Holiday Warmth, Letting It Show: APLA

Text and Photos by Sean Black

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lthough the weather outside was a bit frightful, L.A.’s glitterati was delightful. They braved the misty rain to attend the 20th annual Toy Box Party, benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), and held at SBE’s Redbury Hotel at the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine this past Sunday, December 13.

Spreading holiday cheer in its 20th year, the Toy Box Party—created by Curt Sharp, Alan Friel, and Dana Miller—asked guests to bring an unwrapped toy as price of admission, which included a photo op with festive holiday guests. The toy donations will be distributed to the families of APLA clients this holiday season.

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