Dennis Johnson and son Dejon were two of numerous youngsters and adults enjoying themselves at the Children’s Institute Annual Holiday Festival and Toy Giveaway, presented by major sponsor Mattel Children’s Foundation on Saturday and Sunday at the Burton E. Green Campus at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.

The event was specifically designed for children and their families whose lives are impacted by family and community violence, abuse and other trauma.

Children’s Institute Inc. is nationally recognized for its work with children who have been traumatized by violence in their homes or communities.