Projects tagged with "Families"

Volunteer with Hollywood Food Coalition Meal Engagement Program

Come volunteer with Hollywood Food Coalition! HFC's Meal Engagement Program has been around for 33 years. They serve a delicious and nutritious multi-course "to-go" meal to food insecure people every night of the year (all comers!). They have two volunteer shifts available each day. Meal prep (sous chef, salad prep, dessert plating, you name it) and Meal Service. They are compliant with all Covid-l9 safety protocols and restrictions. The dinner service begins at 6:30pm, Mon-Fri, at their kitchen on the Salvation Army Campus, at 5939 Hollywood Blvd. (They are a secular organization: no religious test required for entry). On Sat & Sun, they are at their "away" site, on the corner of Romaine St. and N. Orange Drive (90038). Every day they have a lot of fun and would love to have you join. Go to their website,, and sign up on the Sign-Up Genius site. Wear comfy clothes and closed shoes.

Make Your Way Through a Virtual Mystery with HANDS4HOPE

Make your way through a virtual mystery and play the Stolen Stars Escape Room. The Hands4Hope Youth Board have worked really hard to provide you a fun experience during quarantine that also serves as their fundraiser benefiting the Upper Room Dinning Hall in Placerville. The Upper Room Dining Hall provides meals to the hungry members of their community 365 days a year regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, or income, treating guests with dignity and compassion. Their goal is to raise $3,500 and each sign up to recieve access to the virual mystery get's them $5 closer. All you have to do is open the Google form to get going on your journey. You will receive the link once you purchase your ticket! Here is the link with more info:

Support Alexandria House’s Top Chef Program

The Top Chef Dinner Program is Alexandria House's cooking program that serves current residents and other members of the Alexandria House community. It is a wonderful treat for women living in residence when volunteers drop off or deliver food! Just like you, they have a busy life with work, school and kids and can use a Ònight off Ò too! You can prepare a meal in your home kitchen and have a no contact drop it off before dinner time or order from local restaurants and have it sent directly to Alexandria House! They ask that food is dropped off to feed two groups of about 15 each. They begin dinner at 6:00pm, Monday - Sunday. Please plan to drop off or have food sent by 5:30pm. Please contact Valerie Johnson with any questions or to schedule a date to be a Top Chef!
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Help Deliver Meals for Meals on Wheels West

Volunteers are needed to deliver a hot lunch, light dinner, newspaper, and a Wellness Check Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to homebound people in Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu. Volunteers are often the only people clients of this organization see on a daily or even weekly basis. Volunteers will start at the Meals on Wheels WestÕs Santa Monica location to pick up the meals and will receive one route, which consists of about 10 clients. Once the meals are picked up at the Santa Monica location, volunteers drive their cars to the houses of each client on their route. Routes are designed to optimize travel time. If you have a limited amount of time, then the Volunteer Coordinator can assign you or your team to a smaller route. Please reach out to our Meal Delivery Volunteer Coordinator, Jen, at or (310)394-5133x2 to schedule your delivery. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended!

Donate Summer Essentials to Aviva Family and Children’s Services

Aviva Family and Children's Services provides compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families and they are hosting their first Drive-thru End of Summer Giveaway! It will take place on August 15, 2020 for all Aviva clients. Attendees will receive clothing, shoes, hygiene products, toys, books, school supplies, and MORE! Your contribution will ensure that every child receives school supplies in preparation for the upcoming school year. A list of needed items will be available through Amazon Smile Charity Lists on June 15. Simply got to Amazon Smile Charity Lists, search Aviva's legal name, Hamburger Home, and click on the items you would like to contribute. Items will be sent directly to their main office. Aviva Family and Children's Services is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your receipt as your official record. An official in kind letter will be mailed to you after they receive the donation. Please email stating you made a donation.

Fund Isolation/Quarantine Kits for COVID-19 Shelters for PATH LA

PATH LA is working in close collaboration with the city and funders to support our homeless neighbors during this crisis. One of our newest initiatives has been the opening of several new quarantine and isolation sites to shelter folks who are at-risk or have tested positive for COVID-19. We are serving over 400 individuals at these sites through shelter, wraparound case management services and social support throughout the length of their stay. Urgent Needs: Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, sanitary napkins, adult diapers, unused clothing, socks, backpacks, slippers - Isolation activities: books, markers, activity books, puzzles, board games (Jenga, Uno, cards, Scrabble, Dominos, Checkers, Chess, Connect 4), coloring books, crayons, puzzles, puzzle books, adult coloring, books, pencils. Drinks, snacks. Notes/cards of encouragement . *For health and safety reasons, all items must be new & unopened. Ship to: PATH, 340 N. Madison Ave, Attn: Development, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (or) click here and fill out to schedule a drop off

Donate Care Kits for PATH LA

As you shop for personal hygiene items, pick up a few extra supplies to help individuals currently experiencing homelessness . Urgent Needs:Hand sanitizer, Soap & shampoo,Cleansing wipes, Socks & cold weather clothing*, Blankets*, Non-perishable snacks & bottled water .*For health and safety reasons, all Care Kit items must be new & unopened. Ship to: PATH, 340 N. Madison Ave, Attn: Development, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (or) click here and fill out to schedule a drop off

Provide Food Support Kits for Seniors

Our neighbors living in supportive housing are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. We are in need of non-perishable food donations, so that they may remain safe and healthy in their homes. When you are next out grocery shopping, please consider filling your basket with a few extra food items and/or cleaning supplies to help their most vulnerable neighbors stay healthy. Food support bags can be assembled in cardboard boxes or reusable grocery bags. These kits will be distributed directly to those most in need. Urgent Needs:Cereal, Rice or pasta, Canned goods, Non-perishable snacks, Cleaning supplies. Ship to: PATH, 340 N. Madison Ave, Attn: Development, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (or) click here and fill out to schedule a drop off

Help Provide Essential Items for Families

Help provide critically needed essential items to keep families safe and cared for, as they stay at home in a shelter, motel, or supportive housing site. Family Kits can be assembled in reusable tote or grocery bags.Urgent Needs:Diapers, Wipes, Soap & shampoo, Baby formula, Non-perishable snacks. At-home activities for kids of all ages (ex. books, craft kits, and art supplies). Ship to: PATH, 340 N. Madison Ave, Attn: Development, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (or) click here and fill out to schedule a drop off

Provide Welcome Home Kits for PATH Metro Villas

With the opening of our newest supportive housing site, PATH Metro Villas, we will be welcoming 120 previously homeless adults and Veterans to a new home. Help our new residents feel safe and comfortable in their new home by providing basic home goods, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies. Urgent Needs: Bedding, Home goods (laundry hamper, bath mat), Kitchen items (pots & pans, dishes, uensils), Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste), Cleaning supplies, Target gift cards. For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened. Ship to: PATH, 340 N. Madison Ave, Attn: Development, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (or) click here and fill out to schedule a drop off

Donate to Pasadena Educational Foundation COVID Response Fund

COVID 19 has changed all our lives, especially for students, teachers, and their families since schools closed last month. For almost 50 years, the Pasadena Educational Foundation has responded to the needs of the PUSD community. This health crisis is presenting new challenges they have never before faced. In an effort to respond quickly to these unanticipated and urgent needs, the Pasadena Educational Foundation has established a Response Fund. Your contribution will help fund the following priorities that they have established, in coordination and partnership with PUSD leadership: Meals for PUSD Students and families, Technology needs for students, 3D printing. They encourage individuals, businesses and corporations, and community organizations to contribute to this fund to help them support their students well being and distance learning needs.
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Asisst Kidsave at their First Ever Virtual Miracles Gala

Kidsave's first Virtual National Miracles Gala will be a one-hour, free event on Thursday evening, July 23rd, 2020. The event will air twice, first at 6:00 pm Eastern and then at 6:00 pm Pacific. Choose one or both! Please invite your friends to register! They have a very full, fun hour planned! You'll hear from some celebrities including Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Molly Sims, classical guitarist Andrew York, and magician "Sean the Prankster." They'll honor the Andrew Ley Memorial Award recipient Mark Green for creating the successful Annual Hike With Your Heart for Foster Youth. Kidsave kids and families will share some amazing stories and you'll discover the awesome work of Kidsave, getting older foster kids and orphans connected to their forever families. Bid on some great auction items. You'll be inspired when you see what happens when kids get a second chance at a real future! Click here for more info:

Help Ascencia and Provide Essentials to People Experiancing Homelessness

Ascencia has always leaned on their community for support and care for their clients. They need more help than ever to provide for 45 of their shelter residents (men, women, and children) that are housed 24/7 at their facility. One way you can help is by dropping off prepared meals for their 45 shelter residents along with beverages, plates, cups, napkins, and utensils. Click the link to sign up: Want to help without leaving your home? Click here to browse local restaurants that will deliver catering: Not able to provide meals but still want to help? Click the link to donate: They are so grateful for anything you can do!

Donate Gift Cards for their At-Risk Clients

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is a multi-service agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of needed human services to people in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. JFSLA-HOPE is currently in need of gift cards for their counseling and shelter clients that are dealing with the unforeseen challenges caused by COVID-19 and domestic violence. Please give Cynthia Castro a call regarding donation policy. Additionally, feel free to shop on their amazon wish list:
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Help Sort Food with the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry

The North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry was formed 35 years ago by five very dedicated women who came from different religious congregations in the East San Fernando Valley and saw the growing problem of hunger right in their own backyard. Curently, the Pantry has an on going need for food donations and volunteers to help sort. Schedule can be customized within rules of the Temple. Must be 12+. Must wear closed shoes. Must bring masks and gloves. Perishable food donations can be arranged. If interested, please contact

Support At-Risk Families at Pico Union Project

The Pico Union Project believes that no one should go to bed hungry. During this pandemic, they currently distribute free fresh produce, childrenÕs books and household supplies to 2000 neighborhood families every week. Make a gift today to the PUP Emergency Fund to support the many families who need help! They are also in need of sturdy grocery bags, gloves, and lunches for their volunteers! They accept online donations as well as drop offs. Please coordinate drop-offs with office. Here is the link to donate:
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Donate Summer Care Packages for The San Gabriel Pomona Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center

The San Gabriel Pomona Parents' Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center welcomes you to help make a difference during the summer by donating puzzles, educational toys, and batteries for their care packages to families of children with special needs from birth to 22 years of age. Parents' Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center is a nonprofit that serves families of children with special needs from birth to 22 years of age. Volunteers are able to donate items for thier cause, by purchasing items online and having them directly shipped to them. Your other option would be to purchase the items and drop them off at their center by making an appointment. An Amazon Wish List has been created to give you an idea of the types of items children can use while at home as a family. Their Amazon Wish list link is:

Donate to Hollywood Food Coalition Meal Engagement Program

Hollywood Food Coalition Meal Engagement Program has been around for 33 years. They serve a delicious and nutritious multi-course "to-go" meal to food insecure people every night of the year (all comers!). DONATE produce, veggies, bread, meat, fish, fowl, baked goods and beverages. Or non-latex gloves, cottony masks, disposable aprons, aluminum foil, cleansers with bleach, or dish-washing soap. How about backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, socks, hygiene products, or blankets? Donate online at Send a check: Hollywood Food Coalition, PO Box 480157, LA, CA 90048 Text "give" to 323.402.5704. Almost all of their food is donated. They accept food, some personal goods (see above), CASH, time, advice, word-of-mouth, driving & picking up their donations or delivering them, and good humor.

Donate to Help Feed Those Most Impacted by COVID-19 with Meals on Wheels West

Every day Meals on Wheels West is enrolling more seniors, people living with disabilities, veterans, formerly homeless people, the chronically ill and the most vulnerable to Covid 19. During the last few unprecedented weeks, Meals on Wheels West has seen a 45% increase in the number of people they are Delivering More Than a Meal to. They are incredibly thankful for the continued support of the Meals on Wheels West community, including volunteers, donors and media. You can help from the comforts of your home by donating to purchase meals for those most vulnerable to COVID-19 here:

Host Your Own Neighborhood Cleanup & Scavenger Hunt!

If you are looking for an impactful activity for you and those in your household to get involved in, Heal the Bay suggests a DIY cleanup and scavenger hunt in your neighborhood. The supplies are minimal, itÕs a great way to get some physical activity nearby, and you can leave a spot in your community better than you found it! Click here for more info:
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