Projects tagged with "HOMELESSNESS"

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/

https://www.stfranciscenterla.org/

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 donategoods@lafh.org or call (818) 255-2789.

http://www.lafh.org

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 dsensente@unionstationhs.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!

http://www.unionstationhs.org

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: donategoods@lafh.org or (818)255-2789

http://www.lafh.org

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: donategoods@lafh.org or (818) 255-2789

http://www.lafh.org

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

https://www.epath.org/

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.

https://www.epath.org/

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: http://a.co/cbxO52g For more information Please Contact: Amanda Stinson Delgado - adelgado@ifhomeless.org

http://www.ifhomeless.org

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 dlee@myfriendsplace.org. If you can help, please provide all donations by Decemberember 7!

http://myfriendsplace.org

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

https://lafh.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=457218

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 - sarah@familiesforwardlc.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

http://www.familiesforwardlc.org

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 codym@safeplaceforyouth.org or go to http://www.safeplaceforyouth.org/in_kind_donations

http://www.safeplaceforyouth.org

Help People Find Jobs with Chrysalis

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Their philosophy is that a steady job is the single most important step in a person’s transition out of poverty and onto a pathway to long-term self-sufficiency. Offering a hand up, rather than a hand out, Chrysalis empowers clients to complete a self-directed job search. YOU can make a real difference in the lives of the men and women in Los Angeles who are willing, ready, and able to become self-sufficient through employment. Chrysalis volunteers play an integral role in empowering clients to build specific skills related to the job search process and instilling the self-esteem needed to succeed beyond the interview. There are many ways that volunteers help to support our programs, including: One-on-one resume preparation One-on-one practice interviews Job search readiness class facilitation Volunteers must commit to at least 2 hours/week for at least 3 months.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2480339.jsp

Lend a Hand at Big Sunday’s MA@2 Event #1

Here’s a way to help every week throughout the giving season! Each Monday afternoon at 2 pm, we host a different, fun, hands-on service project at Big Sunday headquarters called MA@2 (Monday Afternoons at 2). It's a great way for folks of all ages to get together to help others. Join us as we Decemberorate cookies for Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood! For more info or to RSVP, please email Pablo at pablo@bigsunday.org or visit https://bigsunday.org/get-involved/ma2/ for more info.

www.bigsunday.org

Serve a Warm Meal to People Experiencing Homelessness in Skid Row

Share A Meal is a community of people who join hands to serve freshly made meals and last year they have donated over 40,000 meals to those in need across Los Angeles. Every Monday night, Share a Meal rolls and passes out 150 burritos with the help of their mobile food truck to pass out to people experiencing homelessness. They strongly believe in the mission of sharing a meal, a smile, and a human interaction with the most marginalized population in our LA community. Volunteers meet at the corner of 3rd St. & San Pedro at 6:30pm (Look for the bright orange food truck!) Service will conclude around 9:45 pm. Please wear closed-toed shoes. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. To volunteer please sign up here: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C3l00000fAeiFEAS

https://www.shareameal.net/

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Volunteers are needed to help distribute food for those in need in our community. The food boxes consist of shelf-stable staples such as milk, beans, grains, and canned fruits and vegetables. Help the LA Food Bank help those in need! These kits go to an average of 28,000 seniors every month at 146 sites throughout Los Angeles County. In 2018, the Food Bank distributed 325,043 Senior Nutrition food kits through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). They are proud to facilitate the largest CSFP in the country and eternally grateful for the dedicated volunteers who make this work possible! The following are the minimum requirements:Be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Participate the entire shift . Please abide by the following rules: Do not solicit clients and follow directions from staff at all times.

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Volunteers are needed to help distribute food for those in need in our community. The food boxes consist of shelf-stable staples such as milk, beans, grains, and canned fruits and vegetables. Help the LA Food Bank help those in need! These kits go to an average of 28,000 seniors every month at 146 sites throughout Los Angeles County. In 2018, the Food Bank distributed 325,043 Senior Nutrition food kits through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). They are proud to facilitate the largest CSFP in the country and eternally grateful for the dedicated volunteers who make this work possible! The following are the minimum requirements:Be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Participate the entire shift . Please abide by the following rules: Do not solicit clients and follow directions from staff at all times.

https://www.lafoodbank.org

Serve Breakfast to the Homeless with St. Francis Center

Help serve a hot breakfast meal in the morning before school or work for their guests experiencing homelessness. Since 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. 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! 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. Wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Volunteers are needed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 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/

https://www.stfranciscenterla.org/

Give Hope this Season with St. Joseph Center

St. Joseph Center's motto is “Hope Through Empowerment.” They believe it is important to give their families the freedom to shop for themselves, and to ensure individuals are included in the spirit of the season. In line with this philosophy, their Share the Season program works to inspire supporters like you to donate a combination of gift cards and physical items for our homeless and low-income neighbors. To sponsor a family or individual this season please Contact Shelly Aydin, Volunteer Relations Manager, at saydin@stjosephctr.org or 310-396-6468 x326 Learn more by visiting https://stjosephctr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Share-the-Season-Holiday-Packet-Final-2019.pdf. Volunteers sign ups and commitment cards are due by Friday, November 8.

http://www.stjosephctr.org

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

Volunteers are needed to help distribute food for those in need in our community. The food boxes consist of shelf-stable staples such as milk, beans, grains, and canned fruits and vegetables. Help the LA Food Bank help those in need! These kits go to an average of 28,000 seniors every month at 146 sites throughout Los Angeles County. In 2018, the Food Bank distributed 325,043 Senior Nutrition food kits through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). They are proud to facilitate the largest CSFP in the country and eternally grateful for the dedicated volunteers who make this work possible! The following are the minimum requirements:Be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Participate the entire shift . Please abide by the following rules: Do not solicit clients and follow directions from staff at all times.

https://www.lafoodbank.org

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