Donate to Fight the War on Gunger with Heart of Compassion Distribution
The mission of Heart of Compassion is to fight hunger by meeting the immediate food insecurity needs of communities through working with local officials and residents to develop a sustainable program leading to self-reliance and independence. You can help through financial or in-kind donations. For more information, please go to: https://www.heartofcompassionca.org/donor-faqs.html
Help Eliminate Food Waste with Food Oasis
Food Oasis has done so much already as a 100% volunteer-run organization—but they need your help to finish what they have set out to do. The admin, development, and marketing costs to expand their directory are extensive. Food Oasis has a directory of over 1,300 organizations to update. Your tax-deductible donation would help us offset some of those costs! For more information, please go to https://foodoasis.la/donate
Make an Impact and Donate to Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE)
Donate to CORE and help communities in crisis around the globe. For more information, please go to: https://www.coreresponse.org/donate
Donate to the the Immune Deficiency Foundation
The Immune Deficiency Foundation improves the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life of people affected by primary immunodeficiency through fostering a community empowered by advocacy, education, and research. For more information regarding donations, please go to: https://primaryimmune.org/idf-online-donation
Maintain a Community Fridge with LA Community Fridges
The LA Community Fridges provide a variety of foods for EVERYONE! It is entirely community run and helps people from all walks of life access nutritionally complete food. Sign up for a cleaning shift at your local fridge! Feel free to sign up for one or many. Sign up here. https://community-fridge.bubbleapps.io/
Donate Much Needed Foods to LA Community Fridges
The LA Community Fridges provide a variety of foods for EVERYONE! It is entirely community run and helps people from all walks of life access nutritionally complete food. Donate fresh produce (either purchased, or grown in yards & gardens). When donating produce, please clean or wash the produce with running water (& a produce-friendly wash if you have one) before donating when possible. Although it is best practice to wash any produce you might eat yourself, it cannot be assumed that all community members have easy access to kitchens and running water, and we want to do the best we can to minimize risk of passing on infections. Bottled water, Canned goods, Non perishable items (dry pasta, rice, etc.) Drinks (Gatorade, Juices, etc.) Please no alcoholic drinks (beer, liquor), we are not able to enforce the legal drinking age at fridges. Other items welcomed are: Milk (Dairy & Non-Dairy), Frozen Meats, Eggs, Bread, and more! Visit your community fridge and donate today!
Become a Volunteer Mentor for Imagine LA
Once you raise your hand to volunteer, Imagine LA walks together with you through your application, interview, training, and screening. Imagine LA prepares all of their volunteer mentors to be the unconditional supporters that their families need. Finally, you meet your mentee and begin a meaningful, lasting relationship. Must be 21 or older.
Provide a Thanksgiving Snack Bag for the Homeless
Donate Nonperishable Thanksgiving themed snack bags to those transitioning out of homelessness. Make Thanksgiving special with LA Family Housing. Drop off by Tuesday, November 16th. To coordinate drop off please contact DonateGoods@LAFH.org or call 818.220.6936.
Adopt a Child for the Holidays at Crete Academy
Crete Academy was founded by a group of individuals passionate about creating opportunities for children living in poverty. For the Holidays, please consider supporting their annual Adopt A Child for Christmas sponsorship program! Donors or Sponsors can use the link here to sponsor one of their Crete Academy Students: https://www.creteacademy.org/copy-of-donate Upon receiving your form they will contact you and provide you with the specific student details and their Christmas Wishlist. For more information please email email@example.com.
Pack Bags at the Temple with North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
Make "Cooking" or "Non-Cooking" Bags in groups of 10, and load them onto shelving in the cage adjacent to the packing cage. Groups must be limited to 3, Masks must be worn at all times, and open-toed footwear is prohibited. Bags must be double bagged - either 2 paper bags, OR plastic outside of paper. Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4ba5a82fa5fa7-pack
Donate Gently-Used Items to Alexandria House
Please consider donating new and gently-used items to Alexandria House's La Tiendita de Casa Alexandria. Alexandria House can accept new and gently used clothing of all sizes, linens, cooking items (pots and pans, dishes, etc…), small working appliances, toys, pet items, baby items, bikes, and more! La Tiendita de Casa Alexandria supports Alexandria House Programs, and offers free items to their current and past residents, and low-cost items to their neighbors in need. Please visit: https://www.alexandriahouse.org/gently_used
Sponsor the Fall Art Crawl at the Exceptional Children’s Foundation
ECF was founded in 1946 by a group of parents and community activists who sought to establish a day training program as an alternative to institutional care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Over the years, ECF’s services expanded to meet the changing needs of its target population, successfully developing and implementing early intervention programs for infants and toddlers, as well as residential, work and day programs for adults. Support this programming by sponsoring the Art Crawl. The Art Crawl allows ECF residents to achieve their personal and professional golas. For more information, please go to: https://www.ecf.net/ecf-art-crawl-sponsorships/?eType=ActivityDefinitionInstance&eId=a28e1e54-a9eb-4a7b-bfcb-64e91d069349
Assemble Welcome Home Kits for PATH’s Newly Housed Clients
Every week, PATH moves dozens of previously homeless families off the streets and into homes. Help their new residents feel safe and comfortable in their new home by providing a "Welcome Home Kit" filled with basic home goods, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies. Welcome Home Kits are critical, especially amidst all the uncertainty of the pandemic. These kits not only meet the families’ essential needs, but they can help start their journey of having a new place to call home! Please check out their Welcome Home Wishlist to help support! Urgent Needs:Bedding, Home goods (laundry hamper, bath mat, shower caddy), Kitchen items (pots & pans, dishes, utensils), Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste), Cleaning supplies, School Supplies, Target gift cards. *For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened* For more info: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/f36ff9d2-7476-4797-8747-b7487cbd57aa/1
Donate Non-Perishables to PATH
Neighbors living in supportive housing are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. PATH is in need of non-perishable food donations, so that they may remain safe and healthy in their homes. When you are next out grocery shopping, please consider filling your basket with a few extra food items and/or cleaning supplies to help the most vulnerable neighbors stay healthy. Food support bags can be assembled in cardboard boxes or reusable grocery bags. These kits will be distributed directly to those most in need. Urgent Needs: Cereal, Rice or pasta, Canned goods, Non-perishable snacks,Cleaning supplies. For more info: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/f36ff9d2-7476-4797-8747-b7487cbd57aa/1
Donate Hygiene Items to PATH
As you shop for personal hygiene items, pick up a few extra supplies to help individuals currently experiencing homelessness. Urgent Needs: Hand sanitizer, Soap & shampoo, Cleansing wipes, Socks & cold weather clothing*, Blankets*, Non-perishable snacks & bottled water. *For health and safety reasons, all Care Kit items must be new & unopened. For more info: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/f36ff9d2-7476-4797-8747-b7487cbd57aa/1
Pack a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child with Samaritan’s Purse
Every year Samaritan's Purse helps delivers great joy to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Each box packed full of quality toys, school supplies, and personal care items. You can either click here to learn how to pack your own shoebox or build one online through a donation.
Donate to AHEAD With Horses
AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime. There are several ways you can support AHEAD With Horses! All donations are tax deductible and they appreciate anything you are willing to give! Please visit: https://aheadwithhorsesla.org/donations/
Become a Top Chef at Alexandria House
At Alexandria House, their volunteers are a treasured part of their community. Together they laugh, cook, eat, play, and work as they help women and children in need. Their cooking program serves current residents and other members of the Alexandria House community. It is a wonderful treat for women living in residence when volunteers come to cook dinner! Just like you, they have a busy life with work, school and kids and can use a “night off“ too! Here are a few ways to participate as a Top Chef: Preparing dinner for 30 people at your site and dropping off at Alexandria House. Preparing and cooking dinner at Alexandria House with the following guidelines: A maximum of 6 volunteers in a group. Please practice social distancing guidelines. No children under the age of 12 allowed at this time. All teens must show proof of vaccination. Purchasing dinner from a local restaurant for 30 and having it delivered to Alexandria House. Making a monetary donation to support our Top Chefs to support our program and continue to build community. (Suggested Donation: $250). Interested in booking a date? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit: https://www.alexandriahouse.org/volunteer
Host a Donation Drive for Alexandria House
Vital to the success of Alexandria House's organization, in-kind donations keep costs down for their programs by providing basic needs items such as household items and cleaning supplies. You can help by hosting a donation drive at your school, or within your organization or neighborhood. If you are interested in organizing a donation drive or have questions, please contact email@example.com. Please visit: https://www.alexandriahouse.org/drive
Donate to Alexandria House’s Amazon Wishlist
Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing. Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse mid-Wilshire area, Alexandria House also serves its broader neighborhood community by providing educational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities for residents and neighbors alike. Your gifts through the Amazon Wishlist will make a difference to the folks at Alexandria House and their community! Please visit: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/lists/95-4809755/ref=smi_cl_ls_llol_lol