FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 16, 1997
IR#97-58

CONTACT:
Rick Rice
Dean Fryer
(415) 972-8835


-- MEDIA ADVISORY --

LOS ANGELES -- The California Department of Industrial Relations is pleased to announce that it will make a substantial contribution of clothing to several non-profit organizations in Los Angeles and Orange counties during an event which to be held at La Casa de Mexicana, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles. The apparel is for distribution to disadvantaged families in the area. Media is invited to cover the donation event. Details are listed below.

WHEN:

11:00 a.m., Wednesday December 17, 1997

WHERE:

La Casa de Mexicana
2900 Calle Pedro Infante
Los Angeles, Ca 90063
(Contact: Aurora Ortiz; Tel: 213/264-1428)

WHO:

California Labor Commissioner Jose Millan will make the presentation to:
The Mexican Benefits Committee, represented by Aurora Ortiz
The KAC, represented by Charles Kim
The Zion Mission, represented by Gloria Kim
Green Pasture Youth Center
Orange County Korean Federation
A Better Child Foundation
The New Prospect Baptist Church, represented by Pastor Nance
C.O.P.E.S., represented by Peggy Evans

WHAT:

The donation of new clothing consists of apparel confiscate from underground shops by investigators of the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement directed by Commissioner Millan. Under the law, the clothing must either be destroyed to prevent it from being resold, or it may be donated for direct distribution to individuals and families.

WHY:

Befitting of the holiday season, the donation is made on behalf of state labor investigators and victims of the underground economy to help those in need.

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