LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- All is ready for Saturday, January 9,
at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood, California as Mexico's largest toy drive, the
Jugueton, returns to the L.A. area to give thousands of smiles to needy
children. The event is led by Jugueton founder and host of the social justice
program "A Quien Corresponda" Jorge Garralda, who returns to California
following a three-year absence.
Special musical guests for the event include La Academia stars Raul
Sandoval and the recent La Academia representative from California, Luz
Leguizama, who will share some of their crowd-pleasing hits.
The event is made possible thanks to support from Fundacion Azteca
America, Azteca America Los Angeles and Fundacion Hermes Music. In addition to
the Plaza Mexico event, toys will be distributed to local community
organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Los Angeles Children's
Hospital, Padres Contra El Cancer, From Heart to Heart (De Corazon a Corazon
Foundation), Neighborhood Legal Services and Starlight Starbright.
El Jugueton receives the generous support of Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo
Salinas Pliego, founder and Chairman of Grupo Salinas, a conglomerate that
includes TV Azteca and Azteca America, among other important companies.
For 18 years, Jorge Garralda has hosted the most successful community
support program in Mexico: A Quien Corresponda, which serves to channel
community complaints and seek solutions. With a mission to help those who
have the least, the Jugueton began 15 years ago to distribute toys during
Three Kings' Day to needy children in Mexico. Last year, 15 million toys were
distributed through the program, with a similar number expected this year.
The Jugueton is grateful for the donation of 15,000 toys by Fundacion
Hermes Music, which supports children of limited resources, street children
and indigenous communities in Mexico, as well as communities that have faced
natural disasters. The gift is added to thousands of toys received at
collection centers from individuals.
Plaza Mexico is located at 3100 E Imperial Hwy in Lynwood. The mobile
consular services unit El Consulado Sobre Ruedas de Mexico will also be
present from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm to offer assistance with Mexican
passports, consular IDs and legal orientation.
About Fundacion Azteca America
Fundacion Azteca America is a non-profit organization dedicated to
improving the quality of life for members of the Hispanic community currently
in the U.S. Fundacion Azteca America, Fundacion Azteca, Azteca America and TV
Azteca are companies of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas. For more
information, visit www.fundacionaztecaamerica.org, www.gruposalinas.com and
About Azteca America
Azteca America is the alternative choice in broadcast television for
Spanish speaking families residing in the United States. As the fastest-
growing Spanish-language network, Azteca America operates in 66 markets
nationwide. Azteca America can also be seen on DIRECTV Mas Channel 441 (AZA
441) and DISH Network Channel 825. Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster TV
Azteca, S.A. de C.V., Azteca America has access to the best programming from
TV Azteca's three national networks, including a library with over 200,000
hours of original programming and news from local bureaus in 32 Mexican
states. The network complements Mexican programming with an innovative line-up
of shows from international producers and distributors to ensure the finest
programming for Spanish-speaking viewers and unique advertising solutions for
partners seeking to reach the most dynamic market in the country.
For more information, contact:
011 52 55 1720 0059
Lorena Paola Herrera Quinto
011 52 55 1720 1313 ext. 39865
SOURCE Fundacion Azteca America; Azteca America; Grupo Salinas