Projects tagged with "HOMELESSNESS"

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.

Food Prep for Those in Need

Interested in food prep, meal service, and meal packing? These volunteer shifts are an integral part of maintaining an efficient and successful kitchen and meal program.Union Rescue Mission are looking for Volunteers to help our staff prepare meals at their Family Center (825 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104) and Adult Center (412 S.Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105).Please note that there is an age requirement for volunteering in the kitchen. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed in the kitchen at any time. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old with a chaperone, 16 to volunteer without. We ask that you please wear closed toed shoes and long pants for your safety and protection. If interested or if you have any further questions, please email us at volunteer@unionstaionhs.org to check availability. **Volunteers will be required to wear a surgical grade mask or higher (not cloth). If you do not have a surgical mask, Union Station Homeless Services will be able to provide you one upon arrival to your volunteer shift.

Donate to Union Resuce Mission Thanksgiving Drive

This year, Union Station Homeless Services is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of Dinner in the Park, the incredible community event that has provided thousands of holiday meals and hope for our homeless and hungry community members, including homeless men, women, children, seniors, and very low-income families. Due to this year?۪s unique circumstances, Dinner in the Park will be different, but just as impactful. One way you can support Dinner in the Park is by donating and sponsoring their many programs this year. They need supplies for at-home meal kits as well as to-go meal kits. You can donate through their wishlists on their website!

Help Create a Thanksgiving to Remember with Hollywood Food Coalition

Help Hollywood Food Coalition create a wonderful Thanksgiving for their families! They are collecting food items for their Thanksgiving meal bag give away, and they need your help! Needs: stuffing mix , instant potatoes, cans of gravy, cans of green beans, cans of cream of mushroom soup, butter, pies, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, milk, and more! If you would like to help them collect these food items, go to their website and fill out the form explaining the items you have! From there you can make an appointment to drop off your items! https://hofoco.org/donate-food-and-goods/

Food Prep for Those in Need

Interested in food prep, meal service, and meal packing? These volunteer shifts are an integral part of maintaining an efficient and successful kitchen and meal program.Union Rescue Mission are looking for Volunteers to help our staff prepare meals at their Family Center (825 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104) and Adult Center (412 S.Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105).Please note that there is an age requirement for volunteering in the kitchen. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed in the kitchen at any time. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old with a chaperone, 16 to volunteer without. We ask that you please wear closed toed shoes and long pants for your safety and protection. If interested or if you have any further questions, please email us at volunteer@unionstaionhs.org to check availability. **Volunteers will be required to wear a surgical grade mask or higher (not cloth). If you do not have a surgical mask, Union Station Homeless Services will be able to provide you one upon arrival to your volunteer shift.

Be a Part of a Local Garden Building Team with the Long Beach Community Table

Are you a master gardener or just love to dig in the dirt? Come help the Long Beach Community Table reach their goal of building at least one new urban garden per month at various locations around Long Beach! You can also volunteer to help garden hosts do their weekly harvesting to supply their weekend recipients with fresh, organically grown local produce.

Join Long Beach Community Table’s Food Delivery Team!

If you have a reliable vehicle and regular free time one day during the week Mon.??Fri., then inquire about the Long Beach Community Table's Pickup Team! You'll collect bulk food donations at the same time and place(s) each week and transport them to various locations in Long Beach, such as senior residences, veteran communities, school campuses, sober living homes, churches, etc.?? 18+ only.

Provide Fundraising Skills and Financial Support to Long Beach Community Table

If you are experienced in fundraising, grant-writing, sponsor development, in-kind-donation acquisition, event planning, or developing nonprofit donor appeals, Long Beach Community Center can use your assistance! They are seeking expert team leaders to take over each of these areas, as well as enthusiastic, committed, detail-oriented volunteers with great writing skills and follow-through abilities. Email area(s) of interest to:Teri4LBCT@gmail.com
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Provide Admin Suppor for Long Beach Community Table

Do you prefer volunteering behind the scenes to support nonprofit operations or community outreach? Please email Long Beach Community Table with your area of expertise, whether it is back office support such as filing, bookkeeping, organizing or cleaning, or communication-related activities, like social media, email campaigns, volunteer management, video production, or event tabling.Email your abilities to: LBCommunityTable@gmail.com
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Create Hygiene Kits with Project Ropa!

Project Ropa is looking for assistance in creating hygiene kits to distribute to our unhoused neighbors. This can be done remotely by putting together items in a ziploc bag, tote bag or reusable grocery bag. Please note: Items for the hygiene kits will not be provided by us. We recommend reaching out to your network of friends and family to source the items. All items can be travel-size or full-size. Below are items that would be good to include in the kits: Shampoo Conditioner Soap Body lotion Shaving cream Razor Deodorant Q-Tips Band-Aids Hand sanitizer Disinfecting wipes Travel-size facial tissue pack Toilet paper Lip balm Sunscreen Dental floss Hair bands Toothpaste and toothbrush. After you make the kits, you can drop them off at Project Ropa HQ with AN APPOINTMENT. Please email caitlin@projectropa.org to drop off your kits!

Collect and Donate New and Gently Used Clothes for Project Ropa

Project Ropa is looking for assistance in collecting clothing to distribute to our unhoused neighbors. They are looking for assistance with collecting hygiene products and new and gently used clothing men's clothing donations to distribute to our unhoused neighbors. Items they are seeking include: men's jeans, shorts and cargo pants, men's sneakers, sandals and work boots men's shirts, jackets and sweaters (especially XL+), women's jeans (sizes 12 and up), underwear and socks (new only), backpacks, tote bags, handbags, ball caps, belts, hygiene products (travel-size and full size). Please visit their website to view the full list of items we are currently in need of: www.projectropa.org/get-involved. After you collect these items, you can drop them off at Project Ropa HQ with AN APPOINTMENT. Please email caitlin@projectropa.org to drop off your items!

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

Assemble Thanksgiving Boxes for PATH’s Newly Housed Clients

Thanksgiving Boxes Support PATH's recently housed neighbors with their first thanksgiving meal in their new home by assembling Turkey Boxes with: Boxed stuffing mix Cranberry sauce Pie crust mix or dessert mix Canned vegetables Mashed potato mix $20 grocery store gift card By helping assemble "Turkey Boxes," which include all thanksgiving themed non-perishable food items, you can help PATH teams enrich the first holiday experience of members of their community in their new homes. The relationships you help build with Turkey Box donations can be vital in helping our neighbors feel at home and secure as they adjust to their new housing during this pandemic; helping them continue to inhabit and succeed in interim and long-term housing. In anticipation of a need for over 500+ Turkey Boxes to support their clients to enjoy a special meal for Thanksgiving, they would love to work with you to provide the materials necessary for the holidays. Please coordinate delivery or drop off by November 19th.

Assemble Thanksgiving Bags for LA Family Housing’s Clients

As a community-driven organization, LA Family Housing relies on generous supporters like you to help provide thoughtful, festive Thanksgiving experiences for the people they serve. Give the gift of tradition, and empower individuals and families experiencing homelessness to make Thanksgiving special. Donate Thanksgiving sides, a $20.00 gift card to buy a turkey, and place the items in a reusable bag. Drop off by Friday, November 13th. To coordinate drop off please contact DonateGoods@LAFH.org or call 818.220.6936.

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 clothingcloset@myfriendsplace.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 clothingcloset@myfriendsplace.org. All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated! http://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/AICMXW1D8492

Pack and Deliver Food to Shut-Ins with Long Beach Community Table

Help feed our neighbors in need! Join a team of 25-30 volunteers to fill grocery bags with fresh produce and nutritious food, then deliver to 6-8 addresses with a single Zip Code or area. The more people they have to help, the faster and easier it goes! Each week, the Homebound Team serves nearly 300 households including 900+ seniors, immune-compromised residents, and financially distressed families throughout the greater Long Beach/Lakewood area, without the means to shop for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing procedures observed; bring your own mask and wear sturdy shoes. A brief orientation, gloves and sanitation stations provided. This opportunity is ongoing every Sunday evening. Must be at least 14. Vehicle required for deliveries, or just come to help pack and clean up.
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Serve Breakfast to the Homeless with Lucky Duck Foundation

The Lucky Duck Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of San Diego County?۪s homeless. There are 4,000+ unsheltered homeless individuals on the streets with scarce access to food and water. This initiative provides food and water to outreach workers who distribute it to unsheltered individuals to provide nourishment and water and to ultimately help end their homelessness. Help sort and load boxes into a ??pick-up ready?۝ configuration and then load meals into service providers' vehicles. Volunteers typically spend their time moving boxes that weigh about 20 lbs at distances of 5-20 feet (between the pallets and the vehicles). Age and Waiver Requirements: All volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please contact Will Shea at willard92@icloud.com for more information. Click here to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lucky-duck-food-water-volunteer-event-chula-vista-tickets-117875598087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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Help Sort and Prep Food Items for Heart of Compassion Distribution

Volunteers are responsible for safely handling food products, such as fruits and vegetables, as they bag and prepare it for their public distributions. Volunteers must be at least 18 yrs old to work in the warehouse. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes for working in the warehouse, wear modest clothing, wear a mask and gloves (gloves are provided if needed), allow staff to check their temperature upon arrival, check in and out with the office every day they volunteer, be willing to stand for long periods of time, and let the office know if they cannot attend their scheduled shift.
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Help Package Food Boxes

Help package food boxes for Union Rescue Mission. These boxes are being delivered to their clients temporarily living in motels across the San Gabriel Valley as well as to our individuals and families in our permanent supportive housing facilities. Starting November 1st, every Monday through Friday from 9am - 12pm, you can sign up for this 3 hour shift in helping pack these food boxes.
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Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is committed to feeding the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles experiences hunger and food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages. The food packages consist of canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items. Your volunteer efforts will provide desperately needed hunger relief to vulnerable families, individuals, children, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. Whether you volunteer by yourself or with a friend, donating your time will impact those in need throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers must be at least 18 and physically be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs. Volunteers must also be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time. Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. The LA Food Bank continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are taking necessary precautions. All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces and all volunteers will be provided PPE . For more information call 323-234-3030 Ext 202. Sign up here: https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/
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