Become a Certified Advocate for the East Los Angeles Women’s Center
The mission of the East Los Angeles Women’s Center is to ensure that all women, girls and their families live in a place of safety, health, and personal well-being, free from violence and abuse, with equal access to necessary health services and social support, with an emphasis on Latino communities. In order to assist the organization, you can become a volunteer-advocate. Volunteer-advocates provide crisis intervention, advocacy, education, and referrals to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and those impacted by homelessness. They answer crisis calls on ELAWC’s 24 hour Crisis Hotline and respond in person to hospitals, police stations, and the court to provide one-on-one support to survivors and significant others. If you have any questions please email the Training & Volunteer Coordinator, Vanessa Marroquin at email@example.com or call 323.526.5819 ×121. Application to volunteer can be found at: https://www.elawc.org/volunteer
Restore Hope at the East Los Angeles Women’s Center
The mission of the East Los Angeles Women’s Center is to ensure that all women, girls and their families live in a place of safety, health, and personal well-being, free from violence and abuse, with equal access to necessary health services and social support, with an emphasis on Latino communities. In order to assist the organization, you can give financially or provid in-kind donations. Please see all donation opportunities at: https://www.elawc.org/how_you_can_help
Become a Volunteer at the Karsh Family Social Service Center
Located in one of Los Angeles’s most dense, diverse, and economically challenged neighborhoods, the Karsh Center offers multiple services under one roof. At the Karsh Center, clients can access dental care, vision care, mental health services, pro bono legal services, grief support, healthy and nutritious groceries, clothing vouchers, baby supplies, and other resources, as well as learn about additional regional service providers from Karsh Center volunteers. In order to make this all possible, the Karsh Center needs your help. You can give back in a variety of different volunteer opportunities that can be found here: https://karshcenter.org/volunteer/
Join the Big Give at the Karsh Family Social Service Center
The Karsh Family Social Service Center offers an array of cross-sector, integrated, and co-located social services. The Big Give, started 15 years ago by Wilshire Boulevard Temple and for the past seven years hosted by the Karsh Family Social Service Center, is a cornerstone neighborhood event that provides Thanksgiving-meals-in-a-bag for families in Koreatown experiencing food insecurity. Each bag includes all of the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal for a family of four -- from the turkey to the pumpkin pie and everything in between. During a time of such turmoil and widespread food insecurity, they know that the comfort of consistency and tradition is invaluable to our local community, and they need your support to meet their goal of making and distributing 1,000 Thanksgiving Meal Bags. Providing these Thanksgiving-meals-in-a-bag for the community involves significant costs, including sourcing holiday food items during a time of peak demand. Your donations will help them safely provide quality groceries. Please visit our website to learn more at https://karshcenter.org/big-give/ and for all donations please go to: https://karshcenter.org/big-give/donate/ Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Donate Non-Perishables for Thanksgiving to LA Family Housing
Give the gift of a new tradition with LA Family Housing. Empower individuals and families experiencing homelessness to make Thanksgiving special. Donate nonperishable Thanksgiving themed snacks (chips, cookies, granola etc.), a $20.00 gift card, and place the items in a reusable bag for our participants who do not have access to heating a meal. Drop off by Tuesday, November 16th. To coordinate drop off please contact DonateGoods@LAFH.org or call 818.220.6936.
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: https://unionstationhs.org/help/volunteer/
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 to Support 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 700+ homeless youth and their children. Consider donating to them to help them continue their services and programs! Please visit: https://www.myfriendsplace.org/give-today
Gift Essential Items to 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 700+ homeless youth and their children. This holiday season, My Friend's Place would like to deliver gifts to some 200 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 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 Candice McFadyen, Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager, at 323-908-0011 X109 or email@example.com. All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated! If you are unable to do a drop off, please consider giving through our Amazon Wishlist! Please visit: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/lists/95-4834034/ref=smi_cl_ls_llol_lol
Donate Holiday Gifts to The San Gabriel Pomona Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center
Parents’ Place FRC is having their Annual Family Potluck! They are getting ready to host a fun-filled evening of gathering, eating, and bringing holiday cheer to their families and children. The Potluck will take place on December 15th, 2022. They are in need of toys they can give out for their children with special needs during the potluck. Please consider helping them out with this. They are in need of the following amount of toys: 60 toys ages 0 to 3 (male and female), 60 toys ages 3-13 (male and female), 30 Toys for ages 13-22 (for young adults with low cognitive level). Contact Tavia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or questions.
Donate Items to Union Station Homeless Services’ Dinner in the Park
Every year, Union Station Homeless Services holds their Thanksgiving event, Dinner in the Park. This year the event will be spread amongst 3 days, where they provide pre-cooked Thanksgiving meals and ingredient boxes to prepare your own meal at home. With such a large scale event they could really use volunteer support! They could use assistance collecting much needed food items. Feel free to check out their wishlist or visit their Amazon Wishlist to have items delivered directly to their office. All donations can be dropped off to their Admin Office (825 E. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena) Monday through Friday between 9:00am - 4:00pm. This event could not be held without the support of volunteers and community members like yourself. Thank you so much! Please visit: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3W3AKNOF6A6V9?leftNavSection=Shopping&ref_=abls_lnv_sl
Donate to The Midnight Mission’s Toy Drive
The Midnight Mission will be collecting toys to distribute to those who are less fortunate, the children of Skid Row. Please consider donating to them to make this a wonderful Christmas for all these children! If you would like to find out more please contact Kendall Moran at email@example.com.
Make Holiday Sweet Treats for People Transitioning out of Homelessness with LA Family Housing
Make desserts in your home to show love and holiday spirit. Drop off individually wrapped delicious holiday treats for those transitioning out of homelessness. Store bought is great too! Sign Up online today. https://lafh.org/volunteer
Make Thanksgiving Dessert for LA Family Housing
Make Thanksgiving Dinner special for participants in our Bridge Housing Sites by providing a delicious dessert to end their meal. Make or purchase your favorite baked goods and drop them off (individually packaged please!) on Tuesday, November 23rd by 12pm Noon.
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
Donate Thanksgiving Food for Heart of Compassion Distribution
Heart of Compassion knows there are many families in need who need a helping hand in these difficult times. This year they need Turkey Donations and Canned Food items for their Thankful Hearts Community Celebration! They will be offering a hot meal, thanksgiving bags, personal care services, Santa and more to folks in need! In-kind donations or monetary donations are both welcome!
Purchase Needed Supplies 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. You can help by purchasing supplies that these families need! If you are interested in donating, please check out the Amazon wish list here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2V1NB939M20PP/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex.
Create Care Pacakges for Imagine LA
Bring some joy & relief to families by assembling a care package or purchasing supplies in bulk, and coordinating delivery with Imagine LA staff. This is a great family activity to teach generosity and philanthropy with children. For more information regarding items needed and drop off instructions, please go to: https://www.imaginela.org/in-kind-donations
Give to Feed Those Who Would Otherwise Go Hungry with Hollywood Food Coalition
Hollywood Food Coalition has provided hunger relief to unhoused and food-insecure neighbors through hot, healthy meals served every single night of the year, without fail, since 1987. Since then, they have grown into a thriving meal service and food rescue operation providing meals and other basic necessities to food-insecure Angelenos, according to HoFoCo’s ethos of Responsiveness, Consistency, Choice and Community. If you would like to help financially, please check out this link: https://hofoco.networkforgood.com/projects/80033-help-feed-the-homeless-and-hungry-in-hollywood
Donate to Fight the War on Gunger with Heart of Compassion Distribution
The mission of Heart of Compassion is to fight hunger by meeting the immediate food insecurity needs of communities through working with local officials and residents to develop a sustainable program leading to self-reliance and independence. You can help through financial or in-kind donations. For more information, please go to: https://www.heartofcompassionca.org/donor-faqs.html