Projects tagged with "Other Ways to Help"

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

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

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

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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