Projects tagged with "YOUTH"

Donate to Benefit I Have A Dream Foundation – Los Angeles

I Have A Dream Foundation - Los Angeles is hosting a holiday celebration honoring their IHAD LA stakeholders and supporters! The purpose of this event is to learn about their mission, their work, and the youth they serve! they will be accepting gift cards, checks, and cash donations.

Help St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church Put Together Their Annual Outreach Event

St. Michaels largest Outreach event of the year is Holiday Cheer. They welcome over 200 kids and their families from area shelters and throw a huge Christmas celebration. There are countless opportunities to volunteer. Holiday Cheer will be Saturday, December 8, 2018. Planning meetings for the event will begin in October of 2018. You dont want to miss this amazing chance. See Meredith Reese or the Rev. Patti Sells for more information.

Attend a Gala Aimed at Providing Gifts for Needy Youth with Rays of Light Philanthropic

Rays of Light Philanthropic is hosting their 11th annual Christmas "Be a Blessing" Gala aimed at providing Christmas gifts for foster care and homeless youth and teens. They need your help as a volunteer to ensure that their event runs smoothly and beautifully. They have many event prep volunteer opportunities. They ask that all volunteers wear comfortable shoes and dress semi-formal/cocktail attire with the exception of the Tear Down Team. Call Time: 5:00 pm they ask that you stay until 10:00 pm to assist your team in breaking down their station. Dinner will be provided for volunteers and service credit for school. Please note, volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Click here to sign up:

Help Home-SAFE Vista Del Mar Throw a Holiday Party

Home-SAFE is planning a Holiday Party (X-mas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa) for Saturday Dec 8, 2018 at the LA Zoo for poverty level families with children ages 0-12 years of age. They will be offer zoo entrance, lunch, arts & crafts and gifts., Home-SAFE is planning a Holiday Party (Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanza) at the LA Zoo on Dec 8, 2018. Their guests will be poverty level families who are enrolled in their Early Head Start and child abuse prevention programs. They will be offering zoo entrance, lunch, arts & crafts and small gifts. they do not have funding to have their children ages 0-8 years of age ride the zoo merry - go- round. They expect approximately 100 children. (tickets for children are $3.00 each) They would be grateful for any donation that you can offer.

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.


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.


Be a Holiday Helper with Five Acres

Team up with our friends at Five Acres to be a Holiday Helper! Hardworking volunteers are needed to work with staff to organize and sort holiday donations, greet donors and help with forms and inventory donations. Please Note: For more information about Holiday Helpers please call/email Sue at 626.773.3751. Help their friends at Five Acres with donations of new unwrapped toys for children ages 1-17 years. your generosity will surely be appreciated by the vulnerable children this great organization assists and their families!

Bring Joy to the Kids at Thomas A. Edison MIddle School

Bring a smile to the kids at Thomas A. Edison Middle School! Their youth deserve to have a Christmas gift. They will select students that are experiencing loss and a financial crisis and give them a Christmas memory to experience. They will also reach out to the refugee youth and their families. Toys for ages 11-16 is good! Gifts for families are also appreciated. You could wrap them up or they will assign a day to wrap them up together.

Join an Evening to Benefit Olive Crest

A 1920s Evening to Benefit Olive Crest Get dolled up for a fun 1920s-themed evening to benefit their local at-risk children and families. The night includes fun casino games, silent and live auction, and touching stories from local Coachella Valley youth. For more information, contact Vanessa Arroniz-Espinoza (760) 848-0227 or Link to buy ticket:

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Provide a Joyful Holiday Season for Kids with Special Challenges

Each year the folks at Five Acres strive to create joyful memories for vulnerable children who have already overcome many challenges in their young lives. Fortunately, they have you generous supporters who make holiday wishes come true for the kids and families who rely on their support. You can help them by collecting new toys, clothing and gift cards to help them feel cared for and loved. When to donate your gifts: To ensure their children receive their gifts in time for the holidays, please deliver your unwrapped donations to Five Acres between Monday, November 27, 2017 and Friday, December 8, 2017. Here are some popular Wish List Items: Art supplies, Best Buy gift cards*, Bike and helmet, Board games, Footlocker gift cards*, Game Stop gift cards*, Grocery store gift cards*, iPod Shuffle, Lego sets, MP3 players, Pillow Pets, Radio, Remote-control car/airplane/helicopter, Scooter and helmet, Skateboard and helmet, Target gift cards*, ToysRUs gift cards*, Wal-Mart gift cards*, Other highly-requested gifts, Action figures, Bath & body products, Clothing & department store gift cards*, Hello Kitty, Shoes, Sporting equipment (basketball, football, football glove, softball, baseball, soccer, etc.), Sports jerseys, Stereo CD/boombox, Video games. *Gift Cards Please clearly write the amount on the gift card and place card & receipt in a sealed envelope. For more information, contact: or (626) 773-3751 Donations are accepted Monday_Friday, 8 am_5 pm and Saturday, 9 am_3 pm. Bring your gift-in-kind form Please bring a completed gift-in-kind form. Download is available at

Help Wrap Books with the Child Care Resource Center

Help Child Care Resource Center - Van Nuys get the holiday season started on the right foot! They've got thousands of books that need to be wrapped and less time than you think to do it all! Child Care Resource Center cultivates child, family, and community well being. With your help, CCRC will provide every child in Head Start a new toy and age appropriate book for the holiday season. Additionally, at our distribution event, children from the community have the opportunity to come to the office to participate in activities and take home a wrapped toy and book. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Saturdays leading up to the holidays, volunteers will be wrapping and sorting books and toys that will be distributed amongst the community. All materials will be provided. Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 years of year or older and be able to lift up to 30lbs. Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website: They will have giveaway goodies for all volunteers who donate their time.

Join the The California Highway Patrol hosts their annual CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive

Donate a new, unwrapped gift (or gift card!) and make this holiday season special for a less fortunate child or teen in our community. Every donor receives a special gift from Citadel Outlets, while supplies last.

Serve a Hot Meal to the Homeless Community with Food on Foot

Do you want to feel really good on Thanksgiving Day? Join Food on Foot on November 22rd for a special Thanksgiving serving. Volunteering is also a perfect way for you to spend the holiday with your friends and family. Children ages 6 and up are welcome. You will light up the spirits of our most vulnerable neighbors in need when you volunteer during their special Thanksgiving serving. Please help in serving a wonderful dinner, sleeping bags and bus tokens to the poor and homeless of Hollywood this Thanksgiving. Advance registration is required at They fill up quickly as space is limited. Over 250 people will thank you, and it will be an experience you will never forget. For more information please contact

Assist in Event Prep for Gamers for Good

Join Gamers for Good at the Westside Thanksgiving. Plan to arrive 1/2 hour early for the shift you have been assigned so youll have time to park and go through orientation. Look for volunteers directing traffic to available parking lots, then check-in on Corinth Avenue at the Volunteer Check-in sign by the municipal buildings. Dinner will be served between 11am-3pm. Then everyone will pack up and clean up until 6 pm. Gamers for Good welcome everyone: especially veterans, students, low-income families, seniors, anyone who is homeless, and anyone who is alone on Thanksgiving. All volunteers will be working outdoors. Wear comfortable footwear. All children under 18 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. RSVP HERE:

Help Homeless Families at Lynwood Unified School District | Homeless Education Program During the Holidays

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, many of their students do not have a Thanksgiving meal to look forward to over the holidays. Their 4th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway is scheduled to take place Wednesday, November 21, 2018. their goal is to provide 150 turkeys and food baskets to their neediest families. they are seeking donations like: turkeys, ham, gift cards (grocery stores like Superior, Food 4 Less, El Super) to donate during the event. The support of your organizations is key in supporting their homeless families and also a way that you can continue helping their students and families in their social and academics. Not only will your contribution be publicly recognized during the event, but this will also be a great opportunity for you to make an impact toward their neediest families in Lynwood! Their Homeless Ed Program and school sites will identify 150 families in need of a Thanksgiving meal and they will wrap up the items in a goody bag. Your donation are tax deductibles.

Take Part in Hillsides’ Adopt-A-Family Program

Hillsides is the premier provider of education and behavioral health care services for vulnerable children and families living in Southern California and the families who look to the organization for counseling and parenting assistance experience extreme poverty. This holiday season, you or your organization can adopt a family by providing gifts and food gift certificates for a specific family. For program guidelines and a family profile, including ages, sizes and gift wishes, can Laura Kelso starting Nov. 20. (Adopt-a-Family)

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

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 Thanksgiving season by sponsoring one of 25 children for the Extended Day Program. Any monetary donation is appreciated no matter how big or small: Please specify that the donation is "to sponsor a child for The Jeffrey Foundation Winter Extended Day Program and do so PRIOR to November 15, 2018. For more info, please contact Lorraine McCall.

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.

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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 for more info and to sign up.

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