San Fernando, California. The Council of Elders of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (“the Tribe”) is organizing the 2019 Tribal Foster Youth Toy Drive to help raise money or toys for the Tribe’s foster youth from November 1 through December 9, 2019.

The Council of Elders is comprised of elders selected to help provide guidance to the Tribe. Those members are Ted Garcia (Chair) Beverly Folkes (Vice-Chair), Kathy Ann Flores (Secretary), Bernice Frances Cooke, Dennis Garcia, Ted Garcia, and Alan Salazar.

The Tribe’s children in dependency range from infant to teens. Sample gift ideas for age ranges:

Infant-toddler books, blankets, clothes, baby toys, developmental toys
3-7 year oldpuzzles, board games, art sets, science kit
8-12 year oldboard games, books, puzzles, building blocks, cars
Teensgift card, art supplies, bath gift set

Other gift ideas for youth may include a shawl, beaded jewelry, or other cultural items.

Gifts may be delivered Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm at the FTBMI Tribal Administration building located at 1019 Second Street in San Fernando, CA 91403. For more information, email the Health and Social Wellness Department at or call 818-837-0794 x208