Projects tagged with "HOMELESSNESS"

Donate Shelf-Stable Kits to United Station Homeless Services

As food insecurity continues to rise, these shelf stable kits help Union Station Homeless Services provide emergency food packs for our program participants and community members in need. These kits include shelf stable food items that are preservable and ready to eat. Check out the flyer for more information and email to schedule a delivery. Visit:
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Donate to United Station Homeless Services’ Sacked Lunch Program

Union Station Homeless Services needs people to provide lunches for the shelter residents and community members in need. Email to schedule a date to donate up to 50 sack lunches at our Adult Center. Learn more here:
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Volunteer or Donate for United Station Homeless Services’ Adopt-A-Meal Program

Union Station Homeless Services relies on the support of volunteer groups to provide daily home-cooked meals to shelter residents and community members in need. If your family, corporation, or civic group would like to cook or donate a meal at one of their shelters, consider sponsoring an Adopt-a-Meal! You can cook at home, use one of their kitchens, buy food from a restaurant and drop it off at their location, donate ingredients, or even donate a gift card to Smart and Final. There are so many ways to help! Volunteers must be 13 years old to participate with a chaperone or 16 years old to participate without one. For details email to schedule a date to serve at either our Adult Center or Family Center facility. Otherwise, click here to find out more information:

Donate items to Union Station Homeless Services’ Wish List

In-kind donations keep our programs running! Help offset our program costs by donating an item from our Wish List. Visit:

Become a Community Ally at Union Station Homeless Services

The purpose of our Community Allies Program is to support their neighbors as they transition into housing. By fostering one-on-one relationships and social networks, they hope to combat isolation to support wellness and housing stability. This year, despite the challenges of the pandemic, Community Allies continued to change lives. The program kept residents in their supportive housing programs connected in small in-person groups and virtually. Activities included book club, picnics in the park, yoga, and more. Volunteers must be at least 25 years old; Complete program orientation and training (and supplemental trainings); Complete a LiveScan State and Federal background check; Provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination; Commit to the program for 12 months; Meet with your participant at least twice a month; Have reliable personal transportation or access to public transportation; Have a computer and internet access to log volunteer hours and complete Session notes; Have not received services or participated in a USHS program in the past year. Visit:

Donate to Union Station Homeless Services

All donations are accepted at Union Station Homeless Services' Adult Center (412 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena) every day of the week between 8:00am - 4:00pm. Items can also be purchased through their Amazon or Target wishlist and delivered directly to their facility. Donations are accepted until November 14th. Any amount you are able to contribute is greatly appreciated. They thank you in advance for your generosity and support! Visit:
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Donate to Support Crete Academy’s Students!

Crete Academy delivers an educational program to students TK-6th grade who are homeless and living in poverty, that will meet their physical, mental and emotional needs while developing strong character and critical thinking skills so that each child is prepared for college and beyond. Consider donating today! Visit:
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Volunteer to Prepare and Serve Dinner Meals with Union Rescue Mission

Help prepare and serve dinner meals to those sheltered at Union Rescue Mission's Angeles House campus. Angeles House is their new campus which just opened this past April and shelters an additional 86 families in Los Angeles. Visit:

Adopt-An-Item for Union Station Homeless Services

Are you looking for an easy way to give back? Union Station Homeless Services' Adopt-an-Item program is a simple way to make a positive impact in the community. By adopting an item, you provide essential ingredients that help their kitchen staff cook delicious and nutritious meals for our residents. Visit:
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Donate Hygiene Kits to United Station Homeless Services

Union Station Homeless Services’ Hygiene Kits Program helps provide people experiencing homelessness with a “Hygiene Kit” of necessary items. This important program assists Union Station in meeting the basic needs of the people they serve as they rebuild their lives and escape homelessness. They need people to provide basic hygiene items using the list provided in their flyer. Email to schedule a delivery. Learn more here:
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Donate Gifts to Union Station Homeless Services’ Holiday Drive

Every year, Union Station Homeless Services, holds an annual holiday gift drive to collect toys, books, socks, and gift cards to provide holiday cheer to all our clients living in their housing sites. They could use the community's support in collecting holiday gifts for all their residents. All donations can be accepted at their Admin Office (825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104) Monday through Friday between 9:00am - 4:00pm. All gifts should remain unwrapped. Please visit:

Volunteer to Prepare and Serve Meals with Union Rescue Mission (Hope Gardens)

Hope Gardens Family Center provides 3 hot meals per day to all guests. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and set-up for each meal, serve, as well as assist in the clean-up process. Meal services volunteers are required to be at least 14 years of age. Visit:

Create Laundry Kits with Project Ropa

Help create laundry kits for Project Ropa to directly distribute to people experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. This is a great activity for children to get involved with. In a sandwich size ziploc bag include the following items: a laundry detergent pod (individual dry pack) and fabric softener sheets. Optional: A handwritten note or drawing which can be seasonal appropriate for an upcoming holiday. Once completed you can mail your kits to them at: Project Ropa, 2851 W 120th Street, Suite E #566, Hawthorne, CA 90250. Alternatively, they accept donation drop offs at their warehouse on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-3pm and on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am-1pm. If mailing please include a note with your full name and email address in the package.
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Volunteer to Do Administration Work at Grandma’s House of Hope

Grandmas House of Hope is looking for a volunteer who can assist the front desk by answering phone calls, checking mail, and other clerical duties. Consider volunteering to help them out! Visit:

Donate to Support PATH

PATH's mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. PATH envisions a world where every person has a home. Their values include creative collaborations, strategic leadership, empowerment for all, and passionate commitment. Please consider donating to their cause! Visit:

Help Distribute Hygiene Essentials to the Unhoused with Project Ropa

Project Ropa operates the only Mobile Clothing Closet of its kind in the Los Angeles area. Their retrofitted van delivers hope as well as hygiene kits, drinking water and a full selection of men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories all neatly displayed on racks and shelves to unhoused and low-income individuals and families at service sites in Echo Park and Hollywood. At each location they operate in tandem with other mobile service providers which include showers, haircuts, ID replacement, food pantries, medical and dental clinics and employment and housing resources. In Echo Park, their events take place on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of each month. Volunteers will help with distributing clothing and personal hygiene essentials directly to those in need at their service locations. Project Ropa staff will be on-site at all times during services. Must be 18 years old to participate. For more information about dates and times click here:

Support Foster Youth at United Friends of the Children

Use Instagram to raise funds for UFC! The next time you post an Instagram Story or go on Instagram Live, consider adding a donation sticker in support of United Friends. Find out more here:
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Donate to Support LA Family Housing

LA Family Housing helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. Last year, they connected more than 13,000 women, men, and children with housing resources and services, and moved 2,600 people into permanent homes. As a leading affordable real estate developer in the region, they own and operate more than 30 affordable, interim, and supportive housing residences throughout LA County, and have 750 additional housing units in various stages of development to be completed by 2025. By supporting LA Family Housing, you are investing in solutions that work. Join them in the movement by making your gift today. Visit:

Donate to Support Imagine LA’s First Annual Dancing with the Imagine LA Stars

Imagine LA is hosting the first annual Dancing with the Imagine LA Stars fundraiser on November 15th, 2023. Prominent community members and celebrities of Los Angeles will perform ballroom dance routines with a professional partner to compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy and YOU will have the chance to vote and support your favorite team while raising money for an important cause! Visit:

Volunteer in Various Ways to Support LA Family Housing

LA Family Housing offers a variety of ways for you to get personally involved in their efforts to end homelessness. Whether you’re behind-the-scenes or in-person, all individual opportunities empower you to be part of the solution. From hosting game nights to prepping kid's parties to holding a yoga class, there are plenty of ways to get involved! Visit:
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