Projects tagged with "Donations"

Host a Donation Drive for Aviva Center

Aviva believes every child and every family in our Los Angeles community deserves the chance for a brighter future. They provide compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families. Host an in-kind donation drive for Aviva Center at your workplace, place of worship or with family and friends to collect new items throughout the year. Supplies – from kindergarten to college, toiletries & hygiene – from baby to adult, household cleaning and laundry products, clothing and shoes, food and transportation gift cards. For more information, e-mail our Family Resource Center Coordinator, Azucena Navarrete at volunteer@aviva.org
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Adopt-a-Family for this Holiday Season with Aviva Center

Aviva believes every child and every family in our Los Angeles community deserves the chance for a brighter future. They provide compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families. Host a Holiday Adopt-a-Child/Adopt-a-Family drive for Aviva Center at your workplace, place of worship or with family and friends to collect items on their special holiday lists. For more information and to check out holiday lists, e-mail our Family Resource Center Coordinator, Azucena Navarrete at volunteer@aviva.org
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Bring Holiday Cheer to Homeless 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 1,200 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 clothingcloset@myfriendsplace.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 clothingcloset@myfriendsplace.org. All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!
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Create Hygiene Kits with Project Ropa!

Project Ropa is a nonprofit organization restoring dignity and empowering the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles by providing clean clothes, hygiene essentials, and employment opportunities while reducing textile waste and minimizing our carbon footprint. Project Ropa is looking for assistance creating hygiene kits to distribute to LA's unhoused neighbors. This can be done remotely by putting together items in a ziploc bag, tote bag or reusable grocery bag. For more information about the items to include in the hygiene kits please view their flyer here. To make it easier they created a wishlist on Amazon of items that can be purchased for the hygiene kits. Once you have assembled the kits please reach back to schedule a drop off at their warehouse in Gardena. You can also mail them at: Project Ropa, 4712 Admiralty Way, #1226, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Please note: Items for the hygiene kits will not be provided by them. They recommend reaching out to your network of friends and family to source the items. If you have any questions please email, Caitlin Adler at caitlin@projectropa.org.

Host a Men’s Clothing Drive with Project Ropa

Project Ropa is a nonprofit organization restoring dignity and empowering the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles by providing clean clothes, hygiene essentials, and employment opportunities while reducing textile waste and minimizing our carbon footprint. Host a Men's Clothing Drive with Project Ropa! They are in need of men's clothing and shoes especially jeans, khaki pants, hoodies and underwear (new only). They accept new and gently used items but underwear must be new. Donations can be dropped off at their warehouse on Mondays and Wednesdays anytime from 9am-3pm and on the 1st and 3rd Friday (9am-2pm) and Saturday (10am-12pm) of the month. They are closed on all major holidays. If you have any questions please email, Caitlin Adler at caitlin@projectropa.org.
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Organize Hygiene Drive with Project Ropa!

Project Ropa is a nonprofit organization restoring dignity and empowering the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles by providing clean clothes, hygiene essentials, and employment opportunities while reducing textile waste and minimizing our carbon footprint. Organize a hygiene drive of new travel-size and full-size hygiene products for their organization to distribute to the unhoused. Items can be dropped off at their warehouse on Mondays and Wednesdays anytime between 9am-3pm and on the 1st and 3rd Friday (9am-2pm) and Saturday (10am-12pm) of the month. They are closed on all major holidays. If you have any questions please email, Caitlin Adler at caitlin@projectropa.org.

Donate Thanksgiving Food for Heart of Compassion

Heart of Compassion knows there are many families in need who need a helping hand in these difficult times. This year they need Turkey Donations and Canned Food items for their Turkey Brunch & Festival! They will be offering haircuts, raffles, ice cream, hygiene items, women's clothes, baby items, skateboarding sessions, and more to folks in need! In-kind donations or monetary donations are both welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lomenzo at socialmedia@heartofcompassionca.org. Please call 323-727-7997 to arrange in-kind donations.

Donate Toys for Heart of Compassion

Heart of Compassion knows there are many families in need who need a helping hand in these difficult times. They are looking for toy donations and canned food donations for their Christmas Celebration. They will give Haircuts, raffles, toys for children, hygiene items, artists, and more to folks in need! To make in-kind donations please call 323-727-7997 or you can donate by visiting their website. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lomenzo at socialmedia@heartofcompassionca.org.

Support Aviva’s Annual Gift Drive for the Holidays

Aviva believes every child and every family in 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's Annual Gift Drive provides gifts to clients newborn-18 who are currently receiving services at Aviva. They are asking for items that are new and unwrapped. Most of the children's legal guardians request for educational toys or toys that can assist the child during therapy. They would appreciate any of the following items provided on the flyer, which includes household items and hygiene items, or any of the following top requested items: play-doh, blocks, slime, stress balls, fidget toys, fidget spinner, kinetic sand, art supplies. Aviva will be accepting food donations during the holidays to distribute to clients and residents. Items needed: cereal, snacks (granola bars), water bottles, bread -fresh produce (fruits, vegetables), rice, legumes; preferably not canned (e.g. beans, chickpeas, lentils), peanut butter, flour, pancake mix, baby formula (Brand: Enfamil). All food donations will be accepted as long as they are not expired. Aviva has a small food pantry which they keep stocked as best they can. If you have any questions, please email Azucena Navarrete at anavarrete@aviva.org.
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Brighten the Holidays and Donate Toys for Exceptional Children’s Foundation

ECF is holding its annual Toy Drive for infants, toddlers and K-12 students with special needs. They have an Amazon wish list to make shopping and delivery easy. If your business or organization wants to host a toy drive for them, please contact Lisa at lkelly@ecf.net for a list of suggested gifts and information to help you promote your toy drive. Toys must be unwrapped and delivered to their headquarters by December 10th in order for staff to wrap and distribute gifts before Christmas. If you'd prefer to leave the toy shopping to them, feel free to make a tax-deductible donation by December 1st. Deadline for toy delivery to ECF is December 10. For more information go here: https://www.ecf.net/toydrive/ Check out their Amazon Toy Drive Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/25CYR9CZEYWE4?
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Support Women and Children at Alexandria House’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Alexandria House would be grateful to receive food items for their Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Please see attached flyer for specific items. You can purchase the items and drop off at their office. Please contact elaina@alexandriahouse.org for more information.
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Donate Holiday Gifts for The San Gabriel Pomona Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center

The San Gabriel Pomona Parents' Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center in need of donations for their Holiday Giveaway for Thanksgiving and Christmas! They are requesting new toys for any age. These items can include and are not limited to: $5.00 gift cards, cars, dolls, playdoh, toys with sound, puzzles, arts and craft items, educational toys, and much more. To receive the amazon link of additional items, please email tavia.l@parentsplacefrc.com. If you instead would like to make a monetary donation, please kindly email Tavia to confirm. They are also in need of diapers any size appreciated. If a minor would like to help, please get parental consent for donations and have your parent contact them on your behalf. Donations can also be dropped off at their center via contactless appointment. They will provide a table outside for the items to be placed on so it remains a contactless delivery. If you have any questions, please email Tavia Lawson at tavia.l@parentsplacefrc.com.
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Spread Holiday Cheer at Union Station Homeless Services

‘Tis the season to spread cheer to vulnerable children and families during the holidays. Union Station Homeless Services is now collecting gifts for 400 children, ages ranging from newborn to 18 years. The theme this year is “something they want, something to wear, something to read”– toys for all age, playful socks, and new books. This year, they are also collecting gift cards for adults. Host a toy drive or donate a gift! Donations can be dropped off at their Admin Center at 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA, Monday-Friday between 9:30am-4:00pm until December 17, 2020 or ordered for delivery from their Amazon Wishlist here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/12BR2GUB345ZQ?ref_=wl_fv_le Please email volunteer@unionstationhs.org to sign up and learn more!

Donate Toys for the Holidays to LAUSD (Utah Span School)

L.A Unified School District (Utah Span School) is hosting a Christmas event for their students (homeless, low income, Use ASL - American Sign Language, and in foster system). Their school is a span school which consists of grades TK-8th grade. During their event they would like to give each student an age appropriate toy! They are also looking for a Santa Claus suit (for one of our staff members to wear) to bring in more spirit and cheer to our event. You must wear a mask and be vaccinated. Entrance would be through parent center gates. They would be super grateful if their school is considered for toy donations, and thank you for helping make these students and families Christmas extra special this year! If you have any questions and/or want to donate please email Brenda Flores at bxf0133@lausd.net.

Gift Holiday Cheer to Families at Marvin Ave Elementary (LAUSD)

Marvin Avenue and Language Magnet Elementary School is located in the thriving, diverse Mid-City area of Los Angeles. Their dynamic school community strives to empower each individual to fulfill their potential by supporting diversity and preparing their students to become critical thinkers, life-long learners and responsible contributors to the global community. They are asking for gift cards for either grocery stores or Wal-Mart/Target for their neediest families to help them welcome a safe and joyful holiday. Anything helps!! Thank you in advance. Please email Kayako Abrams at kayako.abrams@lausd.net if you have any questions.
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Support Youth for the Holidays at Children’s Action Network – Tides Foundation

There are more than 27,000 children in foster care in Los Angeles. For many of them the holidays are an empty time with no permanent family or holiday wishes granted. YOU can make a difference for these youth with the simple act of purchasing an item from their holiday wish list, through SantaCAN! Children’s Action Network has a program to make that happen…SantaCAN. SantaCAN ensures that the holidays are a wonderful time for these youth in care by making sure they each receive their most wished for gift from a wish list they compile. Thanks to the generosity of SantaCAN holiday angels, more than 6,500 foster youth have had their wishes fulfilled! It is so simple to bring a smile to a foster child’s face. Just visit SantaCAN.org, purchase a present and it will be on its way to that special child you have chosen! For questions or more information contact nicole@childrensactionnetwork.org. Please check out SantaCAN Wishlist's here: http://www.santacan.org
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Gift Thanksgiving Joy to Karsh Family Social Service Center

The Karsh Family Social Service Center offers an array of cross-sector, integrated, and co-located social services. The Big Give, started 14 years ago by Wilshire Boulevard Temple and for the past six years hosted by the Karsh Family Social Service Center, is a cornerstone neighborhood event that provides Thanksgiving-meals-in-a-bag for families in Koreatown experiencing food insecurity. Each bag includes all of the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal for a family of four -- from the turkey to the pumpkin pie and everything in between. During a time of such turmoil and widespread food insecurity, they know that the comfort of consistency and tradition is invaluable to our local community, and they need your support to meet their goal of providing this Thanksgiving meal to 6,000 in the week before Thanksgiving (November 14-22). Providing these Thanksgiving-meals-in-a-bag for the community involves significant costs, including sourcing holiday food items during a time of peak demand. Your donations will help them safely provide quality groceries. Please visit our website to learn more and donate: https://karshcenter.org/big-give/donate/ Please email madeleine@karshcenter.org if you have any questions.

Donate Much Needed Items for Families at Assistance League of Los Angeles

Since 1919, Assistance League of Los Angeles has delivered initiatives to provide cultural enrichment opportunities, clothing and school supplies for at-risk youth, resources for foster children, and even a preschool learning center. Help support their Family Day of Service: Sweet Dreams and Bright Smiles aims to collect and sort 3,400 new personal care items for children in their Foster Children’s Resource Center and Preschool Learning Center. Items most needed: baby lotion, ethnic shampoo and conditioner, lip balm, child-size face masks, bubble bath and combs and brushes. You can support virtually before November 13th by: Shopping their Amazon Wishlist online here: https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/D0DX1OZ22M4K/guest-view Items will be shipped directly to the League. You can also Donate Fund to them directly. Funds will be used to replenish personal care items year-round. If you have any questions please email Kai Traimel at ktramiel@assistanceleaguela.org.
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Adopt a Child for the Holidays at Crete Academy

Crete Academy was founded by a group of individuals passionate about creating opportunities for children living in poverty. For the Holidays, please consider supporting their annual Adopt A Child for Christmas sponsorship program! Donors or Sponsors can use the link here to sponsor one of their Crete Academy Students: https://www.creteacademy.org/copy-of-donate Upon receiving your form they will contact you and provide you with the specific student details and their Christmas Wishlist. For more information please email info@creteacademy.org.
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Donate to provide nutritious meals at Grandmas House of Hope

Nana's Kidz is an anti-bullying meal distribution program. To protect children from being bullied because of their hunger, they distribute meals in local grocery bags to their parents or guardian. Their target population are children living in low-income housing, who rely on the free meal program at school. Your Monthly Gift of $28 will provide a hungry child with 4 weekly meal bags filled with 56 nutritious meals. For more information, please visit their website. https://www.grandmashouseofhope.org/?form=FUNMMNDYDRX
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