Wrap Holiday Presents with Abily First
Christmas time Ability First want to have Santa visit families at their home where they would drop a present off and bring some Christmas cheer. It would be amazing if volunteers could wrap the presents so they are ready to go when Santa drops them offs. For more info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate D?a de los Muertos with Self Help Graphics & Art
Self Help Graphics & Art proudly presents its 47th Annual D?a de los Muertos virtual season. This year?۪s D?a de los Muertos Celebration will be held virtually on Sunday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m. on SHG?۪s YouTube channel, with live performances curated by The Paramount. Due to the pandemic, the D?a de los Muertos Celebration is part of a month-long season of virtual programs and workshops, beginning with the opening of the Ofrendas 2020 exhibition on (UPDATE!) Tuesday, October 13, weekly art workshops in October on YouTube, Noche de Ofrenda series of programs in partnership with Grand Park and its culminating D?a de los Muertos Celebration. To support this great organization and event click here: https://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/donate
Share your Children’s Art to Promote Youth Literacy with the American Youth Literacy Foundation
For the past several years American Youth Literacy Foundation has been working to convert their amazing reading curriculum, that teaches children how to read in just 12 hours, into an app that teaches children how to read in about the same time. Right now, they are looking for some very special 5-9 year old kids who like to draw pictures of superheroes. Some of these drawings will be included in the app. Some of them will get special placement in our "Scrolling Credits" section and will be used on the FUNetix.org website. If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please send high quality photos of hand drawn or hand painted superheroes specifically*: Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Hulk, Groot, Ant Man / Ant Woman, Ironman, Thor, Black Panther, Black Widow, Bat Girl, Batman, Superman *(These are our internal team names, so to be considered, please only send drawings of these superheroes.) We are looking for hand drawn artwork only, by 5-9 year old kids only, specifically focused on the superhero and logo. Some background is ok but the more prominently displayed the superhero is, the more likely the artwork will qualify to be included in the app and or website. Please include name and age of artist (initials ok). By sending photos, you agree to allow us to use them for any and all purposes related to the FUNetix 12 Hour Reading App. No compensation other than name recognition shall be given. Hand drawn artwork only. Please take a high quality photo. Thank you moms, dads and kids for volunteering to possibly add your artwork to the FUNetix Reading App and the FUNetix.org website. Send your photos to superhero@YouthLit.org by October 6, 2020. We will still accept photos until Thanksgiving but they will not be in the first release of the app (Version 1.0).
Donate to Union Resuce Mission Thanksgiving Drive
This year, Union Station Homeless Services is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of Dinner in the Park, the incredible community event that has provided thousands of holiday meals and hope for our homeless and hungry community members, including homeless men, women, children, seniors, and very low-income families. Due to this year?۪s unique circumstances, Dinner in the Park will be different, but just as impactful. One way you can support Dinner in the Park is by donating and sponsoring their many programs this year. They need supplies for at-home meal kits as well as to-go meal kits. You can donate through their wishlists on their website!
Donate to Support Horse Therapy for Special Needs Kids with AHEAD with Horses
AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. This year they are asking for donations to their program so they can continue taking care of their horses that provide such incredbile therapy for children. You may shop through their Amazon wish list here:https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/3RBWJNWRZ84AY/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl as well as make a monitary donation so they may purchase any of these continuously needed items: Water bottles (for people to drink), Paper towels, Salt Bricks, Fly spray and fly traps, Psyllium Fiber Supplement for horses , Jolly Balls (Horse toy found at tack stores), Plants (including: grass seed, flowers, ground cover, succulents, fertilizer, apple trees, fruitless mulberry trees, crepe myrtle, camelia, sycamore trees, carrot seeds, preference for native CA plants and drought tolerant, etc.), Trash can lids and trash cans (both regular and blue for recycling), Landscaping mulch or stones for landscaping, Clean sand and/or D/G for horse stalls , Shovels and rakes for leaves, Manure rakes and muck buckets, Laminator sheets , Garden hoses (50-100 feet long) , and wheelbarrow and/or muck cart. You can make a donation through their website http://aheadwithhorsesla.org/
#PoseForAPurpose With AHEAD with Horse
AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. They have launched a social media challenge called #PoseForAPurpose where you take a photo of yourself making a vaulting pose and challenge your friends and family to do the same, and/or donate to AHEAD with Horses! Don't forget to tag AWH on all social media, and share! Check out their Instagram, @aheadwithhorses to see some vaulting pose examples.
Help Create a Thanksgiving to Remember with Hollywood Food Coalition
Help Hollywood Food Coalition create a wonderful Thanksgiving for their families! They are collecting food items for their Thanksgiving meal bag give away, and they need your help! Needs: stuffing mix , instant potatoes, cans of gravy, cans of green beans, cans of cream of mushroom soup, butter, pies, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, milk, and more! If you would like to help them collect these food items, go to their website and fill out the form explaining the items you have! From there you can make an appointment to drop off your items! https://hofoco.org/donate-food-and-goods/
Donate Gifts for the Youth at Project Angel Food
Project Angel Food works to ensure those in their community battling critical illnesses are fed and nourished. They deliver nutritious meals, free of charge, to homes throughout Los Angeles County to alleviate hunger, prevent malnutrition, and ensure our clients feel comfort and hope in their everyday lives. Even in these unprecedented times, are a 80% volunteer driven and 85% community supported organization, and continue to be amazed by the individuals and organizations that have help fulfill their mission. This coming holiday season is going to be even more difficult than usual for everyone. they know their clients, whom already face daily challenges to their physical, emotional, and financial well-being, will be especially in need during this time of year. They are looking for individuals, groups, and organizations to donate items (toys, gifts and gift cards, hygiene products, clothing) to this initiative. Last year alone, they sent hundreds of gifts to more than 200 kids. Despite a historically challenging year, their client base has continued to grow nearly 33 percent during the pandemic, they plan to reach over 275 kids, newborn infants to 17 year old, in our 27th annual kid?۪s holiday gift campaign. Donations need to be clean/unopened items an age appropriate; however they have children from newborn through late teens, and will be able to tailor gift packages. Project Angel Food is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Each season, they have been able to provide gift cards, teddy bears, wreaths, toys, clothes, and more to meet the needs of the hundreds of children in the families of their clients. Any support you could provide to help make this campaign a successful one will be greatly appreciated. Again, they are looking for donations for children from newborn to age 17. Gift packages are to be sent out the week of December 14th, 2020 so they will need all items by the week of December 7th, 2020 in order to properly sort and distribute them with our regular meal delivery routes.
Share the Spirit of Giving this Holiday Season with 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. They will be giving these items out during our various drive-up events during the Holiday season. 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. Don?۪t miss your chance to make the holiday season special for the seniors of Culver City Senior Center. 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. Contact Daniella for more detail https://www.culvercity.org/city-hall/city-government/city-departments/parks-recreation-community-service
Bring the Joy of Holidays by Packing Shoeboxes for Youth
Since 1993, Samaritan?۪s Purse Operation Christmas Child has delivered over 150 millions gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children around the world. In light of Covid-19, GLA Shoebox Packing Party will look different this year. They are hosting a month long boutique style and social distancing packing party to achieve the goal of 2020 shoeboxes. The dates are 11/01 to 11/23, Saturday and Sunday only. Time varies. At the same time, you may also sign up to help them at drop off locations in both Highland Park and Glendale from 11/16-11/23. Reservation is a must. Limited participants will allow in the venue at one time and local CDC guidelines will be followed. Age 10 and up are welcome. Students can request volunteer hours if needed. Packing Party will be hosted at a venue in Highland Park in Los Angeles. You will receive location information when they confirm your reservation. They encourage all participants to bring some gift items for the shoeboxes. Suggested items to bring are notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, crayons, coloring books, bar soaps, toothbrushes, washcloths, flip flops, etc. For any other questions, please email them at email@example.com. Thank you for your support in bringing love and joy to millions of children around the world. For more information and to sign up please click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49A5AF23ABFFCF8-glaboutique
Assemble Care Packages at Home with Operation Gratitude
During this global pandemic, Operation Gratitude will continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our care package recipients. All of Operation Gratitude's volunteerism is virtual due to the current coronavirus crisis. You can participate in all of their projects at your own home and send them to Operation Gratitude (9409 Owensmouth Avenue Chatsworth, CA 91311)! Their #VirtualVolunteerism campaign will allow every American the opportunity to support Deployed Troops, National Guardsmen, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Personnel on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are writing letters, knitting, crocheting and sewing handmade items and making paracord bracelets. This is an ongoing service opportunity and the houra are flexible! For more information, please visit the link: https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks-virtual/
Donate Winter Essentials for PATH’s Jingle Bags Event
Support PATHs recently housed clients and neighbors currently experiencing homelessness with a gift bag with essential items to help them have a happy and fulfilling holidays. Gift bags can be assembled in reusable tote bags, gift bags, or drawstring bags, and can include: Cold weather items (beanies, blankets, sweats, etc.), New hygiene products, Festive treats & snacks
Assemble Thanksgiving Boxes for PATH’s Newly Housed Clients
Thanksgiving Boxes Support PATH's recently housed neighbors with their first thanksgiving meal in their new home by assembling Turkey Boxes with: Boxed stuffing mix Cranberry sauce Pie crust mix or dessert mix Canned vegetables Mashed potato mix $20 grocery store gift card By helping assemble "Turkey Boxes," which include all thanksgiving themed non-perishable food items, you can help PATH teams enrich the first holiday experience of members of their community in their new homes. The relationships you help build with Turkey Box donations can be vital in helping our neighbors feel at home and secure as they adjust to their new housing during this pandemic; helping them continue to inhabit and succeed in interim and long-term housing. In anticipation of a need for over 500+ Turkey Boxes to support their clients to enjoy a special meal for Thanksgiving, they would love to work with you to provide the materials necessary for the holidays. Please coordinate delivery or drop off by November 19th.
Donate Wishlist Items to New Directions for Veterans
New Directions for Veterans is in need of the following donations: Marvel Action figures, Diverse color dolls, Board games, Shoes sizes 7 ? to 15, Sweat pants/Jeans 34- 48, Dodgers/Clippers/Angels backpacks, Hand-Held games Puzzles/ Arts and crafts, Purses/Wallets, Hair Grooming kits for Males/ and Female
Assemble Thanksgiving Bags for LA Family Housing’s Clients
As a community-driven organization, LA Family Housing relies on generous supporters like you to help provide thoughtful, festive Thanksgiving experiences for the people they serve. Give the gift of tradition, and empower individuals and families experiencing homelessness to make Thanksgiving special. Donate Thanksgiving sides, a $20.00 gift card to buy a turkey, and place the items in a reusable bag. Drop off by Friday, November 13th. To coordinate drop off please contact DonateGoods@LAFH.org or call 818.220.6936.
Donate Holiday Gifts from Exceptional Children’s Foundation’s Wishlist
Each year, ECF provide a toy for each infant and toddler with special needs served by their Early Start program and provide gifts for the students who attend their Kayne Eras School school for K-12 students with special needs. Nearly all of the clients they serve live in low-income families. This year, with more people out of work as a result of the pandemic, it will be more difficult than ever for some families to provide toys for their children. By shopping from their Amazon Toy Drive Wish List, you can have toys safely delivered to their headquarters location. Please visit https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/25CYR9CZEYWE4?ref_=wl_share to view their list. Toys must be received no later than December 11. They are also accepting cash donations that we will use to purchase toys. You may donate online at www.ecf.net/toydrive. Thank you!
Donate Thanksgiving Essentials for Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center
Contactless Donations requested for Thanksgiving Basket Donations. Would you like to help a family in need? Parents' Place helps families of children with special needs from birth to 22 years of age. Families have been impacted and are in need of food. Please kindly consider donating items for their Thanksgiving Baskets. These items can include canned goods, nonperishable foods, snacks, simple activities for ages 0-22 years of age. If a minor, please get your parents consent before providing a donation. Donations can be sent to address, Attn: Ms. Lawson Parents' Place FRC, 1500 South Hyacinth Suite B, West Covina, CA 91791
Provide Holiday Gifts for the Youth at My Friend’s Place
My Friend?۪s 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 Friend?۪s Place would like to deliver gifts to some 250 homeless youth. They are in need of the following items: $10 gift cards (Target, 7/11, Ralph?۪s/Food4Less or Starbucks); new beanies and gloves; new hoodies & sweatpants/joggers (all adult sizes); new sleeping bags; new headphones/earbuds; headlamps/flashlights. Please schedule an appointment to drop off items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to do a drop off, please consider giving through our Amazon Wishlist! www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/AICMXW1D8492. If you can help, please provide all donations by December 15. To coordinate a donation drop off or for more info on hosting a Gift Drive, please contact Rachel Sanchez, Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager, at 323-908-0011 X109 or email@example.com. All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated! http://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/AICMXW1D8492
Donate Educational Items to Families of Students with Special Needs at the The East San Gabriel Valley SELPA Community Advisory Committee
Would you like the opportunity to encourage students and families during distance learning? The East San Gabriel Valley SELPA Community Advisory Committee invites you to donate educational items to families of students with special needs ages 3 to 22 years of age. The East San Gabriel Valley SELPA Community Advisory Committee who are parent volunteers that help to empower students and families. They do this by providing informative training, events, outreaches throughout the community, and more. During the pandemic, they have been offering virtual workshops and events to help families. They are hosting a Winter Virtual Game Night on Zoom and are providing Family Incentive Items to families. They need the following: Bubble Wands Craft Items Books Puzzles Family Board Games Flashcards Calculators Drawing supplies Paint Crayons Coloring Books
Raise Awareness and Virtually Walk the Purple Carpet for Cystic Fibrosis
This year LA's Finest Walk the Purple Carpet will be held virtually. They will be collaborating with Dallas Finest and collectively raising awareness and funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Their goal is to raise $65,000 per chapter. To protect the health and well-being of the cystic fibrosis community and CF Foundation staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, the cystic fibrosis community is finding new ways to come together through virtual experiences. They will host virtual events together leading up to the main virtual event on Thursday, November 5th. For more information and to sign up click here: https://finest.cff.org/walkthepurplecarpet?_ga=2.214789847.1748709645.1602180512-1922788387.1602180512