Knit or Crochet Warm Hats and Scarves for the Troops
There’s something about receiving a handmade item that warms the heart, especially when you're deployed. Why? Because every moment of time, talent, and energy poured into a handmade item is an expression of deep appreciation for the service and sacrifice of the service members who receive their Care Packages. In the cold winter months, Operation Gratitude includes a lovingly handmade scarf or hat in every Care Package they send to the Troops. To make that happen, they need the knitting and crocheting talents of many Volunteers across the country. For detailed instructions visit: https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/handmade-with-love/
Provide Gifts for Homeless Youth of My Friend’s Place
My Friends 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 Friends Place would like to deliver gifts to 250 homeless youth during their Decemberember 13th Holiday Party. They are in need of the following items: $10 gift cards (grocery stores, Target, CVS, etc.); $10 fast food gift cards (Subway, Jack In The Box, El Pollo Loco, etc.); new scarves and gloves; new hoodies (all adult sizes); new sleeping bags; new headphones/earbuds. If you are unable to do a drop off, please consider giving through their Amazon Wishlist! www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/AICMXW1D8492. To coordinate a donation drop off or for more info on hosting a Gift Drive or Giving Tree, please contact Daniel Lee, Development Assistant, at 323-472-4579 or email@example.com. If you can help, please provide all donations by Decemberember 7!
Thanksgiving in Venice Beach
For the past 6 years, a large group of volunteers ranging from all ages... come together to feed, clothed, handout toiletries and many smiles to the less fortunate community of Venice Beach. Lost Angels Org has partnered with other non-profits such as Send Me a Penny Foundation and Have a Sole, to successfully have over 300 volunteers each event and serve over 350 people who may not have a family to spend the holidays with, and are living on the streets.
Take Part in Big Sunday’s Annual Holiday Party & Sing-along
This is one of our favorite events of the year! Each Decemberember, people from all walks of life join us to eat, sing (with a live band!) and enjoy the holidays during Big Sunday’s Annual Holiday Party & Sing-along. Special guests have included low-income seniors, kids with special needs, women and children from a domestic violence shelter, vets and others who needed a little extra TLC at the holidays. Join us December 15 from 3 - 5 pm! We'll also be collecting toys for kids, food for hungry families and winter coats too! Donations can be dropped off November 1 - December 9 at 3 pm when the party kicks off! (BTW: Singing -- good, bad, or ugly -- is welcome but not required!) For more info, please contact Pablo Lenero. http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/donate-now/