Projects tagged with "POVERTY"

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 for more details or questions.
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Donate to Support the Karsh Family Social Service Center

The Karsh Center's most urgent need is increased financial support, so that they may respond to a significant surge in demand, including but not limited to food, diapers, and hygiene kits. The Karsh Center is proud to be an essential service, still in operation and able to continue to support their neighbors at this time, and they are grateful for your generosity! Visit:
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Donate to LA Family Housing

Participate in LA Family Housing's Thanksgiving snack and food bag drop off. 11 Collecting meal bags, snack bags and ready to eat snacks or pantry essentials to be distributed on Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. Drop offs can begin as early as November 1st and will be accepted throughout the month of November 2023. Visit:

Help Distribute Food with Heart of Compassion Distribution

Be a lighthouse of volunteers fighting poverty and restoring hope with Heart of Compassion Distribution! Food distribution volunteers needed every Tuesday and Wednesday 9-11a.m. to help load groceries into recipient vehicles. Volunteers must be 13 years or older. Groups and individuals are welcome to volunteer with them. No experience necessary. Visit:

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:

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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Serve Breakfast to Those in Need with St. Francis Center

St. Francis Center is a soup kitchen and food pantry located in Downtown LA that serves the housed and unhoused communities. Volunteer roles are assigned on the day of the event and are based on the needs of the organization, but typically include: Table Captains/Floaters – The volunteer in this role will act as the server for the table and assist guests with anything they need. Coffee Captains– Volunteers help prepare cups of coffee and provide refills when needed. Kitchen Captains– This volunteer will help in the kitchen. They can expect to help with food prep and preparing the breakfast plates or soup. Requirements & Skills: Must be 18 years or older, All volunteers must review and sign St. Francis Center's volunteer application form. A copy will be sent to you when you register, Comfortable working indoors, Be able to stand for long periods of time, and No walk-ins allowed, must register ahead of time. Disclaimer: St. Francis Center is its own organization and its policies may not reflect those of the Food Bank. 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:

Volunteer to Prepare and Serve Breakfast Meals with Union Rescue Mission and Hope Gardens Family Center

Help prepare and serve breakfast meals to those at the Hope Gardens Family Center. Must be 14 years of age or older to partcipate. Find out more and sign up at the link below:

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:

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

Help Union Rescue Mission and Hope Gardens Family Center prepare and set-up for meals, serve, as well as assist in the clean-up process. Meal services volunteers are required to be at least 14 years of age.Visit:

Get Involved with Imagine LA Through Volunteering

There are numerous ways to start volunteering at Imagine LA! Volunteer Mentors serve as friends, partners, and companions for parents and youth (age 5 & older) who have experienced homelessness (and are now housed) on their individual and family journeys. General volunteers lend a hand through event volunteering, in-kind donation drives, community connections, and more. Community partners leverage their unique strengths and positions to advance all our goals. Consider volunteering today! 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:

Support Imagine LA Through Donation

Imagine LA is a nonprofit organization working to end the cycle of family poverty and homelessness. Through a holistic combination of intensive case management, economic mobility programming, and whole-family mentorship — their Family Partnership Model — they prevent first-time and repeat homelessness and equip families to maintain housing stability and thrive long-term. Visit:

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:

Volunteer to Make a Difference at PATH

PATH is moving thousands of families, Veterans, and chronically homeless individuals into permanent housing each year. Support your neighbors experiencing homelessness by volunteering with PATH. They offer opportunities for groups and individuals! 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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Create and Donate Welcome Home Kits to United Station Homeless Services

Union Station Homeless Services’ Welcome Home Kits Program helps them provide people moving in or out of one of our transitional or permanent housing facilities with a “Welcome 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 individuals or volunteer groups to provide basic household items listed in their flyer. Find out more here:
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Donate Items Towards Grandma’s House of Hope’s Thanksgiving Food Drive

Help Grandma's House of Hope with their Thanksgiving Food Drive! Donate much needed food and items to help make Thanksgiving special for other folks! Contact them for an appointment to drop off your donation. Visit:

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:
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