Serve Breakfast to the Homeless with St. Francis Center
Serve Breakfast to the HomelessSince 1972, St. Francis Center has provided relief and support to homeless and extremely low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles. Much more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry, they offer a unique range of services to sustain and empower those in need. Welcoming all with joy, dignity and compassion, they dedicate every day to Serving Hope in their community Event Description: This Breakfast program is part of their Homeless Well-Being Program. Their homeless and near-homeless brothers and sisters are welcome to join them for breakfast Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 am and Mondays from 7:15 - 8:15 AM! They serve between 200 and 300 men and women each day. Help serve a hot breakfast meal in the morning before school or work for their guests experiencing homelessness. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will help staff with set-up for serve, and clean-up after breakfast. Breakfast service tasks include serving coffee, working in the kitchen, cleaning tables, resetting tables, and offering a smile. Requirements: Wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Time Commitment: Volunteers are needed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Age Restrictions: They are happy to host volunteers ages 8+ (parent/guardian supervision required for volunteers ages 8-13). Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects link here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NFq6bGhCNiLwqZ58WlWfeRvuVHYFiwqT/view Click here to sign up: https://www.stfranciscenterla.org/volunteers/
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 Novemberember, 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 8th Annual Thanksgiving Stuffing Event from 9 am -12 pm. Food can be delivered starting November 1 through November 27. Coming to the Thanksgiving Stuffing? Awesome! Please feel free to bring your donations with you on November 27. Can’t shop? No prob! Big Sunday also accepts money so we can shop for you! (Visit http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/donate-now/ and indicate your donation is for the Thanksgiving Stuffing Event.) For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations will benefit dozens of nonprofit organizations serving clients in need. http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/donate-now/
Give the Gift of a Thanksgiving Feast in a Bag
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family traditions. Because of supporters like you, LA Family Housing (LAFH) is able to provide more than 1,500 people experiencing homelessness with thanksgiving bags. Give the gift of tradition and empower individuals and families experiencing homelessness to host their own Thanksgiving feast. Donate Thanksgiving sides (stuffing, canned goods, mashed potato mix, etc) and a $20 gift card to buy a turkey, a greeting card, and place the items in a reusable bag. Please drop off bags by Monday, Novemberember 18th. For more information on what to include in your Thanksgiving bags or to schedule a drop-off contact email@example.com or call (818) 255-2789.
Uplift the Spirits of the Clients of Union Station Homeless Services
For 47 years, Union Station Homeless Services has hosted Dinner in the Park on Thanksgiving Day! This uplifting community event provides thousands of holiday meals and hope for all who attend, including homeless men, women, children, seniors, very low-income families, and those with no place to go during the holidays. The impact of the event in the community is large because of your help! From the turkey to the potatoes and gravy, the majority of food served at this event is donated by generous community members, and every little bit helps! They would gladly accept any donation you are available to provide. For idea of items to donate please check our their wish list at: https://www.unionstationhs.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DIP-2019-Wishlist_10.7.pdfTo schedule a donation delivery, please email their In-Kind Donations Manager, David Sensente at firstname.lastname@example.org. All food donations need to be dropped off at their Adult Center by Novemberember 18th: 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105. You may also shop items on their Amazon Wish List: http://a.co/7jQqA05 and items will get automatically delivered to their location!
Help Bring Warmth and Comfort this Holiday Season
LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. The holiday season is a chilly time for many but you can help keep the warmth alive by donating blankets! This year help provide warmth on a cold night by donating new twin sheets, fleece blankets, and pillows with pillowcases. All donations need to be dropped off by Thursday, Novemberember 25th. To schedule drop-offs or for more information please contact: email@example.com or (818)255-2789
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 426 S. Alexandria Ave. (yellow house) by Monday 11/25. They couldn't do this without your support, THANK YOU! For more details, please contact Anh Le at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 381-2649.
Host a Thanksgiving-themed Fundraiser/Collection for LA Family Housing
LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. The holiday season is a chilly time for many but you can help keep the warmth alive by hosting a collection or fundraiser for the individuals and families at LAFH. Raise awareness and much needed supplies to help people experiencing homelessness celebrate the holidays. To schedule drop-offs or for more information please contact: email@example.com or (818) 255-2789
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can help, please provide all donations by Decemberember 7!
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.
Adopt A Family Holiday Kit with LA Family Housing
LA Family Housing serves over 6,000 homeless people every year. Empower parents to create holiday memories and magic for their children by donating a reusable shopping bag filled with festive Decemberorations, household goods, and two $20.00 gift cards. Drop off by Monday, Decemberember 16th. Click here for holiday kit checklist: https://lafh.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=457218
Donate Toys to Underserved Youth at Crete Academy
Crete Academy serves students in one of the lowest income zip codes in LA and homeless students. This year they are hosting "Adopt a Child for Christmas" and they need your help! Donations of Christmas presents are needed for their students K-12. Donors that shop for a child can obtain their student wishlist by filling out the donor form on their website. All gifts are to be purchased, wrapped and delivered to the school no later than 12/16/19. If you cannot get a gift please consider a monetary donation for them to purchase a Christmas gift for you! Check out their page for more information: https://www.creteacademy.org/copy-of-donate To donate please contact Linda Harris at email@example.com.
Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays with Families Forward Learning Center
Looking to make the holidays brighter for a family in need? Consider adopting a family from Families Forward Learning Center! Adopt-A-Family is their annual event to find donors who can sponsor a low-income family facing isolation during the holidays. Many of the families they serve cannot afford the weight of purchasing gifts and a meal for the holidays, so they are looking for donors who would be willing to support a family during the holiday season! You choose the size of the family or families you would like to adopt, purchase and wrap the gifts and come drop the gifts off at their location. You will receive a thank you card, photo of the family/families you adopted, and a tax receipt for your donation. You can also order gifts online and have them sent there if you are too far away to come drop off! You can adopt as part of a group, with your company, or as an individual. This is a great opportunity for groups of friends, organizations or sports teams to come together! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sarah Kimbrough - firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 792-2687 x121 If you are ready to adopt, please fill out this form: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=911805613
Spread Joy and Adopt a Family from A Place Called Home
Would you like to make a difference in the lives of a local family in need this holiday season? Consider adopting a family! Adoption includes providing gifts and the opportunity to meet with your adopted family in Decemberember on the APCH campus. Previous sponsors will tell you what a fulfilling, heartwarming experience this is. That's why spots fill up fast - so, don't delay! To learn more about the Adopt-a-Family program please email us at adopt a email@example.com. To sign up please check out the form found on their Donate page: https://apch.org/get-involved/donate/
Organize a “Cents for Service” Fundraiser for Operation Gratitude
You can organize a “Cents for Service” fundraiser at your workplace, school, or club. Every $15 donated will pay to ship an Operation Gratitude Care Package! This can be a fun and simple way for your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and/or teammates to show support for all who serve. For detailed description of instructions please visit: https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/cents-for-service/
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/
Donate Gifts to the Special Needs Network, Inc.
In Decemberember, Special Needs Network's "Annual Family To Family Christmas Care Exchange" will open to over 1,000 families with special needs children, their siblings, and peers in underserved communities, and allow them the opportunity to attend a community holiday celebration.During this event, Special Needs Network provides food, clothing, and toys to these families with limited resources while hosting a program that recognizes the community advocates and volunteers for children with developmental disabilities. They provide a short educational program for the parents focusing on autism awareness, information about available services, and access and advocacy in the South Los Angeles community. These special needs children each receive a holiday toy and participate in organized games, arts and crafts, and inclusive play with typical children. This unique forum is a valuable first step for many special needs families on the path to advocacy, independence, and the support they need. As you can probably imagine supplies are crucial components to running a successful event, especially on a limited donated budget. They especially need unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages. Together with your help, Special Needs Network will provide an amazing holiday experience for deserving kids! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (323) 975-4552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help the Peninsula Center Library Organize their Book Donations
The Peninsula Center Library's Used Book Sales room could use your help with organization, sorting, pricing of the many donations they receive each week. They are expanding the area and could use your help. They have 3 great, committed and friendly volunteer managers who would like to meet you and discuss how you can become part of the Used Book Sales team of volunteers. The days/hours are flexible. Full training is provided and if you like to stay busy, this is the place for you! They ask for at least a 3-month commitment and at least 1-2 hours per week. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and have the ability to stand & walk around for 1-2 hours, read/understand English, follow instructions, and follow instructions/training.
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
Share the Love with Homeless Youth at Safe Place for Youth
Safe Place for Youth’s mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. The goal of their program is to provide critical resources and empower young people to take control of their lives, supported by trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and positive youth development strategies in a safe, non-judgmental environment. This Holiday Season Safe Place for Youth is asking for donations of hygiene items, clothing, sleeping bags, and blankets. For more information on donations please contact Cody at email@example.com or go to http://www.safeplaceforyouth.org/in_kind_donations
Go All in for a Good Cause at a Benefit Poker Tournament
The holiday season is a chance for families to create new memories with dinners, get-togethers, and presents. But for some families, creating these happy memories can be difficult when the choice is between presents and paying the bills. While you play poker you'll be supporting their Holiday Book & Toy Drive which helps them distribute 10,000 books & toys to children. Your ticket purchase comes with delicious food, drinks, and the opportunity to win some amazing raffle prizes.If you've got the skills to make it to the final table, the top three players will win an iWatch Series 4, HP Laptop, or Airbnb Gift Card!. All player levels are welcome! All attendees must be 21 years and older. Your $60 ticket purchase for this fundraising event will help feed a child for the 14 days over the winter school break! To sponsor, or for additional information, contact them at Communications@ccrcca.org or call 1-866-67-4KIDS.. To RSVP please register here: https://www.ccrcca.org/component/jevents/icalevent.detail/2019/10/03/1331/-?Itemid=0&highlight=WyJwb2tlciJd