Projects tagged with "GIFTS"

Wrap Holiday Presents with Abily First

Christmas time Ability First want to have Santa visit families at their home where they would drop a present off and bring some Christmas cheer. It would be amazing if volunteers could wrap the presents so they are ready to go when Santa drops them offs. For more info please contact

Adopt-a-House and Spread Christmas Cheer to Those in Need

Grandmas House of Hope needs volunteers. They are looking for individuals or groups to Adopt-A-House and provide holiday gifts for the men and women living in our Rescued & Restored Housing program. These men and women could use some pampering, love and hope this Christmas! Many of these men and women have severe illnesses or other outside issues that make them a perfect candidate to receive some pampering, love and hope this Christmas. Volunteers who sign up will receive their clients wish lists and drop off instructions. GHH has 4 men?۪s shelters and 9 women?۪s shelter. They will have Wish Lists from each client for you to adopt. (wish lists available after November 16th). Buy them something warm, something yummy, and something personal! (TOTAL price range is $50-$75). Help them create a joyous holiday for the invisible population that they serve.

Share your Children’s Art to Promote Youth Literacy with the American Youth Literacy Foundation

For the past several years American Youth Literacy Foundation has been working to convert their amazing reading curriculum, that teaches children how to read in just 12 hours, into an app that teaches children how to read in about the same time. Right now, they are looking for some very special 5-9 year old kids who like to draw pictures of superheroes. Some of these drawings will be included in the app. Some of them will get special placement in our "Scrolling Credits" section and will be used on the website. If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please send high quality photos of hand drawn or hand painted superheroes specifically*: Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Hulk, Groot, Ant Man / Ant Woman, Ironman, Thor, Black Panther, Black Widow, Bat Girl, Batman, Superman *(These are our internal team names, so to be considered, please only send drawings of these superheroes.) We are looking for hand drawn artwork only, by 5-9 year old kids only, specifically focused on the superhero and logo. Some background is ok but the more prominently displayed the superhero is, the more likely the artwork will qualify to be included in the app and or website. Please include name and age of artist (initials ok). By sending photos, you agree to allow us to use them for any and all purposes related to the FUNetix 12 Hour Reading App. No compensation other than name recognition shall be given. Hand drawn artwork only. Please take a high quality photo. Thank you moms, dads and kids for volunteering to possibly add your artwork to the FUNetix Reading App and the website. Send your photos to by October 6, 2020. We will still accept photos until Thanksgiving but they will not be in the first release of the app (Version 1.0).

Donate Gifts for the Youth at Project Angel Food

Project Angel Food works to ensure those in their community battling critical illnesses are fed and nourished. They deliver nutritious meals, free of charge, to homes throughout Los Angeles County to alleviate hunger, prevent malnutrition, and ensure our clients feel comfort and hope in their everyday lives. Even in these unprecedented times, are a 80% volunteer driven and 85% community supported organization, and continue to be amazed by the individuals and organizations that have help fulfill their mission. This coming holiday season is going to be even more difficult than usual for everyone. they know their clients, whom already face daily challenges to their physical, emotional, and financial well-being, will be especially in need during this time of year. They are looking for individuals, groups, and organizations to donate items (toys, gifts and gift cards, hygiene products, clothing) to this initiative. Last year alone, they sent hundreds of gifts to more than 200 kids. Despite a historically challenging year, their client base has continued to grow nearly 33 percent during the pandemic, they plan to reach over 275 kids, newborn infants to 17 year old, in our 27th annual kid?۪s holiday gift campaign. Donations need to be clean/unopened items an age appropriate; however they have children from newborn through late teens, and will be able to tailor gift packages. Project Angel Food is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Each season, they have been able to provide gift cards, teddy bears, wreaths, toys, clothes, and more to meet the needs of the hundreds of children in the families of their clients. Any support you could provide to help make this campaign a successful one will be greatly appreciated. Again, they are looking for donations for children from newborn to age 17. Gift packages are to be sent out the week of December 14th, 2020 so they will need all items by the week of December 7th, 2020 in order to properly sort and distribute them with our regular meal delivery routes.

Share the Spirit of Giving this Holiday Season with Culver City Senior Citizens Association

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 ?? a toothbrush, toothpaste, a bar of soap, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant. They will be giving these items out during our various drive-up events during the Holiday season. 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. Don?۪t miss your chance to make the holiday season special for the seniors of Culver City Senior Center. Donations of toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off by Wed., Dec. 15 at the Center M-F, 9 am ?? 4 pm. Contact Daniella for more detail

Bring the Joy of Holidays by Packing Shoeboxes for Youth

Since 1993, Samaritan?۪s Purse Operation Christmas Child has delivered over 150 millions gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children around the world. In light of Covid-19, GLA Shoebox Packing Party will look different this year. They are hosting a month long boutique style and social distancing packing party to achieve the goal of 2020 shoeboxes. The dates are 11/01 to 11/23, Saturday and Sunday only. Time varies. At the same time, you may also sign up to help them at drop off locations in both Highland Park and Glendale from 11/16-11/23. Reservation is a must. Limited participants will allow in the venue at one time and local CDC guidelines will be followed. Age 10 and up are welcome. Students can request volunteer hours if needed. Packing Party will be hosted at a venue in Highland Park in Los Angeles. You will receive location information when they confirm your reservation. They encourage all participants to bring some gift items for the shoeboxes. Suggested items to bring are notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, crayons, coloring books, bar soaps, toothbrushes, washcloths, flip flops, etc. For any other questions, please email them at Thank you for your support in bringing love and joy to millions of children around the world. For more information and to sign up please click here:

Donate Winter Essentials for PATH’s Jingle Bags Event

Support PATHs recently housed clients and neighbors currently experiencing homelessness with a gift bag with essential items to help them have a happy and fulfilling holidays. Gift bags can be assembled in reusable tote bags, gift bags, or drawstring bags, and can include: Cold weather items (beanies, blankets, sweats, etc.), New hygiene products, Festive treats & snacks

Donate Wishlist Items to New Directions for Veterans

New Directions for Veterans is in need of the following donations: Marvel Action figures, Diverse color dolls, Board games, Shoes sizes 7 ? to 15, Sweat pants/Jeans 34- 48, Dodgers/Clippers/Angels backpacks, Hand-Held games Puzzles/ Arts and crafts, Purses/Wallets, Hair Grooming kits for Males/ and Female
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Donate Holiday Gifts from Exceptional Children’s Foundation’s Wishlist

Each year, ECF provide a toy for each infant and toddler with special needs served by their Early Start program and provide gifts for the students who attend their Kayne Eras School school for K-12 students with special needs. Nearly all of the clients they serve live in low-income families. This year, with more people out of work as a result of the pandemic, it will be more difficult than ever for some families to provide toys for their children. By shopping from their Amazon Toy Drive Wish List, you can have toys safely delivered to their headquarters location. Please visit to view their list. Toys must be received no later than December 11. They are also accepting cash donations that we will use to purchase toys. You may donate online at Thank you!
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Provide Holiday Gifts for the 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 1,400 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 If you are unable to do a drop off, please consider giving through our Amazon Wishlist! 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 All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!

Donate Educational Items to Families of Students with Special Needs at the The East San Gabriel Valley SELPA Community Advisory Committee

Would you like the opportunity to encourage students and families during distance learning? The East San Gabriel Valley SELPA Community Advisory Committee invites you to donate educational items to families of students with special needs ages 3 to 22 years of age. The East San Gabriel Valley SELPA Community Advisory Committee who are parent volunteers that help to empower students and families. They do this by providing informative training, events, outreaches throughout the community, and more. During the pandemic, they have been offering virtual workshops and events to help families. They are hosting a Winter Virtual Game Night on Zoom and are providing Family Incentive Items to families. They need the following: Bubble Wands Craft Items Books Puzzles Family Board Games Flashcards Calculators Drawing supplies Paint Crayons Coloring Books
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Donate Wishlist Items for the So. Ca. Hospital at Van Nuys

Southern California Hospital at Van Nuys is collecting donations for their patients. Here is a list of their wishlist: Sealed packets of construction paper and tissue paper any colors for holiday crafts, Holiday ornaments to paint, playing cards, booklets of word search puzzles, Grooming supplies (Any sizes are welcome) including shampoos, conditioners, lotion, body washes, body oils, toothpaste, beanie hats, 2xl and 3xl men or unisex t-shirts, Holiday DVDs movies, Novel books, Granola bars, See's Candies any kind sealed in boxes, Assorted chocolate bars (snack-size sealed in a plastic bag) and Any kind of misc. holiday items that are new are welcomed.

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LA County Teen Challenge is Collecting new women's toiletries and items for gift bags: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, women's deodorant, qtips, cotton balls, lip balm, body lotion, face lotion, scented body lotion/sprays, etc.; and women's slippers, bath robes, gloves, scarves, beanies, and non-perishable Christmas/Holiday dinner food items and non-alcoholic drinks. Because of Covid-19, they are unable to invite you inside the center at this time. Drop offs are encouraged and appreciated. Please call 310-644-3695 or 323-282-2313 when arriving; one of their staff will greet you; please wear mask.

Gift Toys to Students from Belvedere Elementary this Christmas

The families attending Belvedere Elementary are facing many challenges. With hosting distance learning, their kids missed play time, peer learning, personal connections with their teachers, and so much more. Especially for our Kindergarten students who missed out on their first day of school instruction. Help Belvedere Elementary provide a toy for all their students during their Christmas drop-by home visits. They hope that with your donation, the holiday experience will be a little brighter for their kids this year. You can drop off any toy of your choosing. Some ideas are: dolls, cars, sports balls, slyme, books, shoes, beauty supplies, dinosaurs, robots or clothing. If you can't drop them off, you can donate to their paypal account If you have questions give Estephania Vazqueza a call at 213-949-5579.

Help Acts of Compassion with their Kid’s Annual Christmas Party

Times are hard right now during the Covid 19 pandemic, but Acts of Compassion would like to give their families hope. They would like to take the stress of buying toys for Christmas away from the parents, during this difficult time. Christmas is approaching fast and they need your help, to make sure their underpreveleged youth in unserved communities have a memorable holiday season. Volunteers are needed to check clients in at the reception area, sort and pass out toys to the families. For more information contact Rachel Mitchell at (323) 683-8111 or Please check out their website, https:

Share Your Event Planning Skills with Acts of Compassion

Event Planner needed for their Annual Christmas party for underpreveleged youth in under served communities. The party will be held on December 19, 2020 at 11am. They normally have around (250) kids that attend. Event planner will coordinate this event by making sure all setup is complete and assigning Volunteer duties, such as: Carnival Tables, Jumpers, set up tables and decorations, reception area( checking families) Toy area.