Projects tagged with "POVERTY"

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

Donate Thanksgiving Food at Alexandria House

Alexandria House, a wonderful transitional shelter for women and children, is asking for food donations for Thanksgiving. Your donations are transformed into beautiful food baskets given to their large community of past and current residents and neighborhood families who are at-risk women, youths, and families. Donation items they're asking for are traditional Thanksgiving foods such as turkeys, yams, cranberry sauce, pies, etc. Please drop the donations off at their office located at 426 S. Alexandria Ave. (yellow house) by Monday 11/25. They couldn't do this without your support, THANK YOU! For more details, please contact Anh Le at anh@alexandriahouse.org or (213) 381-2649.

http://alexandriahouse.org

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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

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

Donate Toys to Underserved Youth at Crete Academy

Crete Academy serves students in one of the lowest income zip codes in LA and homeless students. This year they are hosting "Adopt a Child for Christmas" and they need your help! Donations of Christmas presents are needed for their students K-12. Donors that shop for a child can obtain their student wishlist by filling out the donor form on their website. All gifts are to be purchased, wrapped and delivered to the school no later than 12/16/19. If you cannot get a gift please consider a monetary donation for them to purchase a Christmas gift for you! Check out their page for more information: https://www.creteacademy.org/copy-of-donate To donate please contact Linda Harris at info@creteacademy.org.

https://www.creteacademy.org/

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

Become a Health & Wellbeing Volunteer for Seniors

As a volunteer with LINC you will help low-income seniors sustain their physical and mental health while preventing social isolation and depression within this vulnerable population. Seniors living on fixed incomes are often forced to choose between paying for housing or nutritious foods, medication and participating in healthy activities. Health & Wellbeing Volunteers at LINC Cares address these issues by providing supportive programs that improve seniors’ quality of life and promote their ability to live independently. Learn new skills and have fun, all while improving the health of our community! Visit their website at: http://www.linchousing.org/linccares/vol_form.html and complete the online application. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3167541.jsp

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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

Join Food Forward at their Farmers Market Glean Program

Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Harvest food, fight hunger, build community at your local farmers market! They collect fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste and donate 100% to local hunger-relief agencies. Join Food Forward and help them collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at the farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. This opportunity is open to volunteers 12 years old and older, though children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please call (818) 764-1022 or email info@foodforward.org. To sign up please register here: https://community.foodforward.org/events/15287

https://foodforward.org/

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Join Food Forward at their Farmers Market Glean Program

Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Harvest food, fight hunger, build community at your local farmers market! They collect fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste and donate 100% to local hunger-relief agencies. Join Food Forward and help them collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at the farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. This opportunity is open to volunteers 12 years old and older, though children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please call (818) 764-1022 or email info@foodforward.org. To sign up please register here: https://community.foodforward.org/events/15318

https://foodforward.org/

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Help Fight Hunger with Food Forward

Harvest food, fight hunger, and build community! Food Forward will be collecting beautiful fresh fruit that would otherwise go to waste, and donating 100% to local hunger-relief agencies. Join the Volunteer Harvest Team to help them pick as much fruit as possible from trees, and pack it into boxes to be donated. Volunteers should be comfortable picking and carrying boxes of fruit, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the fruit. This opportunity is open to volunteers 5 years old and older, though children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please call (818) 764-1022 or email info@foodforward.org. To sign up please register here: https://community.foodforward.org/events/15639

https://foodforward.org/

Serve as a Kitchen Volunteer with Project Angel Food to Help the Sick & Shut-in #19

Help keep ailing people happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. their pals at Project Angel Food need kitchen volunteers! Join a fun-loving group of compassionate people each day to do everything from chopping, stirring, mixing, baking and packaging meals for those in need. You don't even need to know how to cook, only how to take direction from their kitchen chefs. They could use your valuable help! They have two shifts Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. they also have one weekend shift on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

http://www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagename=volunteer_opportunities#.WBEQGdQrLs0

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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

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