10. Donations towards program development at Stay Gallery will also be accepted. Toys can be dropped off all day Friday. Stay Gallery is at 11140 Downey Ave. For more information, go online to

********** Published: December 6, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 34