Philippe’s has a reputation for being active in the Los Angeles community and this holiday season is no different for the Chinatown Philippe's Donates $1k to LAPPL's Blue Christmasrestaurant.

This week, the Philippe’s management team donated $1,000 to the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) for their inaugural Operation Blue Christmas to help families in great need have a better holiday season.

Philippe’s $1,000 donation will help the LAPPL purchase gifts, toys and more so families in need – financial or health-related – can have what they wouldn’t be able to, otherwise.

This year’s program is specifically benefiting five families and on top of the donation check, Philippe’s added a $100 Philippe’s gift card for each of the families so they can enjoy a meal out and indulge in Philippe’s French Dipped sandwiches, sides, desserts and more.

About Blue Christmas

Community officers identified the families for Operation Blue Christmas, which the donations (both monetary and gift cards) from league members, private companies such as Philippe’s and more will benefit. The program was designed after New York Sergeants’ Benevolent Association which began in 2012.

The LAPPL is also asking for the community’s help through $10-$20 gift cards that can be placed in several community drop boxes, including

77th Community Police Station
7600 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Mission Community Police Station
11121 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Newton Community Police Station
3400 Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Pacific Community Police Station
12312 Culver Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Rampart Community Police Station
1401 W. Sixth St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Southeast Community Police Station
145 W. 108th St
Los Angeles, CA 90061

West Valley Community Police Station
19020 Vanowen St
Reseda, CA 91335

Wilshire Community Police Station
4861 West Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Los Angeles Police Protective League
1308 W. 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union
16150 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91406

LAPD Police Academy/Elysian Park
1880 Academy Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles Police Relief Association, Inc.
600 N. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Home of the French Dipped Sandwich

Philippe’s is home of the Original French Dipped Sandwich, the most popular being the beef double-dip, which consists of roast beef on a freshly baked French roll dipped in the natural gravy of the roasts.

Philippe’s was established in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu and is one of the oldest and best known restaurants in Southern California. In 1918, Mathieu dropped a sliced French roll into the roasting pan filled with juice from the hot oven and the rest is history. 

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