Projects tagged with "Volunteers and Donations"

Learn About Animals & the Environment with Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Come join Bolsa Chica Conservancy to learn more about the animals at their interpretive center! During the feeding, they will cover feeding habits and general biology and anatomy of the reptiles and marine animals! *Please note: snake feedings involve live mice.* For more info contact: info@bolsachica.org

Join Safe Place for Youth for their 4th Annual Gala

"Safe Place for Youth (SPY) provides life-saving support to homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-25 in West Los Angeles. Join SPY on Sunday, June 2, 2019 for their 4th Annual Gala: Thrive! This year's benefit will celebrate community leaders and the resilient homeless youth who inspire us daily. Join SPY for a night of delicious food and drinks, live music, silent auction and much more! All funds raised from SPY's Gala will go directly towards providing resources to over 1,400 youth annually. They are proud to be honoring Evan Spiegel, CEO and Co-Founder of Snap Inc., for his generosity and commitment to the fight against homelessness in our community. They will be giving the Community Support Award to their 2018 Host Home program volunteers Marlene and Michael Rapkin and Lijah Barasz and Wes High who have exemplified the power of community by opening their homes to the young people they serve. This year, delicious food will be provided by Bettolino Kitchen and new SPY partner Bread Head will provide desserts featuring ingredients from their new community garden! Click link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spys-4th-annual-gala-tickets-59226860133"

Help Distribute Food and Clothing to the Homeless with Food on Foot

"You can help distribute food and clothing to the homeless and poor with Food on Foot on any Sunday, from 3:15pm to 5:00pm, at Food on Foot's Hollywood location (1625 N. Schrader Blvd.) Devoting 90 minutes of your time has a positive and heartwarming impact on the homeless that you serve. Food on Foot are kid friendly too! They encourage you to bring your children and inspire them to give back to their community. (All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Volunteering requires a $25 per person donation, including children. Your gift will go towards funding for the food and gift cards you will help distribute on Sunday afternoon. Use their online volunteer sign-up (link below), and show up. It's surprisingly easy ‰ÛÒ and a few hundred people will thank you for it. In the private parking lot of the Los Angeles LGBT Center (Schrader is one block west of Wilcox, between Sunset & Hollywood Blvds.) Children ages 6 and up are welcome to attend! (All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)."

Join Assistance Leaque of Los Angeles Prep for their Back to School Event

Help Assistance League of Los Angeles prepare for thousands of low-income children to go back to school in the fall! This FREE event is open to ALL ages. Families, corporate volunteers, groups and individuals are welcome with advance registration! Event activities include: School supply drive to fill 500+ backpacks Book drive to collect 2,000 books Various sorting, assembling and arts & crafts stations

Join Students Run LA Kick Off the Summer for a 5k Race

Enjoy an easy, flat 5K course around the Griffith Park Golf Course. Following the 5K, enjoy free post-race snacks, a DJ, games, and reconnect with SRLA family. Registration is open to EVERYONE! All ages and experiances are welcome. If you are a SRLA alum or a Los Angeles run club member, please contact naomi@srla.org for a special discount code! Thru April 30th: $35 After May 1st: $40 All proceeds benefit the next generation of SRLA students. Online registration is available until Friday, June 8th at 11:59 am. Students Run LA has a NO REFUND policy. We do not offer any refunds or discount codes if you cancel your registration. Parking: Suggested to arrive 30 minutes before race start. Cars will enter from the north side of Crystal Springs Drive allowing for easy entry and exit from the park. Event schedule and times: Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. It is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the race. Event Schedule 7:00 a.m. Check-in opens 8 a.m. 5K Fun Run / Walk 9:00 a.m. Refreshments, Games, Raffle 9:30 a.m. Post-run festivities 10:00 a.m. Festival concludes. All runners/walkers will receive a SRLA shirt, water, and snacks. Picnics Lots of green space to picnic with family and friends after the run!

Participate in AHEAD with Horses’ Children’s Demonstation and Fun Day

Every June, AHEAD With Horses Inc. holds their Annual Children's Demonstration and Fun Day. This is a day when all of the children in their program can showcase all of the wonders they have accomplished while riding a horse and have their friends and family cheer them on as they receive their Outstanding Achievement Awards. These accomplishments can range from now being able to lift their head, sit, use their hands and arms, move legs, stand, walk, speak or other communication, focus, follow directions, etc. These might seem like simple tasks to you, but to these children and their families, they can be life changing! Tickets are $14 adults, $7 children, under 3 free Ticket price includes BBQ lunch and a free toy for the kids. The event will include a demonstration by the AHEAD With Horses students, BBQ, Silent Auction, games, arts & crafts, a massage booth, and more! All proceeds benefit AHEAD With Horses, a non-profit developmental therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities.

Help Restore the Bolsa Chica Wetlands with Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Public Service Days are held on the second Sunday and last Saturday of every month, and run from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Please come in closed-toe shoes, as you will be working in off-road terrain! Come prepared with sun protection with a water bottle, sun glasses, sun screen, and/or a hat! Ages 6 years-Adult. Donations of heavy duty trash bags assist us greatly! They recommend arriving 10 - 15 minutes early to secure parking. To that end, they also encourage carpooling whenever possible! If you have any questions, please contact via phone at (714) 846-1114 or via e-mail at kenny@bolsachica.org.

Help Distribute Food and Clothing to the Homeless with Food on Foot

"Devoting 90 minutes of your time has a positive and heartwarming impact on the homeless that you serve. Food on Foot are kid friendly too! They encourage you to bring your children and inspire them to give back to their community. (All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Volunteering requires a $25 per person donation, including children. Your gift will go towards funding for the food and gift cards you will help distribute on Sunday afternoon. Use their online volunteer sign-up (link below), and show up. It's surprisingly easy and a few hundred people will thank you for it. http://www.foodonfoot.org/volunteer/ Location: In the private parking lot of the Los Angeles LGBT Center (Schrader is one block west of Wilcox, between Sunset & Hollywood Blvds.)"

Learn About Animals & the Environment with Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Come join Bolsa Chica Conservancy to learn more about the animals at their interpretive center! During the feeding, they will cover feeding habits and general biology and anatomy of the reptiles and marine animals! *Please note: snake feedings involve live mice.* For more info contact: info@bolsachica.org

Join At The Crossroads for their Summer SunDay

"Summer SunDay is a peer-to-peer fundraising hike that raises much-needed support for At The Crossroads' work with young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Join ATC on a beautiful hike, eat delicious food, and bond with other community members while raising vital funds for our work with young people on the streets. For more info please visit: https://fundraise.atthecrossroads.org/event/summer-sunday-2019/e224281"

Donate Much-Needed Art Supplies for Kids at Free Arts

Free Arts uses art to restore hope, resiliency, and self-esteem in children in Los Angeles ages 5-18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. They serve more than 22,000 children in Los Angeles each year via nearly 200 adult volunteer mentors. Help make a difference in empowering children through arts this summer by donating much-needed art supplies from Free Arts' Wish List! If you would like to get a copy of Free Arts' Wish List please email Karol@freearts.org. Other forms of donations can be made at http://www.freearts.org/donate/ Free Arts also has many volunteering opportunities, if you would like to be part of their programs please visit http://www.freearts.org/trainings/ for more information or email Karol@freearts.org.

“Donate Much-Needed Hygiene, Food & Clothing Items for the LA Mission”

"Consider sponsoring a hygiene drive among your friends and associates to assist the Los Angeles Mission in meeting a huge need. Their Friends and Neighbors who come to them every day for a shower and clean clothing, do not have access to hygiene products and toiletries unless the Mission supplies them. Their current gift-in-kind needs are: personal care items, nail clippers, lip balm, deodorant/antiperspirant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, mouthwash, razors, body wash, diapers, conditioner, hair gel/grease, hair brushes, formula, and shampoo. They would also like help collecting food and clothes. For suggested items check out their website. Donation Center Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm Sat 7am-5pm Sun: Closed Please contact Tina Russek at (213) 629-1227 ext. 437 for questions or for more information."

Help Out at The House of Yahweh’s Thrift Shop

The House of Yahweh has a small but dedicated full time staff, whose commitment goes beyond any average job description. Another invaluable asset to their ministry are VOLUNTEERS. They have a large group of volunteers, of all ages, who come and help them prepare and distribute food boxes, as well as working in their thrift shops. Additionally volunteers work special projects and help raise monies and food. The House of Yahweh needs volunteers Monday through Saturday. One 4 hour shift can make a huge difference. There are many ways you can help. Please visit https://hoy-southbay.org/volunteer.html to check out a list of volunteer positions.

Start a Donation Drive to Support LA Family Housing

Support LAFH participants by recruiting friends, family, or coworkers to donate items from their wish list. This can be done at a time and place that works best for your group. They will schedule a drop off or pick up time. Any age is welcome! Please check their website for more info!

Help Provide Basic Necessities to People All year Long Through the LA Mission

"LA Mission serves thousands of people on Skid Row in all kinds of ways throughout the year. They have Friends and Neighbors who come every day for a shower and clean clothing, and do not have access to hygiene products and toiletries unless they supply them. For this reason a constant and abundant supply of these are required at the Mission. Without your help, they must purchase these products. Consider sponsoring a hygiene drive among your friends and associates to assist us in meeting this need. The following is a list of our current gift-in-kind needs: Personal Care Items - Nail Clippers - Lip Balm - Deodorant/antiperspirant - Toothpaste and Toothbrushes - Mouthwash - Razors - Body Wash - Diapers size 3, 4, 5, 6 - Conditioner - Hair gel/grease - Hair Brushes - Formula - Shampoo Serving 3 meals a day, every day, means that we go through an enormous amount of food. Food donations do not even begin to make a dent in what we need to provide 1,260 meals a day. You can help. Talk to your friends at work or at church and put together a food drive for the Mission. Use the suggestions on this page as a guide when collecting items for your donation. Food - Beef - Ham Cheese: Cheddar - Milk - Poultry - Veal / Monterey / Mozzarella - Butter / Margarine - Pork - Eggs - 90 lb for one serving / Slices or Block / Canned Cheese Clothing Items New Tube Socks New Underwear (Boxers) New Women's Undergarments (Sports Bras and Plus Sizes) Men's Pants (especially sizes 34 - 44) XL, XXL, XXXL Men's Shirts Men's Tennis Shoes Size 8 and Higher Shower Shoes Pajamas, Tops and Bottoms Teen Clothing. Donation Center Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-7pm Saturday 7am-5pm Sunday: Closed Please contact Tina Russek at (213) 629-1227 ext. 437 for questions or for more information."

Adopt/Foster a Basset Hound, Volunteer With or Donate to Daphneyland

If you're looking to help some very cute dogs, check this out: The Basset Rescue Network at DaphneyLand was founded in 2005 and is a group of volunteers who have come together for the rescue of basset hounds and to provide rehabilitation in the form of proper nutrition, supplemental care, veterinary care and behavioral modification to properly socialize the basset hounds in a pack environment. They promote educational programs of nutritional awareness, spaying and neutering of all animals to decrease the number of canines being euthanized in local animal shelters, companion animal care instruction and training, youth leadership programs, and community involvement through awareness campaigns, adoption events and military and family crisis programs. For more information on how to adopt or foster a hound, volunteer at Daphneyland or donate to this worthy cause, please call 661-269-2682.

Hit the Water with Big Sunday’s Harbor Cruise!

"Sail away with Big Sunday! Come aboard our cruise with all sorts of nice folks from all over. This is a memorable time for people facing various challenges some have never been on a boat! Volunteers, we need you to hand out donuts, be friendly, and most importantly meet someone new! This is a part of our popular We're all in the Same Boat Project."

Help Pack Backpacks for Create Now’s Arts Festival

"Create Now is hosting an arts festival in DTLA near STAPLES on Saturday, August 3rd from 10AM-1PM followed by VIP luncheon 1pm-3pm. The event is geared toward community agencies that serve high-risk youth, their clients and families. They also encourage the local community to attend. The kids will have the opportunity to perform at an Open Mic Talent Show and receive a prize for their participation. There will be arts projects, popular characters, giant games, live art, free snacks and food plus each child will receive a backpack filled with school supplies. They are in need of donations of school supplies and backpacks for 400+ children. In addition, toys and gift cards are also welcome. Volunteers ages 21 and older are needed in different capacities for this event. Sponsorships from $500 and up are available with wonderful benefits. Contact Jill Gurr for more information."

Beautify Compton with the Compton Initiative

The primary activity of the Compton Initiative is the quarterly workday, when they match large numbers of volunteers with 20-25 prepared work sites. Each event includes painting, debris removal, yard work and graffiti removal at homes, schools, churches and public spaces. With each beautification event, grateful residents marvel as their homes go from dull to vibrant in just a few hours, and astonished students return to freshly painted schools and a new sense of pride. The Compton Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 with a 40-year commitment to restore the City of Compton by painting homes, schools and churches on quarterly workdays in partnership with individual volunteers and other organizations. They offer community organizations, service groups and non-profits an opportunity to make a sustainable impact in Compton by instilling a sense of care and pride within each neighborhood. Please visit http://justdogood.org/time/ to sign up! info@justdogood.org

Host a School Supply Collection for Community’s Child!

"Community Child is looking for churches, businesses, corporations, or anyone who is interested in hosting a Back to School backpack and/or school supply drive for Community's Child. Also looking for hairdressers who can provide children with new haircuts. Each year they prepare between 250-300 disadvantaged South Bay children with the necessary school supplies to return to school. In addition, children receive new shoes and haircuts and parents receive the needed tools to assist their children with their homework. All donations collected must be delivered by August 8th. They are still in need of the following supplies: backpacks, crayons, composition books, color pencils, wide ruled filler paper, college ruled filler paper, 1.5 inch 3-ring binders, pencil cases/pouches, glue sticks, erasers, pens, 1-subject college ruled spiral notebooks. Please call for the total numbers needed and the complete list. In addition, if you or your group wish to volunteer on the day of distribution please let them know. Volunteer spots fill up quickly. All volunteers must be 18 and older."
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