Projects tagged with "TOYS"

Donate Toys this Holidays Season for Covenant House

Covenant House California is dedicated to serving all children, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need. They believe that no young person deserves to be homeless; that every young person in California deserves shelter, food, clothing, education… and most importantly, to be loved. And they believe that it is our responsibility, as a community, to ensure that young people are given the opportunities that they deserve to achieve their dreams. This year for the holidays, they are collecting toys for their little ones (the infants of their youth). They are in need of NEW Educational toys and books for children ages 6 months - 10 years. Supplies can be dropped off to Sister Margaret at Covenant House before December 20th. Please call (323) 461-3131 to arrange to drop off. You can also email at mfarrell@covca.org.

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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Brighten the Holidays and Donate Toys for Exceptional Children’s Foundation

ECF is holding its annual Toy Drive for infants, toddlers and K-12 students with special needs. They have an Amazon wish list to make shopping and delivery easy. If your business or organization wants to host a toy drive for them, please contact Lisa at lkelly@ecf.net for a list of suggested gifts and information to help you promote your toy drive. Toys must be unwrapped and delivered to their headquarters by December 10th in order for staff to wrap and distribute gifts before Christmas. If you'd prefer to leave the toy shopping to them, feel free to make a tax-deductible donation by December 1st. Deadline for toy delivery to ECF is December 10. For more information go here: https://www.ecf.net/toydrive/ Check out their Amazon Toy Drive Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/25CYR9CZEYWE4?
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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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Spread Holiday Cheer at Union Station Homeless Services

‘Tis the season to spread cheer to vulnerable children and families during the holidays. Union Station Homeless Services is now collecting gifts for 400 children, ages ranging from newborn to 18 years. The theme this year is “something they want, something to wear, something to read”– toys for all age, playful socks, and new books. This year, they are also collecting gift cards for adults. Host a toy drive or donate a gift! Donations can be dropped off at their Admin Center at 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA, Monday-Friday between 9:30am-4:00pm until December 17, 2020 or ordered for delivery from their Amazon Wishlist here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/12BR2GUB345ZQ?ref_=wl_fv_le Please email volunteer@unionstationhs.org to sign up and learn more!

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.

Be Like Santa and Distribute Toys and Food 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. Check out their Amazon Wishlist here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2G8QEWD7PS0QQ/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist Must be 18 and older to volunteer.

Support Youth for the Holidays at Children’s Action Network – Tides Foundation

There are more than 27,000 children in foster care in Los Angeles. For many of them the holidays are an empty time with no permanent family or holiday wishes granted. YOU can make a difference for these youth with the simple act of purchasing an item from their holiday wish list, through SantaCAN! Children’s Action Network has a program to make that happen…SantaCAN. SantaCAN ensures that the holidays are a wonderful time for these youth in care by making sure they each receive their most wished for gift from a wish list they compile. Thanks to the generosity of SantaCAN holiday angels, more than 6,500 foster youth have had their wishes fulfilled! It is so simple to bring a smile to a foster child’s face. Just visit SantaCAN.org, purchase a present and it will be on its way to that special child you have chosen! For questions or more information contact nicole@childrensactionnetwork.org. Please check out SantaCAN Wishlist's here: http://www.santacan.org
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Adopt a Child for the Holidays at Crete Academy

Crete Academy was founded by a group of individuals passionate about creating opportunities for children living in poverty. For the Holidays, please consider supporting their annual Adopt A Child for Christmas sponsorship program! Donors or Sponsors can use the link here to sponsor one of their Crete Academy Students: https://www.creteacademy.org/copy-of-donate Upon receiving your form they will contact you and provide you with the specific student details and their Christmas Wishlist. For more information please email info@creteacademy.org.
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Fight the war on hunger with Heart of Compassion Distribution

Help Heart of Compassion continue to distribute essential items to families all over L.A County! Consider donating new toys, new clothing, canned food, or make a monetary donation! For more information, please visit their website today! https://www.heartofcompassionca.org/opportunities-to-help.html
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Be a Holiday Elf and bring Gifts for East Los Angeles Women’s Center

The mission of the East Los Angeles Women’s Center is to ensure that all women, girls and their families live in a place of safety, health, and personal well-being, free from violence and abuse, with equal access to necessary health services and social support, with an emphasis on Latino communities. They will be having In-person events for their families and are in need of donations for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Their participants are low-income or/and homeless due to them fleeing their abuse and don't have much. At times they don't have enough funds for food or funds to purchase their children Holiday gifts. Their agency is the only hope their participants have in-order to celebrate these holidays. No age limit for gifts and all donations are accepted. No volunteers needed. Everything and anything is welcome. You are all like little elves, that bring much happiness to many families. If you have any questions please email Maria Sanchez at msanchez@elawc.org.
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Donate Prizes for Children with Disabilities

The East San Gabriel Valley SELPA Community Advisory Committees a group of volunteers (the majority of our members are parents of individuals with disabilities). They provide workshops, trainings, and events to families of children/young adults with disabilities. Join their Virtual Holiday Game Night For Families and educators who have students with disabilities. They are in need of educational items, games, toys, stickers, and arts and craft items to create baskets for the winners. Donations can be dropped off at the address provided. Please contact Maria Davis or Ms. Lawson at mdavis@esgvselpa.org and cac@esgvselpa.org. Donations can be accepted all the way up to December 17th for future events.
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Help Celebrate Thanksgiving with Salesian Family Youth Center

Join Salesian Family Youth Center for their in-person Thanksgiving event where staff and volunteers prepare a lunch for all the children and their families from their program. They will separate all tables 5 feet apart and in order to walk away from the table masks must be worn. Masks and gloves are given to the volunteers serving food as well. They usually host between 60-80 people in their gym with games and entertainment present. They need help setting up and serving food the day of event. If vaccinated that would be helpful, if not we ask for a COVID test 48 hours or less prior to the start of event. They are looking for donations of turkeys to be able to cook for the community the day of the event, as well as give out to their families that might need turkeys for their own thanksgivings. They would also appreciate gifts that they can raffle off or give as prizes for our games! Also if you would like to support them in gift cards or money to be able to buy the table covers, centerpieces, serving trays, plates, utensils, napkins, cups, etc. With your donations you will receive a thank you letter that has all information for tax deductions. Many of their families are single parent households that look forward to these events so they can be with their friends from the programs. They are so grateful if you give some of your time or resources to help out their Youth Center! Click here to donate: https://www.salesianclubs-la.org/donate For more information to donate and volunteer email Christina Mendoza at cmendoza@salesianclubs-la.org.

Enjoy Big Sunday’s Backlot Concert Series

Come make the scene as talented singers, composers and musicians in the Big Sunday community strut their stuff. Each time we showcase all kinds of musical styles with performers from their 20’s – 70’s. Admission is free, but we ask folks to help those who are struggling by bringing canned thanksgiving food, new socks and underwear, or toys for the holidays. 21 & up only. Sign up through this link: https://bigsunday.org/get-involved/summernights/

Help Support Friends of Coeur d’Alene Elementary Booster Club

Friends of Coeur d'Alene Elementary Booster Club is having a gift basket auction to raise money for their school. Any gift items, gift certificates, holiday giveaways....and anything they can sell during their auction is greatly appreciated! They will be having a silent auction to raise money for the event. Participants can bid in person or virtually. If you have any questions please email Zenobia Moore at zenobiamoore@cdavenice.org.
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Bring Holiday Joy to Veterans and their Families at U.S.VETS (Inglewood)

Every year U.S.VETS (Inglewood) hosts a festive holiday celebration for veterans and their families to come together. They are seeking donations of new toys and gifts for kids of all ages ranging from 5 to 17 years old. As many of their veterans are in recovery and working on themselves, they would otherwise be unable to provide their families with gifts. Therefore, your donations will directly support a veteran family in helping provide festive cheer and solace to veterans. Gifts can be pre-wrapped but they ask you write the item and intended age group on a sticky note for them to reference. They will be collecting toys and small gifts starting December 1st to December 17th. The drop off location will be at U.S.VETS — Inglewood located at 740 Isis Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301. Please look for Axel Diaz, he can be contacted at (310) 912-4472. For more information and to sign up please email: Axel Diaz at adiaz@usvets.org.
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Brings Holiday Cheer and Gifts for Karsh Family Social Service Center

Starting December 1st, the Karsh Family Social Center is collecting toys for its annual Holiday Toy Distribution! Their goal is to provide 500 children in the Koreatown community, ages 0-12, with holiday toys this year, and they need your help. They are collecting in-kind donations of new toys, and financial donations to support the Karsh Center’s programs.. If you would like to donate or get more information, please contact Madeleine Dile, madeleine@karshcenter.org. Only new toys will be accepted. Due to our Health and Safety policies, they cannot accept used toys.
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