The Los Angeles Unified School District has collected 1,000 toys, games, books household items, clothing and grocery store gift card to give away to 50 homeless families Friday at 7:30 a.m. at their office.

The toys have been donated by the National Parenting Publications Awards.

The district’s Homeless Education Program has identified 16,000 homeless student, up from 3,000 last year, and works in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies to maximize access to educational, social and enrichment programs.

This includes providing families with holiday donations through is Sponsor-A-Family effort. This year the program will take place at 1430 S. San Julian Street, #7, Los Angeles.

Those interested in donating new, unwrapped toys or clothes as well as gift cards, are welcome bring them to the address above.

For more information, contact the Homeless Education Program at (213) 765-2883.