Projects tagged with "TOYS"

Donate Wishlist Items to Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) is in need of wishlist items for their clients. They accept all kind of toys as long as they refrain from any toys that resemble any type of weapons or promote violence, i.e. toy guns, etc. They have students in 1st - 12th grade. They will happily be able to pick up gift donations at your convenience as well. There are a few ways to donate: The first way is to check HOLA's Amazon Wishlist. This list can serve as a staff suggestion of what to buy and donate, or you can also purchase gifts right off the Wishlist and have it sent straight to HOLA's headquarters. Some Highly Requested Items from students: Slime, Play-Doh, Backpacks, American Doll, Board Games, Any type of Lego set, Books, Soccer Balls, Coloring set or painting, Instant Polaroid Cameras or the film set. (popular with middle schoolers and high school), Yogurt-Land gift cards (popular with middle schoolers and high school), hydro flask water Bottles, Nike socks for men or women (popular with middle schoolers and high school). If you don't want to give a traditional gift, HOLA is very much in need of general school supplies, art supplies, or athletics supplies i.e. basketballs, soccer balls, Gatorade, hydro flask water bottles for students, etc. Please contact Monica Aguilera at maguilera@heartofla.org if you have any questions.

http://heartofla.org

Volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club Holiday Toy Giveaway

Boys & Girls Club is hosting their annual Holiday toy giveaway for all club members. This day includes food, arts & crafts and a visit from Santa and his Elf. Their program is opened to the entire Boys & Girls Club community. Every year they ask for toy/monetary(gift cards) donations. They need two groups of 6-8 volunteers on the day of the event. The 1st group (10 am - 12 noon) will sort all gifts by age and gender. 2nd group (2- 5:30 pm) will support staff during Holiday party. Volunteers may be asked to help in various areas, such as food, arts & crafts, photo booth with Santa and Member Gift giveaway. Toy Donations for ages 5- 12 and gift cards for club members ages 13-17 years old would be appreciated. For all questions regarding donations please contact Marisa Robinson marisarobinson@bgcburbank.org or (818)842-0694 ext. 121

http://bgcburbank.org

Join United Friends of the Children As They Host A Holiday Party

United Friends of the Children is hosting a holiday party for the scholars in their program from ages 7 - college and their caregivers.  They have games, raffles, food, and gifts! They are in need of gifts. Gifts can be dropped off before the event at their main office on Wilshire Blvd. They will need volunteers for the following: Line control at games and photo booth • Assist w/ arts and craft table • Assist w/ any give away • Food (serving and line control) • Drinks (refill and line control) • Set up / tear down and event check in. They will be in contact with volunteers as the event gets closer regarding logistics. For a full wishlist please contact Damaris Pereda.

http://www.unitedfriends.org

Donate Wishlist Items to the Foster Youth at Assistance League of Los Angeles

Foster children are frequently moved from one home to another during a crisis with only the clothes on their backs. Foster Children’s Resource Center, a program of Assistance League of Los Angeles, provides emergency clothing and necessities to children referred by the Department of Children and Family Services. Located in Northridge, their center gives each child new school clothing, a jacket, pajamas, socks, underwear, personal care items, a backpack, school supplies, a book, and a toy. Each child is given personal attention and treated with dignity and respect, helping them to feel special. Social workers, foster parents and family members report that after visiting the Center, children experience a boost in self-esteem and improved school attendance and performance. How can you help? The Center is in need of brand new sports balls (e.g. soccer balls, basket balls, Nerf balls) and brand new infant and toddler toys (e.g. baby dolls, light up toys, Fisher Price classics). To learn more about the Foster Children’s Resource Center, click here for a video or visit https://assistanceleaguela.org/program/foster-childrens-resource-center/. To arrange for donation drop-offs, contact Kristin Muhl, Foster Children’s Resource Center Director, at muhlhouse@msn.com or call the Center at 818-701-0506.

https://assistanceleaguela.org/

Help Camp TLC Shower A Low Income School with Gifts

Camp TLC  is collecting toys and donations to help support their Camp LAkota Holiday Party. This is their largest party and strives to give the Wounded Knee School District (#4 poorest community in America) a special holiday. The officially reported poverty rate for American Indians living on Pine Ridge is 53.75%. The United States average is 15.6%. Two of the five "poorest communities in America" are located on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Last year, they surprised the school with gifts, this year if they are to raise enough funds, will host a Holiday Carnival for the families and their children. They are looking for donations of toys and monetary donations to help make this day special for the youth on Pine Ridge. If interested in helping, please contact 917.363.5154.

http://WWW.thecamptlc.org

Donate Toys to Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) for their Holiday Party

Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) is having a Holiday Party for their campers and the member of the East LA Rising Boys and Girls Club. Many of the campers and family rely on Camp TLC's generosity during this Holiday Season to help with gifts. Their campers reside in a kinship or foster care situation or have come from a traumatic circumstance. They try to make this time of year much brighter! They are looking for in kind donations of toys, etc. Monetary donations can be made via the website below or by calling 917.363.5154.

Join Gamers for Good for their Toys ‘n Joy event

As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to walk the aisles of the "toy store" with clients to help them find the perfect gift. Volunteers will also help re-stock the "toy store" shelves, pass out stocking stuffers and share holiday cheer to all in attendance. RSVP with this link: https://www.volunteermatch.org/results/opp_detail.jsp?oppid=2878771

http://www.gamersforgood.com/

“Adopt” a Foster Child for the Holidays!

Adopt a Foster Child for the Holidays! Light up the face of a foster child (ages 0-13) by providing them with that special toy theyre so looking forward to receiving! When you Adopt (i.e. sponsor) a foster child for the holidays, youll receive a personalized wish list with that childs holiday hopes and dreams. Spread some holiday cheer to a little one in need _ contact Elizabeth Rulon today to find out more! Aviva Family and Childrens Services provides mental health and social services to over 6,800 children, youth and families each year. Aviva believes every child and every family in their Los Angeles community deserves the chance for a brighter future. they provide compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families. Santa's Elves - they need you! "Santa's Workshop" at Aviva will be opening in mid/late November, and they need elves to help us sort and organize gifts for foster children, foster teens living in Aviva's group home, and sponsored families. Contact them today to find out more about how you and your friends/family/colleagues, etc. can come help out and join in the fun of the holidays! they ask that all donations be new, unused, unopened, and unwrapped. To make a financial contribution for the holiday drive, please visit www.avivacenter.org/donate

http://www.avivacenter.org

Help Spread Cheer By Becoming a Caroler with Hope House for the Multiple Handicapped Inc.

Hope House for the Multiple Handicapped Inc. is hosting a Holiday Party for all of their residents and their families with Santa, food, music. They would love to have volunteer CAROLERS at the event! The Holiday Party is on Thurs, December 20. Their residents with co-occurring autism, intellectual disabilities and mental health needs, really, really LOVE the holidays. Consider spreading holiday cheer by hosting a gift/toy drive! -- with family, friends or co-workers for Hope House for the Multiple-Handicapped, Inc. Hope House serves low-income children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and by collecting new, unwrapped toys/gifts for them, you will make them so very happy. Please deliver gifts/toys for Christmas by Friday, December 17. Visit http://hopehouse.org/wordpress/?page_id=430, where you will find individual wishes, or contact Vicki Mastro at vmastro@hopehouse.org or 626-747-9320. Don't have time to shop let Hope House do it for you. Make a cash donation by Dec. 17 and they will buy the gifts/toys! Visit http://hopehouse.org/wordpress/?page_id=430 to donate and learn more.

Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays with Families Forward Leanring Center

Consider adopting a family from Families Forward Learning Center. They serve low-income, at-risk families in Pasadena with children between the ages of 0-5. You can provide 1-2 gifts per family member and provide a holiday meal to help make this season a little easier for their families. 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 to their location 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! For more info and breakdown of cost please visit their website. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sarah Kimbrough - sarah@familiesforwardlc.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

http://www.familiesforwardlc.org

Lend a Hand with Connections For Children at their Holiday Angels Program

Help parents select toys and books for their children and wrap them as gifts. Each year Connections For Children collects holiday gifts for the children of low-income families in our community to help make their holiday wishes come true. Last year, they collected gifts for 1,000 children up to age 18 whose families live below or near to the poverty level and are enrolled in their child care subsidy programs. Local businesses can participate by hosting donation drives for our Holiday Angels Program. In turn, they make sure that these gifts are distributed to children in our community. On December 15th, 17th and 18th, families will be able to select gifts at our Santa Monica office. You can also participate as a volunteer at the event, by helping parents select toys and books for their children and wrapping gifts. click here to sign up:https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000a8t7oUAA

https://www.connectionsforchildren.org/

Lend a Hand with Connections For Children at their Holiday Angels Program

Help parents select toys and books for their children and wrap them as gifts. Each year Connections For Children collects holiday gifts for the children of low-income families in our community to help make their holiday wishes come true. Last year, they collected gifts for 1,000 children up to age 18 whose families live below or near to the poverty level and are enrolled in their child care subsidy programs. Local businesses can participate by hosting donation drives for our Holiday Angels Program. In turn, they make sure that these gifts are distributed to children in our community. On December 15th, 17th and 18th, families will be able to select gifts at our Santa Monica office. You can also participate as a volunteer at the event, by helping parents select toys and books for their children and wrapping gifts. click here to sign up:https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000a8t7oUAA

https://www.connectionsforchildren.org/

Help at a Holiday Extravaganza for Homeless Kids

Nu Skool Sings Old School will proudly present their Annual Holiday Extravaganza. For the past 14 years, they have hosted the Holiday Extravaganza for the inner-city kids that they serve all year around. Mini Concert by Nu Skool Sings Old School Star Performers & Kids Holiday Fashion Show, Celebrity Guests Presentations, Dancing, Games, Fun Raffles, Refreshments, Photo Shoots and Much More. And of course, Their Famous Toy & Gift Giveaway Party! They serve children living on the streets, in hotels or temporary housing. They also serve the children of former foster girls, children living with low income grandparents or other relatives and families in crisis. Now they are preparing to serve 100 kids this year. Most of their children must be bussed in from different areas throughout the city. Nu Skool Sings Old School Star Performers will distribute toys and gifts to the invited inner city children and also pose for picture with them on the Red Carpet. They have also invited some Celebrity Guests to come out and help them make this holiday season a memorable experience for some amazing kids! Nu Skool need toys and gifts for young children ages 3 to 13 years old. They also need fun gifts for teenagers ages 14 to 16 years old. They would deeply appreciate any warm clothing items, such as: blankets, sleeping bags, jackets, coats or sock for their homeless kids who often live on the streets.

http://www.nuskoolsingsoldschool.com

Volunteer and/or Donate to Alexandria House’s Free Shopping Holiday Party!

Alexandria House Free Shopping Holiday Party welcomes their past and current resident families to celebrate the holidays with them. Everyone gets a visit with Ms. Claus, a chance to pick out presents, 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 holidays season! Alexandria House is having a toy drive for their holiday parties where they 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 at Alexandria House. 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 436 S. Alexandria Ave. (yellow house) from Nov 26 to Dec 15. They couldn't do this without your support, thank you! 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 us. For information, please contact Anh at anh@alexandriahouse.org or (213) 381-2649.

http://alexandriahouse.org

Help Create Memories for a Lifetime with New Economics for Women – Family Source Center

This is an annual Holiday event where New Economics for Women - Family Source Center helps families create memories to last a life time. The community they serve are low-income and are impacted by financial hardships. With the help of sponsors they will be able to provide children with Christmas gifts, food, activities and much more on this special day. With hope and optimism, they would like to ask that you join them in collaboration in the event with any donation that you may be able to support with. With gratitude they would accept donations such as toys, monetary, food or any items you find appropriate for this event. Please join them this holiday season in providing over 1000 families with a magical holiday experience.

Lend a Hand with Connections For Children at their Holiday Angels Program

Help parents select toys and books for their children and wrap them as gifts. Each year Connections For Children collects holiday gifts for the children of low-income families in our community to help make their holiday wishes come true. Last year, they collected gifts for 1,000 children up to age 18 whose families live below or near to the poverty level and are enrolled in their child care subsidy programs. Local businesses can participate by hosting donation drives for our Holiday Angels Program. In turn, they make sure that these gifts are distributed to children in our community. On December 15th, 17th and 18th, families will be able to select gifts at our Santa Monica office. You can also participate as a volunteer at the event, by helping parents select toys and books for their children and wrapping gifts. click here to sign up:https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C1N00000a8t7oUAA

https://www.connectionsforchildren.org/

Support Students Soldiers Justice Memorial Corporation with their Annual Christmas Party

Students soldiers justice memorial corporation's annual Christmas party for Veteran and children. they will be providing children of veterans in foster care food & gifts. They host this event yearly. Social workers will be attending for children that are high risk. Volunteers will help serve food, hand out food, assist with entertainment for children. requirements: Christmas shirts & hat The event is hosted at the Rishers & Mortuary reception room in Montebello. they are asking for toys for children. they have 164 boys ages 6Months-16 teen usually ask for video games, sports equipment, hot wheels, action figures bikes skateboards baby's toys for active toddlers girls they have 202 ages 2-17 Dolls, skates, bikes, fashion design toys, dress-up, puzzles books, and video games for girls. Teens: makeup, purses, and jewelry Gifts for Veterans, Books, scarfs, Military items

http://www.Newhopelivingforvets.theyebly.com

Help Spread Cheer on Skid Row with Fred Jordan Missions

Help spread cheer on Skid Row with Fred Jordan Missions' Annual Christmas Celebration! The Mission hopes to help over 20,000 individuals during the holidays. Help hand out toys and Christmas dinner bags. To register please visit: https://fjm.org/events/view/31

https://fjm.org

Volunteer and/or Donate to Alexandria House’s Community Holiday Party!

Alexandria House Community Holiday Party welcomes their neighborhood families to celebrate the holidays. Everyone gets a visit with Ms. Claus, a chance to pick out presents, make crafts, and have a good time! Alexandria House is having a toy drive for their holiday parties where they give out gifts to more than 800 kids (!) over two days. A special request: hopefully the toys do not promote war/violence and please try to give toys that are ethnically diverse as to accurately represent the populations at Alexandria House. 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 436 S. Alexandria Ave. (yellow house) from Nov 26 to Dec 15. they couldn't do this without your support, thank you! they're 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 us. For information, please contact Madison at madison@alexandriahouse.org or (213) 381-2649.

http://alexandriahouse.org

Pitch in at the Winter Wonderland at Drew Child Development Corporation

Winter Wonderland is a Christmas Toy Giveaway that Drew CDC puts on for the community! They will have food, games and tons of fun. Volunteers will assist with set up, break down, gift distribution and oversight of activities. They are in need of food donations, toy donations, or any other items that would supplement our gift giving. They are also taking ALL financial contributions to help with the event planning and preparation.

http://www.drewcdc.org

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