Daily Breeze: Wilmington welcomes new Toy Loan Center for low-income families

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Daily Breeze: Wilmington welcomes new Toy Loan Center for low-income families


Photo: Children at the Abode Communities center in Wilmington line up to check out toys thanks to new Toy Loan Center sponsored by LA County Department of Public Social Services Wednesday August 21, 2019. The toy loan honor code on display for children. (Photo by Robert Casillas, Daily Breeze Contributing Photographer)

The Department of Public Social Services unveiled its new Toy Loan Center at the Adobe Communities residential facility, in Wilmington, Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 21.

The center, a creation of the department’s Toy Loan Program, will help to serve low-income families in the Wilmington area — allowing children to borrow toys.

The Toy Loan Program, created in 1935, has existed as a free service that provides children with the opportunity to borrow toys through an honor- and merit-based system, requiring toys be returned in good condition. Through this system, children develop a sense of responsibility and care.

The Toy Loan Program currently operates more than 54 toy centers throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

This article was originally published by the Daily Breeze.