Projects tagged with "POVERTY"

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 or call 818.220.6936.

Provide a Thanksgiving Snack Bag for the Homeless

Donate Nonperishable Thanksgiving themed snack bags to those transitioning out of homelessness. Make Thanksgiving special with LA Family Housing. Drop off by Tuesday, November 16th. To coordinate drop off please contact or call 818.220.6936.

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!

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 ( 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 to learn more about in person opportunities to assemble and distribute Thanksgiving baskets this holiday! Sign up here:

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:

Help Eliminate Food Waste with Food Oasis

Food Oasis has done so much already as a 100% volunteer-run organization—but they need your help to finish what they have set out to do. The admin, development, and marketing costs to expand their directory are extensive. Food Oasis has a directory of over 1,300 organizations to update. Your tax-deductible donation would help us offset some of those costs! For more information, please go to
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Donate to Provide Nutritious Meals at Grandmas House of Hope

Nana's Kidz is an anti-bullying meal distribution program. To protect children from being bullied because of their hunger, they distribute meals in local grocery bags to their parents or guardian. Their target population are children living in low-income housing, who rely on the free meal program at school. Your Monthly Gift of $28 will provide a hungry child with 4 weekly meal bags filled with 56 nutritious meals. For more information, please visit their website.

Give to the HopeWorks! Education & Enrichment Center at Grandmas House of Hope

HopeWorks! Education & Enrichment Center is located at a low-income culturally diverse section 8 housing complex in Anaheim. They offer at-risk youth: after school programs with tutoring, homework support, mentorship, and exposure to STEAM activities; as well as adult education, early childhood development, and health and wellness classes. YOUR support will help children prepare for college and families maintain stable housing & thriveFor more information, please visit their website.

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:

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:

Become a Volunteer Mentor for Imagine LA

Once you raise your hand to volunteer, Imagine LA walks together with you through your application, interview, training, and screening. Imagine LA prepares all of their volunteer mentors to be the unconditional supporters that their families need. Finally, you meet your mentee and begin a meaningful, lasting relationship. Must be 21 or older.

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:
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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:
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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. For more info:

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. For mroe info:

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:
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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 and for all donations please go to: Please email if you have any questions.

Assemble Welcome Home Kits for PATH’s Newly Housed Clients

Every week, PATH moves dozens of previously homeless families off the streets and into homes. Help their new residents feel safe and comfortable in their new home by providing a "Welcome Home Kit" filled with basic home goods, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies. Welcome Home Kits are critical, especially amidst all the uncertainty of the pandemic. These kits not only meet the families’ essential needs, but they can help start their journey of having a new place to call home! Please check out their Welcome Home Wishlist to help support! Urgent Needs:Bedding, Home goods (laundry hamper, bath mat, shower caddy), Kitchen items (pots & pans, dishes, utensils), Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste), Cleaning supplies, School Supplies, Target gift cards. *For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened* For more info:
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Donate Non-Perishables to PATH

Neighbors living in supportive housing are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. PATH is in need of non-perishable food donations, so that they may remain safe and healthy in their homes. When you are next out grocery shopping, please consider filling your basket with a few extra food items and/or cleaning supplies to help the most vulnerable neighbors stay healthy. Food support bags can be assembled in cardboard boxes or reusable grocery bags. These kits will be distributed directly to those most in need. Urgent Needs: Cereal, Rice or pasta, Canned goods, Non-perishable snacks,Cleaning supplies. For more info:
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Donate Hygiene Items to PATH

As you shop for personal hygiene items, pick up a few extra supplies to help individuals currently experiencing homelessness. Urgent Needs: Hand sanitizer, Soap & shampoo, Cleansing wipes, Socks & cold weather clothing*, Blankets*, Non-perishable snacks & bottled water. *For health and safety reasons, all Care Kit items must be new & unopened. For more info:
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