Projects tagged with "Youth"

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:

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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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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Collect Virtual Miles for Students Run LA

SRLA is celebrating the Class of 2020 the only way they know how - racking up the miles! Together, their goal is to run 2,020 miles before June 20 in celebration of the Class of 2020. It's FREE to sign up for this challenge but, if you can, they hope that you'll also consider adding a donation to keep SRLA running for the next generation of runners. Make the Honor Roll! Everyone who submits miles will become a part of the SRLA Honor Roll and receive a finisher certificate. How to Join: Register for the event by clicking: Go for a run __. Snap some pictures and share them on social media with #SRLAStepUpforSeniors. Open your confirmation email (sent after registration). Click "Manage Registration".Select "Results" for the SRLA Step Up of Seniors Challenge. Enter your distance and submit!. Keep running! After you register you can use that link to enter your distance for every run between now and June 20th.
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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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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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Pose for a Purpose with AHEAD With Horses Inc

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether itÕs seeing a smile from an otherwise Ònon-responsiveÓ child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children they serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestonesÑgifts that last a lifetime. They are asking people to participate in their #PoseForAPurpose Campaign. Take a picture of yourself doing a vaulting pose, post it on social media with #PoseForAPurpose and challenge your friends to do the same or make a donation.
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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 Art Supplies for East San Gabriel Valley SELPA & Community Advisory Committee 2021 Art Festival

The East San Gabriel Valley SELPA, in partnership with the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) (a group of parent volunteers), holds the Annual Arts Festival to bring together several school districts in the East San Gabriel Valley. This event allows 1000+ students with disabilities in their community to participate in numerous activities such as painting, jewelry making, art therapy/coloring, dancing, paper flower creation, mask decorating, clay sculptures, and much more. They are currently preparing for this event that will take place next year and would greatly appreciate any donation you can make. For your convenience, they have created a list, on amazon, of the most popular supplies used at the festival. The Amazon Art Festival Wish List: Supplies can be shipped thorough Amazon to the address below. You may also drop off the items, by appointment only. Please contact Maria Davis at 626-966-1679 to make an appointment. Each year this amazing event continues to grow and they are hopeful that you will participate to help bring joy and inclusion to the special needs community. If you have any questions or would like more information on the Annual Arts Festival, please contact
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Help Fill the Pantry at Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California

Help Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California fill their Parent Food Pantry! The "Parent PantryÓ is made available to parents on the Hematology/Oncology Unit at Loma Linda University ChildrenÕs Hospital. Patient hospital stays range from days, to weeks, and often times several months. The pantry will help provide a meal or snack for parents as they stay at their childÕs bedside. This will help alleviate some of the financial burden and the need to leave their childÕs bedside for a meal. 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. Contact them to schedule drop off days and for more information!",No
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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:

Read and Do Crafts for Kids on ZOOM with Reading to Kids

They are limiting RSVPs for these virtual reading clubs only to returning volunteers - people who have volunteered with them at least once before at any of our previous reading clubs.To volunteer at the next reading clubs, please visit where you'll need to register and RSVP ahead of the reading club date. For more information, please feel free to e-mail or call (310) 479-7455. More for information check out their website:

Fund Illumination Foundation Client & Staff COVID-19 Support

Illumination FoundationÕs Client and Staff COVID-19 Support Fund was created to take immediate action toward the protection, prevention and safety of their clients who they serve 24 hours a day throughout Southern California and to access emergency items needed to combat this virus.The fund will help to meet the needs of increased healthcare costs as this crisis escalates. The Illumination Foundation is serving more clients every day in order to get the vulnerable street homeless into their safe care. This population is the most susceptible to COVID-19. As this crisis continues, they anticipate that more of their neighbors will become homeless and will need a place to call home. Click here to donate :

Fund Illumination Foundation’s S.T.E.P. U.P. Program

Many people have a wonderful image of summer as a carefree time when Òkids can be kids.ÓUnfortunately, during this time many children in low income and at-risk families fall behind without access to basic needs such as healthy meals, adult supervision, and educational opportunities. Can you help the Illumination Foundation bridge the gap? Together you can make a real, lasting impact for the communityÕs most vulnerable kids. Click here to donate:
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Provide School Supplies for Homeless and At-Risk Clients of The Illumination Foundation

School supplies are usually distributed to children in need at the Illumination Foundation's annual Carnival for Kids. With eveyrthing going on, they had to cancel their summer Carnival for Kids event with hopes to host something else in the winter for our children and families. However, they will still collect and distribute school supplies and backpacks for the children! Click here to support:
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