Thanks for your interest! Once again this holiday season, we have over 400 (!!!) different opportunities for you to help someone else. We have projects helping all kinds of people, in all kinds of ways, all over the Southland.

Whoever you are, whatever you do, there is somebody who could use your help this holiday season.

We update this list weekly through December 31, so please keep checking back. If you’ve taken on or completed one of these projects, please email beenish@bigsunday.org and let us know – that way, we can thank you and direct other people to projects that still need their help!

Please note that we do not sponsor most of the holiday projects on this list. Rather, we put them out to the Big Sunday community and hope someone sees it who wants to help. And every year, it’s incredible how many people do! Then again, this list gets forwarded, posted, copied, printed, and tweeted all over the place. Feel free to pass it along, too.

Thanks, as always, for your great generosity of time, talent, spirit and stuff. At Big Sunday, we’re always amazed and moved by how generous so many people can be. Oh, and one more thing – if you enjoy helping at the holidays, please remember that Big Sunday has all kinds of great ways to give back throughout the year. We’d love your help. Feel free to check us out at www.bigsunday.org or contact info@bigsunday.org to see how you can get involved.

Our Big Sunday Holiday List 2018 is made possible by these generous donors:

If you’d like to be a sponsor, too – it’s not too late, and many thanks! – please contact david@bigsunday.org.

Best wishes from everyone at Big Sunday for a happy and healthy holiday season!


You can sort theHOLIDAYlist by clicking one of the categories below or via keyword in the Project Listings! 

Helpful Search Hints: Please search for holiday opportunities by location (i.e. city/neighborhood/zip code), key words and interest. Key words include the following: infants; youth; adults; families; veterans; seniors; men; women; homelessness; poverty; food; abuse; disabled; health; gifts; clothes; toys; holiday meals; environment; animals; party; holiday accessories; carnivals; arts/crafts; sport; mentoring; tutors; hearing-impaired; photography; benefit; shopping; film screening; disaster prep and more. If your key word has no listings, try a different one. There are loads of places that need your help!

Join Pico Union Project’s 5th Annual ‘Faithsgiving’ Celebration

For the 5th straight year, Pico Union will be opening their doors and their hearts to the community in an afternoon event that will include magic, food, games, art projects and live music from the band Mostly Kosher and others. They are guaranteeing the giveaway of 500 turkeys, but their aim is close to 800 this year. The Pico Union Project is a multi-faith, multicultural center housed in the 1909 original home of Sinai Temple. They have volunteer opportunities all day. They will have bounce houses, magicians, face painters, live music and a whole lot of turkeys and produce to give away. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer for this unique event, please contact Lauree at the Pico Union Project at (213) 915-0084 or info@picounionproject.org. Sign up to volunteer or donate at www.picounionproject.org/faithsgiving.   After you sign up you will get all the instructions you will need to know, like parking and your role for the day! The turkeys are donated by by people like you, supplying us with enough food to provide to the residents who may not otherwise be able to afford them.

http://www.picounionproject.org

Help to Prepare Thanksgiving Meals with One Incredible Family

One Incredible Family needs help to open cans, stir, cut, chop, mash, slice, bake, ladle, draw, color, be artistic, package, deliver, serve and INSPIRE! PREPARATION OF MEALS & BANNER CREATION: 6:30 AM _ 1:00 PM (Continental Breakfast Provided) ASSEMBLY & PACKING: 1:00 PM _ 4:00 PM DELIVER, SERVE & CLEAN-UP: 4:00 PM _ 8:00pm Click link to sign up: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000GFmsLUAT. This project benefits homeless families and veterans in Los Angeles County. Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:12+. Volunteers will prepare over 1,600 meals, create 24 artistic and uplifting banners, assemble and package meals, deliver and serve meals at shelters, and clean-up prep facility. Volunteers may also bring cooked turkeys on the morning of the event. Time Commitment: 3 hours. No special skills or experience required except an open heart and playful spirit ! Please note that there is a minimum donation (participation fee) of $ 5 to volunteer at this event. If this donation is a hardship, they will waive the participation fee on a case-by-case basis. Please let them know. THINGS TO DONATE: TURKEYS Cooked at your Home! (well-cooked, 18-25 lbs.) delivered to them (minus drippings please!) Pies, Rolls, Juice Boxes & Waters. Have a Van or Truck for Delivery? Please let them know! Parking lot behind center

http://www.oneincrediblefamily.org/event-calendar/

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Give the Gift of a Holiday Meal with Volunteer Action for Aging

Don't miss the opportunity to take part in this wonderful act of giving by participating in Volunteer Action for Aging's Annual Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Event. Just a few hours in the morning on Thanksgiving Day to pick up and deliver 1 or more meals with a brief visit to home bound seniors living in the Long Beach and Los Angeles area can bring more joy to an individual than you can ever imagine. You can make this a family event or have a friend or partner join you in volunteering and still be home in time to enjoy your own Thanksgiving dinner. Want to learn more, have specific questions? Please call (562) 637-7169 or e-mail VAA@scanhealthplan.com to inquire and one of their team members will reach out to you!

https://scan.samaritan.com/custom/501/index.php

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Be a Part of Unearth and Empower Communities’s 2nd Annual “Thanksgiving in the Park”

Unearth and Empower Communities' 2nd Annual "Thanksgiving in the Park" is hosted in partnership with City Church of Compton. they meet at Lueder's Park in Compton at 9am to set up their Thanksgiving Feast, which is open to all who wander into the park. There is a large homeless population in this area and they want to feed and bless their neighbors. they deliver plates to those that can't make it to the park as well as serve to those they see. their goal is to feed 150 neighbors. Set-Up starts at 9am. Clean-Up is around 12pm. they are in need of monetary donations to purchase food items or food and supply donations. Menu: Smoked Turkey Mashed Potatoes Gravy Green Beans Cranberry Sauce Hawaiian Rolls 20 Pumpkin Pies Cool Whip 4 cases of Water Coffee Cream & Sugar Ice Supplies: Serving Utensils To-Go Containers Plates Forks & Spoons Napkins Coffee cups Rags Plastic Gloves

http://www.unearthandEmpower.org

Participate in the 3nd Annual Drumstick Dash to Benefit Hope of the Valley

Do something good with Hope of the Valley and others on Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 22 at 7:00 am) as everyone runs to provide food, clothing and shelter to homeless men, women, and children in surrounding communities. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, gym buddies or even your co-workers! Hope of the Valleys got something for everyone: a 10K, 5K walk/run and a Kid's Fun Run. For more information regarding the Drumstick Dash, or to register, visit http://www.drumstickdashla.com/! All funds raised will be used to provide hot meals, housing, health services, healing, and HOPE to the homeless in the greater San Fernando Valley Area through Hope of the Valley Rescue Center.

http://www.hopeofthevalley.org/

Come Assist the Burbank YMCA at Their Turkey Trot

Come assist the Burbank YMCA put on their Turkey Trot race Thanksgiving morning. They need help with distribution of food and water, kiddie fun run, medal distribution and more. Parking FREE PARKING is available at the Burbank Town Center mall located directly across from the Y at the corner (access the parking areas from E. Cypress Street). REQUIREMENTS Must be at least 14 to volunteer.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3017116.jsp

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Join Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation for a Fun Filled Run

Looking to Volunteers on Thanksgiving morning? Join Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation in the CBS Studio lot starting at 5:30 am for a fun filled 5k/10k. the Drumstick Dash will raise funds to feed the homeless in the San Fernando Valley. Volunteers will help with registration, finish line, medals, goodie bags, course support, water station, kids run, and cheering on runners. Each volunteer will be provided with food, beverages, a t-shirt, and community service hours. This is a perfect way to give back on the most thankful day of the year. Please, contact Angela Holder for more information. Link: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2947478.jsp

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2947478.jsp

Host a Holiday Meal Service at The Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care Center

The Illumination Foundation Recuperative Care Center is a 24-hour shelter for homeless adults recovering from acute medical conditions. Clients look forward to having groups host a meal service, especially around the holidays. they ask for the group hosting the meal service to provide the food, utensils and paperware for the event and prepare to feed ~ 50 Adults. Meals can be hosted any day of the week, including weekends, and usually takes place between 4:30 pm _ 7:30 pm but times can be flexible. Groups can also bring board games, art activities, and plan workshops, anything that give their clients a fun and positive experience. No children under the age of 18 allowed at this center. Preferred Thanksgiving Dates: 11/18/18, 11/19/18, 11/20/18, 11/21/18, or 11/22/22

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Serve a Hot Meal to the Homeless Community with Food on Foot

Do you want to feel really good on Thanksgiving Day? Join Food on Foot on November 22rd for a special Thanksgiving serving. Volunteering is also a perfect way for you to spend the holiday with your friends and family. Children ages 6 and up are welcome. You will light up the spirits of our most vulnerable neighbors in need when you volunteer during their special Thanksgiving serving. Please help in serving a wonderful dinner, sleeping bags and bus tokens to the poor and homeless of Hollywood this Thanksgiving. Advance registration is required at www.foodonfoot.org/volunteer. They fill up quickly as space is limited. Over 250 people will thank you, and it will be an experience you will never forget. For more information please contact jay@foodonfoot.org

www.foodonfoot.org/volunteer

Help with Holiday Meals with Volunteer Actions for Aging

Put the Give In Thanksgiving with Volunteer Actions for Aging. They are looking for kind and caring volunteers for a variety of tasks on Thanksgiving morning. They need drivers to come to their SCAN Headquarters in Long Beach, pick up meals and delivery instructions for seniors who have requested meals and then deliver them to the seniors in their house or apartments in many cities in Los Angeles County. You pick the distance and the number of meals you would like to deliver. They ask for a minimum of 10 miles and 3 locations as they serve seniors spread out over the County. The time commitment is small, approximately 2 hours between 10am-noon. Many volunteers load up their family members, kids, friends and pets in the car to make the deliveries. They are also in need of standby volunteers to fill in for delivery folks who cant make it at the last minute. In addition they need volunteers at their HQ to help with the meal packing, distribution and paperwork. To join them on that day, please sign up soon.

https://scan.samaritan.com/

Assist in Event Prep for Gamers for Good

Join Gamers for Good at the Westside Thanksgiving. Plan to arrive 1/2 hour early for the shift you have been assigned so youll have time to park and go through orientation. Look for volunteers directing traffic to available parking lots, then check-in on Corinth Avenue at the Volunteer Check-in sign by the municipal buildings. Dinner will be served between 11am-3pm. Then everyone will pack up and clean up until 6 pm. Gamers for Good welcome everyone: especially veterans, students, low-income families, seniors, anyone who is homeless, and anyone who is alone on Thanksgiving. All volunteers will be working outdoors. Wear comfortable footwear. All children under 18 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. RSVP HERE: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2877877.jsp

http://www.gamersforgood.com/

Help Serve Thanksgiving Meals with PATH

For the eighth year in a row, Pink Taco on Sunset Strip will prepare a delicious holiday lunch for PATH clients and PATH Ventures tenants on Thanksgiving Day. They need your support in helping serve meals, clean tables, coordinate volunteer parking, distribute goodie bags, and more! 100% of ticket proceeds will go towards sponsoring comfortable transportation for their clients.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/path-pink-taco-thanksgiving-day-lunch-tickets-51430500010?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

http://makingithome.org/

Uplift the Spirits of the Clients of Union Station Homeless Services

For 46 years, Union Station Homeless Services has hosted Dinner in the Park on Thanksgiving Day! This uplifting community event provides thousands of holiday meals and hope for all who attend, including homeless men, women, children, seniors, very low-income families, and those with no place to go during the holidays. The impact of the event in the community is large because of your help! Almost all of the food served at this event is donated by generous community members, and every little bit helps! Please view their wishlist for a list of needed items. All items can be delivered to their Adult Center 7-days a week, located at 412 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena CA 91105.

http://www.unionstationhs.org

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Pitch in on Fred Jordans Missions’ Thanksgiving Street Banquet for the Poor

Every year Fred Jordan hosts Thanksgiving on the Streets on Skid Row. They bring out the very best musicians and guest speaker. The day begins with praise and worship provided by outstanding musicians, followed by a simple presentation of the gospel by pastors, then dinner is served. Volunteers will serve a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings to thousands of folks. To help, please contact the Mission. Please Note: To register to help with the Thanksgiving Street Banquet, visit https://fjm.org/events/view/30

https://fjm.org

Pitch in on Big Sunday’s Annual Thanksgiving Stuffing Event

Call us biased, but you haven't experienced Thanksgiving until you've come to Big Sunday's Annual Thanksgiving Stuffing event. We want to make sure everyone gets to celebrate Thanksgiving! So, each year, nice people from all over town join us as we fill bags with delicious holiday food for thousands of hungry and grateful people. Even better, we all enjoy arts & crafts, live bluegrass, breakfast and the company of other nice, giving people. Kind of what Thanksgiving is all about. If you'd like to help sort and pack these much-needed items during their annual Thanksgiving Stuffing event on Wednesday, November 21 from 9:00 am _ 12:00 pm, please contact Rob today! Items Needed: Canned Yams, Canned Green Beans, Cornbread Mix, Stuffing Mix, Gravy, Mashed Potato Mix, Cranberry Sauce, Fresh Vegetables, Pies, $10 Supermarket Gift Cards for Turkeys, Can You Help? To volunteer, donate food and/or start a food collection please sign up at http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/thanksgiving. Can they Shop For You? Great! Donate at http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/donate-now/! (Food starts at just $1 per item! Or you can sponsor a Turkey for $10 each!) Interested in sponsoring this event? Awesome! Sponsorships are $10,000, $5000, $2500 & $1000. Please contact david@bigsunday.org. All food items are needed by Nov. 21. http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/donate-now/

www.bigsunday.org

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Host a Holiday Meal Service at The Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care Center

The Illumination Foundation Recuperative Care Center is a 24-hour shelter for homeless adults recovering from acute medical conditions. Clients look forward to having groups host a meal service, especially around the holidays. they ask for the group hosting the meal service to provide the food, utensils and paperware for the event and prepare to feed ~ 50 Adults. Meals can be hosted any day of the week, including weekends, and usually takes place between 4:30 pm _ 7:30 pm but times can be flexible. Groups can also bring board games, art activities, and plan workshops, anything that give their clients a fun and positive experience. No children under the age of 18 allowed at this center. Preferred Thanksgiving Dates: 11/18/18, 11/19/18, 11/20/18, 11/21/18, or 11/22/21

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Serve Thanksgiving Meals with PATH

PATH is moving thousands of individuals, Veterans, and families off the streets and into permanent housing every year. They are looking for up to six volunteers (18+) able to purchase, prepare, and serve a meal at our 30-Veteran interim housing facility in West Los Angeles. They are also always looking for supporters able to assemble reusable shopping bags filled with the following items for our social workers to redistribute to clients in need. - One $30 gift card to Ralphs or Food for Less - Thanksgiving greeting card - 1 box of corn bread or corn muffin mix - 1 box of mashed potato mix - 1 box of stuffing - 1 box of pudding mix - 1 can of cranberries - 1 box of chicken broth - 2 cans of yams - 4 cans of vegetables - Misc. Thanksgiving decorations (ex. plates, napkins) Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact sophial@epath.org or (323) 644-2231. Thank you!

Help Homeless Families at Lynwood Unified School District | Homeless Education Program During the Holidays

The Homeless Ed Program in Lynwood serves over 500 students at any given day in a community of roughly 15,000 students. they serve a largely immigrant population with a high unemployment rate, many of their students do not have a Thanksgiving meal to look forward to over the holidays. Their 4th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway is scheduled to take place Wednesday, November 21, 2018. their goal is to provide 150 turkeys and food baskets to their neediest families. they are seeking donations like: turkeys, ham, gift cards (grocery stores like Superior, Food 4 Less, El Super) to donate during the event. The support of your organizations is key in supporting their homeless families and also a way that you can continue helping their students and families in their social and academics. Not only will your contribution be publicly recognized during the event, but this will also be a great opportunity for you to make an impact toward their neediest families in Lynwood! Their Homeless Ed Program and school sites will identify 150 families in need of a Thanksgiving meal and they will wrap up the items in a goody bag. Your donation are tax deductibles.

https://www.lynwood.k12.ca.us

Host a Holiday Meal Service at The Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care Center

The Illumination Foundation Recuperative Care Center is a 24-hour shelter for homeless adults recovering from acute medical conditions. Clients look forward to having groups host a meal service, especially around the holidays. they ask for the group hosting the meal service to provide the food, utensils and paperware for the event and prepare to feed ~ 50 Adults. Meals can be hosted any day of the week, including weekends, and usually takes place between 4:30 pm _ 7:30 pm but times can be flexible. Groups can also bring board games, art activities, and plan workshops, anything that give their clients a fun and positive experience. No children under the age of 18 allowed at this center. Preferred Thanksgiving Dates: 11/18/18, 11/19/18, 11/20/18, 11/21/18, or 11/22/20

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Host a Holiday Meal Service at The Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care Center

The Illumination Foundation Recuperative Care Center is a 24-hour shelter for homeless adults recovering from acute medical conditions. Clients look forward to having groups host a meal service, especially around the holidays. they ask for the group hosting the meal service to provide the food, utensils and paperware for the event and prepare to feed ~ 50 Adults. Meals can be hosted any day of the week, including weekends, and usually takes place between 4:30 pm _ 7:30 pm but times can be flexible. Groups can also bring board games, art activities, and plan workshops, anything that give their clients a fun and positive experience. No children under the age of 18 allowed at this center. Preferred Thanksgiving Dates: 11/18/18, 11/19/18, 11/20/18, 11/21/18, or 11/22/19

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Lend a Hand at Big Sunday’s MM@10 Event #2

Here's a way to help every week throughout the giving season! Each Monday morning at 10 am, we host a different, fun, hands-on service project at Big Sunday headquarters called MM@10 (Monday Mornings at 10). Its a great way for folks of all ages to get together to help others. Join us as we decorate Thanksgiving bags for our Thanksgiving Stuffing Event. To RSVP for upcoming MM@10 events, please contact Beenish at beenish@bigsunday.org. See http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/mm10/ for more info.

www.bigsunday.org

Empower Children Through the Arts for the Holidays

The mission of Free Arts is to use art to restore hope, resilience and self-esteem in children in Los Angeles ages 4-18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and/or homelessness. They depend on a team of committed volunteers to make this possible. If you would like to spend a few hours a week this Holiday Season doing art projects with children as they wait for their hearings in dependency court you can attend the volunteer mentor training on either November 19th or December 17th from 12 to 3pm at the Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court in Monterey Park. For more information or to RSVP please contact Carly Taylor at carly@freearts.org

http://www.freearts.org

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #7

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Sponsor a Child for The Jeffrey Foundation’s Winter Extended Day Program for Special Needs Children

The Jeffrey Foundation provides programs and services for special needs children and their families. Give the gift of sponsorship and brighten this Thanksgiving season by sponsoring one of 25 children for the Extended Day Program. Any monetary donation is appreciated no matter how big or small: http://www.thejeffreyfoundation.org. Please specify that the donation is "to sponsor a child for The Jeffrey Foundation Winter Extended Day Program and do so PRIOR to November 15, 2018. For more info, please contact Lorraine McCall.

http://www.thejeffreyfoundation.org

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #8

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #21

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Host a Holiday Meal Service at The Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care Center

The Illumination Foundation Recuperative Care Center is a 24-hour shelter for homeless adults recovering from acute medical conditions. Clients look forward to having groups host a meal service, especially around the holidays. they ask for the group hosting the meal service to provide the food, utensils and paperware for the event and prepare to feed ~ 50 Adults. Meals can be hosted any day of the week, including weekends, and usually takes place between 4:30 pm _ 7:30 pm but times can be flexible. Groups can also bring board games, art activities, and plan workshops, anything that give their clients a fun and positive experience. No children under the age of 18 allowed at this center. Preferred Thanksgiving Dates: 11/18/18, 11/19/18, 11/20/18, 11/21/18, or 11/22/18

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Sponsor a Meal for Adults in LA Family Housing’s Homeless Transitional Program

LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. Dont miss out on LA Family Housings 7 Days of Giving programs today! By sponsoring a meal at $500, help the organization to provide a week of hearty meals for over 250 adults transitioning out of homelessness. Make A Donation! Nov.19th-Nov 25th For more info, please contact Alicia Byer abyer@lafm.org

http://www.lafh.org

Give Back to Children in Need with Assistance League of Los Angeles

The League's Family Day of Service series is a unique opportunity for local families to give back to children in need while exposing the next generation of philanthropists to their legacy of service. Please join Assistance League of Los Angeles at their next Family Day of Service event. Heres a preview of what they have in store for the day: Making no-sew fleece blankets for youth in foster care, creating cards with encouraging messages, enjoying kid-friendly entertainment from the world-famous Magic Castle magicians, and much more! Due to the nature of the volunteer activities planned, this FREE event is best suited for ages 10+, but all are welcome. Please wear comfy clothing that you can move around in. For more event and volunteer information, please contact Kai Tramiel, Director of Membership and Community Outreach, at ktramiel@assistanceleaguela.org or call 323-545-4847.
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Pitch in at the Turkey Trot Los Angeles with the Renegade Racing

Turkey Trot Los Angeles needs VOLUNTEERS! They are looking for 125 volunteers to help at the Turkey Trot Los Angeles in downtown Los Angeles. Volunteer opportunities are Saturday, November 17 (packet pick up) and race day on Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 22nd. Where: Start and Finish 200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012 When: Saturday, November 17 (packet pick up) and Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 22 (race day) Volunteer Registration: https://tinyurl.com/2018TurkeyTrotLA Groups of 10+, if you would like to create a group, group leaders can email a group name (club name + high school), how many volunteers they will have, and 1-2 assignments they are interested in to Michelle. You can also just direct volunteers to sign up individually above and comment they are with your group. If you have any questions, please email Michelle at Michelle@socalvolunteers.com For additional event information visit: http://turkeytrot.la/ Questions?

https://www.renegaderaceseries.com/

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Join Venice Family Clinic for their Children’s Holiday Movie

Children's Holiday Movie, presented by Anthem Blue Cross, raises $170,000 for their pediatric programs to ensure that their youngest patients have access to all of the services necessary to keep families and children healthy. As a part of this event, they also create a special holiday celebration for 1,200 pediatric patients and their families. They will enjoy a private screening of a childrens holiday movie, holiday entertainment and gift bags with books and toys. The theater, entertainment and toys for the event are all underwritten, so all proceeds go to supporting Venice Family Clinic pediatrics. Volunteers are needed in the weeks leading up to the event to unbox and sort thousands of toys and books that will be gifted to children at the event. Most of our needs for this require some heaving lifting required. Up to 10 volunteers per shift as space allows. Volunteers will help sort, box, and prepare toys for thousands of pediatric patients. One Dec. 1st, volunteers will assist by loading and unloading event supplies at our clinic in Venice and at the Howard Hughes Center in preparation for the event. After the event, volunteers will assist by organization leftover toys and event supplies. IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, please submit the following information to VFCvolunteer@mednet.ucla.edu: Email Address and Phone Number Group Size (volunteers ages 18 years+ preferred) Date and Time Preferences

https://venicefamilyclinic.org/index.php?view=vfc_events&action=holiday_movie

Support Low-income Students Recieve a Thanksgiving Meal

Edison has over 1300 students; 100% qualify for free lunch. Edison Middle School is more than an educational institution in their community; it serves as a hub for resources for students and their families. As a community school, one of their values is to assist their families with their everyday needs. They serve a largely immigrant population with a high unemployment rate, many of their students do not have a Thanksgiving meal to look forward to over the holidays. Their goal is to provide 50 turkeys and food baskets to their neediest families. They are seeking donations of: turkeys, ham, gift cards, school supplies to donate during the event. Not only will your contribution be publicly recognized during the event, but this will also be a great opportunity for you to engage with the Edison community! Drop off location will be Thomas A. Edison Middle School in the main office. Ask for Estephania Vazquez Our teachers and 6th grade Counselor will identify 50 families in need of a Thanksgiving meal. They need volunteers to help them decorate and prepare the thanksgiving baskets. They would need at least 3 hour commitment.

Lend a Hand at All Peoples Community Center’s Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration

All Peoples Community Center will host its annual Thanksgiving community dinner on Wednesday November 14 from 2pm-7pm. All Peoples is seeking volunteers for varying shifts from 10:00am-8:00pm. Volunteers will be asked to perform specific duties that may include and but be limited to: Setup-Setting up the room with tables and chairs to accommodate all community members. Registration-Checking in all community members and communicating count with staff. Meal service- Preparing the plates to ensure all community members receive a meal. Seating- Helping community members find a table to sit and making sure the flow of exiting and entering guests moves smoothly. Clean-up- From table clean-up to table break down, all hands on deck are needed! They understand folks may only be able to volunteer a limited amount of time and thats fine! Keeping this in mind, they have created shifts that are flexible. If you are able to volunteer for more than one shift, they totally appreciate it! they hope to see you at All Peoples on Wednesday November 14 and look forward to working side by side with you to make this community event a success!

http://www.allpeoplescc.org

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Lend a Hand at All Peoples Community Center’s Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration

All Peoples Community Center will host its annual Thanksgiving community dinner on Wednesday November 14 from 2pm-7pm. All Peoples is seeking volunteers for varying shifts from 10:00am-8:00pm. Volunteers will be asked to perform specific duties that may include and but be limited to: Setup-Setting up the room with tables and chairs to accommodate all community members. Registration-Checking in all community members and communicating count with staff. Meal service- Preparing the plates to ensure all community members receive a meal. Seating- Helping community members find a table to sit and making sure the flow of exiting and entering guests moves smoothly. Clean-up- From table clean-up to table break down, all hands on deck are needed! They understand folks may only be able to volunteer a limited amount of time and thats fine! Keeping this in mind, they have created shifts that are flexible. The shift times are: 10:00 am _ 2:00 pm, 1:00 pm _ 4:00 pm, 3:00 pm _ 6:00 pm, 5:00 pm _ 8:00 pm If you are able to volunteer for more than one shift, they totally appreciate it! they hope to see you at All Peoples on Wednesday November 14 and look forward to working side by side with you to make this community event a success!

http://www.allpeoplescc.org

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Lend a Hand at All Peoples Community Center’s Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration

All Peoples Community Center will host its annual Thanksgiving community dinner on Wednesday November 14 from 2pm-7pm. All Peoples is seeking volunteers for varying shifts from 10:00am-8:00pm. Volunteers will be asked to perform specific duties that may include and but be limited to: Setup-Setting up the room with tables and chairs to accommodate all community members. Registration-Checking in all community members and communicating count with staff. Meal service- Preparing the plates to ensure all community members receive a meal. Seating- Helping community members find a table to sit and making sure the flow of exiting and entering guests moves smoothly. Clean-up- From table clean-up to table break down, all hands on deck are needed! They understand folks may only be able to volunteer a limited amount of time and thats fine! Keeping this in mind, they have created shifts that are flexible. If you are able to volunteer for more than one shift, they totally appreciate it! they hope to see you at All Peoples on Wednesday November 14 and look forward to working side by side with you to make this community event a success!

http://www.allpeoplescc.org

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Lend a Hand at All Peoples Community Center’s Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration

All Peoples Community Center will host its annual Thanksgiving community dinner on Wednesday November 14 from 2pm-7pm. All Peoples is seeking volunteers for varying shifts from 10:00am-8:00pm. Volunteers will be asked to perform specific duties that may include and but be limited to: Setup-Setting up the room with tables and chairs to accommodate all community members. Registration-Checking in all community members and communicating count with staff. Meal service- Preparing the plates to ensure all community members receive a meal. Seating- Helping community members find a table to sit and making sure the flow of exiting and entering guests moves smoothly. Clean-up- From table clean-up to table break down, all hands on deck are needed! They understand folks may only be able to volunteer a limited amount of time and thats fine! Keeping this in mind, they have created shifts that are flexible. If you are able to volunteer for more than one shift, they totally appreciate it! they hope to see you at All Peoples on Wednesday November 14 and look forward to working side by side with you to make this community event a success!

http://www.allpeoplescc.org

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Donate to Help Support Crete Academy’s Thanksgiving Feast

Crete Academy serves students in one of the lowest income zip codes in LA and homeless students. They are hosting a Thanksgiving Feast for their students, parents and community. They will need the following donations for a party of 300: Catering hot meals, tables, chairs, table linens, dinnerware, fall decor ,tent, photo Booth/wall Photographer, Live Band/DJ. Please wear closed toe shoes, white shirt either button down or pullover polo shirt and black or dark pants. Monetary donations can be made via their secured website Holiday Donation page (www.creteacademy.org)

https://www.creteacademy.org/copy-of-donate-2

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #5

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Help American Family Housing with their Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

American Family Housing (AFH) is a nonprofit that provides housing and supportive services to homeless and low-income families, individuals and veterans in Orange and Los Angeles counties. AFH is partnered with a few local supermarkets to fundraise donation that will go towards providing a complete Thanksgiving dinner to formerly homeless and low-income families and veterans in Orange County. These families face financial difficulties and your act of kindness will spread some joy to these families this holiday season! Volunteers will help with passing out flyers to bring awareness about the Thanksgiving dinner drive. Please note, store locations will be provided once you've signed up to volunteer.

https://afhusa.org/

Donate Items to the Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge’s Huge Foothill Holiday Food Drive

The Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge spearheads the largest Food Drive in the Foothill communities just in time for the holidays! Canned food is collected during the month of November at locations in La Cadada, La Crescenta and Montrose. Non-perishable food donations are distributed by the Crescenta Valley Sheriffs Station to local families in need. Drop off your food donations at the Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge during the month of November or bring your food donations to the Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive at Memorial Park. In 2017, the food collected served over 160 families.

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Donate Items to the Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge’s Huge Foothill Holiday Food Drive

The Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge spearheads the largest Food Drive in the Foothill communities just in time for the holidays! Canned food is collected during the month of November at locations in La Cadada, La Crescenta and Montrose. Non-perishable food donations are distributed by the Crescenta Valley Sheriffs Station to local families in need. Drop off your food donations at the Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge during the month of November or bring your food donations to the Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive at Memorial Park. Donating food or store gift cards during the holidays is a rewarding way to give back to the community! Please donate all items by Nov. 21 at 3pm at The Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge OR on the morning of Nov. 22 at race location (Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Cadada Flintridge, CA 91011). Race Day Itinerary 7:00 a.m. - On-Site Registration Opens / Bib & T-Shirt Pick Up 7:30 am - 5K Warm Up led by Coach Andy from Assist Athletic 8:30 am - 5K Race Begins 9:00 am - Kids' Mile Warm Up led by Assist Athletics 9:30 am - Kids' Mile Race Begins 9:45 am - 5K Award Ceremony Additional Information: All ages and abilities are welcome! The 5K Race is professionally timed. The event is short enough to make it back home in plenty of time to prepare for a Thanksgiving gathering. All participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. Pets are welcome! Pets must be on a leash and please pick up after your pet. Yes, you can bring a stroller!

http://www.cclcf.org/index.lasso?page=content&page_id=71&nav_menu_parent_id=4

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Donate Needed Thanksgiving Food Items to Big Sunday’s Thanksgiving Stuffing Event

Did you know that each month, all year, Big Sunday hosts a food drive? It's called the End of the Month Club and it helps hungry and grateful people at nonprofits and schools throughout Los Angeles. In November, we are collecting thousands of Thanksgiving Food Items (nonperishable items, please) for dozens of local nonprofit organizations that assist hungry individuals and families. Sorting coincides with their 7th Annual Thanksgiving Stuffing Event from 9 am -12 pm. Food can be delivered starting Nov. 1 through Nov. 20. Coming to the Thanksgiving Stuffing? Awesome! Please feel free to bring your donations with you on Nov. 21. Cant shop? No prob! Big Sunday also accepts money so we can shop for you! (Visit http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/donate-now/ and indicate your donation is for the Thanksgiving Stuffing Event.) For more info, contact endofthemonthclub@bigsunday.org. All donations will benefit dozens of nonprofit organizations serving clients in need. http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/donate-now/

www.bigsunday.org

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Sponsor a Table at Hope of the Valley ‘s Thanksgiving Event for the Hungry

On Wednesday, November 21st, hungry, homeless people across Los Angeles will be bused to Hope of the Valley's new Help Center in Van Nuys. With your help, theyll enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings, live entertainment and dozens of giveaways from their community partners. NO ONE will be turned away! You can help feed the hundreds of men, women and children who attend this Thanksgiving meal by becoming a table sponsor. The cost to sponsor one table is $300. For your sponsorship, your business/name will be prominently displayed on your table(s) for 300+ volunteers to see as well as hungry guests. You will also be listed on Hope of the Valleys website as a community sponsor who cares about the less fortunate. your sponsorship will also provide you up to 4 volunteer positions per sponsored table at the event. Sign up today to help! https://www.servicenetwork.com/olg/hvr/Donate.aspx?FormId=de60ee15-2a39-41f3-81bb-74820254652a&_ga=2.198830063.1721822707.1539649138-2125576244.1539649138

http://www.hopeofthevalley.org/events/great-thanksgiving-banquet

Help Provide Needed Items to Bienvenidos’ Thanksgiving Giveaway for Families

Bienvenidos is a compassionate community of care dedicated to healing children, strengthening families and transforming communities. With your help, their low-income clients will be able to choose donated clothes, toys, and more to brighten their holiday season during the organizations Thanksgiving Giveaway event. Donations of grocery store gift cards for the purchase a ham or turkey are also greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off any time before the Nov. 21 event or arrangements can be made to pick up the items.

http://www.bienvenidos.org

Donate Thanksgiving Food at Alexandria House

Alexandria House, a wonderful transitional shelter for women and children, is asking for food donations for Thanksgiving. Your donations are transformed into beautiful food baskets given to their large community of past and current residents and neighborhood families who are at-risk women, youths, and families. Donation items they're asking for are traditional Thanksgiving foods such as turkeys, yams, cranberry sauce, pies, etc. Please drop the donations off at their office located at 436 S. Alexandria Ave. (yellow house) by Monday 11/19. They couldn't do this without your support, thank you! For information, please contact Anh at anh@alexandriahouse.org or (213) 381-2649.

http://alexandriahouse.org

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Adopt a Family for Thanksgiving

Adopt a Club Family For Thanksgiving! Every year the Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club gathers baskets of blessings for those families most in need. Items consist of warm winter clothing (beanie's, gloves, jackets...), blankets, hygiene items, and grocery store gift cards for their Thanksgiving meal. They need donations of the following: Warm Winter Clothing (Hats, Socks, Beanies, Gloves, Scarfs, Jackets...) Blankets Hygiene Products (Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste...) Grocery Store Gift Cards Monetary Donations to purchase items. Monetary Donations can be made online at www.avbgc.org. You can arrange a donation drop off by contacting Sally Altobelli at 661-267-2582 or SAltobelli@avbgc.org. they appreciate your support. A receipt can be provided for your donation. All donations are tax deductible by the fullest extent of the law.

http://www.avbgc.org

Donate Thanksgiving Meal Kits to the Illumination Foundation

Meal kits are requested with Thanksgiving friendly, non-perishable items and grocery store gift cards for all of the families in their housing program. Donations are requested by Friday, November 16, 2018. Donation drop offs can be made Monday - Friday between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at their Orange location.

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Help Prepare for a Thanksgiving Event with Answercity Church Outreach

Join Answercity Church Outreach as they give away 100 Turkeys and raffle 10 Food baskets to the community. These will support families that dont have the resources to have family dinner for Thanksgiving. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to distribute items to the families. They are in need of Turkeys Food items: Boxed Stuffing, Can Yams, sugar, Flour, Seasonings ,Can greens, Can string beans, Onions, Celery.

http://i2needlove@gmail.com

Help Low-Income Families With Special Needs Family Members by Donating Food for the Holidays

All of their client families face challenges living with a family member with special needs - especially their Early Start families, most of whom are struggling to live on very little income. they're collecting donations of non-perishable food to make sure their neediest families will have food for Thanksgiving. Food must be delivered to ECF headquarters by November 16. Visit www.ecf.net/holidaygiving for more details and a list of suggested food items. Contact Lisa at lkelly@ecf.net or 310-773-9437 to let us know that you're participating.

http://www.ecf.net

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Help Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School with their Food Collection

Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School will be hosting a canned food drive and they will be creating food baskets for their students & families who are living in extreme poverty. Their goal is to create 20 baskets for their families (or more!). They are requesting donations from the community and are in need of the following non-perishable items to create the baskets: stuffing, canned green beans, canned yams, canned corn, canned vegetables, gravy (jar or dry mix), dry pie crust mix, canned pie filling, pie mixes, evaporated milk, canned fruit, cranberry sauce, canned mashed potatoes, apple sauce, canned soups, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, jello, gift cards to local grocery stores, and any other non-perishable items.

https://griffithms-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/

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Help Provide a Warm Thanksgiving Meal to LA Family Housing’s Families

LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. They believe all families should be able to cook a warm, delicious Thanksgiving meal in the comfort of their own homes! Please join them in ringing in the holidays by providing Thanksgiving Bags for families all across Los Angeles. Give the gift of tradition and donate a reusable bag filled with Thanksgiving food items and a $20 gift card for a turkey. Drop off by Thursday, November 15.

Donate Needed Thanksgiving Food Items for Covenant House Thanksgiving

Our great friends at Covenant House California reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. They help abused or neglected youth who have nowhere else to go. They're celebrating Thanksgiving dinner for homeless youth at Covenant House on Tuesday Nov. 20. We need Turkeys and desert and all kinds of food for our shelter. All donations accepted.

http://www.covca.org

Donate your IT Talents and Equipment at The Jeffrey Foundation

Share the spirit of the season by helping our friends at The Jeffrey Foundation with their campus upgrade! Volunteer your IT talents and/or donate Computers and Monitors as they strive to update and better their facilities for their special needs children, their families, and their staff. Contact Lorraine McCall for specific needs and to arrange volunteer hours.

http://www.thejeffreyfoundation.org

Assist Food Finders in their Holiday Food Drive

This year marks 29 years of Food Finders Holiday Food Drive, a community-wide effort that results in thousands of meals for those in-need during the holiday season. The drive kicks off October 1st and takes place throughout Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange counties, continuing through December 31st. Food Finders engages neighborhoods, schools, libraries and businesses as drop-off locations for non-perishable food items and will supply collection bins to those interested in participating. The more participation community-wide, the more successful the Holiday Food Drive will be for families, individuals and children who receive the meal boxes via pantries and shelters that partner with Food Finders. In addition to collecting holiday meal staples, such as canned vegetables, stuffing, gravy, pie filling, etc., canned meats, pasta, pasta sauce, cookies and more, Food Finders will also be accepting pet food to help out pet owners and their four-legged friends. For the list of all items needed, click here: http://www.foodfinders.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Food-Finders-The-Gift-of-Food-2018.pdf.

http://www.foodfinders.org/holiday-food-drive/

Write Letters to Troops During the Holidays

Every Operation Gratitude Care Package includes a bundle of letters from the American people, thanking Troops, Veterans, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes and their Caregivers, or First Responders for their service to their country. Care Package recipients say that these letters, notes, and drawings are the most cherished items in their box. Letters are accepted year-round. They have a special need for letters specifically written to New Recruits, Veterans, and First Responders. For more details visit: https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/write-letters/

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

Help Provide Care Packages for Operation Gratitude

What better way to mark the holidays than to share the spirit with someone bravely serving their country? Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 200,000+ individually addressed care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Heroes and their Care Givers. Each package contains food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support. At this time, are most urgent needs are: Socks (Crew Length, Black); Deodorant (Non-Aerosol); All-Purpose Wipes (individual wipe or 30-wipe or less packs); Razor (Disposable singles); Body Wash (Travel Size); Warmers (i.e.: Hot Hands, Grabbers); Cotton Swabs/Q-Tips (Travel Size); Pocket Tissue packs; Mouthwash (Travel Size); Hand or Body Lotion (Travel Size); Lip Balm (i.e.: Chapstick, Carmex, Blistex); Blank Note/Greeting Cards (for Troops to write home); Small Notepads Snack Foods: Bags of Jerky (smaller size, single serve); Individual Size Salty Snack pack (peanuts, pistachios, etc.); Protein Energy; Bars; Fruit Snacks (individual size); Gift cards to chain stores such as supermarkets, drugstores, Walmart, Target, or VISA, MasterCard, American Express. For More Info please contact Kelly South at kelly@operationgratitude.com

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

Donate Thanksgiving Food Items for the Lynwood Unified School District / Homeless Ed Program

The Homeless Ed Program in Lynwood serves over 500 students at any given day in a community of roughly 15,000 students. they serve a largely immigrant population with a high unemployment rate, many of their students do not have a Thanksgiving meal to look forward to over the holidays. their 4th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway is scheduled to take place Wednesday, November 21, 2018. their goal is to provide 150 turkeys and food baskets to their neediest families. they are seeking donations like: turkeys, ham, gift cards (grocery stores like Superior, Food 4 Less, El Super) to donate during the event. The support of your organizations is key in supporting their homeless families and also a way that you can continue helping their students and families in their social and academics. Not only will your contribution be publicly recognized during the event, but this will also be a great opportunity for you to make an impact toward their neediest families in Lynwood! Drop off location will be at the Lynwood District Office in their Student Services Department. Ask for Tam Nguyen or Dr. Maribel Martinez. their Homeless Ed Program and school sites will identify 150 families in need of a Thanksgiving meal and they will wrap up the items in a goody bag. your donation are tax deductibles.

https://www.lynwood.k12.ca.us

Spread Compassion Throughout The Holiday Season

Compassion it offers compassion education programs to schools, businesses, community groups and any place people are looking to spread compassion. they offer reversible wristbands to promote compassionate actions. Start your day on the dark side and when you choose to compassion it during your day, flip it to the light side. Compassion it is printed on both sides. The wristbands make thoughtful and intentional stocking stuffers, so they would love for people to know they are available this holiday season. Give the gift of compassion and help compassion spread to and through the ones you love! they will also be doing a drive for their Compassion it Advocate program. When you sign up to give monthly to Compassion it, you receive a welcome gift with wristbands and other items along with monthly emails containing compassion based ideas and lessons. they are promoting becoming an advocate for the year in honor of someone's holiday gift. The welcome package advocates receive is perfect to wrap for a gift exchange.

https://compassionit.com/

Donate to Support Divine Mercy Orphanage – The Children at the Border’s Angels to Angels Program

In a world of vitriol and division, live scores of orphaned children in the border region of Tecate. The boys and girls of Divine Mercy Orphanage are professionally cared for by the love and dedication of the Daughters of Divine Mercy and the staff and volunteers. Love is abundant but so is uncertainty, fear and the anxiety of our times. The children could use a lift over the holidays with donations of school supplies, clothing and of course, toys. The staff could use household supplies and hygiene products, as well as funding to complete necessary facility requirements and repairs. You can donate items at the campus of Immaculate Conception School. Also, direct support of funds can be contributed to the McKenna Foundation, Attn: Angels to Angels Project, PO Box 4022, Whittier, CA 90607. Please spread the word, and the love!

http://www.themckennafoundation.org

Aid MEND in Their Food Drive Innitiative

MEND suggests donations of: power/granola bars, fruit cups, pull-top canned tuna or chicken, chili, stews or soups, pasta, juice boxes, 2 lb. bags of pinto beans, 2 lb. bags of rice, peanut butter, oatmeal, packaged nuts or dried berries, and ground coffee. Special holiday items may include frozen poultry, boxed stuffing, cranberries or holiday sweets. Link to register https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efo1myx984df50f4&oseq=&c=&ch=

http://www.mendpoverty.org

Aid MEND in Their Blanket Drive Innitiative

Help MEND collect warm blankets to fill their holiday baskets. Together you can share the warmth with families during the holiday season. NEW Twin, Full or Queen Blankets. Link to register:https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efo1myx984df50f4&oseq=&c=&ch=Contact: Maggie Gregor MEND 818-897-2443christmas@mendpoverty.org

http://www.mendpoverty.org

Join United Friends of the Children As They Host A Holiday Party

United Friends of the Children is hosting a holiday party for the scholars in their program from ages 7 - college and their caregivers.  They have games, raffles, food, and gifts! They are in need of gifts. Gifts can be dropped off before the event at their main office on Wilshire Blvd. They will need volunteers for the following: Line control at games and photo booth • Assist w/ arts and craft table • Assist w/ any give away • Food (serving and line control) • Drinks (refill and line control) • Set up / tear down and event check in. They will be in contact with volunteers as the event gets closer regarding logistics. For a full wishlist please contact Damaris Pereda.

http://www.unitedfriends.org

Donate Wishlist Items to the Foster Youth at Assistance League of Los Angeles

Foster children are frequently moved from one home to another during a crisis with only the clothes on their backs. Foster Children’s Resource Center, a program of Assistance League of Los Angeles, provides emergency clothing and necessities to children referred by the Department of Children and Family Services. Located in Northridge, their center gives each child new school clothing, a jacket, pajamas, socks, underwear, personal care items, a backpack, school supplies, a book, and a toy. Each child is given personal attention and treated with dignity and respect, helping them to feel special. Social workers, foster parents and family members report that after visiting the Center, children experience a boost in self-esteem and improved school attendance and performance. How can you help? The Center is in need of brand new sports balls (e.g. soccer balls, basket balls, Nerf balls) and brand new infant and toddler toys (e.g. baby dolls, light up toys, Fisher Price classics). To learn more about the Foster Children’s Resource Center, click here for a video or visit https://assistanceleaguela.org/program/foster-childrens-resource-center/. To arrange for donation drop-offs, contact Kristin Muhl, Foster Children’s Resource Center Director, at muhlhouse@msn.com or call the Center at 818-701-0506.

https://assistanceleaguela.org/

Help Camp TLC Shower A Low Income School with Gifts

Camp TLC  is collecting toys and donations to help support their Camp LAkota Holiday Party. This is their largest party and strives to give the Wounded Knee School District (#4 poorest community in America) a special holiday. The officially reported poverty rate for American Indians living on Pine Ridge is 53.75%. The United States average is 15.6%. Two of the five "poorest communities in America" are located on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Last year, they surprised the school with gifts, this year if they are to raise enough funds, will host a Holiday Carnival for the families and their children. They are looking for donations of toys and monetary donations to help make this day special for the youth on Pine Ridge. If interested in helping, please contact 917.363.5154.

http://WWW.thecamptlc.org

Donate Toys to Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) for their Holiday Party

Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) is having a Holiday Party for their campers and the member of the East LA Rising Boys and Girls Club. Many of the campers and family rely on Camp TLC's generosity during this Holiday Season to help with gifts. Their campers reside in a kinship or foster care situation or have come from a traumatic circumstance. They try to make this time of year much brighter! They are looking for in kind donations of toys, etc. Monetary donations can be made via the website below or by calling 917.363.5154.

Join Para Los Ninos for their Annual Holiday Party

Felices Fiestas is Para Los Ninos's Annual Holiday party in support of over 1,000 of their neediest children and families. The party includes food, games, crafts and of course, Santa. Event set up and clean up decoration serving food Santa Photo Booth Parking is provided. Donations needed: 5 heavy duty tricycles, 5 projectors, Chromebooks, Preschool Kitchen, Market place, Large puzzle piece puzzles (36-48 pieces), 6-sand and water tables, Sand and water table toys, Scholastic book certificates- to purchase their Book of the Month- need about $300 a month to support this Non-fiction books for classrooms, Dry erase markers and white boards

http://www.paralosninos.org

Join Gamers for Good for their Toys ‘n Joy event

As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to walk the aisles of the "toy store" with clients to help them find the perfect gift. Volunteers will also help re-stock the "toy store" shelves, pass out stocking stuffers and share holiday cheer to all in attendance. RSVP with this link: https://www.volunteermatch.org/results/opp_detail.jsp?oppid=2878771

http://www.gamersforgood.com/

“Adopt” a Foster Child for the Holidays!

Adopt a Foster Child for the Holidays! Light up the face of a foster child (ages 0-13) by providing them with that special toy theyre so looking forward to receiving! When you Adopt (i.e. sponsor) a foster child for the holidays, youll receive a personalized wish list with that childs holiday hopes and dreams. Spread some holiday cheer to a little one in need _ contact Elizabeth Rulon today to find out more! Aviva Family and Childrens Services provides mental health and social services to over 6,800 children, youth and families each year. Aviva believes every child and every family in their Los Angeles community deserves the chance for a brighter future. they provide compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families. Santa's Elves - they need you! "Santa's Workshop" at Aviva will be opening in mid/late November, and they need elves to help us sort and organize gifts for foster children, foster teens living in Aviva's group home, and sponsored families. Contact them today to find out more about how you and your friends/family/colleagues, etc. can come help out and join in the fun of the holidays! they ask that all donations be new, unused, unopened, and unwrapped. To make a financial contribution for the holiday drive, please visit www.avivacenter.org/donate

http://www.avivacenter.org

Sponsor a Child for The Jeffrey Foundation’s Winter Extended Day Program for Special Needs Children.

The Jeffrey Foundation provides programs and services for special needs children and their families. Give the gift of sponsorship and brighten this Holiday season by sponsoring one of 25 children for the Extended Day Program. Any monetary donation is appreciated no matter how big or small: http://www.thejeffreyfoundation.org. Please specify that the donation is "to sponsor a child for The Jeffrey Foundation Winter Extended Day Program and do so PRIOR to December 13, 2018. For more info, please contact Lorraine McCall.

5470 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books gives brand new books to thousands of kids living below the poverty line in LAs neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives - reading - so they can contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! HOLIDAY BOOK GIVEAWAY - Join Better With Books on Sunday, December 23 from 8:30 am to 2:30pm as part of a Book Giveaway Team to put brand new books in the hands of delighted kids at a festive holiday event with Santa, toys and tons of food baskets. Volunteers are needed for the entire event to assist with set-up and clean up, and theyll get to give lots of hugs and warm holiday wishes too! Event locations are throughout Los Angeles. Team Leaders, info and directions will be provided in advance. Snacks, lunch and beverages will be provided. This family friendly activity is best for children 10 and up, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Uplifting for everyone. they guarantee you will have fun while getting hands-on to make a difference! Deadline to RSVP and get on a Book Giving Team is Friday, December 7th. Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Dress casually and comfortably. Feel free to wear your Santa Hat! If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a tax-deductible donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Take a bite out of hunger. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Season for Sharing. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books gives brand new books to thousands of kids living below the poverty line in LA's neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the relentless cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives, contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! BOOK SORT - On Thursday, December 20th, from 7PM _ 9PM, they need tons of volunteers to sort, count, and box books to prepare for their Holiday Book Giveaway. This is a family-friendly event and children ages 5 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian; teens are welcome with adult supervision. Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Come for all or part of this event. Follow the signs for Better With Books. Dress casually and comfortably _ book sorting can be dusty work. Free parking available. If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a tax-deductible donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Season for Sharing. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books provides thousands of brand new books to kids living below the poverty line in LAs neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the relentless cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives, contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! BOOK SET UP - On Thursday, Dec. 20 from 2PM _ 4PM, they need volunteers to help organize for a successful Book Sort so every child gets a new book that is perfect for them! they need people to set up signs and tables, build boxes and physically schlep boxes of books with the help of dollies. Great for teens with an accompanying adult! Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Come for all or part of this event. Follow the signs for Better With Books. Dress casually and comfortably _ book sorting can be dusty work. Free parking available. If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Help Spread Cheer By Becoming a Caroler with Hope House for the Multiple Handicapped Inc.

Hope House for the Multiple Handicapped Inc. is hosting a Holiday Party for all of their residents and their families with Santa, food, music. They would love to have volunteer CAROLERS at the event! The Holiday Party is on Thurs, December 20. Their residents with co-occurring autism, intellectual disabilities and mental health needs, really, really LOVE the holidays. Consider spreading holiday cheer by hosting a gift/toy drive! -- with family, friends or co-workers for Hope House for the Multiple-Handicapped, Inc. Hope House serves low-income children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and by collecting new, unwrapped toys/gifts for them, you will make them so very happy. Please deliver gifts/toys for Christmas by Friday, December 17. Visit http://hopehouse.org/wordpress/?page_id=430, where you will find individual wishes, or contact Vicki Mastro at vmastro@hopehouse.org or 626-747-9320. Don't have time to shop let Hope House do it for you. Make a cash donation by Dec. 17 and they will buy the gifts/toys! Visit http://hopehouse.org/wordpress/?page_id=430 to donate and learn more.

Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books provides thousands of brand new books to kids living below the poverty line in LAs neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the relentless cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives, contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! BOOK SET UP - On Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 2PM _ 4PM, they need volunteers to help organize for a successful Book Sort so every child gets a new book that is perfect for them! they need people to set up signs and tables, build boxes and physically schlep boxes of books with the help of dollies. Great for teens with an accompanying adult! Come for all or part of this event. Follow the signs for Better With Books. Dress casually and comfortably _ book sorting can be dusty work. Free parking available. Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org/events

Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books provides thousands of brand new books to thousands of kids living below the poverty line in LA's neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the relentless cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives, contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! BOOK SORT - On Wednesday, December 19th, from 6PM _ 8PM, they need tons of volunteers to sort, count, and box books to prepare for their Holiday Book Giveaway. This is a family-friendly event and children ages 5 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian; teens are welcome with adult supervision. Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Come for all or part of this event. Follow the signs for Better With Books. Dress casually and comfortably _ book sorting can be dusty work. Free parking available. If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a tax-deductible donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays with Families Forward Leanring Center

Consider adopting a family from Families Forward Learning Center. They serve low-income, at-risk families in Pasadena with children between the ages of 0-5. You can provide 1-2 gifts per family member and provide a holiday meal to help make this season a little easier for their families. You choose the size of the family or families you would like to adopt, purchase and wrap the gifts and come drop the gifts off at their location. You will receive a thank you card, photo of the family/families you adopted, and a tax receipt for your donation. You can also order gifts online and have them sent to their location if you are too far away to come drop off! You can adopt as part of a group, with your company, or as an individual. This is a great opportunity for groups of friends, organizations or sports teams to come together! For more info and breakdown of cost please visit their website. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sarah Kimbrough - sarah@familiesforwardlc.org or (626) 792-2687 x121 If you are ready to adopt, please fill out this form: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=911805613

http://www.familiesforwardlc.org

Lend a Hand with Connections For Children at their Holiday Angels Program

Help parents select toys and books for their children and wrap them as gifts. Each year Connections For Children collects holiday gifts for the children of low-income families in our community to help make their holiday wishes come true. Last year, they collected gifts for 1,000 children up to age 18 whose families live below or near to the poverty level and are enrolled in their child care subsidy programs. Local businesses can participate by hosting donation drives for our Holiday Angels Program. In turn, they make sure that these gifts are distributed to children in our community. On December 15th, 17th and 18th, families will be able to select gifts at our Santa Monica office. You can also participate as a volunteer at the event, by helping parents select toys and books for their children and wrapping gifts. click here to sign up:https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000a8t7oUAA

https://www.connectionsforchildren.org/

Help Foster Youth this Holiday Season with Walden Family Services

Walden Family Services celebrates with their 70 Walden Transitional Housing Program young adults at Shakey's Restaurant on December 17 at 6:00pm. Walden Family Services has 70 young adult foster youth, ages 18-21, living in apartments in our transitional housing program. They would like to request gift cards or appropriate gifts for these young adults. Everyone loves to give toys to children but few want to give gifts to young adults. These young adults are in the foster care system. Many of them will have no family to spend the holidays with. They would like to brighten their holiday season with gifts! Please consider giving to them. Gifts and gift cards can be brought or mailed to the Walden Family Services office. Please provide gifts by December 17.

http://www.waldenfamily.org

Lend a Hand with Connections For Children at their Holiday Angels Program

Help parents select toys and books for their children and wrap them as gifts. Each year Connections For Children collects holiday gifts for the children of low-income families in our community to help make their holiday wishes come true. Last year, they collected gifts for 1,000 children up to age 18 whose families live below or near to the poverty level and are enrolled in their child care subsidy programs. Local businesses can participate by hosting donation drives for our Holiday Angels Program. In turn, they make sure that these gifts are distributed to children in our community. On December 15th, 17th and 18th, families will be able to select gifts at our Santa Monica office. You can also participate as a volunteer at the event, by helping parents select toys and books for their children and wrapping gifts. click here to sign up:https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000a8t7oUAA

https://www.connectionsforchildren.org/

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #25

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Help at a Holiday Extravaganza for Homeless Kids

Nu Skool Sings Old School will proudly present their Annual Holiday Extravaganza. For the past 14 years, they have hosted the Holiday Extravaganza for the inner-city kids that they serve all year around. Mini Concert by Nu Skool Sings Old School Star Performers & Kids Holiday Fashion Show, Celebrity Guests Presentations, Dancing, Games, Fun Raffles, Refreshments, Photo Shoots and Much More. And of course, Their Famous Toy & Gift Giveaway Party! They serve children living on the streets, in hotels or temporary housing. They also serve the children of former foster girls, children living with low income grandparents or other relatives and families in crisis. Now they are preparing to serve 100 kids this year. Most of their children must be bussed in from different areas throughout the city. Nu Skool Sings Old School Star Performers will distribute toys and gifts to the invited inner city children and also pose for picture with them on the Red Carpet. They have also invited some Celebrity Guests to come out and help them make this holiday season a memorable experience for some amazing kids! Nu Skool need toys and gifts for young children ages 3 to 13 years old. They also need fun gifts for teenagers ages 14 to 16 years old. They would deeply appreciate any warm clothing items, such as: blankets, sleeping bags, jackets, coats or sock for their homeless kids who often live on the streets.

http://www.nuskoolsingsoldschool.com

Volunteer and/or Donate to Alexandria House’s Free Shopping Holiday Party!

Alexandria House Free Shopping Holiday Party welcomes their past and current resident families to celebrate the holidays with them. Everyone gets a visit with Ms. Claus, a chance to pick out presents, make crafts, and have a good time! They are looking for volunteers to help welcome the families, run craft and game tables, organize and supervise activities, and have fun celebrating the holidays season! Alexandria House is having a toy drive for their holiday parties where they give out gifts to more than 800 (!) kids over two days. They're asking that the toys do not promote war/violence and that they are ethnically diverse as to accurately represent the populations at Alexandria House. They also often have a shortage of gifts for their teens; the easiest way to help with that is gift cards! Please drop your donations off at 436 S. Alexandria Ave. (yellow house) from Nov 26 to Dec 15. They couldn't do this without your support, thank you! They are looking for volunteers to help welcome the families, run craft and game tables, organize and supervise activities, and have fun celebrating the holidays season with us. For information, please contact Anh at anh@alexandriahouse.org or (213) 381-2649.

http://alexandriahouse.org

Come Raise Your Voice in Song with One Incredible Family

Yuletide Caroling with their Senior Family Members Come raise your voice in song and help lift the spirits of their Seniors and Elderly Family Members During The Holiday Season with One Incredible Family! There are two opportunities to sing Yuletide Carols and Chanukah Songs with GLEE at local Senior Centers! Volunteers will sing seasonal songs and yuletide carols, will shake sleigh bells and will interact with senior citizens. Ability to sing is not required ! Please dont sign up if you cant stay the entire time. Link to sign up for 12/16/18 date: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000GFmufUAD Requirements: No special skills or experience required except an open heart and playful spirit ! Please feel free to bring sleigh bells or other percussion with you!! Please wear festive and / or seasonal clothing, if at all possible.

http://www.oneincrediblefamily.org/event-calendar/

Create a Winter Wonderland with LA Family Housing

LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. LAFH Winter Wonderland Holiday Party. Help us host a festive holiday party for over 200 of their families on Sunday, December 16th. Sponsor an activity station or act as a personal shopper "elf" in their "Wishmart"- a special store where children and teens can choose their own presents. Contact Anfel: ALu@lafh.org

http://www.lafh.org

Lend a Hand with Connections For Children at their Holiday Angels Program

Help parents select toys and books for their children and wrap them as gifts. Each year Connections For Children collects holiday gifts for the children of low-income families in our community to help make their holiday wishes come true. Last year, they collected gifts for 1,000 children up to age 18 whose families live below or near to the poverty level and are enrolled in their child care subsidy programs. Local businesses can participate by hosting donation drives for our Holiday Angels Program. In turn, they make sure that these gifts are distributed to children in our community. On December 15th, 17th and 18th, families will be able to select gifts at our Santa Monica office. You can also participate as a volunteer at the event, by helping parents select toys and books for their children and wrapping gifts. click here to sign up:https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000a8t7oUAA

https://www.connectionsforchildren.org/

Help Create Memories for a Lifetime with New Economics for Women – Family Source Center

This is an annual Holiday event where New Economics for Women - Family Source Center helps families create memories to last a life time. The community they serve are low-income and are impacted by financial hardships. With the help of sponsors they will be able to provide children with Christmas gifts, food, activities and much more on this special day. With hope and optimism, they would like to ask that you join them in collaboration in the event with any donation that you may be able to support with. With gratitude they would accept donations such as toys, monetary, food or any items you find appropriate for this event. Please join them this holiday season in providing over 1000 families with a magical holiday experience.

Support Students Soldiers Justice Memorial Corporation with their Annual Christmas Party

Students soldiers justice memorial corporation's annual Christmas party for Veteran and children. they will be providing children of veterans in foster care food & gifts. They host this event yearly. Social workers will be attending for children that are high risk. Volunteers will help serve food, hand out food, assist with entertainment for children. requirements: Christmas shirts & hat The event is hosted at the Rishers & Mortuary reception room in Montebello. they are asking for toys for children. they have 164 boys ages 6Months-16 teen usually ask for video games, sports equipment, hot wheels, action figures bikes skateboards baby's toys for active toddlers girls they have 202 ages 2-17 Dolls, skates, bikes, fashion design toys, dress-up, puzzles books, and video games for girls. Teens: makeup, purses, and jewelry Gifts for Veterans, Books, scarfs, Military items

http://www.Newhopelivingforvets.theyebly.com

Help Spread Cheer on Skid Row with Fred Jordan Missions

Help spread cheer on Skid Row with Fred Jordan Missions' Annual Christmas Celebration! The Mission hopes to help over 20,000 individuals during the holidays. Help hand out toys and Christmas dinner bags. To register please visit: https://fjm.org/events/view/31

https://fjm.org

Volunteer and/or Donate to Alexandria House’s Community Holiday Party!

Alexandria House Community Holiday Party welcomes their neighborhood families to celebrate the holidays. Everyone gets a visit with Ms. Claus, a chance to pick out presents, make crafts, and have a good time! Alexandria House is having a toy drive for their holiday parties where they give out gifts to more than 800 kids (!) over two days. A special request: hopefully the toys do not promote war/violence and please try to give toys that are ethnically diverse as to accurately represent the populations at Alexandria House. They also often have a shortage of gifts for their teens; the easiest way to help with that is gift cards! Please drop your donations off at 436 S. Alexandria Ave. (yellow house) from Nov 26 to Dec 15. they couldn't do this without your support, thank you! they're looking for volunteers to help welcome the families, run craft and game tables, organize and supervise activities, and have fun celebrating the holidays season with us. For information, please contact Madison at madison@alexandriahouse.org or (213) 381-2649.

http://alexandriahouse.org

Donate Gifts to the Special Needs Network, Inc.

During the Christmas holidays, they bring hundreds of families, community partners, and stakeholders together for a holiday celebration. This event provides the countys most vulnerable families with an opportunity to network and celebrate the holidays with other families, thereby breaking the isolation and sadness that many families experience during the holidays. Families are provided with health-related referrals and resources, food, music and interactive games. Since the inception of this event, they have collected and distributed more than 50,000 toys, books and presents to families experiencing homelessness and other difficulties Highlights > Toy giveaway > Meet & Picture with Santa > Christmas Caroling > Community Activity > DJ & Dancing > Arts & Crafts > Dinner Please contact Connie Chavarria directly re: volunteer opportunities. 323-291-7100 Office 818-470-7929 Cell Help us make this year the best yet! For their wishlist please visit their website.

https://snnla.org/

Provide Gift Cards & Clothes for Bienvenidos’ Christmas Party

Bienvenidos is a compassionate community of care dedicated to healing children, strengthening families and transforming communities. With your help, their low-income clients will be able enjoy the organizations Christmas Party, which includes good food, music, and toys! Help brighten the spirits of many of Bienvenidos families with the purchase of gift cards (i.e. Walmart/Target)and childrens clothing for the season. Items can be dropped off any time before Dec 14 at their Los Angeles location or arrangements can be made to pick up the items.

http://www.bienvenidos.org

Make a Meal for 12 Days of Christmas with LA Family Housing

LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. 12 Days of Christmas Meal Sponsorship- Make a meal merry and bright for over 250 adults transitioning out of homelessness. Sponsor a meal at $500 and provide twelve days of festive meals for their residents at Bridge Housing. Dec 14th- Dec 25. For more info contact Alicia : Abyer@lafh.org

http://www.lafh.org

Pitch in at the Winter Wonderland at Drew Child Development Corporation

Winter Wonderland is a Christmas Toy Giveaway that Drew CDC puts on for the community! They will have food, games and tons of fun. Volunteers will assist with set up, break down, gift distribution and oversight of activities. They are in need of food donations, toy donations, or any other items that would supplement our gift giving. They are also taking ALL financial contributions to help with the event planning and preparation.

http://www.drewcdc.org

Throw a Holiday Bash at a New Charter School in South LA

Enjoy a Holiday Celebration for the students of a great new charter school, Crete Academy. Crete has grades TK-6 and 126 students. For their holiday party, they'll enjoy food and a special surprise visit from Santa. There will be the Crete Dancer's Performance and the TK-K Musical with Bells. They need 4 to 6 volunteers to help with greeting families, serving food, set-up and clean-up. They also need a Santa Claus, plus Christmas presents for Crete Academy Students: TK (18 students); KG (20 students); 1st (25 students); 2nd (18 students); 3rd (16 students); 4th (12 students); 5th (6 students); 6th (11 students). Donations accepted from 10-31-2018 to 12-31-2018. Donations done on line are via paypal - please use this description for Holiday Donations - #ChristmasDonations

https://www.creteacademy.org/

Assist the Coliseum Street Elementary School with their Need of Toys for the Holidays

The Los Angeles Unified School District's Attendance Improvement Program seeks donations throughout the year to provide gifts to underprivileged children at their school during the holiday season. For the last few years, The Los Angeles Fire Department has assisted them by providing toys and gifts for the students, but there is never enough to fulfill their need. They distribute the gifts on a date close to the winter break so that students can get an opportunity to enjoy at least one toy during the holiday season. Any donations that you would like to share with them can be brought to their school and dropped off at the main office any weekday for the first two weeks of December. Please let office staff know that the gifts are for the PSA counselor's Holiday Attendance Celebration.

Adopt A Family with the Lynwood Unified School District

The Homeless Ed Program in Lynwood serves over 500 students at any given day in a community of roughly 15,000 students. they serve a largely immigrant population with a high unemployment rate. their Annual Holiday event is scheduled to take place Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at their District Office. This holiday season, you or your organization can adopt a student or family by providing gifts and gift certificates for a specific family. For more information, guidelines and details on a family in need - please contact Tam Nguyen (tanguyen@mylusd.org) or Maribel Martinez (mmartinez@mylusd.org) starting Nov. 19th. Please contact Tam Nguyen @ Student Services Department for more info (310) 886-1618; tanguyen@mylusd.org their Homeless Ed Program in Lynwood serves over 500 students at any given day in a community of roughly 15,000 students. they serve a largely immigrant population with a high unemployment rate. their Annual Holiday event is scheduled to take place Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at their District Office. This holiday season, you or your organization can adopt a student or family by providing gifts and gift certificates for a specific family. For more information, guidelines and details on a family in need - please contact Tam Nguyen (tanguyen@mylusd.org) or Maribel Martinez (mmartinez@mylusd.org) starting Nov. 19th.

https://www.lynwood.k12.ca.us

Help Prepare for Saban Community Clinic’s Holiday Party

The 29th Annual Patient Holiday party provides much needed items including clothing, toiletries, blankets, books and toys to Saban Community Clinic patients, their family members and members of the homeless community. Attendees also receive a warm meal. Volunteers are needs to distribute items, serve lunch, and set-up/clean up of event. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Parking information and details will be distributed prior to the event. Toiletries, books and toys are needed for the event. Please contact Audrey Rufe at arufe@sabancommunityclinic.org

http://sabancommunityclinic.org/patientholidayparty

Decorate Ornaments at the Community Center of La Canada Flintridge

With the holidays right around the corner, now is a great time to glaze ceramic ornaments to decorate around the house!! For $15 per painter, you can paint TWO ornaments!! Items will be fired and ready for pick up on Friday Dec. 14 from 12pm-4pm. All ages welcome! All participants under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are needed prior to start time for set up time and after the event to break down.

http://www.cclcf.org

Volunteer & Donate to the Saban Community Clinic’s Annual Patient Holiday Party

Wanna share your time and talents at an awesome holiday party with awesome people? Sign up for The Saban Community Clinics Annual Patient Holiday Party today! The party was started in 1989 to provide warm clothes to high risk youth and teens in the Hollywood area, with 35 people attending the first event. Since then, the Holiday Party has expanded to serve the growing need of patients, including children and families. This year the Clinic expects more than 500 people in attendance during the event that starts at 12 pm. For more information on donating any of the needed items or volunteering at the event, please contact Audrey Rufe at 323-330-1653 or by email at arufe@sabancommunityclinic.org. Visit http://www.sabancommunityclinic.org/Events-Calendar/Event-Details.aspx?Event=12 for more info. Please Note: Contact Audrey for more information on volunteering. Needed items include: (Newborns to Age 2)Baby Wipes; Baby Shampoo & Wash; Bibs; Blankets; Bottles; Changing Pads; Clothes and Diapers / (Youth and Adults) Backpacks; Blankets; Jackets; Sweatpants; Shirts; Socks; Body Wash; Deodorant; Travel sized shampoo & conditioner; Toothbrushes & Toothpaste and Undergarments.

http://www.sabancommunityclinic.org/Events-Calendar/Event-Details.aspx?Event=12

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #13

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #14

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Help Spread Holiday Cheer for the Children at ECF Kayne Eras School

ECF Kayne Eras School has a special day each year where they display donations and their students are able to select presents for themselves and their siblings. Students are escorted 1:1 in a private setting so they can select what they really want and need. This annual event is made possible by the generous donations they receive. For many of their students, these are the only holiday gifts they get. Please consider donating board games, toys, stuffed animals, ear buds, and backpacks for students ages 5-22. A toy drive is a great way to engage friends, family or co-workers in spreading holiday cheer to those in need. Exceptional Children's Foundation Kayne Eras School serves children with special needs, many of whom live in low-income households. Help them brighten their holidays by collecting new, unwrapped toys or other gift items. Gifts for Christmas/Hanukkah must be delivered by Friday, December 14. Full details available on www.ecf.net/holiday giving. Visit www.ecf.net/holiday giving for more details gift ideas, or contact Francziska at fsteagall@ecf.net or 310-737-9393 #1398. Don't have time to shop? Let ECF do it for you. Make a cash donation by December 9 and they'll buy gifts for those who need them most. Visit www.ecf.net/holiday giving to donate and learn more. http://www.ecf.net/holidaygiving

http://www.ecf.net

Join Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge for their Holiday Ceramic Sales.

Over 65 local artists come together to sell their work that ranges from everyday useful items to gallery works of art. Its a feast for the eyes. Not to be missed as there is something for everyone.

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Come Raise Your Voice in Song with One Incredible Family

Yuletide Caroling with their Senior Family Members Come raise your voice in song and help lift the spirits of their Seniors and Elderly Family Members During The Holiday Season with One Incredible Family! There are two opportunities to sing Yuletide Carols and Chanukah Songs with GLEE at local Senior Centers! Volunteers will sing seasonal songs and yuletide carols, will shake sleigh bells and will interact with senior citizens. Ability to sing is not required ! Please dont sign up if you cant stay the entire time. Link to sign up for 12/9/18 date: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000GFmvJUAT Requirements: No special skills or experience required except an open heart and playful spirit ! Please feel free to bring sleigh bells or other percussion with you!! Please wear festive and / or seasonal clothing, if at all possible.

http://www.oneincrediblefamily.org/event-calendar/

Brunch with Santa with the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Brunch with Santa is a family event where kids have breakfast with their family and enjoy a Christmas show. This event serves as a fundraiser for REACH which is a program for adults with disabilities. Come join them help put together this fun event and help the REACH participants get funds for their program while you gain volunteer hours. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Volunteers will be assisting with: staffing a photo booth, help REACH participants, staff their gift store booth, decorating booths and facility, inflating balloons with helium, assisting patrons taking pictures, help with hospitality services such as helping serve food for the attendees and more tasks as needed. Feel free to bring your ugly Christmas sweater or hat! They will provide snacks and water for volunteers. Any questions please email volunteer@rpvca.gov. Click here to sign up: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3010595.jsp

https://www.rpvca.gov/

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

KTLA & Citadel Outlets Food Drive. KTLA and Citadel are partnering to help feed Los Angeles County. During difficult economic times, one out of every six people in Southern California experiences hunger. Children, veterans, and the elderly hurt the most. Food banks need your help. Volunteers are needed to collect donations from Stater Brothers customers and Stuff-a-Food Bank Truck with donations. ALL AGES EVENT. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Donate to Benefit I Have A Dream Foundation – Los Angeles

I Have A Dream Foundation - Los Angeles is hosting a holiday celebration honoring their IHAD LA stakeholders and supporters! The purpose of this event is to learn about their mission, their work, and the youth they serve! they will be accepting gift cards, checks, and cash donations.

Help St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church Put Together Their Annual Outreach Event

St. Michaels largest Outreach event of the year is Holiday Cheer. They welcome over 200 kids and their families from area shelters and throw a huge Christmas celebration. There are countless opportunities to volunteer. Holiday Cheer will be Saturday, December 8, 2018. Planning meetings for the event will begin in October of 2018. You dont want to miss this amazing chance. See Meredith Reese or the Rev. Patti Sells for more information.

http://www.stmikessc.org/eventsarchive/holiday-cheer/

Give the Gift of a Toy for the Youth at Koreatown Youth and Community Center

KYCCs Annual Holiday Carnival promotes giving the gift of compassion and community during holiday season. Last year, over 2,600 people attended Koreatown Youth &Community Centers Holiday Carnival to enjoy games, performances, activities, and a special chance to visit Santa Claus, where every child (0-10 years old) received a brand new toy. This year, they anticipate the attendance to grow to 2,800! They will also have over 100 volunteers (in addition to their 80+ staff) who will help prepare for and execute the event. Their continuing success is the result of a joint effort by KYCC and supporters like you, who help create a safe, family-friendly festival for all residents of Koreatown and its neighboring areas. Please visit their website to register as a volunteer! They have several opportunities: Gift wrap: 1-2 days prior to the Day of the event: Activities, Santa Room, Photo zone, etc. They are looking for toys in value of $10/toy. They are looking to serve children ages of 0-10 years with a wrapped gift.

http://www.kyccla.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

KTLA & Citadel Outlets Food Drive. KTLA and Citadel are partnering to help feed Los Angeles County. During difficult economic times, one out of every six people in Southern California experiences hunger. Children, veterans, and the elderly hurt the most. Food banks need your help. Volunteers are needed to collect donations from Stater Brothers customers and Stuff-a-Food Bank Truck with donations. ALL AGES EVENT. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Attend a Gala Aimed at Providing Gifts for Needy Youth with Rays of Light Philanthropic

Rays of Light Philanthropic is hosting their 11th annual Christmas "Be a Blessing" Gala aimed at providing Christmas gifts for foster care and homeless youth and teens. They need your help as a volunteer to ensure that their event runs smoothly and beautifully. They have many event prep volunteer opportunities. They ask that all volunteers wear comfortable shoes and dress semi-formal/cocktail attire with the exception of the Tear Down Team. Call Time: 5:00 pm they ask that you stay until 10:00 pm to assist your team in breaking down their station. Dinner will be provided for volunteers and service credit for school. Please note, volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Click here to sign up: https://raysoflightphil.org/452-2/

https://raysoflightphil.org/

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

KTLA & Citadel Outlets Food Drive. KTLA and Citadel are partnering to help feed Los Angeles County. During difficult economic times, one out of every six people in Southern California experiences hunger. Children, veterans, and the elderly hurt the most. Food banks need your help. Volunteers are needed to collect donations from Stater Brothers customers and Stuff-a-Food Bank Truck with donations. ALL AGES EVENT. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Assist in Hosting a Holiday Party with Walden Family Services

Path Ventures-Family Commons would love assistance hosting a holiday party for their tenants. They could use a team to help decorate and donations of gifts if possible for 80 families and food to serve at party. They serve 80 households. It would be ideal to get donations of gift cards so they can provide one to each household. Gift cards from Target or Walmart or the grocery store could benefit every household member no matter their age.

Help Home-SAFE Vista Del Mar Throw a Holiday Party

Home-SAFE is planning a Holiday Party (X-mas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa) for Saturday Dec 8, 2018 at the LA Zoo for poverty level families with children ages 0-12 years of age. They will be offer zoo entrance, lunch, arts & crafts and gifts., Home-SAFE is planning a Holiday Party (Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanza) at the LA Zoo on Dec 8, 2018. Their guests will be poverty level families who are enrolled in their Early Head Start and child abuse prevention programs. They will be offering zoo entrance, lunch, arts & crafts and small gifts. they do not have funding to have their children ages 0-8 years of age ride the zoo merry - go- round. They expect approximately 100 children. (tickets for children are $3.00 each) They would be grateful for any donation that you can offer.

Donate Much Needed Gifts for the Clients of Imagine LA

Imagine LA's Winter Wonderland event for families in the Imagine LA program, as well as their mentors, to celebrate the winter holidays. All of their families have recently exited homelessness, and they need extra community and financial support around the holiday season. It's an opportunity for the parents to get gifts and holiday supplies for their family, while the children play. Santa comes, and they have a crafts and games area for the children. They will be constructing a "shop" for parents to pick out toys for their children for the holidays. They will also be giving families the opportunity to get Christmas trees and ornaments, and are accepting financial donations for that purpose. We have two websites, one for financial donations, and then an Amazon wishlist of in-kind donations, which will be populated this week. People can buy the in-kinds off Amazon, or work with Imagine LA directly to bring it to our offices for the event. We accept financial contributions throughout the holiday season. Amazon Wishlist direct link: http://a.co/2lOjThh

http://www.imaginela.org

Join Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge for their Holiday Ceramic Sales.

Over 65 local artists come together to sell their work that ranges from everyday useful items to gallery works of art. Its a feast for the eyes. Not to be missed as there is something for everyone.

http:/https://www.cclcf.org/index.lasso?L9_PAGE=dynamic_page&PG_ID=20

Decorate and Tree Trim with LA Family Housing

LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. Tree Trimming Parties Host a community celebration at one of their buildings. Donate $200 and bring food, play games, and kick off the holiday season! Contact Angel: ALu@lafh.org

http://www.lafh.org

Volunteer at the Annual Christmas Basket Distribution for the Needy with the City of Pico Rivera

Your assistance is needed to help provide needy families of Pico Rivera with holiday food baskets! They need volunteers to assist with the distribution and sorting of food, registration and check-in, toy distribution, and crowd control. This is a rain or shine event so please be prepared for inclement weather. Click here to sign up: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1883459.jsp

Help Prep for the Brunch with Santa with the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Do you enjoy planning and organizing events? This is a great opportunity for you! Come and gain some new skills along with volunteer hours and even meet new people! Volunteers will be helping staff set up for the event that will take place the next day. Helping set up tables and chairs. Decorate the facility and tables. Help put together some crafts/decorations. Sorting and putting materials together for the event and more. They will provide water and snacks for volunteers! Sign up at volunteer@rpvca.gov. Click here to sign up:https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3009370.jsp

https://www.rpvca.gov/

Join Alcoholism Center for Women for their Bring Home Hope Benefit

ACW Cordially Invites You To BRING HOPE HOME Thursday night December 6th, 2018, 6:30pm to 9pm Featuring the angelic voice of ACW Alumni Susan Gray. Attendees will celebrate their recent Alumni, be transported to the heavens listening to Susan sing, participate in a sing along and enjoy dinner and holiday festivities. $25 Admission, $10 ACW Alumni, $3 In Treatment. Donations welcome. Reserve your spot today Call 213.381.8500 or E-mail Info@acwla.org

http://alcoholismcenterforwomen.org

Join Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge for their Holiday Ceramic Sales.

Over 65 local artists come together to sell their work that ranges from everyday useful items to gallery works of art. Its a feast for the eyes. Not to be missed as there is something for everyone.

http:/https://www.cclcf.org/index.lasso?L9_PAGE=dynamic_page&PG_ID=19

Sing with Seniors at Big Sunday’s Beverly Carmel Holiday Sing-along

You don't have to be Jewish to join Big Sunday as we host a holiday sing-a-long for (and with!) seniors in Beverly Hills on the 5th night of Hanukkah. Mix and mingle, sing and schmooze, while bringing a bit of festivity and joy to some lively, friendly and fun-loving seniors. (And, truth be told, they'd bring some festivity and joy to you, too!)

www.bigsunday.org

Come Spread Holiday Joy at Long Beach VA Hospital’s Holiday Bash.

Long Beach VA Hospital is looking for someone to come as Santa, if you have a Santa costume and fit the part, please request this specifically. This is a potluck style party and they would love to have you show off your culinary skills by sharing a delicious dish or drink, please contact them beforehand to let them know what you will be sharing. They will be doing holiday crafts and need donations for art material, if you have an interest in leading a crafts table let them know your idea. they will be playing white elephant and need wrapped gifts no more than $15 (population appropriate for vision impairment). If you would like to provide musical entertainment such as singing or playing an instrument please provide amplifier, microphone, music stand ext. Contact Victoria Hernandez for more details at Victoria.escovedo@va.gov or by calling 562-826-8000 Ext. 6032 Please come by at 5pm to help set up and decorate. they will be organizing in the dinning room at the Blind Rehabilitation Center. Holiday Bash will begin at 6:00pm. If donating food, please make sure it is wrapped securely and labeled so they know what ingredients are inside. Some of their vets do have dietary restriction and others may be vegetarian or vegan. If you are donating a gift for their white elephant party please have the gift wrapped and ready to go. If donating art supply for crafts there is no need to gift wrap. Please drop off all donations at the Recreation Therapy office at the Blind Rehabilitation center in building 166.

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #11

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #12

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Be a Holiday Helper with Five Acres

Team up with our friends at Five Acres to be a Holiday Helper! Hardworking volunteers are needed to work with staff to organize and sort holiday donations, greet donors and help with forms and inventory donations. Please Note: For more information about Holiday Helpers please call/email Sue at slee@5acres.org 626.773.3751. Help their friends at Five Acres with donations of new unwrapped toys for children ages 1-17 years. your generosity will surely be appreciated by the vulnerable children this great organization assists and their families! http://www.5acres.org/ways-to-help-this-holiday/

http://www.5acres.org

Bring Joy to the Kids at Thomas A. Edison MIddle School

Bring a smile to the kids at Thomas A. Edison Middle School! Their youth deserve to have a Christmas gift. They will select students that are experiencing loss and a financial crisis and give them a Christmas memory to experience. They will also reach out to the refugee youth and their families. Toys for ages 11-16 is good! Gifts for families are also appreciated. You could wrap them up or they will assign a day to wrap them up together.

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #23

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Join A New Way of Life Reentry Project’s Gala

A New Way of Life invites you to partner with A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project (ANWOL) by sponsoring and/or attending their 20th Annual Gala & Awards Dinner. The theme of this years event is Remembering the Women. Please help us celebrate their journey and future vision, Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2018, at the beautiful L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown (333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA). At the gala, you join distinguished community leaders, celebrities, elected officials, and corporations in recognizing the value of A New Way of Life. Supporting their work is imperative to Californias future economic prosperity and public safety. By providing critical resources such as housing, case management, legal services, employment, advocacy and leadership development, they remain dedicated to restoring communities impacted by incarceration. By doing so, they are rebuilding lives, reuniting families and reducing recidivism. Please embrace their efforts and invest in their ongoing success. Their gala offers you the opportunity to stand with them in pursuing the vision of a bright future for California and the nation, while providing high visibility within their prestigious community of supporters. Please visit their website (www.ANewWayOfLife.org) to find out more about their organization, and review their 2017 Annual Report. If you can't attend, they encourage donations to support their work. They also encourage the purchase of tickets ($250 ea.) so that they may offer event scholarships to deserving individuals.

http://www.RememberingTheWomen.com

Join San Gabriel/Pomona Parents’place Family Resource and Empowerment Center for Their Santa Photo Day

Santa Photo day gives children who have special needs to take pictures with Santa. Santa Photo Day was created to help families avoid the over-stimulating sights and sounds of standing in long lines at the mall. Volunteers will assist families with: Checking In, Talk to Families, Opportunity to participate in drawing, colors, and games with children while they wait in line to take photos with Santa. May assist in the kitchen and directing families through each waiting area. Volunteers are provided lunch. REQUIREMENTS: From 4 hours to 7 hours. Can work in shifts. click here to sign up:https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3030221.jsp

Shop for the Children at the Assistance League of Los Angeles

Come take a look at their estate sale and get the perfect gifts for the holidays. Your support benefits Preschool Learning Center, a service program of Assistance League of Los Angeles. The League has been committed to serving impoverished, homeless, and foster children in the community for almost 100 years. Christmas cookies and coffee will be served. Cash and credit cards accepted. No checks please. Street parking available. Questions? Please contact Yvonne Cazier at (323)933-0405 or yvonnecazier@hotmail.com.

Decorate Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care Center for the Holidays

Illumination Foundation is looking for volunteer groups to bring the holiday spirit to their Recuperative Care Center. they kindly ask that volunteer groups bring holiday decorations and supplies to decorate 3-4 rooms. Preferred dates: 11/26/18, 11/27/18, 11/28/18, 11/29/18, 11/30/18.

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Decorate Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care Center for the Holidays

Illumination Foundation is looking for volunteer groups to bring the holiday spirit to their Recuperative Care Center. they kindly ask that volunteer groups bring holiday decorations and supplies to decorate 3-4 rooms. Preferred dates: 11/26/18, 11/27/18, 11/28/18, 11/29/18, 11/30/18.

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Decorate Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care Center for the Holidays

Illumination Foundation is looking for volunteer groups to bring the holiday spirit to their Recuperative Care Center. they kindly ask that volunteer groups bring holiday decorations and supplies to decorate 3-4 rooms. Preferred dates: 11/26/18, 11/27/18, 11/28/18, 11/29/18, 11/30/18.

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Provide a Joyful Holiday Season for Kids with Special Challenges

Each year the folks at Five Acres strive to create joyful memories for vulnerable children who have already overcome many challenges in their young lives. Fortunately, they have you generous supporters who make holiday wishes come true for the kids and families who rely on their support. You can help them by collecting new toys, clothing and gift cards to help them feel cared for and loved. When to donate your gifts: To ensure their children receive their gifts in time for the holidays, please deliver your unwrapped donations to Five Acres between Monday, November 27, 2017 and Friday, December 8, 2017. Here are some popular Wish List Items: Art supplies, Best Buy gift cards*, Bike and helmet, Board games, Footlocker gift cards*, Game Stop gift cards*, Grocery store gift cards*, iPod Shuffle, Lego sets, MP3 players, Pillow Pets, Radio, Remote-control car/airplane/helicopter, Scooter and helmet, Skateboard and helmet, Target gift cards*, ToysRUs gift cards*, Wal-Mart gift cards*, Other highly-requested gifts, Action figures, Bath & body products, Clothing & department store gift cards*, Hello Kitty, Shoes, Sporting equipment (basketball, football, football glove, softball, baseball, soccer, etc.), Sports jerseys, Stereo CD/boombox, Video games. *Gift Cards Please clearly write the amount on the gift card and place card & receipt in a sealed envelope. For more information, contact: Holidays@5acres.org or (626) 773-3751 Donations are accepted Monday_Friday, 8 am_5 pm and Saturday, 9 am_3 pm. Bring your gift-in-kind form Please bring a completed gift-in-kind form. Download is available at 5acres.org/gift-in-kind.

http://www.5acres.org

Decorate Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care Center for the Holidays

Illumination Foundation is looking for volunteer groups to bring the holiday spirit to their Recuperative Care Center. they kindly ask that volunteer groups bring holiday decorations and supplies to decorate 3-4 rooms. Preferred dates: 11/26/18, 11/27/18, 11/28/18, 11/29/18, 11/30/18.

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Team Up with Big Sunday for Lots of Community Holiday Decorating

Once again this year, Big Sunday will be decorating loads of places _ hospitals, shelters, community centers, group homes and other great nonprofits _ for the holidays. The decorating starts after Thanksgiving and goes through December, and happens all over the place. Want to help? Great! Let Beenish know! (Lots of places have already asked for help. We can set up a time that mutually convenient for everyone. Or, if you're looking for someplace to decorate near you they can help you with that as well. Let Beenish know about that, too!)

www.bigsunday.org

Support the Learning Rights Law Center By Donating Toys

Learning Rights' TIGER Program Graduation is an event that celebrates 300 or so parents who are graduating from their yearlong training program. their program teaches parents of students with disabilities about the law and how to navigate the special education system. they collect toys to give to parents -- so that the kids they worked so hard for in 2018 can share in the celebration. they will gladly accept toys the week before their event. they could use toys for boys and girls of all ages and especially toys for older boys (10-15 years) and toys that are geared for students with disabilities. they are also looking for crayons, markers, drawing paper.

http://www.learningrights.org

Decorate Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care Center for the Holidays

Illumination Foundation is looking for volunteer groups to bring the holiday spirit to their Recuperative Care Center. they kindly ask that volunteer groups bring holiday decorations and supplies to decorate 3-4 rooms. Preferred dates: 11/26/18, 11/27/18, 11/28/18, 11/29/18, 11/30/18.

Help Wrap Books with the Child Care Resource Center

Help Child Care Resource Center - Van Nuys get the holiday season started on the right foot! They've got thousands of books that need to be wrapped and less time than you think to do it all! Child Care Resource Center cultivates child, family, and community well being. With your help, CCRC will provide every child in Head Start a new toy and age appropriate book for the holiday season. Additionally, at our distribution event, children from the community have the opportunity to come to the office to participate in activities and take home a wrapped toy and book. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Saturdays leading up to the holidays, volunteers will be wrapping and sorting books and toys that will be distributed amongst the community. All materials will be provided. Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 years of year or older and be able to lift up to 30lbs. Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NFq6bGhCNiLwqZ58WlWfeRvuVHYFiwqT/view They will have giveaway goodies for all volunteers who donate their time.

https://www.ccrcca.org/

Join the The California Highway Patrol hosts their annual CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive

Donate a new, unwrapped gift (or gift card!) and make this holiday season special for a less fortunate child or teen in our community. Every donor receives a special gift from Citadel Outlets, while supplies last.

https://www.citadeloutlets.com/event/CHiPs-for-Kids-Toy-Drive/2145499523/

Come enjoy holiday festivities with All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center will host its annual Christmas event for program participants. Festivities include dinner, Christmas song performances, and gift giving! All Peoples is asking for donations of Target gift cards for families this holiday season. Gift cards will be distributed during their annual Christmas event to families who are in need. Whether they need blankets, clothes, diapers, or even cleaning supplies, gift cards will allow them to enjoy the Christmas season.

http://www.allpeoplescc.org

Take Part in Hillsides’ Adopt-A-Family Program

Hillsides is the premier provider of education and behavioral health care services for vulnerable children and families living in Southern California and the families who look to the organization for counseling and parenting assistance experience extreme poverty. This holiday season, you or your organization can adopt a family by providing gifts and food gift certificates for a specific family. For program guidelines and a family profile, including ages, sizes and gift wishes, can Laura Kelso starting Nov. 20. (Adopt-a-Family)

Empower Children Through the Arts for the Holidays

The mission of Free Arts is to use art to restore hope, resilience and self-esteem in children in Los Angeles ages 4-18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and/or homelessness. They depend on a team of committed volunteers to make this possible. If you would like to spend a few hours a week this Holiday Season doing art projects with children as they wait for their hearings in dependency court you can attend the volunteer mentor training on either November 19th or December 17th from 12 to 3pm at the Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court in Monterey Park. For more information or to RSVP please contact Carly Taylor at carly@freearts.org

http://www.freearts.org

Help Wrap Books with the Child Care Resource Center

Help Child Care Resource Center - Van Nuys get the holiday season started on the right foot! They've got thousands of books that need to be wrapped and less time than you think to do it all! Child Care Resource Center cultivates child, family, and community well being. With your help, CCRC will provide every child in Head Start a new toy and age appropriate book for the holiday season. Additionally, at our distribution event, children from the community have the opportunity to come to the office to participate in activities and take home a wrapped toy and book. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Saturdays leading up to the holidays, volunteers will be wrapping and sorting books and toys that will be distributed amongst the community. All materials will be provided. Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 years of year or older and be able to lift up to 30lbs. Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NFq6bGhCNiLwqZ58WlWfeRvuVHYFiwqT/view They will have giveaway goodies for all volunteers who donate their time.

https://www.ccrcca.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Help Sort Toys with the Salvation Army (Bell Warehouse)

Have you always wondered what it was like to be one of Santa's elves? Thanks to this great volunteer opportunity now you can experience it firsthand! As a toy sorter volunteer, you'll use your organizational skills and toy knowledge to fulfill their Corps and Community Center toy requests. They'll ask you to come to their Bell Warehouse where you will help label and organize toys into bags to be distributed to deserving children in communities throughout Southern California for Christmas 2018. Toy sorting will be held from 8:30am-3pm on from December 11th-22nd. Please contact Pamela Dong if you have any questions about these events: Pamela.Dong@usw.salvationarmy.org / 562-264-3611 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: Minimum age with adult is 13

https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3498

Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usatheyst.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=3541 Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: No kids please. 18 locations for this event: Locations listed for this opportunity Volunteer assignments may be offered at the following locations. Space and availability may be limited at some locations. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information Contact: Celeste Morefield (909) 888-1336

https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

Volunteer as a Christmas Ambassador (Bell Ringer) for the Salvation Army (All Southern California- Southern California Division)

Salvation Army (All Southern California- Southern California Division) is looking for Christmas Ambassadors (Bell Ringers) to help spread Christmas cheer and raise money for needy children, homeless, the hungry and more. They have locations all over Southern California and as volunteer you are able to choose your time and kettle location. Their kettle season starts the day after Thanksgiving and lasts until Christmas Eve. Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Children, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: Children under the age of 18 will need an adult present. Any Questions Call: Lauren Steyer (562) 264-3681

http://www.salvationarmy-socal.org/

“Adopt” a Family in Desperate Need for the Holidays!

Adopt a Family in Desperate Need for the Holidays! Impact the life of a family that is unable to provide for themselves and their children during the holidays by showering them with wonderful gifts beyond their wildest dreams! Families typically ask for warm clothing, a few toys for their children, food gift cards, and household necessities such as pots and pans, utensils, towels, sheets and linens, blankets, microwaves, etc. Spread some holiday cheer to a family in desperate need _ contact Elizabeth Rulon today to find out more! Aviva Family and Childrens Services provides mental health and social services to over 6,800 children, youth and families each year. Aviva believes every child and every family in their Los Angeles community deserves the chance for a brighter future. they provide compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families. Aviva is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Santa's Elves - they need you! "Santa's Workshop" at Aviva will be opening in mid/late November, and they need elves to help us sort and organize gifts for foster children, foster teens living in Aviva's group home, and sponsored families. Contact them today to find out more about how you and your friends/family/colleagues, etc. can come help out and join in the fun of the holidays! they ask that all donations be new, unused, unopened, and unwrapped. To make a financial contribution for the holiday drive, please visit www.avivacenter.org/donate

http://www.avivacenter.org

Donate Toys and Warm Clothing For At-Risk Kids and Families for the Holidays!

Donate Toys and Warm Clothing for At-Risk Children and Families for the Holidays! Dolls? Stuffed animals? Legos? Action figures? Gift cards? Warm clothing? Yes please! Can you provide a toy, gift card, or warm clothing for a foster child or at-risk teen in need? Are you interested in holding a holiday drive to collect these items among friends, family, co-works, or your place of worship? theyd love to talk to you more about it! Contact Elizabeth Rulon today to find out more! Aviva Family and Childrens Services provides mental health and social services to over 5,200 children, youth and families each year. Aviva believes every child and every family in their Los Angeles community deserves the chance for a brighter future. they provide compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families. Aviva is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Santa's Elves - they need you! "Santa's Workshop" at Aviva will be opening in mid/late November, and they need elves to help us sort and organize gifts for foster children, foster teens, and sponsored families. Contact them today to find out more about how you and your friends/family/colleagues, etc. can come help out and join in the fun of the holidays! they ask that all donations be new, unused, unopened, and unwrapped. To make a financial contribution for the holiday drive, please visit www.avivacenter.org/donate

http://www.avivacenter.org

Help Wrap Books with the Child Care Resource Center

Help Child Care Resource Center - Van Nuys get the holiday season started on the right foot! They've got thousands of books that need to be wrapped and less time than you think to do it all! Child Care Resource Center cultivates child, family, and community well being. With your help, CCRC will provide every child in Head Start a new toy and age appropriate book for the holiday season. Additionally, at our distribution event, children from the community have the opportunity to come to the office to participate in activities and take home a wrapped toy and book. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Saturdays leading up to the holidays, volunteers will be wrapping and sorting books and toys that will be distributed amongst the community. All materials will be provided. Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 years of year or older and be able to lift up to 30lbs. Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NFq6bGhCNiLwqZ58WlWfeRvuVHYFiwqT/view They will have giveaway goodies for all volunteers who donate their time.

https://www.ccrcca.org/

Help Host a Christmas Dinner for the Veterans’ Families at U.S.VETS – Inglewood

U.S. VETS - Inglewood hosts a Christmas Dinner for their local veterans in both transitional and permanent housing at their Inglewood site. It includes a Toy Drive to help these veteran's who are father's give gifts to their children during the holiday season. They also are producing a first-ever 'Hoops For Heroes' charity basketball game on Saturday, November 10. It's their biggest community fundraiser of the year and they would love a few items to raffle during our pre-game and halftime. They could use a few raffle items for the basketball charity game on 11/10/18 and 6 volunteers who would like to help with snack bar, crowd control and ticket table.

http://www.usvetsinc.org/inglewood

Go All in for a Good Cause at the Hunger Free Holiday Poker Tournament!

There will be spectacular poker prizes, unbelievable raffle items, a gourmet private dinner and free poker lessons for beginners. This event will sell out - again! All player levels are welcome! Do you have what it takes to make it to the final table? Purchase your ticket today and find out! Want $500 in extra chips? Register by October 19th! All attendees must be 21 years and older. your $50 ticket purchase for this fundraising event will feed a child for the 14 days over the winter school break! website@ccrcca.org Registration Closes Nov. 1. Park in the parking structure across the street. Must be at least 21 years old on Nov 3, 2018. For sponsorship level info, please check out: https://www.eventsquid.com/event.cfm?preview&event_id=4204

https://www.eventsquid.com/event.cfm?preview&event_id=4204

Support St. Francis Center’s Programs with the Purchase of from Top Tamale

Seven years ago, guests utilizing St. Francis Centers Pantry Services captured the true spirit of the holidays and reached out to staff to express their desire to help raise funds for the programs on which they so deeply rely. They held a tamale cook-off and the winning tamales were sold throughout the holidays with proceeds benefiting the Centers Pantry Services. So began TOP TAMALE. Purchasing tamales not only helps provide fresh, nutritious groceries for extremely low-income families who utilize the Centers Pantry Services, but TOP TAMALE participants also: gain leadership skills; receive their food handler safety certification through the National Restaurant Association and are mentored in social entrepreneurship. To purchase your tamales please visit www.sfcla.org starting Nov. 2nd!

http://sfcla.org/2016/05/04/2016-top-tamale-fundraising-event/

Contribute to the Be the Miracle Holiday Drive at Olive Crest

This Christmas, you can "Be the Miracle" for a child, teen, or family in crisis. Consider making a gift of one or more gift cards (see suggested gift cards here). Or you can fulfill a specific wish and bring joy and happy memories to hurting children and youth this Christmas. To request specific wishes for Olive Crest children or for more information on "Be the Miracle" campaign, please contact Nicholas King at 562.977.6964, x1632, or nicholas-king@olivecrest.org. Or make a financial gift online. Gift cards (with clearly marked values) or unwrapped toys with attached wish slips for children and teens can be dropped off until November 30, between 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at 17800 Woodruff Ave., Bellflower, CA 90706. https://www.olivecrest.org/events/be-the-miracle-holiday-drive-los-angeles/

https://www.olivecrest.org/events/be-the-miracle-holiday-drive-los-angeles/

Provide Toys to Young Clients of Bienvenidos-Family Preservation

Bienvenidos is a compassionate community of care dedicated to healing children, strengthening families and transforming communities. This holiday season, help out the organizations youngest clients by toys for kids of all ages. your gift will help ensure these children have a festive holiday season.

http://www.bienvenidos.org

Take Part in Big Sunday’s Annual Holiday Party & Sing-along

This is one of our favorite events of the year! Each December people from all walks of life join us to eat, sing (with a live band!) and enjoy the holidays during Big Sundays Annual Holiday Party & Sing-along. Special guests have included low-income seniors, kids with challenges, women and children from a domestic violence shelter, vets and others who needed a little extra TLC at the holidays. Join us Dec. 9 from 3 - 5 pm! We'll also be collecting toys for kids, food for hungry families and winter coats too! Donations can be dropped off Nov. 1 - Dec. 9 at 3 pm when the party kicks off! (BTW: Singing -- good, bad, or ugly -- is welcome but not required!) For more info, please contact Beenish Dhanani. http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/donate-now/

www.bigsunday.org

Donate New and Unwrapped Toys to the Illumination Foundation

Help them bring smiles to hundreds of homeless and at-risk children and teens this holiday season! New & unwrapped toys for children and teens of all ages are requested for the families in their Childrens and housing programs. Toys, sports equipment, cosmetics and movie tickets are all appreciated. Donations requested by Friday, December 7, 2018. Donation can be dropped off at their Orange location Monday - Friday between 9 am - 5 pm.

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Donate Gifts for the Clients of the Illumination Foundation

Help them bring smiles to the clients in their Recuperative Care Centers this holiday season. The Illumination Foundation Recuperative Care Center is a 24-hour shelter for homeless adults recovering from acute medical conditions. Gift cards, blankets, shower shoes, small notebooks, activity books, travel cups, mugs, wallets, sunglasses, headphones, instant coffee, chips and candy are all appreciated for their recuperative care clients. Donations requested by Friday, December 7, 2018. Please drop off all donations at their Orange location, Monday Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM.

http://www.ifhomeless.org

Donate your IT Talents and Equipment at The Jeffrey Foundation

Share the spirit of the season by helping our friends at The Jeffrey Foundation with their campus upgrade! Volunteer your IT talents and/or donate Computers and Monitors as they strive to update and better their facilities for their special needs children, their families, and their staff. Contact Lorraine McCall for specific needs and to arrange volunteer hours.

http://www.thejeffreyfoundation.org

Provide Gifts for Homeless Youth of My Friend’s Place

My Friends Place is a great drop-in resource center in Hollywood offering comprehensive health, education and therapeutic services each year to 1,400 homeless youth and their children. This holiday season, My Friends Place would like to deliver gifts to 250 homeless youth during their December 14 Holiday Party. They are in need of the following items: $10 gift cards (grocery stores, Target, CVS, etc.); $10 fast food gift cards (Subway, Jack In The Box, El Pollo Loco, etc.); new scarves and gloves; new hoodies (all adult sizes); new sleeping bags; new headphones/earbuds. Contributions can be delivered to My Friends Place M-F, 9-5.. If you are unable to do a drop off, please consider giving through their Amazon Wishlist! www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/AICMXW1D8492. If you can help, please provide all donations by December 7. To coordinate a donation drop off or for more info on hosting a Gift Drive or Giving Tree, please contact Rachel Sanchez, Development Associate, at 323-908-0011 X109 or volunteer@myfriendsplace.org. All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!

http://myfriendsplace.org

Assist Food Finders in their Holiday Food Drive

This year marks 29 years of Food Finders Holiday Food Drive, a community-wide effort that results in thousands of meals for those in-need during the holiday season. The drive kicks off October 1st and takes place throughout Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange counties, continuing through December 31st. Food Finders engages neighborhoods, schools, libraries and businesses as drop-off locations for non-perishable food items and will supply collection bins to those interested in participating. The more participation community-wide, the more successful the Holiday Food Drive will be for families, individuals and children who receive the meal boxes via pantries and shelters that partner with Food Finders. In addition to collecting holiday meal staples, such as canned vegetables, stuffing, gravy, pie filling, etc., canned meats, pasta, pasta sauce, cookies and more, Food Finders will also be accepting pet food to help out pet owners and their four-legged friends. For the list of all items needed, click here: http://www.foodfinders.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Food-Finders-The-Gift-of-Food-2018.pdf.

http://www.foodfinders.org/holiday-food-drive/

Help Throw a Party for the Clients at PATH

PATH is moving thousands of individuals, Veterans, and families off the streets and into permanent housing every year. Check out the following volunteer opportunities: Adopt a Site! Host a holiday party at one of their shelters or supportive housing communities. They are searching for volunteer groups that can decorate community spaces, host a holiday party, and provide gifts. This is perfect if your group can provide holiday support for 30 - 100+ individuals. Locations include Winnetka, North Hollywood, Gardena, Long Beach, Del Rey, Koreatown, Highland Park as well as Santa Barbara and San Diego. Jingle Bags! While they understand that volunteers often gravitate towards supporting families during the holiday season, they rely on our supporters to help make sure we support Veterans, senior, and chronically homeless adults as well! Sponsor Jingle Baskets for a variety of PATH programs. Fill a REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG with the wishlist items and schedule a donation drop-off in November or December during PATH business hours (Monday through Friday). See website for wishlist.

Help Provide Care Packages for Operation Gratitude

What better way to mark the holidays than to share the spirit with someone bravely serving their country? Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 200,000+ individually addressed care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Heroes and their Care Givers. Each package contains food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support. At this time, are most urgent needs are: Socks (Crew Length, Black); Deodorant (Non-Aerosol); All-Purpose Wipes (individual wipe or 30-wipe or less packs); Razor (Disposable singles); Body Wash (Travel Size); Warmers (i.e.: Hot Hands, Grabbers); Cotton Swabs/Q-Tips (Travel Size); Pocket Tissue packs; Mouthwash (Travel Size); Hand or Body Lotion (Travel Size); Lip Balm (i.e.: Chapstick, Carmex, Blistex); Blank Note/Greeting Cards (for Troops to write home); Small Notepads Snack Foods: Bags of Jerky (smaller size, single serve); Individual Size Salty Snack pack (peanuts, pistachios, etc.); Protein Energy; Bars; Fruit Snacks (individual size); Gift cards to chain stores such as supermarkets, drugstores, Walmart, Target, or VISA, MasterCard, American Express. For More Info please contact Kelly South at kelly@operationgratitude.com

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

Support Veterns’ Childrens at the Lighthouse Social Service Center /SSVF Program

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERANS FAMILIES (SSVF) The SSVF program assists Veteran Families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness end their housing crisis and stabilize in permanent housing. your help will be much needed and appreciated since they deal with families that are going through hard times in their lives. With your support and donation, their veteran's children will be able to celebrate this Christmas and will be able to bring a smile to their faces.

http://lighthouse-ssc.org

Support Veterns’ Childrens at the Lighthouse Social Service Center /HFH Program

HOPE FOR HEROES PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING The Hope for Heroes Permanent Supportive Housing Program assists homeless disabled Veterans and their families break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. your help will be much needed and appreciated since they deal with families that are going through hard times in their lives. With your support and donation, their veteran's children will be able to celebrate this Christmas and will be able to bring a smile to their faces.

http://lighthouse-ssc.org

Support Veterns’ Childrens at the Lighthouse Social Service Center /RRH Program

RAPID RE-HOUSING FOR FAMILIES LightHouse Social Service Centers, Rapid Re-Housing Family Program provides rapid re-housing services to homeless families currently residing in Riverside County, California. your help will be much needed and appreciated since they deal with families that are going through hard times in their lives. With your support and donation, their veteran's children will be able to celebrate this Christmas and will be able to bring a smile to their faces.

http://lighthouse-ssc.org

Support Veterns’ Childrens at the Lighthouse Social Service Center /FSP Program

The LightHouse FAMILY STABILIZATION PROGRAM assists families who are currently living in homeless or are at imminent risk of homelessness end their housing crisis and stabilize in housing. . your help will be much needed and appreciated since they deal with families that are going through hard times in their lives. With your support and donation, their veteran's children will be able to celebrate this Christmas and will be able to bring a smile to their faces.

http://lighthouse-ssc.org

Donate Special Gifts to Ensure Hillsides’ Young Clients Participate in Off-site Field Trips

Holidays hold a special meaning for all of us, but for vulnerable children who suffer from emotional distress, the holidays can represent an opportunity for renewed hope and healing. You can be a part of this new beginning by giving the kids at Hillsides a holiday experience theyll never forget! For Hillsides residential children who remain on campus for the entire winter vacation, the holidays can seem unbearably long. Off-campus outings are always a welcome treat for the children, especially during the holidays. Surprise these youngsters with movie tickets, passes to kid-friendly activities, theme parks, gift certificates to fast-food restaurants or underwrite the cost of a special off-campus adventure. Please call Laura Kelso to help or for more details. (Holiday Activities)

Donate Holiday Gift Items to Young Men and Women in Ettie Lee Youth & Family Services’ Group Home

Our friends at Ettie Lee Youth & Family Services help vulnerable children and their families develop skills to lead successful lives. This holiday season, please lend a helping hand to 54 young men and women in their group homes by donating much-appreciated gifts such as cologne, watches, wallets, duffel bags, hair/bath products, remote control car/truck/airplane/robots, ear buds, wireless speakers, perfume, jewelry, gift cards and new clothes.

http://www.ettielee.org

Sponsor a Santa to Bring Christmas Cheer to Homeless Youth at Covenant House California

Our great friends at Covenant House California reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. They help abused or neglected youth who have nowhere else to go. For the holidays, they would like someone to sponsor Santa for their residents on Christmas morning around 11 am. ($250). The Big Sunday community has helped with this for years. Will you be this year's "Secret Santa"? Many clients bring their babies and infants on Christmas morning and your donation can help spread a little holiday cheer. To help, contact Sister Margaret today!

http://www.covenanthousecalifornia.og

Spread Compassion Throughout The Holiday Season

Compassion it offers compassion education programs to schools, businesses, community groups and any place people are looking to spread compassion. they offer reversible wristbands to promote compassionate actions. Start your day on the dark side and when you choose to compassion it during your day, flip it to the light side. Compassion it is printed on both sides. The wristbands make thoughtful and intentional stocking stuffers, so they would love for people to know they are available this holiday season. Give the gift of compassion and help compassion spread to and through the ones you love! they will also be doing a drive for their Compassion it Advocate program. When you sign up to give monthly to Compassion it, you receive a welcome gift with wristbands and other items along with monthly emails containing compassion based ideas and lessons. they are promoting becoming an advocate for the year in honor of someone's holiday gift. The welcome package advocates receive is perfect to wrap for a gift exchange.

https://compassionit.com/

Help Sort and Bag Toys for Acts of Compassion Inc

Christmas is approaching quickly and Acts of Compassion Inc need your help. Please join their team of Volunteers to help sort and bag toys. Volunteers also needed to check families in at the gate, reception area, assist event decoration team and monitor children at the event. They will work with your schedule Requirements: Must be at least 14. Need to go orientation or training.

http://www.theactofcompassion.org

Adopt A Family with a A Very Rare Shop for the Holidays

A Very Rare Shop is a 501c3 nonprofit public charity looking for those interested in adopting a family this holiday season. Their goal is to adopt 300+ families, and they can do it with your help! Basic run down: Organizations/families/friends/individuals will commit to adopting a child or a family for the Holidays. They will pair you with a family(or child) and then they will forward you their holiday wish list(s). They encourage spending $50-$100 per child, but of course this is optional and you will have the ultimate choice of how much you donate this season! They encourage gifting educational / art supplies to the children. Gifts due on December 19th. Gift wrapping December 12th-22nd Children's holiday party on December 21st. Gifts delivered on December 24th (You will have the option to deliver to the family yourself, or A Very Rare Shop will deliver for you.) Families will have the option of having gifts delivered by Saint Nicholas on December 24th, or December 25th.. or an overnight Delivery on December 24th. If you do not want to commit to adopting an entire family or individual, you can also give gift donations that they will give out on December 24th. A Very Rare Shop is also accepting donations of wrapping paper, bags, tape, scissors, bows, cards, decorations, meals, etc.! A Very Rare Shop is also looking for volunteers for the Holiday party, and gift wrappers/deliverers !! Please contact if you would like to film / photograph these events! click here to sign up: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3014603.jsp

http://averyrareshop.com/

Spread Holiday Joy By Becoming Christmas Elf for A New Way of Life Reentry Project

Calling All Christmas Elves! A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project and Harbor Area Halfway Houses have merged! They're now stronger together. This year, you can help their residents celebrate the holidays by becoming a Christmas Elf. Subject Line: Christmas Elves Program Contact Tiffany Johnson (tiffany@anewwayoflife.org or 323-563-3575) for additional information. There are three Elf levels: Extraterrestrial Elf - they'll email you a Christmas list from one of their women, along with gift drop-off instructions. You will shop for the gifts (approx. $150 per resident) and do the gift wrapping. Exquisite Elf - Make a $150 donation to sponsor a resident's Christmas. (they'll do the shopping.) Exceptional Elf - Make a donation of any size to be used for Christmas gifts for their residents.

http://www.anewwayoflife.org

Donate Toys for Homeless Kids of Covenant House California

Our great friends at Covenant House California reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. They help abused or neglected youth who have nowhere else to go. Pitch in on a special holiday toy drive for the children of CHCs residents. Your donations will aid clients, some who are living off site and some who are with relatives of CHCs residents. Children vary in ages from newborn to 13 years old (both boys and girls). Any kind of toy will be most gratefully received. They recommend toys that do not need batteries as our youth can not afford to replace batteries. Unwrapped, please. For more info, please contact Sister Margaret today.

http://www.covenanthousecalifornia.org

Support Covenant House’s Special Outreach to Homeless Youth on Skid Row

Our great friends at Covenant House California reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. They help abused or neglected youth who have nowhere else to go. They have a special day of outreach to the homeless on Skid Row on December 22. They want blankets, socks, beanies and a sweater for the homeless, men and women living on Skid Row. On December 22, the youth from Covenant House with staff and volunteers will go to Skid Row to distribute bags filled with a blanket, socks, beanie, jacket.

http://www.covenanthousecalifornia.org

Spread Holiday Joy By Becoming Christmas Elf for A New Way of Life Reentry Project

Calling All Christmas Elves! A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project and Harbor Area Halfway Houses have merged! They're now stronger together. This year, you can help their residents celebrate the holidays by becoming a Christmas Elf. Fill out and return this card to them. They'll email you a Christmas wish list from one of their women, along with gift drop-off instructions. There are three Elf levels: Extraterrestrial Elf - You provide the funds ($150 per resident) and do the shopping and gift wrapping. Exquisite Elf - You provide the funds ($150 per resident). Exceptional Elf- You do the shopping and gift wrapping. For more information, please call Latasha Mitchell Harbor Area Halfway Houses- Hoffman House 940 Dawson Ave. Long Beach, CA 90804 Phone: 562-715-5356 Fax: (562) 434-5196 If you make a cash donation, please notify A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL) Development Director, Claire Arc_ at (323) 406-6903 so your donations can be earmarked for the Elf Program. Thank you!

http://www.ANewWayOfLife.org

Donate Needed Toys, Gifts, Clothes & More to Hillsides’ Young Clients

Holidays hold a special meaning for all of us, but for vulnerable children or for families who suffer from emotional distress, the holidays can represent an opportunity for renewed hope and healing. You can be a part of this new beginning by remembering the children, youth and families of Hillsides this holiday season with a gift from the heart. Donations of new toys, gifts, electronics and clothing (boys, teens, adults) can help make the season brighter. Items sure to bring some cheer also include: gift certificates (Walmart/Target), music gift certificates; You can also contact Laura Kelso directly to fulfill childrens holiday wish lists or to coordinate donation drop-offs. (toys)

Adopt a Family for Christmas

Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club Toy Distribution. Every year the Boys & Girls Club of Antelope Valley hosts a holiday celebration at each of its 24 locations. During this time youth have fun celebrating the holidays by playing games, eating food and receiving a toy. they are need of toys for their toy distribution. Categories include: Girls: Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-17 Boys: Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-17. Gifts for teens are especially in need. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted to purchase toys. Donations are accepted from Nov. 1 to Dec. 21. Donations can be made online at www.avbgc.org You can arrange a donation drop off by contacting Sally Altobelli at 661-267-2582 or SAltobelli@avbgc.org. They appreciate your support. A receipt can be provided for your donation. All donations are tax deductible by the fullest extent of the law.

http://www.avbgc.org

Help Make Gift Boxes for CRI-Help, Inc’s Clients

Make gift boxes for all of their residential clients. After the donations are collected they gather the Tuesday before Christmas and all the staff take time to wrap each box which get distributed on Christmas morning. they are looking for hygiene products such as: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shaving cream, razors, feminine hygiene, toothpaste, toothbrushes and towels. This are essential items since they have lots of indigent residential clients. Any brand any size is welcome.

http://www.cri-help.org

Donate to Support Divine Mercy Orphanage – The Children at the Border’s Angels to Angels Program

In a world of vitriol and division, live scores of orphaned children in the border region of Tecate. The boys and girls of Divine Mercy Orphanage are professionally cared for by the love and dedication of the Daughters of Divine Mercy and the staff and volunteers. Love is abundant but so is uncertainty, fear and the anxiety of our times. The children could use a lift over the holidays with donations of school supplies, clothing and of course, toys. The staff could use household supplies and hygiene products, as well as funding to complete necessary facility requirements and repairs. You can donate items at the campus of Immaculate Conception School. Also, direct support of funds can be contributed to the McKenna Foundation, Attn: Angels to Angels Project, PO Box 4022, Whittier, CA 90607. Please spread the word, and the love!

http://www.themckennafoundation.org

Adopt A Family Holiday Kit with LA Family Housing

LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. Give the gift of dignity and Empowerment this holiday season and Empower parents to provide holiday gifts for their children by donating a Holiday Kit! To donate a Holiday Kit to LAFH, fill a REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG (no paper, please) with household goods, festive decorations, and gift cards. Items must fit in one shopping bag, they estimate one Holiday Kit costs between $100-$150. Holiday Kit Drop Off Day is December 17th. Contact Terry Lotka for suggested donation items and to confirm your donation or to schedule an alternate drop off date: TLotka@lafh.org 818.220.6936

http://www.lafh.org

Pitch in the Help the Women Shelter of Long Beach’s Holiday Giving Program

Holiday Giving Programs for victims of domestic violence and their families. These programs are family and Client specific and needs to be here at the Domestic Violence Resource Center by Monday, December 17, 2018 so that they can properly distribute your donation. They are very much in need of Holiday and every day items including new warm winter clothes for women (all sizes) and children (both genders, ages newborn to 17 years old), accessories, Holiday clothing, non-violent and educational toys, Family Rated movies & video and games are welcome. For the Holiday Season, we asked that all donations be new, unused items. Gift Cards in small denominations ($5. and $10) to Food4Less, Walmart and Target are greatly appreciated. Also, new tennis shoes (sizes 8 and up for women and boys to age 17) are always needed.

http://wslb.org

Donate Toys for the Young Clients at Human Services Association- Pasitos

Human Services Association Pasitos Early Childhood Education is a non-profit organization which serves over 1,000 low-income families and children (ages 0 to 5 years) who resides in the southeast area and other surrounding cities within Los Angeles County. Many of their families are faced with the financial burden to provide for their families. As the holidays approach they ask that you remember HSA in your holiday plans. they are asking for toy donations for children ages 0-5 to have their Pasitos children enjoy a successful holiday season with your gift. they thank you in advance for your support. Drop off arrangements can be done by calling (323)513-0594 Ext 413.

http://www.hsala.org

Help Make the Holidays Cheerful for the Seniors at CUlver City Senior Citizens Association

Looking for a cool way to share the spirit of giving this holiday season? Culver City Senior Citizens Association is asking volunteers to donate stockings or holiday gift bags filled with five gender-neutral toiletries _ a toothbrush, toothpaste, a bar of soap, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant. These much-appreciated gifts will be distributed during the December Socialites dance for adults with developmental disabilities on Dec. 15 where Santa will make a special appearance! The organization aims to provide 120 guests gifts, so come together with family, friends or co-workers to put a smile on the faces of these seniors this holiday season. Donations of toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off by Wed., Dec. 15 at the Center M-F, 9 am _ 4 pm or on weekends, 12 pm _ 4 pm. Contact Jill for more details.

Donate Toys to the Didi Hirsch Center’s 6th Annual Toy Drive

Help DIdi Hirsch reach its ambitious goal of giving a toy to all of their clients' children! These are families who have various challenges and would love to have a happy holiday season. Donate new, unwrapped toys- collection bin located at reception office. Donate gift cards/cash for gift purchases- donations accepted by Ayanna Keeling (Sepulveda HQ). Purchase movie tickets, great gifts for teens- donations accepted.___ Please contact Ayanna Keeling: Akeeling@didihirsch.org 310.751.5331

http://www.didihirsch.org

Help Low-Income Families With Special Needs Family Members by Donating Toys for the Holidays

A toy drive is a great way to engage friends, family or co-workers in spreading holiday cheer to those in need. Exceptional Childrens Foundation serves children and adults with special needs, many of whom live in low-income households. Help them brighten their holidays by collecting new, unwrapped toys or other gift items. Gifts for Christmas must be delivered by Friday, December 14. Visit www.ecf.net/holidaygiving for more details and gift ideas, or contact Lisa at lkelly@ecf.net or 310-773-9437.

http://www.ecf.net

Adopt a Low-Income Family With a Special Needs Child for the Holidays

All ECF client families face challenges living with a family member with special needs especially their Early Start families, many of whom struggle to live on very little income. Each year, they choose families who need more than most to participate in their Adopt a Family program. they have families of all sizes who need your help to make sure their children have gifts to open this Christmas. Visit www.ecf.net/holidaygiving for more details or contact Lisa at 310-773-9436 or lkelly@ecf.net to learn more or be matched with a family.

http://www.ecf.net

Donate Toys and Gift-Wrapping/Gift Bag Items for Special Needs Kids at The Jeffrey Foundation

Our old pals at The Jeffrey Foundation, a great organization that strives to improve the quality of life for special needs children and their families, will hold its annual children's holiday party on December 15 from 12 pm- 3pm. If you would like to help add to the event's festivities and fun, please donate the following items: gift-wrapping paper or gift bags; scotch tape; ribbon, toys and gifts for infants, children and adults up to 22 years of age PRIOR to December 13, 2018. For more info, please contact Lorraine McCall.

http://www.thejeffreyfoundation.org

Provide GIfts for the Youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson

Please help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson break last years record of providing over 500 children gifts for the organizations Community Holiday Party. The event provides families with gifts for the holiday season. The Clubs toy drive kicks off Nov. 1 _ Dec. 8 in hopes of having all items ready to roll by the Dec. 14 event. Start a collection today! Ages serve range from 0-18 years old. In addition they provide about 50 highly in need families with grocery store gift cards. *Toys must be new. *Every year they struggle with gifts for teens so gift cards are greatly appreciated. Jamba Juice, McDonalds, Starbucks etc. * Grocery giftcards are from $25.00 to $50.00 dollars.

https://www.bgccarson.org/

Aid MEND in Their Food Drive Innitiative

MEND suggests donations of: power/granola bars, fruit cups, pull-top canned tuna or chicken, chili, stews or soups, pasta, juice boxes, 2 lb. bags of pinto beans, 2 lb. bags of rice, peanut butter, oatmeal, packaged nuts or dried berries, and ground coffee. Special holiday items may include frozen poultry, boxed stuffing, cranberries or holiday sweets. Link to register https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efo1myx984df50f4&oseq=&c=&ch=

http://www.mendpoverty.org

Aid MEND in Their Blanket Drive Innitiative

Help MEND collect warm blankets to fill their holiday baskets. Together you can share the warmth with families during the holiday season. NEW Twin, Full or Queen Blankets. Link to register:https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efo1myx984df50f4&oseq=&c=&ch=Contact: Maggie Gregor MEND 818-897-2443christmas@mendpoverty.org

http://www.mendpoverty.org

Join the Gift Drive Wishlist with LA Family Housing

LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. LA Family Housing has lots of great donation opportunities for the holidays available to help the many needy families the organization assists. Pitch in with the following holiday programs today! Gift Drive: Help line the shelves of LAFHs Wishmart, Santas special toy store for children receiving LAFH services. Buy a new toy, or give a $20 Target gift card, and provide the opportunity for over 300 children to choose their gifts at LAFHs Winter Wonderland party. Drop Off By Dec. 12! For more info, please contact Terry: TLotka@lafh.org

http://www.lafh.org

Aid MEND in Their Toy and Gift Drive Innitiative

Help MEND bring holiday cheer to the families they will be serving during their distribution by hosting a toy and gift drive. For many children, this will be the only toy or gift they receive. Gift ideas include: NEW and UNWRAPPED toys/gifts with a gift value of $15- 20 or more (Gift Cards accepted). Please, no toys of violence. Please attach batteries securely when required. Visit their website for toy suggestions. Link to register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efo1myx984df50f4&oseq=&c=&ch=

http://www.mendpoverty.org

Provide Gifts for the Children at Kids in Need of Defense

Kids in Need of Defense is a non-profit organization that provides refugee youth an attorney to fight their immigration case in court. Their mission is to provide protection for unaccompanied children who enter the U.S. immigration system alone and ensure that no child appears in immigration without representation. Many of the clients they work with come from low income households who struggle to make ends meet. During the holidays these struggles become even more unbearable, that is why during this holiday season they, with your help, would like to spread some holiday cheer by providing gifts for their clients.

https://supportkind.org/

Help Bring Baked Goods for the Clients of At The Crossroads

The holidays can be an extra hard time of year when you're a disconnected youth in San Francisco. The season's focus on family time and gift-giving can be very isolating for their clients who might be separated from family or might not have the resources they need to show their appreciation for loved ones. Every year, ATC throws a holiday party for their clients. It is a tradition that their clients and staff look forward to and a very special time to celebrate the amazing youth they work with. They are also looking for folks to help bake soft goods for their holiday party. Items must be individually wrapped, meaning no open platters of goods but rather items are in ziplock bags or saran wrapped. They ask that folks drop off the baked goods by 12/12 at 3pm. Please email volunteer@atthecrossroads.org if you are interested in baking! Please help us raise $20,000 to bring the holidays to over 500 clients and their families. Your support will go a long way towards making the holidays special for their clients:

https://atthecrossroads.org/

Support New Image Emergency Shelter for the Homeless, Inc.’s Annual Christmas Store

The New Image Annual Childrens Christmas Store provides toys, shoes, gift cards, refreshments, and a visit with Santa, for children from homeless and low-income families. It is called a store because the children are allowed to shop for their toys; however, all items are FREE. Additionally, parents receive supermarket gift cards so they can purchase food for the holidays as well. This year, the Christmas store will be distributing over 20,000 toys and over 1,800 pairs of shoes, and will serve more than 1,800 children, from over 690 homeless and low-income families with children. This holiday season help us provide another loving, fun-filled, memorable Christmas to the children of homeless and low-income families. New Image is requesting your financial and/or in-kind support to ensure toys and a pair of shoes for every child attending the New Image 24th Annual Childrens Christmas Store. We accept In-Kind or financial donations of or for the purchase of the following items: * Food for Holiday Food Baskets (Turkeys, hams, mash potatoes, gravy, etc.) * Toys (Learning instruments, board games, sports gear, bicycles, scooters, dolls, video games, etc.) * Gifts (Books, perfume sets, watches, headphones, etc. for teens) * Shoes (Toddlers and adult sizes) * Decorations (Christmas trees, ornaments, wrapping paper, etc.)

http://www.newimageshelter.org

Donate Wishlist Items to Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) is in need of wishlist items for their clients. They accept all kind of toys as long as they refrain from any toys that resemble any type of weapons or promote violence, i.e. toy guns, etc. They have students in 1st - 12th grade. They will happily be able to pick up gift donations at your convenience as well. There are a few ways to donate: The first way is to check HOLA's Amazon Wishlist. This list can serve as a staff suggestion of what to buy and donate, or you can also purchase gifts right off the Wishlist and have it sent straight to HOLA's headquarters. Some Highly Requested Items from students: Slime, Play-Doh, Backpacks, American Doll, Board Games, Any type of Lego set, Books, Soccer Balls, Coloring set or painting, Instant Polaroid Cameras or the film set. (popular with middle schoolers and high school), Yogurt-Land gift cards (popular with middle schoolers and high school), hydro flask water Bottles, Nike socks for men or women (popular with middle schoolers and high school). If you don't want to give a traditional gift, HOLA is very much in need of general school supplies, art supplies, or athletics supplies i.e. basketballs, soccer balls, Gatorade, hydro flask water bottles for students, etc. Please contact Monica Aguilera at maguilera@heartofla.org if you have any questions.

http://heartofla.org

Come Get Your Hands Dirty at the Community Garden’s Beautiful Organic Gardens

Come get your hands dirty at the next Community Garden Day, held at the beautiful 1.5 acre garden at 24th Street Elementary School! Volunteers will spend the morning beautifying  1.5 acre garden by weeding, mulching, watering, planting seeds, and more. At November's CGD you will be planting trees and prepping the garden for winter. November's event will also feature fun activities for the whole family including an interactive cooking demo, educational harvesting session, arts and crafts, guided wellness actives, and more. You will also share a healthy lunch together in the garden.  Garden School Foundation provides in-depth garden-based learning to youth at Title 1 schools in Los Angeles, strengthening connections between education, food justice, environmental awareness, and healthy communities. There is ample street parking by the school. The garden is located at the back of the school, past the playground. You can enter the school through the parking lot with the GSF banner out front. Follow the chalk signs through the metal door, around the cafeteria, and past the basketball hoops to the garden., Volunteers should wear close toe shoes and loose, comfy clothes that are school appropriate. They encourage volunteers to bring their own water bottle and sunscreen. They will provide light refreshments and all necessary tools and supplies. You don't need any gardening experience to participate - just a willingness to get dig in and get those hands dirty!

http://www.gardenschoolfoundation.org

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Help Support the Social Model Recovery Systems, Inc.

The Skid Row Community Refresh Spot is a grass roots community designed response to the public health crises in Skid Row. This hygiene center is open 7 days per week and 24 hrs per day. More than 600 users per day pass through the space which provides free showers, bathroom access, and limited laundry access. There is a need for supplementary resources (donations) to assist in meeting the community demand and enhancing the quality of service provided. Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles (HHCLA) is the lead organization operating the site and partners included Social Model Recovery, Goodwill, and Fidelity. The ReFresh Spot is in need of donations of shoes, undergarments, and socks for men and women (population is mainly adults). Drop off location for donations is HHCLA 512 E. 4th St., LA, CA 90013 (7:30AM-3:00PM). Other hygiene related items and culturally appropriate hair and skin care products are welcomed (population is predominately African American).

Donate Wishlist Items to the Foster Youth at Assistance League of Los Angeles

Foster children are frequently moved from one home to another during a crisis with only the clothes on their backs. Foster Children’s Resource Center, a program of Assistance League of Los Angeles, provides emergency clothing and necessities to children referred by the Department of Children and Family Services. Located in Northridge, their center gives each child new school clothing, a jacket, pajamas, socks, underwear, personal care items, a backpack, school supplies, a book, and a toy. Each child is given personal attention and treated with dignity and respect, helping them to feel special. Social workers, foster parents and family members report that after visiting the Center, children experience a boost in self-esteem and improved school attendance and performance. How can you help? The Center is in need of brand new sports balls (e.g. soccer balls, basket balls, Nerf balls) and brand new infant and toddler toys (e.g. baby dolls, light up toys, Fisher Price classics). To learn more about the Foster Children’s Resource Center, click here for a video or visit https://assistanceleaguela.org/program/foster-childrens-resource-center/. To arrange for donation drop-offs, contact Kristin Muhl, Foster Children’s Resource Center Director, at muhlhouse@msn.com or call the Center at 818-701-0506.

https://assistanceleaguela.org/

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #27

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

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Sponsor a Child for The Jeffrey Foundation’s Winter Extended Day Program for Special Needs Children.

The Jeffrey Foundation provides programs and services for special needs children and their families. Give the gift of sponsorship and brighten this Holiday season by sponsoring one of 25 children for the Extended Day Program. Any monetary donation is appreciated no matter how big or small: http://www.thejeffreyfoundation.org. Please specify that the donation is "to sponsor a child for The Jeffrey Foundation Winter Extended Day Program and do so PRIOR to December 13, 2018. For more info, please contact Lorraine McCall.

5470 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Assist in a Weekly Infomation Session with ONEgeneration

Every Sunday volunteers sign in at 7am and out at 1pm to help greet at the entrance gates and offer information about ONEgeneration services, help at the Bagel or Book booths, or assist a Farmers or small business for the day. This event is a walk in position so you can come any Sunday that you are available from 7am to 1pm, no partial shifts. When volunteers sign out at 1pm they will receive a completion letter for their hours if needed. If you have questions about this weekly volunteer event please email volunteer@onegeneration.org they hope to see you soon at the Encino Farmers Market! 100% of the proceeds from all ONEgeneration booths and entrance gates support the programs they offer the community.

http://www.onegeneration.org/donate/

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Celebrate the Season by Protecting the Planet, #4!

Here's a great way to mark the holidays: restore and maintain the Bolsa Chica wetlands! Participants will help this local treasure with invasive plant removal, debris disposal, and/or native plant installation. Please come in closed-toe shoes, as you will be working in off-road terrain! Come prepared with sun protection with a water bottle, sun glasses, sun screen, and/or a hat! they recommend arriving 10 - 15 minutes early to secure parking. To that end, they also encourage carpooling whenever possible! If you have any questions, please contact us via phone at (714) 846 - 1114 or via e-mail at kenny@bolsachica.org. To aid in their restoration and education programs, they encourage you to consider donating these items: paper towels, trash bags (lawn/garden/contractor grade), toilet paper, snacks, water bottles, etc. Financial donations are helpful too. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Please use this website to register: https://bccpublicservicedays.eventbrite.com

http://www.bolsachica.org

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Lend a Hand with AHEAD With Horses’ Saturday Volunteer Program #9

Just because it's the holidays you can't forget their 4-legged friends! AHEAD With Horses needs volunteers every Saturday (unless otherwise noted) at their Shadow Hills facility. Volunteers will assist in providing developmental therapy to children with disabilities. Duties include: Leading horses, spotting (walking along side the horse), grooming, cleaning tack, weeding, raking, etc. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and if under 18, an adult must come to sign a liability release form at their first session. Dress code: must wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and a shirt with sleeves (t-shirt is fine; no tank tops). If planning on staying the entire day (which is not mandatory), please bring water and a sack lunch. Questions? Please call Michelle at 818-767-6373.

http://aheadwithhorsesla.org/

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Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Season for sharing. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Help Maintain Habitat Restoration Sites with Audubon Center at Debs Park

Come out and volunteer with Audobon! Join them in and around their native plant nursery where they propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair, seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! They need you, but more importantly, their neighBIRDS need you! Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day.

https://www.audubon.org/?site=debspark&nid=30391

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Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Take a bite out of hunger. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Season for sharing. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Season for sharing. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Season for sharing. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Season for sharing. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Help Maintain Habitat Restoration Sites with Audubon Center at Debs Park

Come out and volunteer with Audobon! Join them in and around their native plant nursery where they propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair, seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! They need you, but more importantly, their neighBIRDS need you! Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day.

https://www.audubon.org/?site=debspark&nid=30391

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Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Season for sharing. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Season for sharing. Give the gift of sharing your time! Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives. Help us help those in need by donating your time to fight hunger in their community. Register online at www.lafoodbank.org, Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 (sorry, no exceptions)

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #18

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

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Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #17

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

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Make Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry with One Voice #4

The One Voice Holiday Food Program needs you! Its that time of year when One Voice gathers all of their friends together to provide food baskets to over 12,500 people. Join them to help sort, package and give out the food. They are once again sorting and packaging the food in the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Please Note: This is the day of the giveaway! The families will be coming to pick up the food and toys from each designated center. Volunteers are needed to let each family know how much they are cared for. Please meet at the hangar at 8:00 am for assignments to specific centers. Come rain or shine! http://onevoice-la.org/donate/

http://onevoice-la.org/volunteer/

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Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books gives brand new books to thousands of kids living below the poverty line in LAs neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives - reading - so they can contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! HOLIDAY BOOK GIVEAWAY - Join Better With Books on Sunday, December 23 from 8:30 am to 2:30pm as part of a Book Giveaway Team to put brand new books in the hands of delighted kids at a festive holiday event with Santa, toys and tons of food baskets. Volunteers are needed for the entire event to assist with set-up and clean up, and theyll get to give lots of hugs and warm holiday wishes too! Event locations are throughout Los Angeles. Team Leaders, info and directions will be provided in advance. Snacks, lunch and beverages will be provided. This family friendly activity is best for children 10 and up, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Uplifting for everyone. they guarantee you will have fun while getting hands-on to make a difference! Deadline to RSVP and get on a Book Giving Team is Friday, December 7th. Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Dress casually and comfortably. Feel free to wear your Santa Hat! If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a tax-deductible donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #26

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

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Assist in a Weekly Infomation Session with ONEgeneration

Every Sunday volunteers sign in at 7am and out at 1pm to help greet at the entrance gates and offer information about ONEgeneration services, help at the Bagel or Book booths, or assist a Farmers or small business for the day. This event is a walk in position so you can come any Sunday that you are available from 7am to 1pm, no partial shifts. When volunteers sign out at 1pm they will receive a completion letter for their hours if needed. If you have questions about this weekly volunteer event please email volunteer@onegeneration.org they hope to see you soon at the Encino Farmers Market! 100% of the proceeds from all ONEgeneration booths and entrance gates support the programs they offer the community.

http://www.onegeneration.org/donate/

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Make Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry with One Voice #3

The One Voice Holiday Food Program needs you! Its that time of year when One Voice gathers all of their friends together to provide food baskets to over 12,500 people. Join them to help sort, package and give out the food. They are once again sorting and packaging the food in the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Please Note: This is the day volunteers deliver the boxes to One Voice's distribution centers. They need as many volunteers as possible. Teen and adult groups are perfect for this activity. Please meet at the hangar at 9:00 am. If you cant make it that early, come whenever you can; they can use your help all day. http://onevoice-la.org/donate/

http://onevoice-la.org/volunteer/

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Lend a Hand with AHEAD With Horses’ Saturday Volunteer Program #8

Just because it's the holidays you can't forget their 4-legged friends! AHEAD With Horses needs volunteers every Saturday (unless otherwise noted) at their Shadow Hills facility. Volunteers will assist in providing developmental therapy to children with disabilities. Duties include: Leading horses, spotting (walking along side the horse), grooming, cleaning tack, weeding, raking, etc. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and if under 18, an adult must come to sign a liability release form at their first session. Dress code: must wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and a shirt with sleeves (t-shirt is fine; no tank tops). If planning on staying the entire day (which is not mandatory), please bring water and a sack lunch. Questions? Please call Michelle at 818-767-6373.

http://aheadwithhorsesla.org/

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Help Maintain Habitat Restoration Sites with Audubon Center at Debs Park

Come out and volunteer with Audobon! Join them in and around their native plant nursery where they propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair, seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! They need you, but more importantly, their neighBIRDS need you! Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day.

https://www.audubon.org/?site=debspark&nid=30391

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Make Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry with One Voice #2

The One Voice Holiday Food Program needs you! Its that time of year when One Voice gathers all of their friends together to provide food baskets to over 12,500 people. Join them to help sort, package and give out the food. They are once again sorting and packaging the food in the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Please Note: Volunteers will be boxing the food and loading it into trucks. Come any time after 7:30 pm and work until about 11:00 pm. Dress warmly, please. http://onevoice-la.org/donate/

http://onevoice-la.org/volunteer/

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Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books gives brand new books to thousands of kids living below the poverty line in LA's neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the relentless cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives, contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! BOOK SORT - On Thursday, December 20th, from 7PM _ 9PM, they need tons of volunteers to sort, count, and box books to prepare for their Holiday Book Giveaway. This is a family-friendly event and children ages 5 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian; teens are welcome with adult supervision. Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Come for all or part of this event. Follow the signs for Better With Books. Dress casually and comfortably _ book sorting can be dusty work. Free parking available. If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a tax-deductible donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Make Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry with One Voice #1

The One Voice Holiday Food Program needs you! Its that time of year when One Voice gathers all of their friends together to provide food baskets to over 12,500 people. Join them to help sort, package and give out the food. They are once again sorting and packaging the food in the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Please Note: This is the night that is most appropriate for children as well as adults. Come any time after 7:30 pm. They continue long into the night, usually finishing around 11:00 pm. In order to avoid a traffic jam and a long wait in line, please fill out your Sign-In Form in advance and arrive between 7:30-8:30 pm. For safety reasons, groups of kids will only be admitted if there is at least 1 adult to supervise every 2-3 kids. http://onevoice-la.org/donate/

http://onevoice-la.org/volunteer/

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Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books provides thousands of brand new books to kids living below the poverty line in LAs neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the relentless cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives, contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! BOOK SET UP - On Thursday, Dec. 20 from 2PM _ 4PM, they need volunteers to help organize for a successful Book Sort so every child gets a new book that is perfect for them! they need people to set up signs and tables, build boxes and physically schlep boxes of books with the help of dollies. Great for teens with an accompanying adult! Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Come for all or part of this event. Follow the signs for Better With Books. Dress casually and comfortably _ book sorting can be dusty work. Free parking available. If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Help Maintain Habitat Restoration Sites with Audubon Center at Debs Park

Come out and volunteer with Audobon! Join them in and around their native plant nursery where they propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair, seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! They need you, but more importantly, their neighBIRDS need you! Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day.

https://www.audubon.org/?site=debspark&nid=30391

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Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books provides thousands of brand new books to thousands of kids living below the poverty line in LA's neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the relentless cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives, contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! BOOK SORT - On Wednesday, December 19th, from 6PM _ 8PM, they need tons of volunteers to sort, count, and box books to prepare for their Holiday Book Giveaway. This is a family-friendly event and children ages 5 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian; teens are welcome with adult supervision. Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Come for all or part of this event. Follow the signs for Better With Books. Dress casually and comfortably _ book sorting can be dusty work. Free parking available. If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a tax-deductible donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #16

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

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Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #15

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

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Assist in a Weekly Infomation Session with ONEgeneration

Every Sunday volunteers sign in at 7am and out at 1pm to help greet at the entrance gates and offer information about ONEgeneration services, help at the Bagel or Book booths, or assist a Farmers or small business for the day. This event is a walk in position so you can come any Sunday that you are available from 7am to 1pm, no partial shifts. When volunteers sign out at 1pm they will receive a completion letter for their hours if needed. If you have questions about this weekly volunteer event please email volunteer@onegeneration.org they hope to see you soon at the Encino Farmers Market! 100% of the proceeds from all ONEgeneration booths and entrance gates support the programs they offer the community.

http://www.onegeneration.org/donate/

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Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #25

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 _ 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. _ 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

Pitch in and Help the Enviroment with Friends of Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve

Willows Restoration Work Days Remove non-native plants and restore habitat. Tools, gloves & water will be provided. wear work clothes, hat, sun screen and sturdy shoes. Come and enjoy a morning in the wilderness! A completed volunteer form is required. Please bring your form with you and give it to the volunteer at the sign-in table. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parent's signature on form. Thank you! For more info please email gardenawillows@pacbell.net

https://www.gardenawillows.org/events.htm

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Help Maintain Habitat Restoration Sites with Audubon Center at Debs Park

Come out and volunteer with Audobon! Join them in and around their native plant nursery where they propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair, seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! They need you, but more importantly, their neighBIRDS need you! Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day.

https://www.audubon.org/?site=debspark&nid=30391

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Lend a Hand with AHEAD With Horses’ Saturday Volunteer Program #7

Just because it's the holidays you can't forget their 4-legged friends! AHEAD With Horses needs volunteers every Saturday (unless otherwise noted) at their Shadow Hills facility. Volunteers will assist in providing developmental therapy to children with disabilities. Duties include: Leading horses, spotting (walking along side the horse), grooming, cleaning tack, weeding, raking, etc. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and if under 18, an adult must come to sign a liability release form at their first session. Dress code: must wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and a shirt with sleeves (t-shirt is fine; no tank tops). If planning on staying the entire day (which is not mandatory), please bring water and a sack lunch. Questions? Please call Michelle at 818-767-6373.

http://aheadwithhorsesla.org/

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Donate Gifts to the Special Needs Network, Inc.

During the Christmas holidays, they bring hundreds of families, community partners, and stakeholders together for a holiday celebration. This event provides the countys most vulnerable families with an opportunity to network and celebrate the holidays with other families, thereby breaking the isolation and sadness that many families experience during the holidays. Families are provided with health-related referrals and resources, food, music and interactive games. Since the inception of this event, they have collected and distributed more than 50,000 toys, books and presents to families experiencing homelessness and other difficulties Highlights > Toy giveaway > Meet & Picture with Santa > Christmas Caroling > Community Activity > DJ & Dancing > Arts & Crafts > Dinner Please contact Connie Chavarria directly re: volunteer opportunities. 323-291-7100 Office 818-470-7929 Cell Help us make this year the best yet! For their wishlist please visit their website.

https://snnla.org/

Pitch in with NewFilmmakers LA’s Monthly Screenings #11

End 2018 by being the first to see the hot new talent of 2019! NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is looking for volunteers for their screenings! NFMLA is a non-profit dedicated to supporting emerging indie talent by screening a diverse body of shorts and features each month. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, reception, red carpet, ticketing, and breakdown. The evening is broken into 2 shifts, so when volunteers are not working, they can hang out and enjoy the event! To find out how to help, please contact andrew@nfmla.org. Please Note: Email Andrew for more details regarding volunteer times and locations

http://www.newfilmmakersla.com/events/events-programs/?utm_stheirce=LA2050%3A+A+movement+shaping+and+building+the+future+of+Los+Angeles&utm_campaign=f054895466-March_29_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b16f498212-f054895466-58728745

Pitch in at Big Sunday’s TM@10 Event #5

Here's a way to help every week throughout the giving season! Join us for TM@10 at Big Sunday headquarters where we will host a different service project each week that benefits a worthy cause! Enjoy good food, good company and good deeds; everyone is welcome. We have helped lots of shelters, hospitals and senior facilities around all over town. Join us as we decorate holiday cookies for US Vets Inglewood! For more info or to sign up, please email Rob at rob@bigsunday.org or visit http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/tm10/ for more info.

www.bigsunday.org

Join Tel Aviv University for Their Benefit

Tel Aviv University invites you to a special international event honoring changemakers, philanthropists and Stanley Cup winners, Susan and Henry Semueli and their commitment to technology, education, health and Israel. Business attire is appropriate for this event. For more information, contact Dorit Amit at 212.742.9070 ext. 110 or email gala@aftau.org. your contribution is fully tax-deductible with the exception of $250 for each seat purchased. Cocktails start at 6:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm.

https://www.aftau.org/events/future/future-event---gala---registration---december-12-2018

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Help Maintain Habitat Restoration Sites with Audubon Center at Debs Park