Projects tagged with "Health"

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.

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 Fill the Pantry at Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California

Help Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California fill their Parent Food Pantry that is located inside the Loma Linda Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Unit. They are in need of microwavable dinners that can be stored at room temperature. (No Frozen Foods) For example, Cup of Noodles, Hormel Dinners, etc. Parent Food Pantry! Help them fill their Parent Food Pantry that is located inside the Loma Linda Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Unit. This allows the parents to have a decent meal, without leaving their child's beside too long. They are in need of microwavable dinners that can be stored at room temperature and individual chips. (No Frozen Foods, please) For example, Cup of Noodles, Hormel Dinners, etc.
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Lead Group Exercise Clases at The Salvation Army Weingart Center in Hollywood

The Salvation Army Weingart Center in Hollywood, CA is looking for volunteers to lead group exercise classes (yoga, zumba, aerobics, etc). Available class times are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays 10am-1pm for Seniors Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5pm-7pm for Adults If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Amanda Soto (Amanda.Soto@usw.salvationarmy.org) with experience and availability. The Salvation Army Weingart Youth Center has become a safe haven for boys and girls, many of whom come from single-parent households, and live in low-income areas which make them vulnerable to juvenile crime. The Center provides for their physical and educational needs through a number of enrichment activities, including after school youth programs, computer instruction, sports, arts & crafts and homework assistance. Adults and seniors are also served on a limited basis with low-impact aerobics and work-related computer instruction.
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Help Seniors at the Westside Senior Helath and Wellness Fair

Senior Fair Helper Volunteers are needed for one-hour shifts to help at the Westside Senior Health and Wellness Fair. The Fair is an opportunity for seniors and their friends and family on Los Angeles' westside to get free health screenings, entertainment, give-aways, food and refreshments.
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Support Cyclists at Bike Multiple Sclerosis Los Angeles

Bike Multiple Sclerosis Los Angeles Volunteers needed! Over 200 volunteers are needed for the 2018 Bike MS Los Angeles event to support cyclists riding on Sunday, June 3 as they raise funds to find a cure for multiple sclerosis and provide services for those living with MS. The event will start and end at the Rose Bowl and participants will travel through the San Gabriel Mountains and other iconic Los Angeles landmarks. View assignments/shifts, locations and sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/BikeMSLosAngeles2018 They need many volunteers to support the riders out at rest stops, along the route, at the hotel, start line and finish line. There is a place for individuals as well as groups. Volunteers are needed to help with the following assignments: Check-in (walkers and volunteers,) Cheerers, Rest stops, Route support, Festival site, Medical Support, and Set Up. Requirements & Commitment: Driver's License Needed, Background Check, Must be at least 18, Must Provide Proof of Automobile Insurance. Explore Bike MS and register online as a volunteer at https://tinyurl.com/BikeMSLosAngeles2018 Groups as well as individuals are welcomed. For any volunteers questions, please email michelle.woo@nmss.org.
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Team Up with Crohn’s & Colitis at their Take Steps Los Angeles Walk

Volunteers Needed for Take Steps Walk: They are looking for awesome volunteers to help make this year's Take Steps Los Angeles walk the best yet!! They need volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, registration, food distribution, and our fun kid's zone! It's going to be a great time and you will not want to miss this! The Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitiswalk is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Many patients have only ever met a handful of other patients suffering from IBD - this is a unique opportunity to meet hundreds of IBD patients, families, and supporters from your own backyard. There is no fee to register and no team is too big or small! Walk day is an incredible experience for all to celebrate the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds toward our mission. It is a day filled with live music, food, kids’ activities, educational materials, and of course wonderful exposure for our corporate partners. Click here to apply: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2934512.jsp
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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 volunteer@apch.org for selection of shift. They are currently looking for a sponsorship of $5k for this event. Deliverables can be provided upon request. Please email gilbert@apch.org

Help Assist Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at their Man & Women of the Year Grand Finale Gala

LLS are in need of volunteers at their Los Angeles Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala on Saturday, June 9th at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 9th, nearly 550 guests will gather to honor the 20 Candidates who have spent 10 weeks competing for the title of Man/Woman of the Year by fundraising on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The Man/Woman of the Year Campaign raises vital funds for cancer research. To volunteer at this year's 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala, please email Vivian Liu at vivian.liu@lls.org. Requirements & Commitment: Orientation or Training 4-6 hours Good opportunity for teens
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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.

Support Red Circle Project at APLA by attending their Celebration of LIfe and Creation Pow Wow

Red Circle Project at APLA is hosting a Celebration of Life & Creation Pow Wow. They are the only HIV Prevention Program targeting American Indians/Alaska Natives in Los Angeles County. This pow wow is FREE ADMISSION. Community change occurs in many ways, and one way Red Circle Project is changing the face of HIV/AIDS is by bringing many minority groups together by hosting an annual pow wow. For the past seven years, RCP has hosted “Celebrating All Life & Creation” Pow Wow in the City of West Hollywood. With the gracious support of City Hall, the powwows have been very successful and success is measured not only by the turn out—approximately 500 people—but by the diversity of people in attendance. For more information please visit http://redcircleproject.org/ or call 323.329.9905
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Help Host “The Longest Day” at The Veterans Home in California

The Veterans Home of California will be hosting their Alzheimer's Association "The Longest Day." This is a world wide event all about love for those affected by Alzheimer's disease. They honor those living with the disease and their caregivers. Volunteers are asked to wear purple and closed shoes. Parking passes are available. Volunteers must complete an application, provide TB (less than one year) and background clearance before participating. Contact volunteer services for additional information: (424) 832-8554. N/A
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Rise Up Against addiction and Join LA Shatterproof for their Nationwide 5K Walk/Run

Families, friends, coworkers, and neighbors walk or run 5 kilometers to bring the disease of addiction into the light. Whether you've had a substance use disorder or have watched someone you care about struggle with this disease, join Shatterproof to show that no one should ever suffer alone. Unite with other walkers and runners, supporting those who have lost a loved one to addiction and celebrating those who are living in recovery today. Every dollar you raise brings them one step closer to ending the devastation of addiction in America. Together, we will reduce the secrecy and remove the shame. Together, we will walk into the light and change the conversation about addiction. Click here to apply: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2883236.jsp
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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

Olive Crest's Community Wellness Program will start July 10th. Tuesday through Thursday will be tutoring from 3pm-5pm. Tuesdays (July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and August 7th) In the mornings from 10am-11:30am will be interactive learning and 1pm-3pm will be learning to play soccer. Wednesdays (July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st & 8th) is tbd in the morning 10am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm will be Zumba. Thursday (July 12th, 19th, 26th and August 2nd & 9th) is Community Garden building from 10am-11:30am and Free Arts from 1pm-3pm. Field Trip Fridays (July 13th, 27th and August 10th) Tuesday through Thursday will be tutoring from 3pm-5pm. Tuesdays (July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and August 7th) In the mornings from 10am-11:30am will be interactive learning and 1pm-3pm will be learning to play soccer. Wednesdays (July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st & 8th) is tbd in the morning 10am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm will be Zumba. Thursday (July 12th, 19th, 26th and August 2nd & 9th) is Community Garden building from 10am-11:30am and Free Arts from 1pm-3pm. Field Trip Fridays (July 13th, 27th and August 10th)
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Donate to Help Supplement Girls Inc.’s Summer School Program

Girls Inc is hosting a summer school program for school age girls. They provides intensive, life changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. Their curriculum includes but is not limited to: financially literacy, health & wellness, academic tutoring, and STEM to name a few. Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles operates 4 summer programs within the Boys & Girls Club of Harbor City and Barrett Elementary School. Their partnerships is with title 1 schools that are nestled in low income communities where poverty is prevalent and access to resources, including food, maybe limited. Donations will provide their students with nutritional supplements that they may not receive elsewhere.