HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The Hollywood Museum hosted a special holiday dinner last week for underprivileged youths as part of the L.A.P.D’s annual Youth Scholarship Awards. “These very deserving kids that are underprivileged are from the Hollywood area and participate in the Hollywood police activities league,” said Museum founder and president Donelle Dadigan. “The league has created a strong bond between the L.A.P.D. and the students and their schools.”
L.A.P.D. Commander Cory Palka created this event and has partnered with the Museum in overseeing the festivities each year for the past four years.
Dadigan, who is also chair of the Hollywood Chamber, chair of the Hollywood Historic Trust, and vice-chair of the California Film Commission, hosts this dinner as a way of giving back to the Hollywood community. “Each year, a very special Christmas Angel joins in to give $10,000. Those funds enable us to give laptops and iPads to these very special kids, ranging in age from eleven to seventeen years of age. The angel wants to remain unknown and we respect that wish.
“We turn our fourth floor ballroom into a Christmas winter wonderland, with a traditional Christmas dinner and lots of love and fun for this kids.”