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It was on a sunny Saturday morning on December 18, 2021
10am - 12pm
Boyle Heights Community Partners Proudly Presents
"2021 Senior Gift of Giving" at Sakura Gardens

Thank you to Sakura Gardens, Little Tokyo Historical Society, Neighborhood Music School, OCO Youth, and Hollenbeck LAPD

Due to Covid restrictions, this event was closed to the public, but we do ask that you
help us continue to provide community events by making a donation, especially as we will bring
smiles once again in 2022 for both Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Before it was Sakura Gardens/Pacifica Companies (2016 - present), it was Keiro (1975 - 2016),
before it was Keiro it was the Japanese Home for the Aged
(1967 - 1974),
before it was the Japanese Home for the Aged, it was the Jewish Home for the Aged
(1944 - 1973),
It all began with the Hebrew Sheltering Home for the Aged/Association/Jewish Sheltering Society
(1910 - 1943).

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Join us for our Sing-Along with our very own Neighborhood Music School.

The Music Settlement House, as it was originally known, was established in 1914, and located on Mozart Street.
Its purpose was to teach English and Music to the Russian immigrants of Boyle Heights.

In the 1930's the school relocated to the Hollenbeck House at 357 South Boyle Avenue and became a nonprofit
organization since 1936, offering affordable, professional music instruction to the community.

In 1947, the school moved to its present location, in the two oldest Victorian houses in Boyle Heights.
  • Karen Louis, Executive Director introducing our Sing-Along
After the finest entertainment from our Neighborhood Music School, our seniors took a break before coming down for lunch, which is when we greeted them with a gift bag of essentials items, gifted by Boyle Heights Community Partners and Little Tokyo Historical Society, Hollenbeck Police Department and members of our community, with donations to help fill those gift bags.
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  • From left to right: Vivian M. Escalante-CEO Boyle Heights Community Partners, David A. Silva-VP Boyle Heights Community Partners, Paula Miura- Volunteer, Little Tokyo Historical Society, Brenda Martinez-Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council and Michael Okamura-President, Little Tokyo Historical Society
  • Paula Miura volunteering and stuffing our gift bags.
  • Brenda Martinez and Vivian M. Escalante stuffing the wonderful gifts.
  • So many essential gifts for our elders.
  • Over 100 gift bags.
  • In the memory unit, she she looked into her bag, she said that there wasn't anything in it, so Vivian M. Escalante helped her reconnize her gifts.
  • Not only did our elders receive gifts going to lunch, but also gifts after lunch with the OCO youth.
  • OCO Youth
  • As our elders are about to have lunch, we are all being honored.
  • A wonderful treat for our elders, a wonderful cake from Yamazaki Bakery LA at the Japanes Plaza in Little Tokyo.


Community Support
Community Support for all of our community events
Student Internship Program, Landmarking our Historic Places,
Min Amount $25

Let's Continue to Stay Connected
With our Virtual Programs, eNewsletters, Mailers, Notifications of Historic Places,
our monthly virtual history sharing, educational virtual programs and more.

Min Amount $50

Sunday, November 28, 2021
This Community Event Was Proudly Presented by
Boyle Heights Community Partners, Breed Street Shul Project, Councilmember Kevin de Leon 14th District,
Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, Jewish Historical Society of Southern California,
Councilmember Paul Koretz 5th District, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago District 53,
Schwartz Bakery, CXR Sound - Studio,
Music by The Ellis Island KlexMex Band: Barry Fisher, Adam Ramirez, Zinovy Goro, Rufino Menjares, and Ty Rust

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Boyle Heights Community Partners relies on the generosity of donors as yourself, and is grateful for
Your support to continue our efforts to uplift and maintain the history of our community.

Boyle Heights Community Partners is a California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit #84-1775338, State Charity Registration # 64141193 (c) 2018

You can mail a check payable to:
Boyle Heights Community Partners
603 N. Breed St.
Los Angeles, California 90033

Boyle Heights Community Partners is a California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit #32-0628921 (c) 2018

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