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You helped make over 850 kids happy this year!


Nancy Cartwright’s Happy House Teams Up With LAPD and The Red Sleigh Santa Foundation For Youth Programs

Saturday, December 5, children from three LAPD Youth Programs were treated to a special visit by Santa Claus and Nancy Cartwright, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson. Sitting in a magnificent, custom-made red sled, Santa (Cortney Lofton) and Mrs. Claus (Nancy Cartwright) distributed gifts to nearly three hundred children.

“Thank you so much for a great event!” said LAPD North Hollywood Captain Rafael Ramirez. “So many happy faces. It’s been a rough year, and this is just what these families needed to kick off the Holiday Season.”

Decorated LAPD “black and whites” from North Hollywood Division, Mission Division and Foothill Division added to the festivities. As cars caravanned through a massive parking lot in Burbank, officers distributed presents and took pictures of each child posing COVID-19-safe near Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Lofton, aka Santa, is the founder of The Red Sled Santa Foundation. He has made it his purpose to bring the holiday spirit to low-income, disabled and terminally ill children in the Valley. “There is no greater joy than to bring a smile to a child’s face,” said Cortney, who runs a Valley contracting company from January through November. “December is for Santa and the children.”

Cartwright, the Honorary Mayor of Northridge for fifteen years and a member of the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, founded the non-profit organization Happy House, helping Valley children learn to make good choices in life. “It is a pleasure to help the LAPD give gifts to so many deserving children. The LAPD Youth Programs are amazing, and it’s an honor to support these wonderful officers.”

LAPD Youth Programs – Junior Cadets, Cadets, Jeopardy and PALS – are community programs for children ages 8 to 17, designed to help children maximize their scholastic and leadership potential. “Our Youth Programs are vital,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Jorge Rodriguez. “The time we invest in our children today is our best guarantee for a better tomorrow. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped put this remarkable day together. The children will remember this day for the rest of their lives.” North Pole kudos to all the volunteer elves and the San Fernando Valley Partnership for donating a beautiful banner.


For more information, go to www.redsledfoundation.org, www.happyhouse.org, and www.lapdonline.org.

We accomplish this mission through our year-round fundraising efforts and support from our generous donors.


Check out who is joining us this year!

That's right! You guessed it! Turns out Santa's right here in Northridge! And he will be joining in on the activities we are planning for this year's Happy House Holiday Train!
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No Pandemic Can Stop this Train!
Thanks to everyone's help last year we surpassed our target of $5000! 
This year we want to double that and raise $10,000!
Help our Happy House “elves," Nancy and Carol, load the Happy House Holiday Train with more gifts and goodies than ever before!

Help At-Risk Kids this Holiday Season!
It is that time of year again! And in spite of everything, the holiday train must go on! 2020 has been a tough year. But even more so for low-income families with at-risk kids. They need our help more than ever before.





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