Projects tagged with "DISABLED"

Give Back to Seniors this Holiday Season

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: toothbrush, toothpaste, a bar of soap, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant. These much-appreciated gifts will be distributed during the Decemberember Socialites dance for adults with developmental disabilities on December 15 where Santa will make a special appearance! 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. Donations of toiletries are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off by Monday December 16 at the Center M-F, 9am to 4 pm or on weekends, 12pm to 4pm. Contact Asia for more details (310) 253 - 6729. If you would like to provide a monetary donation to support programming year round please make out a check to the Culver City Senior Citizens Association (CCSCA) and specify that the donation is for DISABILITY SERVICES. Checks can be sent to the Culver City Senior Center - ATTN Disability Services 4095 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90232.

https://www.culvercity.org/live/community-neighborhood/adult-senior-services/disability-services/ddd-socialites

Lend a Hand with AHEAD With Horse’s Saturday Volunteer Program

AHEAD with Horses is having a short orientation every Saturday morning at 8:45am in Shadow Hills. Volunteers must be at least 12 to volunteer. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you to sign some paperwork. Closed-toe shoes (should be comfortable because there is a lot of walking), a shirt with sleeves (T-shirts are fine; No tank tops) and long pants are required. If you're planning to stay for the entire day (till approx. 2 - 2:30pm) then please bring water and a sack lunch/snack. Other days and times available for volunteering will be given at the orientation. They normally have volunteers assist the instructor with the children and horses, which includes, leading horses and spotting, which is walking alongside the horse to ensure child’s safety and position changes on the horse. Other activities might include: grooming horses, cleaning tack, gardening (raking, weeding, etc.), mailings, etc. Please contact the office if you are interested in these days or check their Facebook page (AHEAD With Horses Inc). If you have any other questions or need directions Please Call 818 - 767 - 6373.

http://aheadwithhorsesla.org/

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Create Joy and Healing with AHEAD with Horses

AHEAD With Horses is a non-profit developmental therapeutic vaulting program for children with all types of disabilities in the Los Angeles area. They have been serving children for over 50 years! They are in need of donations of cement, wheelbarrow, garden hose, rakes, shovels, and other farm items. All of the donations made will go directly towards creating their new facility so that all of the children will be able to benefit from their developmental therapeutic services. AHEAD With Horses also has a amazon wish list where you can find items that they are looking to get donated: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1ED61QPCHAO6F/ref=bnav_topnav_lists_1

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/ahead-with-horses-forever-home-campaign

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Help Seniors in South Bay Village

Help seniors remain at home by providing community and services! Volunteers help South Bay Village Seniors in the following areas: Transportation: Drive Members to and from medical appointments, grocery shopping, hair appointments, and social activities Errands: Grocery shop for members, take and drop off donations to charities or the library Handyman: Minor home repairs Computer/Electronic Support: Set up email, download photos, install software, provide training for basic technology Light Yard work/Gardening: Watering, weeding Light Chores: Changing light bulbs, vacuuming, etc. Friendly Visits: Take walks, play cards or board games, watch a movie, etc. Also help out in their office: making phone calls, stuffing envelopes, covering the office phones, or helping plan events! As a Volunteer, YOU Decemberide what you want to do and how often. Each assignment lasts 1 to 2 hours. If interested, please call them at 424-271-2304. Volunteers must be at least 16.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3158835.jsp

Help Care for Pets with Assisted Home Health & Hospice

Assisted Home Health & Hospice Foundation is seeking volunteers! Health related issues are a leading cause for individuals being unable to care for their pets. Their program, "Hands to Cuddle, Paws to Love," strives to keep pets and loved ones together until the end. With the help of their volunteers, they assist by providing companionship, dog walking, feeding, cleaning of litter boxes, grooming, veterinary care, and if needed rehoming services. Assisted Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization established to provide home health and hospice education to members of the community and financial assistance for qualifying patients. To learn more about volunteering or how to become a foster, and to help change the life of someone big and small, please call (805) 379-3656 or email foundation@assisted1.com.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3191862.jsp

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Help Care for Pets with Assisted Home Health & Hospice: Northridge

Assisted Home Health & Hospice Foundation is seeking volunteers! Health related issues are a leading cause for individuals being unable to care for their pets. Their program, "Hands to Cuddle, Paws to Love," strives to keep pets and loved ones together until the end. With the help of their volunteers, they assist by providing companionship, dog walking, feeding, cleaning of litter boxes, grooming, veterinary care, and if needed rehoming services. Assisted Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization established to provide home health and hospice education to members of the community and financial assistance for qualifying patients. To learn more about volunteering or how to become a foster, and to help change the life of someone big and small, please call (805) 379-3656 or email foundation@assisted1.com.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3191862.jsp

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Help Care for Pets with Assisted Home Health & Hospice: West Covina

Assisted Home Health & Hospice Foundation is seeking volunteers! Health related issues are a leading cause for individuals being unable to care for their pets. Their program, "Hands to Cuddle, Paws to Love," strives to keep pets and loved ones together until the end. With the help of their volunteers, they assist by providing companionship, dog walking, feeding, cleaning of litter boxes, grooming, veterinary care, and if needed rehoming services. Assisted Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization established to provide home health and hospice education to members of the community and financial assistance for qualifying patients. To learn more about volunteering or how to become a foster, and to help change the life of someone big and small, please call (805) 379-3656 or email foundation@assisted1.com.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3191862.jsp

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Help Care for Pets with Assisted Home Health & Hospice: Woodland Hills

Assisted Home Health & Hospice Foundation is seeking volunteers! Health related issues are a leading cause for individuals being unable to care for their pets. Their program, "Hands to Cuddle, Paws to Love," strives to keep pets and loved ones together until the end. With the help of their volunteers, they assist by providing companionship, dog walking, feeding, cleaning of litter boxes, grooming, veterinary care, and if needed rehoming services. Assisted Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization established to provide home health and hospice education to members of the community and financial assistance for qualifying patients. To learn more about volunteering or how to become a foster, and to help change the life of someone big and small, please call (805) 379-3656 or email foundation@assisted1.com.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3191862.jsp

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Give the Gift of Music at PIH Health Hospital

The Music Enrichment program provides instrumental music to patients during room to room visits as part of addressing the whole health of the individual. The goal of this program is to lift the emotional spirits of the patient, improve morale, increase energy levels, and provide stress relief through music as a diversion technique. By voluteers providing music at the bedside of patients, it also has the potential to ease the patient's feelings of loneliness. Shifts can be flexible from 2-4 hours per day. Auditions will be required before placement. Volunteers must be at least 16.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp716397.jsp

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Give the Gift of Music at PIH Health Hospital: Downey

The Music Enrichment program provides instrumental music to patients during room to room visits as part of addressing the whole health of the individual. The goal of this program is to lift the emotional spirits of the patient, improve morale, increase energy levels, and provide stress relief through music as a diversion technique. By voluteers providing music at the bedside of patients, it also has the potential to ease the patient's feelings of loneliness. Shifts can be flexible from 2-4 hours per day. Auditions will be required before placement. Volunteers must be at least 16.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp716397.jsp

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Celebrate and Support ETTA at their Annual Iranian Gala

ETTA provides programs and services that enable people with disabilities to live fully enriched, independent and active lives. And our friends from ETTA help us at many Big Sunday projects. Help us help them and join ETTA in celebrating at their Friends of Etta Iranian American Division Gala. The event reception kicks off at 6 pm with dinner and program to follow. Proceeds benefit ETTA’s programs and services. For ticket and sponsorship information, please visit www.ettagala.org or email info@etta.org. Reserve your tickets today for the ETTA Iranian-American Division Gala -- November 6. For tickets, sponsorships and tribute book information visit: www.etta.org/iraniangala

https://www.ettagala.org/

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Dance the Night Away with BCR “a place to grow”

BCR “a place to grow” is a nonprofit organization that offers day programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Its mission is to enable its participants to develop their abilities so they may become independent and contributing members of the community. Come dance and make new friends at their Dance the Night Away with the theme Harvest Moon. Volunteers for this project must be at least 16 years of age, be comfortable socializing and dancing with special needs populations, and bring an outgoing attitude and be ready to have a ton of fun! Volunteers also assist with set-up and serving drinks and food. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring the Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors form found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.

https://bcraplacetogrow.org/

Help Out at the Adaptive Sports Festival with the Triumph Foundation

The Triumph Foundation is hosting their 2nd annual Adaptive Sports Festival at Brookside Park in Pasadena, CA on Novemberember 9, 2019. This FREE event will introduce wheelchair sports to people that are newly injured, children, Veterans, and others with disabilities. Come out to enjoy: quad rugby, archery, boxing, handcycling, pickleBall, tennis, beep baseball, boccia, zumba, dance, art, and resource fair. They ask that volunteers commit to at least one 4 hour shift from the available tasks: http://bit.ly/ASFVolunteers2019

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3196060.jsp

Volunteer at “Community At Large” Event with Valley Village

On Saturday, Novemberember 16, 2019, Valley Village will be proudly hosting "Community At Large," a special day for people with intellectual and developmental challenges to come together to celebrate the community with a day of exploration and fun. This year, they will be holding "Community At Large" at the California Science Center. RSVP to Jennifer Haake, Development & Volunteer Coordinator for Valley Village at (818)587-9450, ext. 131 or by email at jennifer@vvc.org, by Novemberember 13th to volunteer for this event. Volunteers must be at least 18. Valley Village will be needing volunteers to help clients and staff navigate the museum, complete a scavenger hunt, and participate in outdoor games so they don't overcrowd any one area. Other volunteer jobs will include handing out snacks and waters as it might get hot during the event. Volunteers will need to arrive by 11:45 am and meet at the IMAX theatre in front of the California Science Center entrance where Valley Village will check everyone in and assign groups to explore the museum with. Most importantly, they hope that you have a blast exploring the museum with the clients and different agencies attending this fun-filled event. Parking is available but costs $12. If you volunteer far enough in advance, Valley Village can arrange for you to travel with one of the group houses by van from their office in Winnetka to the museum and back. Another option is to take the Metro Expo Line, which stops across the street from the Expo Park/USC Station.

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Have Loads of Fun at So. Ca. Hospital at Van Nuys Holiday Concert and Social

So. Ca. Hospital at Van Nuys Hospital is hosting a Holiday Concert and Social for their elderly patients and they need your help to make it festive! They are asking for donations Starbucks Decemberaf coffee, box of caffeine coffee, tea, and Holiday Cookies or Decemberorated holiday cupcakes to be served at this event. Volunteers must be 18 years old and wearing festive clothes is preferred. The are also asking for donations of candy, playing cards, hygiene products, beanie hats, and holiday treats. If you can't make it to the event but would still like to donate some items please contact Laura at lauradifusco@sbcglobal.net or call (323) 482-3640.

Join the Festivities at Parents’ Place Santa Photo Day

Parents’ Place provides information and education to improve knowledge so parents, caregivers, and professionals can become empowered, allowing them to advocate for their children more effectively. Their Santa Photo Day provides an opportunity for families and children with special needs to spend time with Santa on a one to one basis. Families are able to avoid the over-stimulating sights and sounds of standing in line at the mall. Parents’ Place cannot do the job that they do without the help from the Community. This event is a success because of volunteers like you who donate their time and support. Volunteers are needed all day or in shifts to greet families, help set up, clean up, run activities, and assist in Santa Picture Area. Please contact Tavia Lawson if you are interested, you will need to fill out volunteer application no later than December 2. They are also asking for donations of small toys and gifts their Santa can hand out to the children who go see him. If you don't have time to pick up or drop off a gift, monetary gifts can be contributed online at anytime here: http://www.parentsplacefrc.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

http://www.parentsplacefrc.com

Share Some Tender, Love, and Care at Camp TLC

Camp TLC is a free camp experience that connects children who have experienced medical or life trauma by offering unique ways of coping through recreational and performing arts based activities, developing necessary skills and building self-esteem to overcome challenges. This year they need help with their Annual Holiday Party they have for their campers who attended their summer camp. Camp SoCal HeArts serves youth in foster care and youth that come from military families that are witnesses to domestic and sexual violence. They host this event as a Carnival theme and would love volunteers to help them with face painting, bounce house, distributing present, etc. They are also looking for donations of books and toys to give away as prizes. For more information about Camp TLC and to volunteer, please contact Caroline Baumis at cbaumis@thecamptlc.org.

http://www.thecamptlc.org

Make the Holidays Special at Parents’ Place Holiday Support Group Potluck

Parents’ Place provides information and education to improve knowledge so parents, caregivers, and professionals can become empowered, allowing them to advocate for their children more effectively. Every year they throw a Holiday Support Group Potluck. This event provides an opportunity for all support groups at Parents' Place to come together and see each other. The families also get to spend more time with Santa! Items needed before the day of the potluck include toys for infants, children, teens, and young adults with special needs. Questions? Feel free to email Tavia Lawson. If you don't have time to pick up or drop off a gift, monetary gifts can be contributed online at anytime here: http://www.parentsplacefrc.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

http://www.parentsplacefrc.com

Bring Holiday Cheer with Special Needs Network

During the holidays, Special Needs Network bring hundreds of families, community partners, and stakeholders together for a holiday celebration. This event provides the county’s most vulnerable families with an opportunity to network and celebrate the holidays with other families, thereby breaking the isolation and sadness that many families experience during the holidays. Families are provided with health-related referrals and resources, food, music and interactive games. Since the inception of this event, they have collected and distributed more than 50,000 toys, books and presents to families experiencing homelessness and other difficulties. Please join Special Needs Network on Saturday, Decemberember 21st as a volunteer for their 11th Annual Christmas Care Exchange with Santa! There are 3 time slots to choose from and you can contact Connie Chavarria for more information(connie@specialneedsnetwork.org). They are expecting to serve over 1,000 families at this event and they will need the help of volunteers to make this event fun for everyone! For more information and to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-care-exchange-with-santa-volunteers-tickets-51029776435 PLEASE NOTE: Must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer. Due to liability issues, Volunteering adults can NOT bring a child. Please make childcare arrangements prior to the event."

https://snnla.org/

Have a Ball at Sherman Oaks Hospital’s Holiday Concert and Sing-A-Long

Sherman Oaks Hospital is hosting a Holiday Concert and Party for their elderly patients and they need your help to make it festive! They are asking for donations of Lindt Chocolates (assorted), fleece blankets, cookies, graham crackers, praline wafers, caffeine-free teas, and holiday Decemberorations. Volunteers must be 18 years old and wearing festive clothes is preferred. If you can't make it to the event but would still like to donate some items please contact Laura at lauradifusco@sbcglobal.net or call (323) 482-3640.