Projects tagged with "Volunteers and Donations"

Share Your Special Talents and Help AHEAD With Horses Beautify its New Property

AHEAD With Horses is a non-profit that offers developmental therapeutic programs for children with all types of disabilities in the Los Angeles area. 2018 is their 50th anniversary and they are celebrating being able to move into a new property, that means each kid will be able decorate their rooms and there will be more space for their therapy horses. They want this space to be as beautiful, safe and inviting as possible. If you, or someone you know, have any special skills, like plumbing, electrician, construction, welding, landscaping, moving truck, etc. Please let them know if you would be willing to donate your services. If you are interested in helping the beautifcation project for A Head with Horses in any way possible, please call their office (818) 767- 6373.

Help Beautify Beagles and Buddies’s Memorial Garden

Beagles and Buddies will have a beautifucation project to fix up and clean their Memorial Garden and Dogs Help Heal center where service dog training and basic training classes are held. Hours are flexible, Volunteer hours commitment of 2+ hours is appreciated. All ages welcome! Small children can paint designs, plants, dogs, symbols, etc. on broken concrete pieces forming meditation labyrinth. Great opportunity for anyone to help level the grounds and remove small weeds and roots that need to be unearthed. B&B will feed hydrate and keep HAVING FUN at top of the task list.

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 Other forms of donations can be made at Free Arts also has many volunteering opportunities, if you would like to be part of our programs please visit for more information or email

Support Adopt-a-Meal with the LA Mission

The Los Angeles Mission provides nearly 1,500 hot meals every day. You can provide meals and hope – every month – to hungry, homeless and hurting people here in Skid Row. When you Adopt-a-Meal, you commit to provide a specific meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner for hungry, homeless and hurting men, women and children who come to the Los Angeles Mission. The Adopt-a-Meal program allows volunteer groups to take charge of a meal as though it were their own event. The volunteers will prepare and serve the designated meal for approximately 500 Mission guests. The Adopt-a-Meal program allows more time to connect with students, friends and neighbors. You get the opportunity to share directly with those who benefit from your gifts. To Adopt-a-Meal now, or for more information, please call at (213) 629-1227, ext. 334.

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.

Host a Virtual Food Drive for the LA Regional Food Bank

A fast, easy and convenient way to put food on the table for hungry neighbors in our community. It saves you the hassle of a trip to the grocery store and lugging heavy cans. It also saves time and resources for the Food Bank since they can skip sorting and storage. It’s a great way to inspire your family, friends and coworkers to join you in fighting hunger in L.A. County. For instructions to get started please visit:

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 to help pack grocery boxes and bags. 2 hour shift, once a month on a Saturday. You will be doing furniture pick up and deliveries and moving heavy items in the Thrift Shop. Persons who would be comfortable pricing goods in their thrift shops. Persons with sewing machine experience to make simple curtains for the trailers. Persons to work in their home delivery food program. You are needed to deliver food once a week on the same day to at least 5 shut-in families located in the same area. Volunteers in both of the Artesia and Lawndale Thrift Shops.

Join the Walk to Fight Homelessness with the Union Rescue Mission

Homelessness is devastating communities nationwide, but nowhere more than in Los Angeles. We now have more than 58,000 men, women and children living on Skid Row and throughout Los Angeles County each day. For more than 126 years, Union Rescue Mission has provided safe shelter, meals, long-term rehabilitation programs, education, counseling, medical services and encouragement to help our neighbors escape homelessness forever. But with the skyrocketing increase in women and children on the streets, they need your help! This is your opportunity to turn your compassion into action. They would like to invite you to join them for our inaugural 5k Walk to Fight Homelessness. Proceeds from the walk will go toward the continuation of their life-saving programs and services to help those experiencing homelessness find their way home. The walk begins at LA Live and travels through the streets of Downtown Los Angeles. Parking: Structure parking is available in the West Garage (Lot W - Enter on Chick Hearn Ct.) for $15 a car. Public transportation is strongly encouraged For public transportation information, please visit LA Live's Visitor Center:

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:

Learn About Sustainability by Attending MEND’s 11th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference

The 11th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference will be held June 6, 2018 from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm at the MEND Center in Pacoima. The theme for this year’s conference is Nonprofit Social Enterprises: Pathways to Success and Sustainability.The focus will be how nonprofits can create mission-centered opportunities and generate earned income through business lines. The MENDing Poverty conference brings together nonprofit executives, subject matter thought leaders, community-based service providers, and funders from across Los Angeles to discuss issues and solutions for addressing poverty. $99* Early Bird Registration fee through Wednesday, May 23 $119* Regular Registration (Includes continental breakfast and lunch) *Groups of 10 receive 5% discount. Please enter MPC_18 at registration. The event is co-hosted by MEND and Valley Nonprofit Resources. For event schedule and to register please visit:

Come Out to Support the Veterans of the Antelope Valley and Get Your Color On!

Bring your family and GET YOUR COLOR ON for a 5k through Pelona Vista Park that's a little on-road and a little off-road...nothing you can't handle. Plenty of color stations at every kilometer focusing on the colors of America. The starting line has great music to get you motivated for your WARM-UP and plenty more jams to motivate through your day. Waves start at 8am and go every few minutes. Suitable for all levels of walkers, runners and those in between of all ages. This is an un-timed event. Benefiting transitional housing, scholarships, financial assistance and PTSD counseling. Run starts at 8am. Registration fee is $35 (includes race shirt, dog tag, sunglasses and bandanna. Here is the link to register:

Donate Your Time and/or Money for AHEAD With Horses’s Annual 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. All money raised will go towards their program and providing developmental therapeutic riding sessions to disabled children. They are looking for donations for their Silent Auction that will be going on at the event. They can also use donations of bottled water, soda cans, napkins, individual bags of chips, etc. for their BBQ lunch. All donations, in kind and direct donations of money, are greatly appreciated. They will need lots of volunteers to help with set up, clean up, running the game booths and arts & crafts, helping with the silent auction, helping with the bbq, parking, and many other activities. You can volunteer the whole day or just for a couple of hours. Volunteers who sign up do get a lunch!

Get Involved at the Child Care Resource Center’s Community Volunteer Day

Get involved with CCRC! They are hosting a CCRC Community Volunteer Day on Saturday, June 9 th, from 10 am to 1 pm at their Van Nuys Warehouse! Sign up today and you’ll have the chance to help your community by participating in activities such as: - Organizing Books - Building Bookshelves - Wrapping Gifts They have a limited number of spots available! Invite your friends and register today at their website: Requirements & Commitment: Must be at least 16. Time commitment of 3 hours. Can’t attend but still want to give back? There’s plenty to do! - Drop off Books at their HQ office! - Your contribution will go toward purchasing much needed products and educational materials for children in their service area.

Join A Place Called Home for their Health and Garden Expo

This convention will provide access to basic preventive services and screenings; an opportunity to enroll in low-cost or free health care coverage; and it will also encourage participants to make positive changes to their lifestyle and behavior in order to improve their health. The resource portion of this fair is targeted to increase awareness of the opportunities, services and programs offers to the community. This will be a wonderful opportunity for parents and community members to receive critical services and learn about resources within the community. Please contact for selection of shift. They are currently looking for a sponsorship of $5k for this event. Deliverables can be provided upon request. Please email

Lend a Hand Running Activities at Olive Crest’s Family Health Awareness Fair

Family Health Awareness Fair: Saturday June 9th, 2018 from 12pm-3pm. Open to everyone. Members of community will come to allow children to participate in different activities while also getting resources from different Mental Health, Fitness and Nutritional agencies. Free food will be served and raffle prizes will be happening. The event takes place at Olive Crest 17800 Woodruff Ave Bellflower, CA 90706. Volunteers are needed to help run activities. These activities are kid friendly. This includes football, soccer, archery, boxing, coloring, basketball and baseball. They also need help running the raffle area, serving food and registration. All volunteers show up at 10am to help set up.

Join Students Run LA Alumni and Your Favorite LA Run Crews 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 some of SRLA’s longest serving SRLA leaders. Registration is open to EVERYONE! If you are a SRLA alum or a Los Angeles run club member, please contact for a special discount code! Thru May 20th: $35 After May 20th: $40 All proceeds benefit the next generation of SRLA students. Online registration is available until Friday, June 8th at 11:59 am. 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 8:15 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!

Help Restore the Bolsa Chica Wetlands with Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Every 2nd Sunday and Last Saturday of the month from 9:00am-12:00pm. Meet at our Interpretive Center at 3842 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92649. Make sure to wear close-toed shoes, layered clothing, protection from the sun and bring water. Ages 6 years-Adult. Donations of heavy duty trash bags assist us greatly! RSVP by Contacting Eric Paquette; (714)846-1114 or

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 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. Location: In the private parking lot of the Los Angeles LGBT Center (Schrader is one block west of Wilcox, between Sunset & Hollywood Blvds.)

Help Faciliate and Prep Activities for the Kids at Alexandria House’s Summer Camp

The Alexandria House Summer Camp is held every summer (June to August) at Alexandria House for 30 school-aged kids (K-5th grade). The kids go on field trips and participate in arts, sports, and water activities. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate and prep activities and are also welcome to lead their own programs. If you have ideas for camp, please send them to their camp coordinator at All new Alexandria House volunteers are asked to go through an orientation before volunteering. Volunteers age: at least of high school age. There’s no time commitment, you can volunteer for one day or for the whole summer. The volunteer shifts are 9am-noon and 1-4pm. Please consider donating so they can fund their many programs, including summer camp.

Join Safe Place for Youth for their 3rd 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 Thursday, June 14, 2018 for their 3rd Annual Gala! 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 1,000 youth annually. Click link to purchase tickets: All funds raised from the their 3rd Annual Gala will go directly towards SPY programs.
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