Projects tagged with "Thanksgiving"

Donate Items to the Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge’s Huge Foothill Holiday Food Drive

The Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge spearheads the largest Food Drive in the Foothill communities just in time for the holidays! Canned food is collected during the month of November at locations in La Cadada, La Crescenta and Montrose. Non-perishable food donations are distributed by the Crescenta Valley Sheriffs Station to local families in need. Drop off your food donations at the Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge during the month of November or bring your food donations to the Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive at Memorial Park. Donating food or store gift cards during the holidays is a rewarding way to give back to the community! Please donate all items by Nov. 21 at 3pm at The Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge OR on the morning of Nov. 22 at race location (Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Cadada Flintridge, CA 91011). Race Day Itinerary 7:00 a.m. - On-Site Registration Opens / Bib & T-Shirt Pick Up 7:30 am - 5K Warm Up led by Coach Andy from Assist Athletic 8:30 am - 5K Race Begins 9:00 am - Kids' Mile Warm Up led by Assist Athletics 9:30 am - Kids' Mile Race Begins 9:45 am - 5K Award Ceremony Additional Information: All ages and abilities are welcome! The 5K Race is professionally timed. The event is short enough to make it back home in plenty of time to prepare for a Thanksgiving gathering. All participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. Pets are welcome! Pets must be on a leash and please pick up after your pet. Yes, you can bring a stroller!

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Donate Needed Thanksgiving Food Items to Big Sunday’s Thanksgiving Stuffing Event

Did you know that each month, all year, Big Sunday hosts a food drive? It's called the End of the Month Club and it helps hungry and grateful people at nonprofits and schools throughout Los Angeles. In November, we are collecting thousands of Thanksgiving Food Items (nonperishable items, please) for dozens of local nonprofit organizations that assist hungry individuals and families. Sorting coincides with their 7th Annual Thanksgiving Stuffing Event from 9 am -12 pm. Food can be delivered starting Nov. 1 through Nov. 20. Coming to the Thanksgiving Stuffing? Awesome! Please feel free to bring your donations with you on Nov. 21. Cant shop? No prob! Big Sunday also accepts money so we can shop for you! (Visit and indicate your donation is for the Thanksgiving Stuffing Event.) For more info, contact All donations will benefit dozens of nonprofit organizations serving clients in need.

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Sponsor a Table at Hope of the Valley ‘s Thanksgiving Event for the Hungry

On Wednesday, November 21st, hungry, homeless people across Los Angeles will be bused to Hope of the Valley's new Help Center in Van Nuys. With your help, theyll enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings, live entertainment and dozens of giveaways from their community partners. NO ONE will be turned away! You can help feed the hundreds of men, women and children who attend this Thanksgiving meal by becoming a table sponsor. The cost to sponsor one table is $300. For your sponsorship, your business/name will be prominently displayed on your table(s) for 300+ volunteers to see as well as hungry guests. You will also be listed on Hope of the Valleys website as a community sponsor who cares about the less fortunate. your sponsorship will also provide you up to 4 volunteer positions per sponsored table at the event. Sign up today to help!

Help Provide Needed Items to Bienvenidos’ Thanksgiving Giveaway for Families

Bienvenidos is a compassionate community of care dedicated to healing children, strengthening families and transforming communities. With your help, their low-income clients will be able to choose donated clothes, toys, and more to brighten their holiday season during the organizations Thanksgiving Giveaway event. Donations of grocery store gift cards for the purchase a ham or turkey are also greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off any time before the Nov. 21 event or arrangements can be made to pick up the items.

Donate Thanksgiving Food at Alexandria House

Alexandria House, a wonderful transitional shelter for women and children, is asking for food donations for Thanksgiving. Your donations are transformed into beautiful food baskets given to their large community of past and current residents and neighborhood families who are at-risk women, youths, and families. Donation items they're asking for are traditional Thanksgiving foods such as turkeys, yams, cranberry sauce, pies, etc. Please drop the donations off at their office located at 436 S. Alexandria Ave. (yellow house) by Monday 11/19. They couldn't do this without your support, thank you! For information, please contact Anh at or (213) 381-2649.

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Adopt a Family for Thanksgiving

Adopt a Club Family For Thanksgiving! Every year the Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club gathers baskets of blessings for those families most in need. Items consist of warm winter clothing (beanie's, gloves, jackets...), blankets, hygiene items, and grocery store gift cards for their Thanksgiving meal. They need donations of the following: Warm Winter Clothing (Hats, Socks, Beanies, Gloves, Scarfs, Jackets...) Blankets Hygiene Products (Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste...) Grocery Store Gift Cards Monetary Donations to purchase items. Monetary 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.

Donate Thanksgiving Meal Kits to the Illumination Foundation

Meal kits are requested with Thanksgiving friendly, non-perishable items and grocery store gift cards for all of the families in their housing program. Donations are requested by Friday, November 16, 2018. Donation drop offs can be made Monday - Friday between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at their Orange location.

Help Prepare for a Thanksgiving Event with Answercity Church Outreach

Join Answercity Church Outreach as they give away 100 Turkeys and raffle 10 Food baskets to the community. These will support families that dont have the resources to have family dinner for Thanksgiving. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to distribute items to the families. They are in need of Turkeys Food items: Boxed Stuffing, Can Yams, sugar, Flour, Seasonings ,Can greens, Can string beans, Onions, Celery.

Help Low-Income Families With Special Needs Family Members by Donating Food for the Holidays

All of their client families face challenges living with a family member with special needs - especially their Early Start families, most of whom are struggling to live on very little income. they're collecting donations of non-perishable food to make sure their neediest families will have food for Thanksgiving. Food must be delivered to ECF headquarters by November 16. Visit for more details and a list of suggested food items. Contact Lisa at or 310-773-9437 to let us know that you're participating.

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Help Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School with their Food Collection

Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School will be hosting a canned food drive and they will be creating food baskets for their students & families who are living in extreme poverty. Their goal is to create 20 baskets for their families (or more!). They are requesting donations from the community and are in need of the following non-perishable items to create the baskets: stuffing, canned green beans, canned yams, canned corn, canned vegetables, gravy (jar or dry mix), dry pie crust mix, canned pie filling, pie mixes, evaporated milk, canned fruit, cranberry sauce, canned mashed potatoes, apple sauce, canned soups, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, jello, gift cards to local grocery stores, and any other non-perishable items.

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Help Provide a Warm Thanksgiving Meal to LA Family Housing’s Families

LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. They believe all families should be able to cook a warm, delicious Thanksgiving meal in the comfort of their own homes! Please join them in ringing in the holidays by providing Thanksgiving Bags for families all across Los Angeles. Give the gift of tradition and donate a reusable bag filled with Thanksgiving food items and a $20 gift card for a turkey. Drop off by Thursday, November 15.

Donate Needed Thanksgiving Food Items for Covenant House Thanksgiving

Our great friends at Covenant House California reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. They help abused or neglected youth who have nowhere else to go. They're celebrating Thanksgiving dinner for homeless youth at Covenant House on Tuesday Nov. 20. We need Turkeys and desert and all kinds of food for our shelter. All donations accepted.

Donate your IT Talents and Equipment at The Jeffrey Foundation

Share the spirit of the season by helping our friends at The Jeffrey Foundation with their campus upgrade! Volunteer your IT talents and/or donate Computers and Monitors as they strive to update and better their facilities for their special needs children, their families, and their staff. Contact Lorraine McCall for specific needs and to arrange volunteer hours.

Assist Food Finders in their Holiday Food Drive

This year marks 29 years of Food Finders Holiday Food Drive, a community-wide effort that results in thousands of meals for those in-need during the holiday season. The drive kicks off October 1st and takes place throughout Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange counties, continuing through December 31st. Food Finders engages neighborhoods, schools, libraries and businesses as drop-off locations for non-perishable food items and will supply collection bins to those interested in participating. The more participation community-wide, the more successful the Holiday Food Drive will be for families, individuals and children who receive the meal boxes via pantries and shelters that partner with Food Finders. In addition to collecting holiday meal staples, such as canned vegetables, stuffing, gravy, pie filling, etc., canned meats, pasta, pasta sauce, cookies and more, Food Finders will also be accepting pet food to help out pet owners and their four-legged friends. For the list of all items needed, click here:

Write Letters to Troops During the Holidays

Every Operation Gratitude Care Package includes a bundle of letters from the American people, thanking Troops, Veterans, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes and their Caregivers, or First Responders for their service to their country. Care Package recipients say that these letters, notes, and drawings are the most cherished items in their box. Letters are accepted year-round. They have a special need for letters specifically written to New Recruits, Veterans, and First Responders. For more details visit:

Help Provide Care Packages for Operation Gratitude

What better way to mark the holidays than to share the spirit with someone bravely serving their country? Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 200,000+ individually addressed care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Heroes and their Care Givers. Each package contains food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support. At this time, are most urgent needs are: Socks (Crew Length, Black); Deodorant (Non-Aerosol); All-Purpose Wipes (individual wipe or 30-wipe or less packs); Razor (Disposable singles); Body Wash (Travel Size); Warmers (i.e.: Hot Hands, Grabbers); Cotton Swabs/Q-Tips (Travel Size); Pocket Tissue packs; Mouthwash (Travel Size); Hand or Body Lotion (Travel Size); Lip Balm (i.e.: Chapstick, Carmex, Blistex); Blank Note/Greeting Cards (for Troops to write home); Small Notepads Snack Foods: Bags of Jerky (smaller size, single serve); Individual Size Salty Snack pack (peanuts, pistachios, etc.); Protein Energy; Bars; Fruit Snacks (individual size); Gift cards to chain stores such as supermarkets, drugstores, Walmart, Target, or VISA, MasterCard, American Express. For More Info please contact Kelly South at

Donate Thanksgiving Food Items for the Lynwood Unified School District / Homeless Ed Program

The Homeless Ed Program in Lynwood serves over 500 students at any given day in a community of roughly 15,000 students. they serve a largely immigrant population with a high unemployment rate, many of their students do not have a Thanksgiving meal to look forward to over the holidays. their 4th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway is scheduled to take place Wednesday, November 21, 2018. their goal is to provide 150 turkeys and food baskets to their neediest families. they are seeking donations like: turkeys, ham, gift cards (grocery stores like Superior, Food 4 Less, El Super) to donate during the event. The support of your organizations is key in supporting their homeless families and also a way that you can continue helping their students and families in their social and academics. Not only will your contribution be publicly recognized during the event, but this will also be a great opportunity for you to make an impact toward their neediest families in Lynwood! Drop off location will be at the Lynwood District Office in their Student Services Department. Ask for Tam Nguyen or Dr. Maribel Martinez. their Homeless Ed Program and school sites will identify 150 families in need of a Thanksgiving meal and they will wrap up the items in a goody bag. your donation are tax deductibles.

Spread Compassion Throughout The Holiday Season

Compassion it offers compassion education programs to schools, businesses, community groups and any place people are looking to spread compassion. they offer reversible wristbands to promote compassionate actions. Start your day on the dark side and when you choose to compassion it during your day, flip it to the light side. Compassion it is printed on both sides. The wristbands make thoughtful and intentional stocking stuffers, so they would love for people to know they are available this holiday season. Give the gift of compassion and help compassion spread to and through the ones you love! they will also be doing a drive for their Compassion it Advocate program. When you sign up to give monthly to Compassion it, you receive a welcome gift with wristbands and other items along with monthly emails containing compassion based ideas and lessons. they are promoting becoming an advocate for the year in honor of someone's holiday gift. The welcome package advocates receive is perfect to wrap for a gift exchange.

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!

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

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