Projects tagged with "Christmas & Hanukkah"

Help Fulfill the Wishlist of Patients at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley

The Patients at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley are in need of some holiday wishlist items.  Their wishlist items include: lotion, socks, playing cards(new or used),  dominoes, arts and crafts supplies including, packs of construction paper (green, red , blue colors), markers, tissue paper, glue, new or used gift bags any kind, Holiday movies English or Spanish DVD new or used for adults. If interested, please contact Laura DiFusco at (323) 482-3640.

Come Volunteer as a Holiday Caroling Stroller at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley

Come spread some holiday cheer to the patients at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley . Volunteers are needed for 1 hour to stroll through the hallways and sing Christmas carols to the patients in the hospital. Time is 10:00-11:00. Dress festive! And feel free to bring musical instruments to accompany the singing. If interested, please contact Laura DiFusco at (323) 482-3640.

Help Southern California Hospital at Van Nuys with their Holiday Wishlist

The Southern California Hospital at Van Nuys provides 24 hour acute inpatient services. They have a holiday wishlist for their clients. Suggested donations: new underwear all sizes men and women, socks, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, toothpaste, movie tickets, vouchers to fast food restaurants, chocolates, holiday movies (can be used DVD or VHS rated PG, PG13, and selected R). If interested please contact Laura DiFusco, Dir. of Rehab at (323) 482-3640.

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 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 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 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

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