Projects tagged with "YOUTH"

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

Come Get Your Hands Dirty at the Community Garden’s Beautiful Organic Gardens

Come get your hands dirty at the next Community Garden Day, held at the beautiful 1.5 acre garden at 24th Street Elementary School! Volunteers will spend the morning beautifying  1.5 acre garden by weeding, mulching, watering, planting seeds, and more. At November's CGD you will be planting trees and prepping the garden for winter. November's event will also feature fun activities for the whole family including an interactive cooking demo, educational harvesting session, arts and crafts, guided wellness actives, and more. You will also share a healthy lunch together in the garden.  Garden School Foundation provides in-depth garden-based learning to youth at Title 1 schools in Los Angeles, strengthening connections between education, food justice, environmental awareness, and healthy communities. There is ample street parking by the school. The garden is located at the back of the school, past the playground. You can enter the school through the parking lot with the GSF banner out front. Follow the chalk signs through the metal door, around the cafeteria, and past the basketball hoops to the garden., Volunteers should wear close toe shoes and loose, comfy clothes that are school appropriate. They encourage volunteers to bring their own water bottle and sunscreen. They will provide light refreshments and all necessary tools and supplies. You don't need any gardening experience to participate - just a willingness to get dig in and get those hands dirty!

http://www.gardenschoolfoundation.org

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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

Join Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters Throw the Best Christmas Party

This holiday season, CBBBS is hosting the BIG Christmas Party for its Bigs (Mentors) & Littles (Mentees)! This great day of fun includes games, dancing, music, arts and crafts, face painting, gifts from Santa and more! The tremendous success of this annual fundraiser is due largely to the generous support of CBBBS’ friends. Your time as a volunteer will help create a wonderful experience for CBBBS attendees this holiday season and any tax-deductible contribution will go towards the costs of the event and 50 new mentorships in the program. CBBBS believes that all kids deserve to experience the joy that comes with the holiday season. Please join us in making this year’s BIG Christmas Party the best yet! Please fill out your interest in volunteer shift at the following link: http://catholicbigbrothers.org/cpvolunteers/ Venue will be outdoors, on grass with some shade. Tennis shoes and Tshirt recommended. Will sign off any volunteer required hours.
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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 Para Los Ninos for their Annual Holiday Party

Felices Fiestas is Para Los Ninos's Annual Holiday party in support of over 1,000 of their neediest children and families. The party includes food, games, crafts and of course, Santa. Event set up and clean up decoration serving food Santa Photo Booth Parking is provided. Donations needed: 5 heavy duty tricycles, 5 projectors, Chromebooks, Preschool Kitchen, Market place, Large puzzle piece puzzles (36-48 pieces), 6-sand and water tables, Sand and water table toys, Scholastic book certificates- to purchase their Book of the Month- need about $300 a month to support this Non-fiction books for classrooms, Dry erase markers and white boards

http://www.paralosninos.org

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

Sponsor a Child for The Jeffrey Foundation’s Winter Extended Day Program for Special Needs Children.

The Jeffrey Foundation provides programs and services for special needs children and their families. Give the gift of sponsorship and brighten this Holiday season by sponsoring one of 25 children for the Extended Day Program. Any monetary donation is appreciated no matter how big or small: http://www.thejeffreyfoundation.org. Please specify that the donation is "to sponsor a child for The Jeffrey Foundation Winter Extended Day Program and do so PRIOR to December 13, 2018. For more info, please contact Lorraine McCall.

5470 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Make Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry with One Voice #4

The One Voice Holiday Food Program needs you! Its that time of year when One Voice gathers all of their friends together to provide food baskets to over 12,500 people. Join them to help sort, package and give out the food. They are once again sorting and packaging the food in the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Please Note: This is the day of the giveaway! The families will be coming to pick up the food and toys from each designated center. Volunteers are needed to let each family know how much they are cared for. Please meet at the hangar at 8:00 am for assignments to specific centers. Come rain or shine! http://onevoice-la.org/donate/

http://onevoice-la.org/volunteer/

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Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books gives brand new books to thousands of kids living below the poverty line in LAs neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives - reading - so they can contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! HOLIDAY BOOK GIVEAWAY - Join Better With Books on Sunday, December 23 from 8:30 am to 2:30pm as part of a Book Giveaway Team to put brand new books in the hands of delighted kids at a festive holiday event with Santa, toys and tons of food baskets. Volunteers are needed for the entire event to assist with set-up and clean up, and theyll get to give lots of hugs and warm holiday wishes too! Event locations are throughout Los Angeles. Team Leaders, info and directions will be provided in advance. Snacks, lunch and beverages will be provided. This family friendly activity is best for children 10 and up, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Uplifting for everyone. they guarantee you will have fun while getting hands-on to make a difference! Deadline to RSVP and get on a Book Giving Team is Friday, December 7th. Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Dress casually and comfortably. Feel free to wear your Santa Hat! If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a tax-deductible donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Make Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry with One Voice #3

The One Voice Holiday Food Program needs you! Its that time of year when One Voice gathers all of their friends together to provide food baskets to over 12,500 people. Join them to help sort, package and give out the food. They are once again sorting and packaging the food in the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Please Note: This is the day volunteers deliver the boxes to One Voice's distribution centers. They need as many volunteers as possible. Teen and adult groups are perfect for this activity. Please meet at the hangar at 9:00 am. If you cant make it that early, come whenever you can; they can use your help all day. http://onevoice-la.org/donate/

http://onevoice-la.org/volunteer/

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Make Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry with One Voice #2

The One Voice Holiday Food Program needs you! Its that time of year when One Voice gathers all of their friends together to provide food baskets to over 12,500 people. Join them to help sort, package and give out the food. They are once again sorting and packaging the food in the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Please Note: Volunteers will be boxing the food and loading it into trucks. Come any time after 7:30 pm and work until about 11:00 pm. Dress warmly, please. http://onevoice-la.org/donate/

http://onevoice-la.org/volunteer/

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Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books gives brand new books to thousands of kids living below the poverty line in LA's neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the relentless cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives, contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! BOOK SORT - On Thursday, December 20th, from 7PM _ 9PM, they need tons of volunteers to sort, count, and box books to prepare for their Holiday Book Giveaway. This is a family-friendly event and children ages 5 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian; teens are welcome with adult supervision. Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Come for all or part of this event. Follow the signs for Better With Books. Dress casually and comfortably _ book sorting can be dusty work. Free parking available. If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a tax-deductible donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Make Holiday Food Baskets for the Hungry with One Voice #1

The One Voice Holiday Food Program needs you! Its that time of year when One Voice gathers all of their friends together to provide food baskets to over 12,500 people. Join them to help sort, package and give out the food. They are once again sorting and packaging the food in the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Please Note: This is the night that is most appropriate for children as well as adults. Come any time after 7:30 pm. They continue long into the night, usually finishing around 11:00 pm. In order to avoid a traffic jam and a long wait in line, please fill out your Sign-In Form in advance and arrive between 7:30-8:30 pm. For safety reasons, groups of kids will only be admitted if there is at least 1 adult to supervise every 2-3 kids. http://onevoice-la.org/donate/

http://onevoice-la.org/volunteer/

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Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books provides thousands of brand new books to kids living below the poverty line in LAs neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the relentless cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives, contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! BOOK SET UP - On Thursday, Dec. 20 from 2PM _ 4PM, they need volunteers to help organize for a successful Book Sort so every child gets a new book that is perfect for them! they need people to set up signs and tables, build boxes and physically schlep boxes of books with the help of dollies. Great for teens with an accompanying adult! Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events Come for all or part of this event. Follow the signs for Better With Books. Dress casually and comfortably _ book sorting can be dusty work. Free parking available. If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. Honor or gift someone with a donation made in their name. With any donation, you will receive a link to an e-card that you can send in celebration of someone special. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org

Help Put Books in the Hands of Kids in Need with Better With Books

Each year Better With Books provides thousands of brand new books to kids living below the poverty line in LAs neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned. Their mission is to break the relentless cycle of poverty and change the story by giving kids in need the key skill to improve their lives, contribute to society and make their shared future brighter. There are lots of opportunities to help! BOOK SET UP - On Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 2PM _ 4PM, they need volunteers to help organize for a successful Book Sort so every child gets a new book that is perfect for them! they need people to set up signs and tables, build boxes and physically schlep boxes of books with the help of dollies. Great for teens with an accompanying adult! Come for all or part of this event. Follow the signs for Better With Books. Dress casually and comfortably _ book sorting can be dusty work. Free parking available. Please RSVP at www.betterwithbooks.org/events If you cant join us at one of their events, you can support their efforts by making a donation so they can purchase great books for kids at a big discount. $5 puts a brand new book in the hands of child. The excitement, astonishment and joy of having a book to call their own will bring big smiles to their faces _ and to yours!

http://www.betterwithbooks.org/events

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