Projects tagged with "Poverty"

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.

Fund School Supplies for Crete Academy

Crete Academy is a school that serves underserved children and they are requesting donations for school supplies for the upcoming school year. 100% of the donations will be used to purchase: paper, pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, notebooks, technology and curriculum. In anticipation of delayed summer funding from the state and a reduction in state funding, because of COVID-19, they are requesting donations to cushion their budget and ensure they can provide the supplies and resources needed.
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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 Pack Delicious Meals for the Disabled and Homebound Clients of Khalsa Care Foundation

Help pack delicious meals for the disabled and homebound, in partnership with the L.A. City Department of Disability and Khalsa Care Foundation. Before the pandemic, they served 1,000 meals per day. Now, demand has tripled! They greatly need your help. Los Angeles Mayor's Office, Department of Disability and Khalsa Care Foundation have partnered up to provide 3,000 meals daily to individuals with disabilities. There is a urgent need to support those that are most vulnerable during these times. Important Details: While volunteering at the temple, all volunteers must: cover their heads with a scarf or hat and remove their shoes in the kitchen. Volunteers aged 16-17 must bring a completed Minor Waiver Form (found on LA Works website) signed by a legal guardian. Minor volunteers who do not have completed forms will be unable to participate. Click here for more information and to sign up:
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Donate Funds to Purchase PPE for Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise

Consider making a donation to the Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise so they are able to secure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). LAAAE is a public charter school which largely serves the west downtown Los Angeles community.Since the closure of their school, their food services team has been serving meals to their students in the MacArthur Park community. As of today, they have served over 29,000 meals to students. As you can imagine serving this many meals on an ongoing basis requires the constant use of PPE. Your generous donation will allow them to purchase PPE to keep their students and staff safe. This will also enable to keep their students safe one schools start to open up since they will still be serving breakfast. It is not certain how or when theri schools will reopen but there are two things that are certain, they will need to keep everyone safe and your donation will go a long way in making this happen. Here is a link to donate:
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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.

Help Financially Support Graduating High School Seniors with the Assistance League’s Bright Future Scholarship Program

The League awards financial support for graduating high school seniors from Los Angeles Unified School DistrictÕs Homeless Education Program and Foster Youth Achievement Program who are entering their freshman year of college. The Bright Future Scholarship award is based on academic achievement, character, and commitment to the community. Scholarship awardees receive the same funding for Freshman through Senior years by maintaining no less than a 2.5 GPA. Thirty-Eight students have been awarded scholarships between 2017 Ð 2020. Here is the link to donate:
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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 Essential Items for St. Francis Center Summer Camps

St. Francis Center Youth Summer Camp is held every summer (June to August) for about 200+ youth 6-17 yrs old. Due to the ongoing pandemic, they are working with their traditional summer camp partners to engage their youth for a Òcamp at homeÓ experience throughout summer. Their overnight camp partner will provide a virtual camping experience through their online platform and by sending children home with a camp kit box with activities planned for 6 weeks. Their art and cooking camp partners will also provide an Òat homeÓ version of an art and cooking camp for the youth. They will be providing educational/activity kits to their youth that they will pick up weekly while they participate in the to-go pantry services. They need donations for their youth camp at home experiences such as books, bug spray, flashlights/batteries, sunglasses, hats, small toys, teepees, sunscreen, and lip balm. Other similar items are welcomed. Contact Lucia Garcia for more information.
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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

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 Fund Much-Needed Food Boxes for Los Angeles Mission

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, more people than ever before are suddenly finding themselves in need of assistance. They expect a 100% increase in the number of people needing food boxes and takeaway meals.You can stop the suffering this summer and make it a summer of hope. Please give now to help them provide much-needed resources to families across Los Angeles. Your gift now will provide food boxes filled with: Fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, yogurt and cheese, meat and cold cuts, toiletries, and much more. Please contact Kimberly Battaglia at (213) 629-1227, ext 329 for questions or for more information. Change Lives with your donation here:,50,75,100&version=full
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Be an Online Tutor for Underprivileged Children at the Joseph Learning Lab

Volunteers are needed to tutor underprivileged children online with core courses, such as reading and math. Online tutoring consists of 45 minute sessions each, based on your availability during the week. Joseph Learning Lab is an educational outreach nonprofit organization. Their mission is to close the learning gap, reduce the dropout rate, and develop students of all ages and diverse backgrounds by allowing them an equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Volunteers are needed to help students in elementary school with homework and core courses so they can grasp learning concepts to improve their confidence, grades and test scores.Tutors are expected to instruct children in 3rd - 5th grade with the use of zoom virtual tutoring sessions. The online tutoring sessions will be based on your availability. There is an application process/fingerprinting before tutoring can start with JLL Nonprofit. Orientation/Training will be provided by JLL Nonprofit. Click here for information and to sign up:
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