Los Angeles, CA (December, 2021) – IEX Helicopters has teamed up with the City of Avalon & Avalon Sheriff Station to launch an annual Toy Drive for Avalon’s children in need.

IEX Helicopters, will be collecting gift donations at its Queen Mary Terminal in Long Beach until 16th December 2021.

On 17th December 2021, Santa with assistance from two of his elves will fly a helicopter loaded with donated gifts to Avalon where he will be met by deputies from the Avalon Sheriff Station who will escort him and the gifts to City Hall where they will be distributed to local children.

Santa has chosen to fly his helicopter in order to give Rudolph and the other reindeer a well-deserved break so they are fresh and ready for Christmas Eve.  

IEX Helicopters is excited to partner with Santa to launch this community initiative. “With so many local families so badly impacted by the island shutdown during COVID, we are excited to help make this holiday a little more memorable for some of the younger Avalon residents” said Ben Villalobos, Vice President of Business Development.  “We are delighted to partner with the City of Avalon, Avalon Sheriff’s Station and of course Santa himself to add some holiday cheer”.

Santa is scheduled to depart IEX Helicopters, Queen Mary Terminal at 11.00 AM on Friday 17th December 2021.

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About IEX Helicopters

IEX Helicopters is recognized as Southern California’s leader of exclusive helicopter charter and tour services, flying thousands of guests annually, to choice destinations.  The company is also well-known for transportation and tours to Catalina Island, landing at their private heliport for over 35 years.   

IEX Helicopters departs from any SoCal airport and boast 3 exclusive heliports and has a large fleet of diverse aircraft. Services provided also include the popular LA/Hollywood and Coastal Tours, Heli-Picnic, Heli-Hiking, Heli-Marine Expedition, exclusive packages, TV/film production, aerial photography, as well as oil/utility work. Learn more at www.iexhelicopters.com.  Instagram @IEXhelicopters