Projects tagged with "POVERTY"

Make Hygiene Kits with The Midnight Mission

Make hygiene kits with The Midnight mission! Volunteering with them gives their guests and program participants much needed support to build a bridge to self-sufficiency and is an extremely rewarding experience for you. Find out more here: https://www.midnightmission.org/get-involved/volunteer
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Clean Up with The Midnight Mission

Volunteer your time for general clean-ups or paining with The Midnight mission! Volunteering with them gives their guests and program participants much needed support to build a bridge to self-sufficiency and is an extremely rewarding experience for you. Find out more here: https://www.midnightmission.org/get-involved/volunteer
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Tutor for The Midnight Mission

Become a tutor for The Midnight mission! It's for all age groups and levels! Volunteering with them gives their guests and program participants much needed support to build a bridge to self-sufficiency and is an extremely rewarding experience for you. Find out more here: https://www.midnightmission.org/get-involved/volunteer
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Volunteer Professional Services with The Midnight Mission

Volunteer your professional services with The Midnight mission! Tax preparation, legal services and motivational workshops all make a difference! Volunteering with them gives their guests and program participants much needed support to build a bridge to self-sufficiency and is an extremely rewarding experience for you. Find out more here: https://www.midnightmission.org/get-involved/volunteer
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Bring Holiday Cheer to Homeless Youth at 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 1,200 homeless youth and their children. This holiday season, My Friend's Place would like to deliver gifts to some 250 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 clothingcloset@myfriendsplace.org. If you are unable to do a drop off, please consider giving through our Amazon Wishlist! www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/AICMXW1D8492. 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 Rachel Sanchez, Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager, at 323-908-0011 X109 or clothingcloset@myfriendsplace.org. All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!
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Create Hygiene Kits with Project Ropa!

Project Ropa is a nonprofit organization restoring dignity and empowering the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles by providing clean clothes, hygiene essentials, and employment opportunities while reducing textile waste and minimizing our carbon footprint. Project Ropa is looking for assistance creating hygiene kits to distribute to LA's unhoused neighbors. This can be done remotely by putting together items in a ziploc bag, tote bag or reusable grocery bag. For more information about the items to include in the hygiene kits please view their flyer here. To make it easier they created a wishlist on Amazon of items that can be purchased for the hygiene kits. Once you have assembled the kits please reach back to schedule a drop off at their warehouse in Gardena. You can also mail them at: Project Ropa, 4712 Admiralty Way, #1226, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Please note: Items for the hygiene kits will not be provided by them. They recommend reaching out to your network of friends and family to source the items. If you have any questions please email, Caitlin Adler at caitlin@projectropa.org.

Host a Men’s Clothing Drive with Project Ropa

Project Ropa is a nonprofit organization restoring dignity and empowering the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles by providing clean clothes, hygiene essentials, and employment opportunities while reducing textile waste and minimizing our carbon footprint. Host a Men's Clothing Drive with Project Ropa! They are in need of men's clothing and shoes especially jeans, khaki pants, hoodies and underwear (new only). They accept new and gently used items but underwear must be new. Donations can be dropped off at their warehouse on Mondays and Wednesdays anytime from 9am-3pm and on the 1st and 3rd Friday (9am-2pm) and Saturday (10am-12pm) of the month. They are closed on all major holidays. If you have any questions please email, Caitlin Adler at caitlin@projectropa.org.
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Organize Hygiene Drive with Project Ropa!

Project Ropa is a nonprofit organization restoring dignity and empowering the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles by providing clean clothes, hygiene essentials, and employment opportunities while reducing textile waste and minimizing our carbon footprint. Organize a hygiene drive of new travel-size and full-size hygiene products for their organization to distribute to the unhoused. Items can be dropped off at their warehouse on Mondays and Wednesdays anytime between 9am-3pm and on the 1st and 3rd Friday (9am-2pm) and Saturday (10am-12pm) of the month. They are closed on all major holidays. If you have any questions please email, Caitlin Adler at caitlin@projectropa.org.

Donate Thanksgiving Food for Heart of Compassion

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 Turkey Brunch & Festival! They will be offering haircuts, raffles, ice cream, hygiene items, women's clothes, baby items, skateboarding sessions, and more to folks in need! In-kind donations or monetary donations are both welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lomenzo at socialmedia@heartofcompassionca.org. Please call 323-727-7997 to arrange in-kind donations.

Donate Toys for Heart of Compassion

Heart of Compassion knows there are many families in need who need a helping hand in these difficult times. They are looking for toy donations and canned food donations for their Christmas Celebration. They will give Haircuts, raffles, toys for children, hygiene items, artists, and more to folks in need! To make in-kind donations please call 323-727-7997 or you can donate by visiting their website. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lomenzo at socialmedia@heartofcompassionca.org.

Support Aviva’s Annual Gift Drive for the Holidays

Aviva believes every child and every family in Los Angeles community deserves the chance for a brighter future. They provide compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families. Aviva's Annual Gift Drive provides gifts to clients newborn-18 who are currently receiving services at Aviva. They are asking for items that are new and unwrapped. Most of the children's legal guardians request for educational toys or toys that can assist the child during therapy. They would appreciate any of the following items provided on the flyer, which includes household items and hygiene items, or any of the following top requested items: play-doh, blocks, slime, stress balls, fidget toys, fidget spinner, kinetic sand, art supplies. Aviva will be accepting food donations during the holidays to distribute to clients and residents. Items needed: cereal, snacks (granola bars), water bottles, bread -fresh produce (fruits, vegetables), rice, legumes; preferably not canned (e.g. beans, chickpeas, lentils), peanut butter, flour, pancake mix, baby formula (Brand: Enfamil). All food donations will be accepted as long as they are not expired. Aviva has a small food pantry which they keep stocked as best they can. If you have any questions, please email Azucena Navarrete at anavarrete@aviva.org.
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Support Women and Children at Alexandria House’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Alexandria House would be grateful to receive food items for their Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Please see attached flyer for specific items. You can purchase the items and drop off at their office. Please contact elaina@alexandriahouse.org for more information.
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Sort and Distribute Toy Donations with Alexandria House for the Holidays

Alexandria House is currently looking for volunteers to help with their Christmas distribution by driving to pick-up gifts from different school/organization drives and deliver to their office and/or other needed locations. They are also looking for volunteers to help with distribution/pick-up from their office. Volunteers are required to be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to their Volunteer Coordinator.Please contact elaina@alexandriahouse.org for more information.
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Donate Holiday Gifts for The San Gabriel Pomona Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center

The San Gabriel Pomona Parents' Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center in need of donations for their Holiday Giveaway for Thanksgiving and Christmas! They are requesting new toys for any age. These items can include and are not limited to: $5.00 gift cards, cars, dolls, playdoh, toys with sound, puzzles, arts and craft items, educational toys, and much more. To receive the amazon link of additional items, please email tavia.l@parentsplacefrc.com. If you instead would like to make a monetary donation, please kindly email Tavia to confirm. They are also in need of diapers any size appreciated. If a minor would like to help, please get parental consent for donations and have your parent contact them on your behalf. Donations can also be dropped off at their center via contactless appointment. They will provide a table outside for the items to be placed on so it remains a contactless delivery. If you have any questions, please email Tavia Lawson at tavia.l@parentsplacefrc.com.
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Union Station Homeless Services

For over 50 years, Union Station Homeless Services has served a Thanksgiving meal to clients and community members in need in Pasadena. Dinner in the Park is a beloved holiday tradition and they will feed those in need while adhering to COVID-19 safety standards. Union Station Homeless Services's annual Dinner in the Park will be taking place this November 17, 24 and 25, presented by SoCalGas. Similar to last year, they will be providing three different holiday meals to our neighbors: "All the Fixings" Meal Boxes, Ready-to-Heat Prepared Dinners and Day-Of Private Meals for residents. You can contribute in-kind meal items to help their kitchen team and volunteers prepare Thanksgiving meals this year! They need a variety of food items to help prepare Thanksgiving meals for those they serve! Please note that they can only accept new items only! Please email volunteer@unionstationhs.org to sign up and learn more!

Serve A Home Cooked Meal for Union Station Homeless Services

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 and serve a meal at one of their shelters, consider sponsoring an Adopt-a-Meal! Please note, volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID to cook and serve onsite at our facilities. Please email volunteer@unionstationhs.org to sign up and learn more!
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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

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 pathvolunteers@epath.org 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 Toys for the Holidays to LAUSD (Utah Span School)

L.A Unified School District (Utah Span School) is hosting a Christmas event for their students (homeless, low income, Use ASL - American Sign Language, and in foster system). Their school is a span school which consists of grades TK-8th grade. During their event they would like to give each student an age appropriate toy! They are also looking for a Santa Claus suit (for one of our staff members to wear) to bring in more spirit and cheer to our event. You must wear a mask and be vaccinated. Entrance would be through parent center gates. They would be super grateful if their school is considered for toy donations, and thank you for helping make these students and families Christmas extra special this year! If you have any questions and/or want to donate please email Brenda Flores at bxf0133@lausd.net.

Run a Toy Drive for Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club

For the Holidays, Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club will be giving toys and food to children and teens in one of the most impoverished areas in the City of Los Angeles. Volunteers are needed to help setup and organize donated toys, hand out toys to children and teens at the event, decorate, pack food into bags, hand out bags of food, and assist with sign-in for the event. Please wear warm clothes, closed toe shoes, a mask and park in available spaces nearby. They are also are also in need of help with set up, packing bags of food, and distributing all food to families. Event will be outdoor/indoor with the possibility of changes based on Covid19 developments and weather. They are also in desperate need of new toys for both boys and girls ages 2-17 years. They always need toys for older children and teens as many people tend only to give toys for younger children. They are looking for cross age and gender neutral items as well, which work across ages. Items like board games, headphones, wireless speakers, sports equipment, and art supplies are big hits! Leggo sets are also always great! For teens, curling and straightening irons, headphones, gift cards, sports team sweatshirts, and college t-shirts and sweatshirts are always needed. A great way to make a big impact is to run your own toy drive with friends and family or at your workplace. Set a goal of 20-50 gifts. Last year they made sure 631 children received gifts for the holidays and received food for their families to enjoy a holiday meal at home. YOUR HELP WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE for children struggling during uncertain times. Please drop off donations by Monday, December 20, 2021: Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club 2635 Pasadena AVenue Los Angeles, CA 90031. Please email Carlyn Oropez at coropez@labgc.org if you have any questions. Must be 18 and older to volunteer.
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