Projects tagged with "Christmas"

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 You can arrange a donation drop off by contacting Sally Altobelli at 661-267-2582 or They appreciate your support. A receipt can be provided for your donation. All donations are tax deductible by the fullest extent of the law.

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.

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!

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: 818.220.6936

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.

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 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.

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: 310.751.5331

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 for more details and gift ideas, or contact Lisa at or 310-773-9437.

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 for more details or contact Lisa at 310-773-9436 or to learn more or be matched with a family.

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.

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.

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

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: Maggie Gregor MEND

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:

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:

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 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:

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.

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.)

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