On Thursday, December 8, the Los Angeles chapter of IFMA gathered for the annual Holiday Party in downtown LA at Drago Centro. It was a night for us all to celebrate the tremendous year 2016 was for the Chapter, and to look ahead to 2017 and what we can do to make the coming year even more successful.
Once again, IFMA-LA selected the Los Angeles Mission to be the recipient of our charitable spirit. Dozens of chapter members brought unwrapped Christmas gifts to be donated to families who are calling the Mission home this time of year. We were honored to be joined by David L Prentice and Tami Philips from the LA Mission who shared with us how impactful our donations will be to their community of residents.
The Mission is one of the longest running homeless shelters in the country. Over 900,000 meals are served each year out of the LA Mission, making it a vital part of the local homeless community. IFMA-LA is proud to partner with such an important Los Angeles institution. IFMA members were invited to visit the LA Mission facility on our own time if we are interested in seeing the facility and volunteering our time.
Thank you again to all those who attended the Holiday Party. It was a great night to conclude a great year for IFMA-LA.