Projects tagged with "VETERANS"

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 Assemble Care Packages with Operation Gratitude

At any given time, the Operation Gratitude facility is filled with millions of items donated by Americans from across the country. Once a month or more, they call on hundreds of eager and spirited Volunteers in the Southern California area to help them assemble these items to create the Operation Gratitude Care Packages. They have tasks appropriate for all levels of ability. Please visit https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/assembly-day/ for more info and to sign up.

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

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Come Spread Holiday Joy at Long Beach VA Hospital’s Holiday Bash.

Long Beach VA Hospital is looking for someone to come as Santa, if you have a Santa costume and fit the part, please request this specifically. This is a potluck style party and they would love to have you show off your culinary skills by sharing a delicious dish or drink, please contact them beforehand to let them know what you will be sharing. They will be doing holiday crafts and need donations for art material, if you have an interest in leading a crafts table let them know your idea. they will be playing white elephant and need wrapped gifts no more than $15 (population appropriate for vision impairment). If you would like to provide musical entertainment such as singing or playing an instrument please provide amplifier, microphone, music stand ext. Contact Victoria Hernandez for more details at Victoria.escovedo@va.gov or by calling 562-826-8000 Ext. 6032 Please come by at 5pm to help set up and decorate. they will be organizing in the dinning room at the Blind Rehabilitation Center. Holiday Bash will begin at 6:00pm. If donating food, please make sure it is wrapped securely and labeled so they know what ingredients are inside. Some of their vets do have dietary restriction and others may be vegetarian or vegan. If you are donating a gift for their white elephant party please have the gift wrapped and ready to go. If donating art supply for crafts there is no need to gift wrap. Please drop off all donations at the Recreation Therapy office at the Blind Rehabilitation center in building 166.

Team Up with Big Sunday for Lots of Community Holiday Decorating

Once again this year, Big Sunday will be decorating loads of places _ hospitals, shelters, community centers, group homes and other great nonprofits _ for the holidays. The decorating starts after Thanksgiving and goes through December, and happens all over the place. Want to help? Great! Let Beenish know! (Lots of places have already asked for help. We can set up a time that mutually convenient for everyone. Or, if you're looking for someplace to decorate near you they can help you with that as well. Let Beenish know about that, too!)

www.bigsunday.org

Help with Holiday Meals with Volunteer Actions for Aging

Put the Give In Thanksgiving with Volunteer Actions for Aging. They are looking for kind and caring volunteers for a variety of tasks on Thanksgiving morning. They need drivers to come to their SCAN Headquarters in Long Beach, pick up meals and delivery instructions for seniors who have requested meals and then deliver them to the seniors in their house or apartments in many cities in Los Angeles County. You pick the distance and the number of meals you would like to deliver. They ask for a minimum of 10 miles and 3 locations as they serve seniors spread out over the County. The time commitment is small, approximately 2 hours between 10am-noon. Many volunteers load up their family members, kids, friends and pets in the car to make the deliveries. They are also in need of standby volunteers to fill in for delivery folks who cant make it at the last minute. In addition they need volunteers at their HQ to help with the meal packing, distribution and paperwork. To join them on that day, please sign up soon.

https://scan.samaritan.com/

Serve Thanksgiving Meals with PATH

PATH is moving thousands of individuals, Veterans, and families off the streets and into permanent housing every year. They are looking for up to six volunteers (18+) able to purchase, prepare, and serve a meal at our 30-Veteran interim housing facility in West Los Angeles. They are also always looking for supporters able to assemble reusable shopping bags filled with the following items for our social workers to redistribute to clients in need. - One $30 gift card to Ralphs or Food for Less - Thanksgiving greeting card - 1 box of corn bread or corn muffin mix - 1 box of mashed potato mix - 1 box of stuffing - 1 box of pudding mix - 1 can of cranberries - 1 box of chicken broth - 2 cans of yams - 4 cans of vegetables - Misc. Thanksgiving decorations (ex. plates, napkins) Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact sophial@epath.org or (323) 644-2231. Thank you!

Help Assemble Care Packages with Operation Gratitude

At any given time, the Operation Gratitude facility is filled with millions of items donated by Americans from across the country. Once a month or more, they call on hundreds of eager and spirited Volunteers in the Southern California area to help them assemble these items to create the Operation Gratitude Care Packages. They have tasks appropriate for all levels of ability. Please visit https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/assembly-day/ for more info and to sign up.

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

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Help Host a Christmas Dinner for the Veterans’ Families at U.S.VETS – Inglewood

U.S. VETS - Inglewood hosts a Christmas Dinner for their local veterans in both transitional and permanent housing at their Inglewood site. It includes a Toy Drive to help these veteran's who are father's give gifts to their children during the holiday season. They also are producing a first-ever 'Hoops For Heroes' charity basketball game on Saturday, November 10. It's their biggest community fundraiser of the year and they would love a few items to raffle during our pre-game and halftime. They could use a few raffle items for the basketball charity game on 11/10/18 and 6 volunteers who would like to help with snack bar, crowd control and ticket table.

http://www.usvetsinc.org/inglewood

Help American Family Housing with their Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

American Family Housing (AFH) is a nonprofit that provides housing and supportive services to homeless and low-income families, individuals and veterans in Orange and Los Angeles counties. AFH is partnered with a few local supermarkets to fundraise donation that will go towards providing a complete Thanksgiving dinner to formerly homeless and low-income families and veterans in Orange County. These families face financial difficulties and your act of kindness will spread some joy to these families this holiday season! Volunteers will help with passing out flyers to bring awareness about the Thanksgiving dinner drive. Please note, store locations will be provided once you've signed up to volunteer.

https://afhusa.org/

Knit or Crochet Warm Hats and Scarves for the Troops

Theres something about receiving a handmade item that warms the heart, especially when youre deployed. Why? Because every moment of time, talent, and energy poured into a handmade item is an expression of deep appreciation for the service and sacrifice of the service members who receive their Care Packages. In the cold winter months, Operation Gratitude includes a lovingly handmade scarf or hat in every Care Package they send to the Troops. To make that happen, they need the knitting and crocheting talents of many Volunteers across the country. For detailed instructions visit: https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/handmade-with-love/

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

Help Throw a Party for the Clients at PATH

PATH is moving thousands of individuals, Veterans, and families off the streets and into permanent housing every year. Check out the following volunteer opportunities: Adopt a Site! Host a holiday party at one of their shelters or supportive housing communities. They are searching for volunteer groups that can decorate community spaces, host a holiday party, and provide gifts. This is perfect if your group can provide holiday support for 30 - 100+ individuals. Locations include Winnetka, North Hollywood, Gardena, Long Beach, Del Rey, Koreatown, Highland Park as well as Santa Barbara and San Diego. Jingle Bags! While they understand that volunteers often gravitate towards supporting families during the holiday season, they rely on our supporters to help make sure we support Veterans, senior, and chronically homeless adults as well! Sponsor Jingle Baskets for a variety of PATH programs. Fill a REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG with the wishlist items and schedule a donation drop-off in November or December during PATH business hours (Monday through Friday). See website for wishlist.

Organize a Cents for Service Fundraiser for Operation Gratitude

You can organize a Cents for Service fundraiser at your workplace, school, or club. Every $15 donated will pay to ship an Operation Gratitude Care Package! This can be a fun and simple way for your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and/or teammates to show support for all who serve. For detailed description of instructions please visit: https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/cents-for-service/

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

Help Make Paracord Bracelets for Troops at Operation Gratitude

Not only do these bracelets look cool, they can actually be used to save a life in an emergency situation. they include them in their Care Packages because theyre both functional and meaningful, as they are handmade by an American who wants to show their appreciation to their Troops and First Responders. All who serve use paracord, which gets its name from parachute cord and can hold up to 550 lbs. of weight. The bracelet provides 7.5 feet of cord in an emergency. Paracord Survival Bracelets can be used to: Secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles, Build a makeshift shelter, Extend a security strap or rope to reach and haul heavy objects, Create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location, Make a sling or splint, And those are just a few of the ways to use the full paracord! Cut the paracord and remove the 7 to 9 individual nylon strands inside it and now you have finer strong string to use as: Sewing thread to repair gear, Emergency sutures to close a wound, Fishing line, Trip line to secure an area. For detailed instructions please visit: https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/paracord-bracelets/

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

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Write Letters to Troops During the Holidays

Every Operation Gratitude Care Package includes a bundle of letters from the American people, thanking Troops, Veterans, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes and their Caregivers, or First Responders for their service to their country. Care Package recipients say that these letters, notes, and drawings are the most cherished items in their box. Letters are accepted year-round. They have a special need for letters specifically written to New Recruits, Veterans, and First Responders. For more details visit: https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/write-letters/

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

Become a Letter Screener for Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude receives 1 million+ letters each year from Americans who want to express their gratitude for their heroes service. As letters flood into their facility from across the country, their trained volunteer Letter Screeners individually read and approve each note. You must live close enough to The FOB in Chatsworth, CA to take their Letter Screener class, and to pick up and drop off the letters. Each Letter Screener will attend an approximately 25-minute instruction that will teach you how to screen and categorize the letters. Please contact them to set up an appointment by emailing info@operationgratitude.com. They will make every effort to accommodate your schedule. They organize group classes a few times a year. They can also provide group or one-on-one training during the normal operating hours (M-F, 9 -4), or they can set up an appointment to meet off-site at your and their convenience.

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

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Help Provide Care Packages for Operation Gratitude

What better way to mark the holidays than to share the spirit with someone bravely serving their country? Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 200,000+ individually addressed care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Heroes and their Care Givers. Each package contains food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support. At this time, are most urgent needs are: Socks (Crew Length, Black); Deodorant (Non-Aerosol); All-Purpose Wipes (individual wipe or 30-wipe or less packs); Razor (Disposable singles); Body Wash (Travel Size); Warmers (i.e.: Hot Hands, Grabbers); Cotton Swabs/Q-Tips (Travel Size); Pocket Tissue packs; Mouthwash (Travel Size); Hand or Body Lotion (Travel Size); Lip Balm (i.e.: Chapstick, Carmex, Blistex); Blank Note/Greeting Cards (for Troops to write home); Small Notepads Snack Foods: Bags of Jerky (smaller size, single serve); Individual Size Salty Snack pack (peanuts, pistachios, etc.); Protein Energy; Bars; Fruit Snacks (individual size); Gift cards to chain stores such as supermarkets, drugstores, Walmart, Target, or VISA, MasterCard, American Express. For More Info please contact Kelly South at kelly@operationgratitude.com

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

Support Veterns’ Childrens at the Lighthouse Social Service Center /SSVF Program

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERANS FAMILIES (SSVF) The SSVF program assists Veteran Families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness end their housing crisis and stabilize in permanent housing. your help will be much needed and appreciated since they deal with families that are going through hard times in their lives. With your support and donation, their veteran's children will be able to celebrate this Christmas and will be able to bring a smile to their faces.

http://lighthouse-ssc.org

Support Veterns’ Childrens at the Lighthouse Social Service Center /HFH Program

HOPE FOR HEROES PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING The Hope for Heroes Permanent Supportive Housing Program assists homeless disabled Veterans and their families break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. your help will be much needed and appreciated since they deal with families that are going through hard times in their lives. With your support and donation, their veteran's children will be able to celebrate this Christmas and will be able to bring a smile to their faces.

http://lighthouse-ssc.org

Support Veterns’ Childrens at the Lighthouse Social Service Center /RRH Program

RAPID RE-HOUSING FOR FAMILIES LightHouse Social Service Centers, Rapid Re-Housing Family Program provides rapid re-housing services to homeless families currently residing in Riverside County, California. your help will be much needed and appreciated since they deal with families that are going through hard times in their lives. With your support and donation, their veteran's children will be able to celebrate this Christmas and will be able to bring a smile to their faces.

http://lighthouse-ssc.org

Support Veterns’ Childrens at the Lighthouse Social Service Center /FSP Program

The LightHouse FAMILY STABILIZATION PROGRAM assists families who are currently living in homeless or are at imminent risk of homelessness end their housing crisis and stabilize in housing. . your help will be much needed and appreciated since they deal with families that are going through hard times in their lives. With your support and donation, their veteran's children will be able to celebrate this Christmas and will be able to bring a smile to their faces.

http://lighthouse-ssc.org