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 - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.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
“Adopt” a Foster Child for the Holidays!
The Aviva Family and Children’s Services provides mental health and social services to over 7,000 children, youth and families each year. This year spread the Holiday spirit by “Adopting” a Foster Family/Child for the Holidays! Impact the life of a family that is unable to provide for themselves and their children during the holidays by donating gifts! Families typically ask for warm clothing, a few toys for their children, food gift cards, and household necessities such as pots and pans, blankets, microwaves, etc. But of course, as the adopter you may contribute what you feel is appropriate to give. All gifts must be new, unopened, unwrapped and dropped off by Friday, Novemberember 29th. To sponsor a child or families please contact Azucena Navarrete at email@example.com or call (323) 876-0550 ext 1122. You can also make a donation by going to their Amazon Wish List here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1LV8CGQQ14KYO?ref_=wl_share
Spread Joy and Adopt a Family from A Place Called Home
Would you like to make a difference in the lives of a local family in need this holiday season? Consider adopting a family! Adoption includes providing gifts and the opportunity to meet with your adopted family in Decemberember on the APCH campus. Previous sponsors will tell you what a fulfilling, heartwarming experience this is. That's why spots fill up fast - so, don't delay! To learn more about the Adopt-a-Family program please email us at adopt a firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up please check out the form found on their Donate page: https://apch.org/get-involved/donate/
Donate Gifts to the Special Needs Network, Inc.
In Decemberember, Special Needs Network's "Annual Family To Family Christmas Care Exchange" will open to over 1,000 families with special needs children, their siblings, and peers in underserved communities, and allow them the opportunity to attend a community holiday celebration.During this event, Special Needs Network provides food, clothing, and toys to these families with limited resources while hosting a program that recognizes the community advocates and volunteers for children with developmental disabilities. They provide a short educational program for the parents focusing on autism awareness, information about available services, and access and advocacy in the South Los Angeles community. These special needs children each receive a holiday toy and participate in organized games, arts and crafts, and inclusive play with typical children. This unique forum is a valuable first step for many special needs families on the path to advocacy, independence, and the support they need. As you can probably imagine supplies are crucial components to running a successful event, especially on a limited donated budget. They especially need unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages. Together with your help, Special Needs Network will provide an amazing holiday experience for deserving kids! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (323) 975-4552 or email@example.com.
Give Hope this Season with St. Joseph Center
St. Joseph Center's motto is “Hope Through Empowerment.” They believe it is important to give their families the freedom to shop for themselves, and to ensure individuals are included in the spirit of the season. In line with this philosophy, their Share the Season program works to inspire supporters like you to donate a combination of gift cards and physical items for our homeless and low-income neighbors. To sponsor a family or individual this season please Contact Shelly Aydin, Volunteer Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-396-6468 x326 Learn more by visiting https://stjosephctr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Share-the-Season-Holiday-Packet-Final-2019.pdf. Volunteers sign ups and commitment cards are due by Friday, November 8.
Join Venice Family Clinic for their Children’s Holiday Movie
Children’s Holiday Movie is a special holiday event for 1,200 of our youngest patients and their families. Guests receive free access to a kid-friendly movie, plus snacks, toys, books, and pictures with Santa.THEY NEED VOLUNTEERS in the weeks leading up to the holiday event to help organize and package the toys and books that will be distributed to the children and families during the event. (Some heavy to light lifting is required.) Free feel to sign up for one or more days.DatesMon – Fri, November 22 – December 6 (closed November 27-29) Shift Times: 10am – 1pm (morning) 2pm-5pm (afternoon). Group Size 6 – 10 people per shift
Donate Toys to the Didi Hirsch Center’s Annual Toy Drive
Dedicated to serving communities where stigma or poverty limits access, Didi Hirsch helps more than 120,000 children and adults from 10 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties each year. Help Didi Hirsch reach their ambitious goal of giving a toy to all of their clients' children! These are families who have various challenges and would love to have a happy holiday season. Donate new and unwrapped toys to their office! If you can't think of what toys to buy, consider donating gift cards/movie tickets. For more information please contact Ayanna at email@example.com or call (310) 751-5331.
Make the Holidays Memorable by Donating to East Los Angeles Women’s Center
East Los Angeles Women's Center is a beacon of hope, a lifeline, and a public voice for thousands of individuals and families whose lives are shattered by domestic violence and/or sexual violence, or HIV/AIDS. They need toys, gift cards, new clothes (all sizes), socks (all sizes), stuffed animals, board games, balls, and anything else children can enjoy this holiday season.
Donate Toys for Homeless Kids of Covenant House California
Our great friends at Covenant House California reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. They help abused or neglected youth who have nowhere else to go. Pitch in on a special holiday toy drive for the children of CHC’s residents. Children vary in ages from newborn to 13 years old (both boys and girls). Any kind of toy will be most gratefully received. They recommend toys that do not need batteries as their youth can not afford to replace batteries. Unwrapped, please. To help, contact Sister Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 461-3131.
Share the Season with St. Joseph Center
St. Joseph Center's motto is “Hope Through Empowerment.” They believe it is important to give their families the freedom to shop for themselves, and to ensure individuals are included in the spirit of the season. In line with this philosophy, their Share the Season program works to inspire supporters like you to donate a combination of gift cards and physical items for our homeless and low-income neighbors. To sponsor a family or individual this season please Contact Shelly Aydin, Volunteer Relations Manager, at email@example.com or 310-396-6468 x326 Learn more by visiting https://stjosephctr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Share-the-Season-Holiday-Packet-Final-2019.pdf. Volunteers sign ups and commitment cards are due by Friday, December 3.
Join the Festivities at Parents’ Place Santa Photo Day
Parents’ Place provides information and education to improve knowledge so parents, caregivers, and professionals can become empowered, allowing them to advocate for their children more effectively. Their Santa Photo Day provides an opportunity for families and children with special needs to spend time with Santa on a one to one basis. Families are able to avoid the over-stimulating sights and sounds of standing in line at the mall. Parents’ Place cannot do the job that they do without the help from the Community. This event is a success because of volunteers like you who donate their time and support. Volunteers are needed all day or in shifts to greet families, help set up, clean up, run activities, and assist in Santa Picture Area. Please contact Tavia Lawson if you are interested, you will need to fill out volunteer application no later than December 2. They are also asking for donations of small toys and gifts their Santa can hand out to the children who go see him. If you don't have time to pick up or drop off a gift, monetary gifts can be contributed online at anytime here: http://www.parentsplacefrc.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Volunteer at the Annual Christmas Basket Distribution for the Needy with the City of Pico Rivera
Your assistance is needed to help provide needy families of Pico Rivera with holiday food baskets! They need volunteers to assist with the distribution and sorting of food, registration and check-in, toy distribution, and crowd control. This is a rain or shine event so please be prepared for inclement weather.Click here to sign up: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1883459.jsp
Attend a Gala Aimed at Providing Gifts for Needy Youth with Rays of Light Philanthropic
Rays of Light Philanthropic is hosting their 12th annual Christmas "Be a Blessing" Gala aimed at providing Christmas gifts for foster care and homeless youth and teens. They need your help as a volunteer to ensure that their event runs smoothly and beautifully. They have many event prep volunteer opportunities. They ask that all volunteers wear comfortable shoes and dress semi-formal/cocktail attire with the exception of the Tear Down Team. Call Time: 5:00 pm they ask that you stay until 10:00 pm to assist your team in breaking down their station. Dinner will be provided for volunteers and service credit for school. Please note, volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.Click here to sign up: https://www.raysoflightphil.org/2019/05/30/12th-annual-christmas-be-a-blessing-gala-toy-drive/
Help Prepare for Saban Community Clinic’s Holiday Party
The 30th Annual Patient Holiday party provides much needed items including clothing, toiletries, blankets, books and toys to Saban Community Clinic patients, their family members and members of the homeless community. Attendees also receive a warm meal. Volunteers are needs to distribute items, serve lunch, and set-up/clean up of event. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Parking information and details will be distributed prior to the event. Toiletries, books and toys are needed for the event. Please contact Audrey Rufe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deliver Holiday Gifts and Meals to Those in Need
Ascencia’s mission is to lift people out of homelessness, one person, one family at a time. They envision a community where people in need can find services, resources, and safe, affordable housing. This year, embody the season of giving by being an elf this holiday season for Ascencia! They will provide the holiday gifts and meals but they need elves to organize, wrap drop items off at their client's homes. Volunteers should have a valid driver's license, car, and insurance. They will provide festive elf hats and volunteers will travel in pairs. For more information or to sign up please email, Anjalika at email@example.com.
Make the Holidays Special at Parents’ Place Holiday Support Group Potluck
Parents’ Place provides information and education to improve knowledge so parents, caregivers, and professionals can become empowered, allowing them to advocate for their children more effectively. Every year they throw a Holiday Support Group Potluck. This event provides an opportunity for all support groups at Parents' Place to come together and see each other. The families also get to spend more time with Santa! Items needed before the day of the potluck include toys for infants, children, teens, and young adults with special needs. Questions? Feel free to email Tavia Lawson. If you don't have time to pick up or drop off a gift, monetary gifts can be contributed online at anytime here: http://www.parentsplacefrc.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Feel the Holiday Love at Penny Lane Centers’ Holiday Party
Join Penny Lane Center's at their Holiday Party for foster children, teens and their families! There will be lots of gain and even a Holiday gift giveaways for every child, youth and teenager. They are looking for volunteers to help welcome the families, run craft and game tables, organize and supervise activities, and have fun celebrating the holidays season with everyone. Penny Lane Center is expecting a huge turnout this year and their goal is to collect 250+ toys for children of all ages! They have found it especially difficult to collect gifts for teenagers so that would be their biggest need. Here are some popular Gift Ideas: Bikes, scooters, helmets, skateboards, skates, board games, doll houses, action figures, video games, Disney characters etc. Any support would be greatly appreciated! For information, please contact Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 894-3384.
Volunteer and/or Donate to Alexandria House’s “Free Shopping Holiday Party!
Come celebrate with Alexandria House at their "Free Shopping Holiday Party" on Saturday December 14! They are looking for volunteers to help celebrate the holidays with past and current resident families from Alexandria House. Everyone gets to visit with Ms. Claus, a chance to pick out a present, make crafts, and have a good time! They are looking for volunteers to help welcome the families, run craft and game tables, organize and supervise activities, and have fun celebrating the holiday season! Alexandria House is also having a toy drive in order to give out gifts to more than 800 (!) kids over two days. They're asking that the toys do not promote war/violence and that they are ethnically diverse as to accurately represent the populations that Alexandria House serves. They also often have a shortage of gifts for their teens; the easiest way to help with that is gift cards! Please drop your donations off at 426 S. Alexandria Ave. (yellow house) from November 29 to December 13. They couldn't do this without your support, THANK YOU! For information, please contact Anh Le at email@example.com or (213) 381-2649.
Help Spread Cheer on Skid Row with Fred Jordan Missions
A holiday filled with happiness may seem impossible on the streets of Skid Row, yet each year since 1944, Fred Jordan Mission has brought joy, hope and a bit of the peace to thousands of inner-city children and their families. Volunteers will help serve a warm Christmas meal, toya, clothing, and blankets. To help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 626-915-1981.