Volunteer with LGBTQ Center of Long Beach this Holiday Season #1
The LGBTQ Center Long Beach advances equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs, and services. They envision fully affirming communities where all LGBTQ people live in health, wellness, safety and prosperity. Attend their Volunteer Informational to learn about The Center’s mission, programs, and services, available volunteer positions and the roles, responsibilities and expectations for each position, minimum volunteer requirements, steps for completing an application, and moving forward in the volunteer selection process. To learn more and register please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-informational-11152019-tickets-75962741605?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Donate Thanksgiving Food at Alexandria House
Alexandria House, a wonderful transitional shelter for women and children, is asking for food donations for Thanksgiving. Your donations are transformed into beautiful food baskets given to their large community of past and current residents and neighborhood families who are at-risk women, youths, and families. Donation items they're asking for are traditional Thanksgiving foods such as turkeys, yams, cranberry sauce, pies, etc. Please drop the donations off at their office located at 426 S. Alexandria Ave. (yellow house) by Monday 11/25. They couldn't do this without your support, THANK YOU! For more details, please contact Anh Le at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 381-2649.
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
Provide Gifts for Homeless Youth of My Friend’s Place
My Friends Place is a great drop-in resource center in Hollywood offering comprehensive health, education and therapeutic services each year to 1,400 homeless youth and their children. This holiday season, My Friends Place would like to deliver gifts to 250 homeless youth during their Decemberember 13th Holiday Party. They are in need of the following items: $10 gift cards (grocery stores, Target, CVS, etc.); $10 fast food gift cards (Subway, Jack In The Box, El Pollo Loco, etc.); new scarves and gloves; new hoodies (all adult sizes); new sleeping bags; new headphones/earbuds. If you are unable to do a drop off, please consider giving through their Amazon Wishlist! www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/AICMXW1D8492. To coordinate a donation drop off or for more info on hosting a Gift Drive or Giving Tree, please contact Daniel Lee, Development Assistant, at 323-472-4579 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can help, please provide all donations by Decemberember 7!
Donate Toys to Underserved Youth at Crete Academy
Crete Academy serves students in one of the lowest income zip codes in LA and homeless students. This year they are hosting "Adopt a Child for Christmas" and they need your help! Donations of Christmas presents are needed for their students K-12. Donors that shop for a child can obtain their student wishlist by filling out the donor form on their website. All gifts are to be purchased, wrapped and delivered to the school no later than 12/16/19. If you cannot get a gift please consider a monetary donation for them to purchase a Christmas gift for you! Check out their page for more information: https://www.creteacademy.org/copy-of-donate To donate please contact Linda Harris at email@example.com.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. To sign up please check out the form found on their Donate page: https://apch.org/get-involved/donate/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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/
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/
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 they're 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 the night. 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/
Knit or Crochet Warm Hats and Scarves for the Troops
There’s something about receiving a handmade item that warms the heart, especially when you're 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/
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.
Share the Love with Homeless Youth at Safe Place for Youth
Safe Place for Youth’s mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. The goal of their program is to provide critical resources and empower young people to take control of their lives, supported by trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and positive youth development strategies in a safe, non-judgmental environment. This Holiday Season Safe Place for Youth is asking for donations of hygiene items, clothing, sleeping bags, and blankets. For more information on donations please contact Cody at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.safeplaceforyouth.org/in_kind_donations
Become a reading partner and make a lifelong impact on children in Los Angeles schools
Reading Partners is an education nonprofit that mobilizes community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to struggling elementary student readers.Reading Partners needs volunteers like you to provide individualized reading support to students in under-resourced elementary schools. With your help, students can be equipped with the foundational skills they need to read at grade level. Each week, you will meet one-on-one with your student every week to help them develop strong literacy skills and discover a passion for reading. Reading Partners will provide a structured curriculum, in-person training, and ongoing support to help your student thrive. Rigorous research has proven that Reading Partners significantly increases reading proficiency. No teaching experience required and anyone over the age of 14 can volunteer. Must Sign Up on Website.
Become a reading partner and make a lifelong impact on children in Pasadenaschools
Reading Partners is an education nonprofit that mobilizes community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to struggling elementary student readers. Reading Partners needs volunteers like you to provide individualized reading support to students in under-resourced elementary schools. With your help, students can be equipped with the foundational skills they need to read at grade level. Each week, you will meet one-on-one with your student every week to help them develop strong literacy skills and discover a passion for reading. Reading Partners will provide a structured curriculum, in-person training, and ongoing support to help your student thrive. Rigorous research has proven that Reading Partners significantly increases reading proficiency. No teaching experience required and anyone over the age of 14 can volunteer. Must Sign Up on Website.
Face Paint at the Los Angeles 2019 Turkey Trot
The Celiac Disease Foundation is excited to host its 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk at the Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center. The Turkey Trot provides the opportunity for families to connect with others in the celiac disease community and raise awareness for this serious disease. They are looking for someone with experience in painting, particularly face painting, to join them for the CDF Los Angeles Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk! They are expecting around 125 people at the event, although not everyone will participate in face painting. It is a family-friendly event with kids who will enjoy having their face painted. Must be at least 18 years old. If you're interested in being a face painting please register at here: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3191894.jsp
Unearth & Empower Communities Annual Fundraiser: Music Under the Stars
Please join us for a night of "Music Under the Stars" as we raise funds for youth to engage in the arts and education. . MISSION: Creating pathways to college, employment and entrepreneurship for underserved youth through engagement with education and the arts. . .
Release a Butterfly for The Emily Shane Foundation
The skies will be filled with the magic of hundreds of butterflies as the Emily Shane Foundation holds its fourth annual butterfly release. Sponsor one or more butterflies as a way for you to help students in need succeed and as a thank you to a mentor or someone who helped make a difference in your life.Butterfly Magic appeals to all ages and is an opportunity to support our SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) Program’s mission of providing academic mentoring/tutoring to disadvantaged failing/struggling students in the mainstream, middle school classroom. We only serve those who have no recourse and could not otherwise afford the necessary support we provide. We invite guests to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the event and marvel at Alumni Park's spectacular ocean views and scenery. For more info please visit: http://emilyshane.org/home
Imagine Awards: A Non-Gala Gala
A PARTY 30 YEARS IN THE MAKINGJoin Inner-City Arts as they celebrate three Decemberades of empowering young people through creativity and art. At this special day, your support makes it possible for them to invite the students and families whose lives have been transformed by their mission. Continuing the Inner-City Arts' tradition of hosting the most interactive non-gala gala around, this year they're gathering on the Inner-City Arts campus for the first time! You're in for a treat: GOURMET BRUNCH FAVORITES SIGNATURE COCKTAILS INTERACTIVE ART MAKING MUSIC TO MAKE YOUR MORNING ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR AUCTION 30 VISIONS EXHIBIT