Projects tagged with "FAMILIES"

Help Out at the Craftsman Exhibition with Pasadena Heritage

Pasadena Heritage is currently recruiting volunteers to assist during Craftsman Weekend, Novemberember 1st-3rd. Volunteer at the Craftsman Exhibition held at the Pasadena Convention Center or during the Sunday House Tour on the 3rd and enjoy seeing all five historic homes on the Sunday House Tour for FREE! Tickets are usually $45! Volunteer shifts are only 3 hours in length and there are still morning and afternoon shifts available. To sign up, please visit their website ( and fill out the online sign up form found under "Current Special Event Volunteer Opportunities." For more information, please call Kristen Norton, Volunteer & Membership Coordinator, at 626-441-6333 or email

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: Click here to sign up:

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 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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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 or call (818) 255-2789.

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: 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 or (213) 381-2649.

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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: or (818) 255-2789

Donate to PATH’s Jingle Ball

PATH’s mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. A donation of a Jingle Bag will help support their clients in their new home during a time that can be isolating for people who have experienced chronic homelessness. They are asking for donations of: A reusable grocery bag filled with: Hot cocoa mix/festive treat mixes, Holiday themes home décor or Decemberorations, and Nonperishable food

Help PATH Prep Thanksgiving Meals

PATH’s mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. Support their recently housed neighbors with their first thanksgiving meal in their new home by assembling grocery bags filled with non-perishable food items and a grocery gift card. Your donation of Turkey Boxes will help their clients who are housed feel supported during the holidays. A Turkey Box donation will include, Boxed stuffing mix, Cranberry sauce, Pie crust mix or dessert mix, Canned vegetables, Mashed potato mix, and a $20 grocery store gift card.

Share the Holiday Spirit at Illumination Foundation’s Toy Drive

Participate in Illumination Foundation's Holiday Toy Drive by hosting a toy drive with your friends, family, co-workers, community members, and club! Help them bring smiles to hundreds of homeless children and teens this holiday season! They are looking for new/unwrapped toys for children 6 months and up.Donations will be collected through Friday, Decemberember 6th, 2019. Please drop off at their corporate office: 1091 N. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92867 between 9 AM - 5 pm. Appropriate donations include: gift cards, toys, stuffed animals, games, sports equipment, cosmetics, movie/sports tickets.They also have an Amazon Wishlist to donate directly to our organization: For more information Please Contact: Amanda Stinson Delgado -

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:

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 - or (626) 792-2687 x121 If you are ready to adopt, please fill out this form:

“Adopt” a Foster Child for the Holidays!

The Aviva Family and Children’s Services provides mental health and social services to over 7,000 children, youth and families each year.  This year spread the Holiday spirit by “Adopting” a Foster Family/Child for the Holidays! Impact the life of a family that is unable to provide for themselves and their children during the holidays by donating gifts! Families typically ask for warm clothing, a few toys for their children, food gift cards, and household necessities such as pots and pans, blankets, microwaves, etc. But of course, as the adopter you may contribute what you feel is appropriate to give. All gifts must be new, unopened, unwrapped and dropped off by Friday, Novemberember 29th. To sponsor a child or families please contact Azucena Navarrete at or call (323) 876-0550 ext 1122. You can also make a donation by going to their Amazon Wish List here:

Become a Letter Screener for Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude receives 1 million+ letters each year from Americans who want to express their gratitude for their heroes’ service. As letters flood into their facility from across the country, their trained volunteer Letter Screeners individually read and approve each note. You must live close enough to The FOB in Chatsworth, CA to take their Letter Screener class, and to pick up and drop off the letters. Each Letter Screener will attend an approximately 25-minute instruction that will teach you how to screen and categorize the letters. Please contact them to set up an appointment by emailing They will make every effort to accommodate your schedule. They organize group classes a few times a year. They can also provide group or one-on-one training during the normal operating hours (M-F, 9 -4), or they can set up an appointment to meet off-site at your and their convenience.

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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:

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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:

Help Make Paracord Bracelets for Troops at Operation Gratitude

Not only do these bracelets look cool, they can actually be used to save a life in an emergency situation. they include them in their Care Packages because they're both functional and meaningful, as they are handmade by an American who wants to show their appreciation to their Troops and First Responders. All who serve use paracord, which gets its name from parachute cord and can hold up to 550 lbs. of the night. The bracelet provides 7.5 feet of cord in an emergency. Paracord “Survival” Bracelets can be used to:Secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles, Build a makeshift shelter, Extend a security strap or rope to reach and haul heavy objects, Create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location, Make a sling or splint, And those are just a few of the ways to use the full paracord! Cut the paracord and remove the 7 to 9 individual nylon strands inside it and now you have finer strong string to use as:Sewing thread to repair gear, Emergency sutures to close a wound, Fishing line, Trip line to secure an area. For detailed instructions please visit:

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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:

Make a Difference in the Community with LINC Housing

LINC welcomes group volunteers to engage in many opportunities by supporting their greater initiative of providing housing and life-enhancing services to low-income families, seniors, and individuals with special needs. With California currently having the highest poverty rate in the nation at 20.6%, your services will be helpful toward LINC'S objective in continuing to address housing needs with new construction, acquisition/rehab, and the preservation of at-risk affordable housing. This is a great opportunity for team building, increasing morale/motivation, and to give back to the community. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Below are a few volunteer opportunities with LINC Housing: GROUP VOLUNTEER EVENTS: Assist event projects Hosting holiday parties or book fairs Beautification projects (community gardening, painting, and more!) Preparing/serving meals at one of our properties for different occasions *Other specialized positions available at locations throughout California!

Bring Cheer by Caroling with Hospital Patients

Help the California Hospital Medical Center bring the holidays to life for our patients and staff. They welcome small groups of carolers to entertain during the holiday season (up to 15 people, maximum.) An hour or two spent singing a handful of traditional holiday songs makes the season bright! Bring your office co-workers, your family, your Scouting troop, your athletic team, your school class, your service club members, your church group. All are welcome. Weekdays and Weekends, midday or evening. Call 213-742-5707 for more information.

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