Each year in December, Dignity/Los Angeles celebrates Christmas with a party in
the home of a member who volunteers to host the event. In 2013, the party was held in the
home of Michael and Aldo on December 7.
In accordance with tradition, it was a potluck affair. The "price" of admission formerly was
to bring an unwrapped Christmas toy for donation to a local collection of such toys for distribution to
the needy, with the objective being that every child will receive at least one toy for Christmas. This
year, however, a free-will offering for the same purpose was requested.
At the party, a "White Elephant" drawing was also held. Each "winner" could require any
single prior "winner" to surrender his or her own winnings in exchange for what the more recent "winner"
had drawn. Sometimes a "winning" prized passes through the hands of many "winners" before reaching
its final new owner.
Below are some candid photos taken at the event.