Projects tagged with "Families"

Donate Back-to-School Items for Alexandria House

For the month of July, Alexandria House is hosting a Back-to-School drive to collect school supplies for the children they serve. Their wishlist includes: pencils (No. 2 & mechanical), pens (all colors), graphing paper & notebook, lined paper (college-ruled preferred), plastic folders & dividers, scissors (kids-sized), rulers & protractors, glue (sticks & liquid), highlighters, colored pencils & crayons, calculators (regular & scientific), mini-staplers, white-out (liquid & tape), post-its, backpacks & lunch boxes, mini hand-sanitizers, erasers: pencil-top & regular, pencil pouches, 1-inch binders, index cards: colors & white, lined, poster boards (white), reusable water bottles, dry-erase board spray cleaner, markers: thin & thick, permanent, washable, and dry-erase, notebooks: single & 3-subject, spiral-bound and composition. They also accept monetary donations on their website: www.alexandriahouse.org/donate.

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 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.)

Lend a Hand at Big Sunday’s Thursday Morning at 10am

Here’s a way to help every week throughout the summer! Join us for TM@10 at Big Sunday headquarters where we’ll host a different service project each week that benefits a worthy cause! Enjoy good food, good company and good deeds; everyone is welcome. We’ve helped lots of shelters, hospitals and senior facilities all over town. Join us as we make fun tie dye t-shirts for Big Sunday's Harbor Cruise! For more info or to sign up, please email Rob at rob@bigsunday.org or visit http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/tm10/ for more info.
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Donate Much Needed Summer Camp Essentials to Thomas A. Edison Middle School

LAUSD-Thomas A. Edison Middle School is hosting a Summer camp for at-risk youth. They serve a largely immigrant population with a high unemployment rate, many of their students stay home for the summer. Their goal is to provide 2 summer camps, a week long each, to provide enrichment, leadership, and finish off with a field trip. Summer Camp is scheduled to take place during the month of July. So they are seeking donations like: school supplies, art supplies (lots of them), office supplies, gift cards, bus transportation sponsorship, and healthy snacks. Drop off location will be at the Thomas A. Edison Middle School in the main office (Ask for Estephania Vazquez). They are looking for volunteers who have a specialized skill in the arts or other teaching skills that they can offer the 7th grade students. Students from college are encouraged to volunteer. Every committed volunteer will be asked to facilitate a 1 hour activity. Sports volunteers are also welcomed! Office supplies they will need are color pencils, pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, art supplies for the arts and crafts activities, and snacks.

Help Pack Backpacks for Create Now’s Arts Festival

Create Now is hosting an arts festival on August 4th from 10AM-1PM. 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 a dance, song or sketch and receive a prize for their participation. There will be free refreshments, food, entertainment and each child will receive a backpack filled with school supplies. Volunteers are needed to help pack backpacks with school supplies. They are in need of school supplies and backpacks for 250+ children.

Help Cook and Serve Breakfast at Ronald McDonald House

Do you make a mean breakfast? Well, put your culinary skills to good use with our pals at Ronald McDonald House! Volunteers will cook and serve breakfast to individuals and families who are staying at RMH while they have a sick family member. 16 and up

Join At The Crossroads for their Summer SunDay

Summer SunDay is a half-day fundraising hike up to the East Peak of Mount Tamalpais on Sunday, July 15. Hikers are given the tools and individualized support to reach out to their communities and raise vital funds for At The Crossroads, a nonprofit organization that works with homeless youth and young adults in San Francisco. It takes less than five minutes to sign-up, and your time and effort makes an incredible impact on the lives of ATC's clients. For more info please visit: https://fundraise.atthecrossroads.org/event/summer-sunday-2018/e181092

Lend a Hand at Big Sunday’s Monday Mornings at 10am

Here’s a way to help every week throughout the summer! Each Monday morning at 10 am, we host a different, fun, hands-on service project at Big Sunday headquarters called MM@10 (Monday Mornings at 10). It’s a great way for folks of all ages to get together to help others. Join us as we make animal blankets and toys for No Kill LA! To RSVP for upcoming MM@10 events, please contact Beenish at beenish@bigsunday.org. See http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/mm10/ for more info.
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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

Join Heal the Bay for their Nothin’ but Sand Beach Cleanup

Help Heal the Bay make Nothin’ But Sand a zero-waste event! Each volunteer will need to register individually unless you bring a group. Register groups of 2-100 people under the Youth Group ticket type. Overflow Admission: When the general admission sells out, you can still register, however you will be responsible for bringing your own cleanup supplies: a bucket or trash bag, and a garden glove or latex gloves. All volunteers must sign online waiver or bring a signed waiver form. Bring cash if you plan to park in the lot (there is no discounted parking) or come early to find street metered parking. Volunteers 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by parent or guardian. Service hour forms will be signed by the beach captain at the end of the cleanup. Buckets, garden gloves, water, and healthy KIND Snacks will be provided, but they encourage you to bring your own cleanup supplies and a reusable water bottle to reduce our environmental footprint. Please be prepared to be outside for 2-3 hours. Beach weather can be unpredictably hot or cold, so they recommend dressing in layers. Check website to register! Note: Nothin' But Sand is a rain or shine event. Cleanups are only cancelled for lightning or thunderstorms. They will still hold the cleanup in light and steady rain.
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Assist Olive Crest Throw Their Christmas in July Event

Christmas in July: (Saturday July 21st, 2018 from 10am to 2pm) This is Olive Crest's sixth year hosting this event. Roadwire is their main sponsor for this event. Toys are given to all kids that attend and there are several activities and carnival games for children to participate in. There is also a car show that the kids vote on. Plenty of prizes and free food. All volunteers need to show up at 8am for set up. They are in need of help with serving food, registration, activities, carnival games and the voting of the car show. Donate gift cards or toys from grocers and retailers in order to give everyday necessities and infant essentials for the children and families they serve.

Help Out at The Salvation Army’s Alegria’s Monthly Bingo

Every 3rd Saturday of the month The Salvation Army's Alegria in Silverlake hosts a bingo event for the resident families. Volunteers are always needed to assist with setting up, distributing the bingo supplies & refreshments, call bingo numbers, and help with other duties as needed. More importantly, they need volunteers who want to have fun and interact with the families! Please contact Laine Faust if you are interested in volunteering for this monthly event. Laine.Faust@usw.salvationarmy.org
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Help Cook and Serve Breakfast at Ronald McDonald House

Do you make a mean breakfast? Well, put your culinary skills to good use with our pals at Ronald McDonald House! Volunteers will cook and serve breakfast to individuals and families who are staying at RMH while they have a sick family member. 16 and up

Help Out at The Salvation Army’s Alegria’s Monthly Bingo

The Back 2 School Store provides children in need with new clothing, shoes, and school supplies so that they will be prepared to start the new school year. Volunteers are needed to collect clothing donations and set up a one-day pop-up store where volunteers help children shop for free clothing, school supplies, and personal items. For more information contact Rachel Resnick at B2SS@ncjwla.org or 323-852-8505. To volunteer or donate to Back 2 School Store complete the form on this link: https://ncjwla.org/event-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=106 You can help SPONSOR A CHILD AND HELP HIM/HER START THE SCHOOL YEAR OFF RIGHT! Link : https://ncjwla.org/event-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=106

Help Big Sunday Throw a Spa Day for the Seniors at Sunset Hall

We will be giving the lovely ladies of Sunset Hall a fresh new manicure and playing games. All ages welcome! The ladies love visitors and are super sweet. No experience necessary! Just need friendly volunteers to spread some cheer.

Lend a Hand at Big Sunday’s Thursday Mornings at 10am

Here’s a way to help every week throughout the summer! Join us for TM@10 at Big Sunday headquarters where we’ll host a different service project each week that benefits a worthy cause! Enjoy good food, good company and good deeds; everyone is welcome. We’ve helped lots of shelters, hospitals and senior facilities all over town. Join us as we make sack lunches for Covenant House! For more info or to sign up, please email Rob at rob@bigsunday.org or visit http://bigsunday.org/get-involved/tm10/ for more info.

Help Out at The Salvation Army’s Alegria’s Monthly Bingo

The Back 2 School Store provides children in need with new clothing, shoes, and school supplies so that they will be prepared to start the new school year. Volunteers are needed to collect clothing donations and set up a one-day pop-up store where volunteers help children shop for free clothing, school supplies, and personal items. Nation Council of Jewish Women email: info@ncjwla.org For more information contact Rachel Resnick at B2SS@ncjwla.org or 323-852-8505. To volunteer or donate to Back 2 School Store complete the form on this link: https://ncjwla.org/event-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=106 You can help SPONSOR A CHILD AND HELP HIM/HER START THE SCHOOL YEAR OFF RIGHT! Link : https://ncjwla.org/event-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=106

Join the Illumination Foundation’s Carnival for Kids

Bring your family out to celebrate the new school year alongside Illumination Foundation’s families! This thrilling day will include: Rides, games, food, and live music! Free admission and free parking will be provided. All proceeds will benefit homeless families in Orange County! For additional information, please contact Caroline Horstmann at chorstmann@ifhomeless.org You can also help sponsor a child. Many of us think of summer as a wonderful, happy time when kids can be kids. For as many as 32,000 unstably housed children, however, this is far from reality. This summer, The Illumination Foundation is aiming to sponsor 600 children to attend Carnival For Kids, and give these kids an opportunity to enjoy summer, experience a day of fun, and prepare for the school year. With each sponsorship, a low-income or unstably housed child will receive: an unlimited ride wristband, a food, drink and dessert meal ticket, and school supply carnival prizes to get them ready for the new school year!

Join PUENTE for the 3rd Annual PUENTE Community Festival

For the past two summers, PUENTE has opened its doors to celebrate the diversity of their community. Join them as a sponsor to support the 3rd Annual PUENTE Community Festival, an uplifting celebration showcasing the rich cultures of the Boyle Heights community through live music, authentic Latin American food and fun for the whole family! The Festival is free and open to the public with a projected attendance of 3,000! Volunteers are needed to help the day before the event, July 27, with setup, the event day, July 28, with various tasks and the following day, July 29 with take down and clean up. Join them as a sponsor to support the 3rd Annual PUENTE Community Festival, an uplifting celebration showcasing the rich cultures of the Boyle Heights community through live music, authentic Latin American food and fun for the whole family! Different sponsorship levels are available ranging from $500 - $10,000 with the opoportunity to be a sponsor of in-kind items as well.

Pitch In at National Council of Jewish Women’s Back 2 School Store

The Back 2 School Store provides children in need with new clothing, shoes, and school supplies so that they will be prepared to start the new school year. Volunteers are needed to collect clothing donations and set up a one-day pop-up store where volunteers help children shop for free clothing, school supplies, and personal items. For more information contact Rachel Resnick at B2SS@ncjwla.org or 323-852-8505. To volunteer or donate to Back 2 School Store complete the form on this link: https://ncjwla.org/event-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=106 You can help SPONSOR A CHILD AND HELP HIM/HER START THE SCHOOL YEAR OFF RIGHT! Link : https://ncjwla.org/event-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=106
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