Support Homeless Youth at Covenant House
Covenant House California is dedicated to serving all children, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need. They believe that no young person deserves to be homeless; that every young person in California deserves shelter, food, clothing, education… and most importantly, to be loved. And they believe that it is our responsibility, as a community, to ensure that young people are given the opportunities that they deserve to achieve their dreams. This year for the holidays, they are requesting gifts for their youth in our transitional living program. They would really like cleaning supplies eg: brooms, mops, bathroom cleaning supplies, kitchen cleaning supplies. Supplies can be dropped off to Sister Margaret at Covenant House before December 20th. Please call (323) 461-3131 to arrange to drop off. You can also email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare a Meal and Become a Top Chef for Alexandria House
Alexandria House is a transitional home for women and children located in Los Angeles, California. They provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelters to economic stability and permanent housing. Join their Top Chef program and prepare and donate a meal to their residents! Top Chef 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! To schedule your meal, and to learn more about the program, visit their website! https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/alexandriahouse/pages/109/attachments/original/1632767066/TOP_CHEF_GUIDELINES_2021_-_updated_9-27-2021.pdf?1632767066
Donate to the Alexandria House Amazon Wishlist
Alexandria House is a transitional home for women and children located in Los Angeles, California. They provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelters to economic stability and permanent housing. Consider donating through their Amazon wishlist to help residents get items they need! Visit their website here! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/2A8F7CKQL4GN2/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl
Create a HopeBox for Alexandria House
When residents move out of Alexandria House and into their new homes, they try to equip them with as much as possible but we can't do it all by ourselves. You can help by donating a HopeBox full of household essentials. Some suggested items include: cleaning supplies, cooking oil, flour/seasonings, blender, microwave, vacuum, pots and pans, plates and utensils, etc. If you have questions or to donate, please contact Michele Richards at email@example.com.
Bring Holiday Cheer to Homeless Youth at My Friend’s Place
My Friend's Place is a great drop-in resource center in Hollywood offering comprehensive health, education and therapeutic services each year to 1,200 homeless youth and their children. This holiday season, My Friend's Place would like to deliver gifts to some 250 homeless youth. They are in need of the following items: $10 gift cards (Target, 7/11, Ralph's/Food4Less or Starbucks); new beanies and gloves; new hoodies & sweatpants/joggers (all adult sizes); new sleeping bags; new headphones/earbuds; headlamps/flashlights. Please schedule an appointment to drop off items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to do a drop off, please consider giving through our Amazon Wishlist! www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/AICMXW1D8492. If you can help, please provide all donations by December 15. To coordinate a donation drop off or for more info on hosting a Gift Drive, please contact Rachel Sanchez, Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager, at 323-908-0011 X109 or email@example.com. All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!
Donate Toys for Heart of Compassion
Heart of Compassion knows there are many families in need who need a helping hand in these difficult times. They are looking for toy donations and canned food donations for their Christmas Celebration. They will give Haircuts, raffles, toys for children, hygiene items, artists, and more to folks in need! To make in-kind donations please call 323-727-7997 or you can donate by visiting their website. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lomenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Aviva’s Annual Gift Drive for the Holidays
Aviva believes every child and every family in Los Angeles community deserves the chance for a brighter future. They provide compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families. Aviva's Annual Gift Drive provides gifts to clients newborn-18 who are currently receiving services at Aviva. They are asking for items that are new and unwrapped. Most of the children's legal guardians request for educational toys or toys that can assist the child during therapy. They would appreciate any of the following items provided on the flyer, which includes household items and hygiene items, or any of the following top requested items: play-doh, blocks, slime, stress balls, fidget toys, fidget spinner, kinetic sand, art supplies. Aviva will be accepting food donations during the holidays to distribute to clients and residents. Items needed: cereal, snacks (granola bars), water bottles, bread -fresh produce (fruits, vegetables), rice, legumes; preferably not canned (e.g. beans, chickpeas, lentils), peanut butter, flour, pancake mix, baby formula (Brand: Enfamil). All food donations will be accepted as long as they are not expired. Aviva has a small food pantry which they keep stocked as best they can. If you have any questions, please email Azucena Navarrete at email@example.com.
Brighten the Holidays and Donate Toys for Exceptional Children’s Foundation
ECF is holding its annual Toy Drive for infants, toddlers and K-12 students with special needs. They have an Amazon wish list to make shopping and delivery easy. If your business or organization wants to host a toy drive for them, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of suggested gifts and information to help you promote your toy drive. Toys must be unwrapped and delivered to their headquarters by December 10th in order for staff to wrap and distribute gifts before Christmas. If you'd prefer to leave the toy shopping to them, feel free to make a tax-deductible donation by December 1st. Deadline for toy delivery to ECF is December 10. For more information go here: https://www.ecf.net/toydrive/ Check out their Amazon Toy Drive Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/25CYR9CZEYWE4?
Donate Holiday Gifts for The San Gabriel Pomona Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center
The San Gabriel Pomona Parents' Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center in need of donations for their Holiday Giveaway for Thanksgiving and Christmas! They are requesting new toys for any age. These items can include and are not limited to: $5.00 gift cards, cars, dolls, playdoh, toys with sound, puzzles, arts and craft items, educational toys, and much more. To receive the amazon link of additional items, please email email@example.com. If you instead would like to make a monetary donation, please kindly email Tavia to confirm. They are also in need of diapers any size appreciated. If a minor would like to help, please get parental consent for donations and have your parent contact them on your behalf. Donations can also be dropped off at their center via contactless appointment. They will provide a table outside for the items to be placed on so it remains a contactless delivery. If you have any questions, please email Tavia Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Union Station Homeless Services
For over 50 years, Union Station Homeless Services has served a Thanksgiving meal to clients and community members in need in Pasadena. Dinner in the Park is a beloved holiday tradition and they will feed those in need while adhering to COVID-19 safety standards. Union Station Homeless Services's annual Dinner in the Park will be taking place this November 17, 24 and 25, presented by SoCalGas. Similar to last year, they will be providing three different holiday meals to our neighbors: "All the Fixings" Meal Boxes, Ready-to-Heat Prepared Dinners and Day-Of Private Meals for residents. You can contribute in-kind meal items to help their kitchen team and volunteers prepare Thanksgiving meals this year! They need a variety of food items to help prepare Thanksgiving meals for those they serve! Please note that they can only accept new items only! Please email email@example.com to sign up and learn more!
Spread Holiday Cheer at Union Station Homeless Services
‘Tis the season to spread cheer to vulnerable children and families during the holidays. Union Station Homeless Services is now collecting gifts for 400 children, ages ranging from newborn to 18 years. The theme this year is “something they want, something to wear, something to read”– toys for all age, playful socks, and new books. This year, they are also collecting gift cards for adults. Host a toy drive or donate a gift! Donations can be dropped off at their Admin Center at 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA, Monday-Friday between 9:30am-4:00pm until December 17, 2020 or ordered for delivery from their Amazon Wishlist here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/12BR2GUB345ZQ?ref_=wl_fv_le Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and learn more!
Assemble Thanksgiving baskets this holiday with PATH
Help PATH this year by donating and creating Thanksgiving Baskets! Their goal is to assemble and distribute over 800 Thanksgiving meal kits to those in need. Help them make sure that everyone in our community – housed and unhoused – can enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal! Thanksgiving meal kits can be assembled at home in reusable grocery bags, boxes, tote bags or baskets. They encourage you to also include a handwritten note of support and holiday cheer. Check out their online wish list (https://a.co/hVd3ELr) for more ideas of what to include: Boxed stuffing mix, Cranberry sauce, Pie crust mix or dessert mix, Canned vegetables, Mashed potato mix or boxed mac & cheese, $20 grocery store gift card for a turkey. Due to health and safety reasons, all donated food items must be NEW and UNOPENED.Please reach out at PATHvolunteers@epath.org to learn more about in person opportunities to assemble and distribute Thanksgiving baskets this holiday! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/YTvsUmB5JJBqNkLFA
Support PATH for their Holiday Donation Drive
Join PATH for their Holiday Donation Drive! Engage your family, friends, employees, or community by hosting donation drive to support their holiday initiatives! They need donations of: Holiday treats or non-perishable food for a holiday meal, Gift Cards – Marshall’s, Target, Old Navy, etc., Cold weather items – Socks, beanies, scarves, etc. Items can also be purchased directly via their online wish list (https://a.co/aj7I1TV). Holiday gift bags can be assembled in festive reusable grocery bags or drawstring backpacks. All donated cold weather items must be new, and hygiene items should be unopened. Contactless Donation Delivery Options: 1. Purchase online for direct delivery to PATH 2. Ship items to PATH: PATH, Attn: Development, 340 N. Madison Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004 3. Schedule a donation drop-off. Email them at email@example.com for more information on how to volunteer in-person to assemble jingle bags, support with gift wrapping, or to sign up your group to bring donations to a specific PATH site. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeu_ZWFA5y_vZsw0zLqJvOfWr9SW2Quwg92CiVTXaxfdD2HhQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Donate and Distribute Holiday Essentials for Imagine LA
Every day, families across Los Angeles embody resilience and tenacity as they navigate their way out of poverty. Imagine LA provides the relationships and resources to help the entire family thrive for the long-term. This year they are hosting their Winter Wonderland Drive Thru Drive-thru holiday distribution. They will need volunteers to distribute the items as well as donate items for about 60 families: towels, air purifier, vacuums, etc. They are open to suggestions so please email them if you have an idea on gifts to donate. If you are interested in donating and/or volunteering please email Valerie Vogt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate Toys for the Holidays to LAUSD (Utah Span School)
L.A Unified School District (Utah Span School) is hosting a Christmas event for their students (homeless, low income, Use ASL - American Sign Language, and in foster system). Their school is a span school which consists of grades TK-8th grade. During their event they would like to give each student an age appropriate toy! They are also looking for a Santa Claus suit (for one of our staff members to wear) to bring in more spirit and cheer to our event. You must wear a mask and be vaccinated. Entrance would be through parent center gates. They would be super grateful if their school is considered for toy donations, and thank you for helping make these students and families Christmas extra special this year! If you have any questions and/or want to donate please email Brenda Flores at email@example.com.
Run a Toy Drive for Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club
For the Holidays, Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club will be giving toys and food to children and teens in one of the most impoverished areas in the City of Los Angeles. Volunteers are needed to help setup and organize donated toys, hand out toys to children and teens at the event, decorate, pack food into bags, hand out bags of food, and assist with sign-in for the event. Please wear warm clothes, closed toe shoes, a mask and park in available spaces nearby. They are also are also in need of help with set up, packing bags of food, and distributing all food to families. Event will be outdoor/indoor with the possibility of changes based on Covid19 developments and weather. They are also in desperate need of new toys for both boys and girls ages 2-17 years. They always need toys for older children and teens as many people tend only to give toys for younger children. They are looking for cross age and gender neutral items as well, which work across ages. Items like board games, headphones, wireless speakers, sports equipment, and art supplies are big hits! Leggo sets are also always great! For teens, curling and straightening irons, headphones, gift cards, sports team sweatshirts, and college t-shirts and sweatshirts are always needed. A great way to make a big impact is to run your own toy drive with friends and family or at your workplace. Set a goal of 20-50 gifts. Last year they made sure 631 children received gifts for the holidays and received food for their families to enjoy a holiday meal at home. YOUR HELP WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE for children struggling during uncertain times. Please drop off donations by Monday, December 20, 2021: Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club 2635 Pasadena AVenue Los Angeles, CA 90031. Please email Carlyn Oropez at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Must be 18 and older to volunteer.
Be Like Santa and Distribute Toys and Food for Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club
For the Holidays, Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club will be giving toys and food to children and teens in one of the most impoverished areas in the City of Los Angeles. Volunteers are needed to help setup and organize donated toys, hand out toys to children and teens at the event, decorate, pack food into bags, hand out bags of food, and assist with sign-in for the event. Please wear warm clothes, closed toe shoes, a mask and park in available spaces nearby. They are also are also in need of help with set up, packing bags of food, and distributing all food to families. Event will be outdoor/indoor with the possibility of changes based on Covid19 developments and weather. They are also in desperate need of new toys for both boys and girls ages 2-17 years. They always need toys for older children and teens as many people tend only to give toys for younger children. They are looking for cross age and gender neutral items as well, which work across ages. Items like board games, headphones, wireless speakers, sports equipment, and art supplies are big hits! Leggo sets are also always great! For teens, curling and straightening irons, headphones, gift cards, sports team sweatshirts, and college t-shirts and sweatshirts are always needed. A great way to make a big impact is to run your own toy drive with friends and family or at your workplace. Set a goal of 20-50 gifts. Last year they made sure 631 children received gifts for the holidays and received food for their families to enjoy a holiday meal at home. YOUR HELP WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE for children struggling during uncertain times. Please drop off donations by Monday, December 20, 2021: Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club 2635 Pasadena AVenue Los Angeles, CA 90031. Please email Carlyn Oropez at email@example.com if you have any questions. Check out their Amazon Wishlist here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2G8QEWD7PS0QQ/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist Must be 18 and older to volunteer.
Gift Holiday Cheer to Families at Marvin Ave Elementary (LAUSD)
Marvin Avenue and Language Magnet Elementary School is located in the thriving, diverse Mid-City area of Los Angeles. Their dynamic school community strives to empower each individual to fulfill their potential by supporting diversity and preparing their students to become critical thinkers, life-long learners and responsible contributors to the global community. They are asking for gift cards for either grocery stores or Wal-Mart/Target for their neediest families to help them welcome a safe and joyful holiday. Anything helps!! Thank you in advance. Please email Kayako Abrams at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Support Youth for the Holidays at Children’s Action Network – Tides Foundation
There are more than 27,000 children in foster care in Los Angeles. For many of them the holidays are an empty time with no permanent family or holiday wishes granted. YOU can make a difference for these youth with the simple act of purchasing an item from their holiday wish list, through SantaCAN! Children’s Action Network has a program to make that happen…SantaCAN. SantaCAN ensures that the holidays are a wonderful time for these youth in care by making sure they each receive their most wished for gift from a wish list they compile. Thanks to the generosity of SantaCAN holiday angels, more than 6,500 foster youth have had their wishes fulfilled! It is so simple to bring a smile to a foster child’s face. Just visit SantaCAN.org, purchase a present and it will be on its way to that special child you have chosen! For questions or more information contact email@example.com. Please check out SantaCAN Wishlist's here: http://www.santacan.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.