Projects tagged with "YOUTH"

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

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 Foster Youth this Holiday Season with Walden Family Services

Walden Family Services celebrates with their 70 Walden Transitional Housing Program young adults at Shakey's Restaurant on December 17 at 6:00pm. Walden Family Services has 70 young adult foster youth, ages 18-21, living in apartments in our transitional housing program. They would like to request gift cards or appropriate gifts for these young adults. Everyone loves to give toys to children but few want to give gifts to young adults. These young adults are in the foster care system. Many of them will have no family to spend the holidays with. They would like to brighten their holiday season with gifts! Please consider giving to them. Gifts and gift cards can be brought or mailed to the Walden Family Services office. Please provide gifts by December 17.

http://www.waldenfamily.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/

Empower Children Through the Arts for the Holidays

The mission of Free Arts is to use art to restore hope, resilience and self-esteem in children in Los Angeles ages 4-18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and/or homelessness. They depend on a team of committed volunteers to make this possible. If you would like to spend a few hours a week this Holiday Season doing art projects with children as they wait for their hearings in dependency court you can attend the volunteer mentor training on either November 19th or December 17th from 12 to 3pm at the Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court in Monterey Park. For more information or to RSVP please contact Carly Taylor at carly@freearts.org

http://www.freearts.org

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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

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

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

Provide Gift Cards & Clothes for Bienvenidos’ Christmas Party

Bienvenidos is a compassionate community of care dedicated to healing children, strengthening families and transforming communities. With your help, their low-income clients will be able enjoy the organizations Christmas Party, which includes good food, music, and toys! Help brighten the spirits of many of Bienvenidos families with the purchase of gift cards (i.e. Walmart/Target)and childrens clothing for the season. Items can be dropped off any time before Dec 14 at their Los Angeles location or arrangements can be made to pick up the items.

http://www.bienvenidos.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

Assist the Coliseum Street Elementary School with their Need of Toys for the Holidays

The Los Angeles Unified School District's Attendance Improvement Program seeks donations throughout the year to provide gifts to underprivileged children at their school during the holiday season. For the last few years, The Los Angeles Fire Department has assisted them by providing toys and gifts for the students, but there is never enough to fulfill their need. They distribute the gifts on a date close to the winter break so that students can get an opportunity to enjoy at least one toy during the holiday season. Any donations that you would like to share with them can be brought to their school and dropped off at the main office any weekday for the first two weeks of December. Please let office staff know that the gifts are for the PSA counselor's Holiday Attendance Celebration.

Adopt A Family with the Lynwood Unified School District

The Homeless Ed Program in Lynwood serves over 500 students at any given day in a community of roughly 15,000 students. they serve a largely immigrant population with a high unemployment rate. their Annual Holiday event is scheduled to take place Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at their District Office. This holiday season, you or your organization can adopt a student or family by providing gifts and gift certificates for a specific family. For more information, guidelines and details on a family in need - please contact Tam Nguyen (tanguyen@mylusd.org) or Maribel Martinez (mmartinez@mylusd.org) starting Nov. 19th. Please contact Tam Nguyen @ Student Services Department for more info (310) 886-1618; tanguyen@mylusd.org their Homeless Ed Program in Lynwood serves over 500 students at any given day in a community of roughly 15,000 students. they serve a largely immigrant population with a high unemployment rate. their Annual Holiday event is scheduled to take place Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at their District Office. This holiday season, you or your organization can adopt a student or family by providing gifts and gift certificates for a specific family. For more information, guidelines and details on a family in need - please contact Tam Nguyen (tanguyen@mylusd.org) or Maribel Martinez (mmartinez@mylusd.org) starting Nov. 19th.

https://www.lynwood.k12.ca.us

Decorate Ornaments at the Community Center of La Canada Flintridge

With the holidays right around the corner, now is a great time to glaze ceramic ornaments to decorate around the house!! For $15 per painter, you can paint TWO ornaments!! Items will be fired and ready for pick up on Friday Dec. 14 from 12pm-4pm. All ages welcome! All participants under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are needed prior to start time for set up time and after the event to break down.

http://www.cclcf.org

Volunteer & Donate to the Saban Community Clinic’s Annual Patient Holiday Party

Wanna share your time and talents at an awesome holiday party with awesome people? Sign up for The Saban Community Clinics Annual Patient Holiday Party today! The party was started in 1989 to provide warm clothes to high risk youth and teens in the Hollywood area, with 35 people attending the first event. Since then, the Holiday Party has expanded to serve the growing need of patients, including children and families. This year the Clinic expects more than 500 people in attendance during the event that starts at 12 pm. For more information on donating any of the needed items or volunteering at the event, please contact Audrey Rufe at 323-330-1653 or by email at arufe@sabancommunityclinic.org. Visit http://www.sabancommunityclinic.org/Events-Calendar/Event-Details.aspx?Event=12 for more info. Please Note: Contact Audrey for more information on volunteering. Needed items include: (Newborns to Age 2)Baby Wipes; Baby Shampoo & Wash; Bibs; Blankets; Bottles; Changing Pads; Clothes and Diapers / (Youth and Adults) Backpacks; Blankets; Jackets; Sweatpants; Shirts; Socks; Body Wash; Deodorant; Travel sized shampoo & conditioner; Toothbrushes & Toothpaste and Undergarments.

http://www.sabancommunityclinic.org/Events-Calendar/Event-Details.aspx?Event=12

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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Join Community Center of La Cadada Flintridge for their Holiday Ceramic Sales.

Over 65 local artists come together to sell their work that ranges from everyday useful items to gallery works of art. Its a feast for the eyes. Not to be missed as there is something for everyone.

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

Garden School Foundation, Inc hosts monthly Community Garden Days at the 24th Street Elementary School garden. Make new friends as you help them plant, weed, water, mulch and more! You dont need any gardening experience to join in- just a love of nature and a willingness to get dirty! Dig in! with Garden School Foundation YEAR-END APPEAL Excited about Urban Agriculture and Ecology? Believe in Equitable Education and Food Access? Passionate about Sustainable Food Systems and Wellness? Garden School Foundation is for You and They need Your Support! $130 gives one of their students an entire year of garden and cooking classes. $250 supports a team of parents and interns for one month in their innovative Cafeteria to Compost Program that is diverting hundreds of pounds of food waste from school lunch tables to their edible garden beds. $500 covers three months of their Seedling Operation that is training developmentally disabled young adults to propagate seedlings for GSF schools and beyond. $1,000 underwrites one of their monthly Community Garden Days where school families, community members, and like-minded urban gardeners from throughout L.A. come together to maintain the gardens, enjoy demos, and share lunch.

http://gardenschoolfoundation.org/donate/

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Read Aloud to Children with Reading to Kids

Do you like holiday stories? Reading to Kids organizes monthly reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month at eight downtown Los Angeles elementary schools. The reading clubs run from 9 am - 12 pm. Pairs of volunteer readers read aloud to small groups of students from the elementary school (typically between 4 and 6 children per group) in a fun environment. Teachers at the elementary school provide supervision and guidance throughout the morning. Please visit http://www.readingtokids.org where you'll need to register and RSVP. For more information, please feel free to e-mail info@readingtokids.org or call 310-479-7455. For exact locations, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Please Note: Reading to Kids supplies all of the books and craft supplies. Each child receives a book to take home and the books read aloud are donated to the school's library.

http://www.readingtokids.org

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