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“Helping Hands Holiday Jam” Event for Children
A Heart-Warming Holiday Event 

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the Northridge Hospital Foundation and Northridge Hospital Medical Center hosted the 18th Annual “Helping Hands Holiday Jam” for over 350 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! Three hundred and fifty (350) underserved children from the San Fernando Valley were invited to celebrate a true gifted Christmas with carnival games, arts and crafts, food, a visit and photo with Santa and a bag full of gifts to take home. For the past 17 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 will be their only Christmas.

"Every individual I know truly wants a job or a role that truly excites and engages them. If you want to make an impact on a child for a day and enjoy seeing kids smile... this is the job for you! We could not host this terrific event without the cooperation and charitable intent of our many community partners."
Brian Hammel, President, Northridge Hospital Foundation

This was a special day for these children to celebrate and just be a kid. Thank you to the 100+ volunteers from NHMC and the community who donated their time, money and products to make certain that this event is a success. 

Click here for the Channel 4 News video. 



Want to see even more photos from this year's event?  Come visit our Facebook Event Page.