"Helping Hands Holiday Jam" brings joy to over 300 kids!

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23rd Annual Helping Hands Holiday Jam

On Friday, December 8, 2023 the Northridge Hospital Foundation and Northridge Hospital Medical Center hosted their 23rd Annual “Helping Hands Holiday Jam” for nearly 300 underserved children. 

Northridge Hospital Foundation and Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center (NHMC), in partnership with many community partners and donors, turned an ordinary parking lot into a child’s holiday extravaganza! This was a special day for these children to celebrate and just be a kid and enjoy lunch, the carnival games and snacks, arts and crafts, plus each child visited with Santa, had their photo taken with him, and received a bag full of gifts to take home.

For the past 22 years the Holiday Jam has been a Holiday highlight for thousands of children from our local area elementary schools between the ages of 7-10. These children are part of the “Title1/No Child Left Behind” program that provides financial assistance to local agencies for the education of children of low-income families. For many of these children, this may be their only Christmas.

Thanks to the 100+ volunteers from NHMC and the community who donated their time, money and products to make certain that this event was a success.

Click here to read the Article in the Los Angeles Daily News, La Opinion. 

A special thanks to our amazing sponsors & donors:


Event Sponsor:
My Stuff Bags Foundation
Northridge Hospital Foundation
Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Board Game Sponsor:
Premier America Credit Union

Carnival Game Station Sponsor:
Harold & Carole Pump Foundation
Tony Torres 

Lunch Sponsor 

Game Truck Sponsor:
Dr. & Mrs. Alain Karaguezian

Dessert Sponsor:
Frank & Valerie Kohler

Gift In Kind Sponsors:

Tonette & Joe Barcellona
Childrens Dental Fun Zone
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
Councilmember John Lee
Councilmember Imelda Padilla
Calcom Credit Union 
Ms. Joni Novosel

Enjoy this KCAL news segment from the 23rd Helping Hands Holiday Jam

KCAL Special Segment


Enjoy these videos from the 22nd Helping Hands Holiday Jam

CBS Segment

Helping Hands Holiday Jam

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NBC Segment

KTLA Segment

KCAL Segment

KMEX Univision Segment

KRCA Estrella TV Segment