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Celebrating the Spirit of Giving: Recap of the Mattel Holiday Celebration

Mattel HQ As the year draws to a close, the Heal Los Angeles Foundation concluded its annual festivities with the heartwarming “Mattel Holiday Celebration” at Mattel Headquarters in El Segundo, California. The highlight of the event was the exclusive rental of the Mattel Toy Store for two hours, allowing 40 deserving kids the joy of…

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2023 Smile Program

The Why In the past, the phrase ‘mental health’ often carried a negative stigma in certain communities, unfortunately associated with weakness. However, the shifting tides of our world have brought about a powerful change. Mental health is now seen as a beacon of hope, encouraging individuals to speak out and embrace the concept that seeking…

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King of Popcorn: Movie Night Series

Welcome to Hayvenhurst! The Heal Los Angeles Foundation is thrilled to announce our upcoming event at the legendary Jackson Family compound, Hayvenhurst. Introducing the “King of Popcorn: Movie Night Series,” our aim is to offer Michael Jackson fans and the general public a rare opportunity to experience the beauty of Hayvenhurst. As many of our…

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2023 Power Up Fitness Program Sponsored by Mike Tyson Cares

The Why Promoting children’s engagement in fitness activities holds greater significance now than ever, particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic. Participating in regular physical exercise not only enhances physical health but also contributes significantly to mental well-being, fostering resilience in the face of adversity. The disruptions caused by the pandemic, including reduced outdoor activities…

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Get To Know About Loreto Street Elementary

Northeast Los Angeles When Heal LA embarked on its program initiatives, we were committed to a deliberate approach in selecting the most suitable areas. Collaborating with the University of Southern California (USC), we focused on identifying communities with low-income demographics and high obesity rates. This meticulous analysis led us to pinpoint the top 5 areas…

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Heal LA’s Impact Areas: Self-Care & Education

As the Heal Los Angeles Foundation continue this amazing journey, we would like to take a moment to provide some clarity and dispel a common misconception. While our origins as a student service organization at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) focused on addressing homelessness, hunger, and child abuse, we have since evolved into an official 501c3…

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2023 Virtual Cooking Class Recap

Our 3rd Year of the Virtual Cooking Class The Virtual Cooking Class has recently completed its third year with the students from Loreto Street Elementary, and we are thrilled to see how much the program has grown since its launch in 2021. What started as a small program has now become a bigger and more…

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Heal LA Announces New Leadership & Board Member

Co-Founder & President – John Muto Exciting changes are on the horizon for the Heal Los Angeles Foundation as it embarks on a new chapter of growth and development with the appointment of John Muto as Co-Founder and President, and the addition of Nikki Garcia as the Foundation’s first female board member. With this new…

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A Look Back at 2022!

The Heal Los Angeles Foundation had an eventful and impactful year in 2022. As a non-profit organization committed to providing impactful programs to our youths in Los Angeles, the foundation worked tirelessly to fulfill its mission of providing programs that help them pursue their dreams while building fundamental life skills. Through a range of programs…

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Heal LA 2021 Recap: See What We’ve Accomplished

As Prince and I went into 2021, we wanted to make sure that we had programming for our youth and families at Loreto Street Elementary. Whether that meant virtually or in-person we were determined to have programming happen in 2021. We learned a lot from 2020 and as most nonprofit organizations stopped in-person programming and…

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Thriller Night 2021 Fundraiser

Thriller Night is our annual Halloween fundraising event held at the historic Hayvenhurst House. Each year guests come in costume and enjoy a night of tricks and treats, but this year was extra special. Thriller Night 2021 included two new features: Legacy Room and Neverland Room, graciously shared with us by John Branca and the…

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Heal LA Ambassadors Raised $23K Through Social Media

Through the generous support and donations of our social media followers, we were able to raise $23,000. We would like to thank our Heal LA Ambassadors: Rushka Bergman, Omer Bhatti, Rolf Fletscher, Paris Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Wanyi Jiang, Liam McEwan, Glen Robinson III, Chris Tucker, and Jojo Wright. We would also like to thank all…

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Our 2nd Annual Mattel Holiday Celebration

Heal Los Angeles Foundation & LAPD Baseball Foundation welcomed 50 well-deserving kids at Mattel in El Segundo on December 20th for our 2nd Annual Mattel Holiday Celebration. Loreto Street Elementary School administrators selected 25 students to participate on behalf of Heal LA and 25 children from Pacoima Housing were selected for LAPD Baseball. Mattel gave…

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Heal LA Celebrates Virtual Cooking Class for 25 Families

The students and families from Loreto Street Elementary just completed their eight-week virtual cooking class. During the eight-week course, families had a fresh produce box that contained the meal of the week, chef apron and hat, and had a live bilingual chef on Zoom to help families follow along. Families that posted a picture on…

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Heal LA Launches First Virtual Cooking Class

It’s now been a full year since the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 had become a global pandemic. The pandemic had claimed millions of loved ones and changed the ways in which each of us relates to and navigates the world. This time last year, the Heal Los Angeles Foundation was getting ready to…

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