HOW TO HELP THE NEEDY.This holiday season, organizations and companies across Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, are collecting goods for those in need. Here are some opportunities to donate:
The ``Stuff a Truck'' food drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Smart & Final, 22631 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Nonperishable food will be donated to the Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. Regional Foodbank. Radio talk show hosts John & Jeff from KLSX 97.1 FM will broadcast live from the parking lot on both days. Call (323) 234-3030. Or www.lafightshunger.org on the Web.
The Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association will collect toys from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for its Holiday Toy Drive. New, unwrapped toys will be given to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to donate to more than 70,000 foster and abused children in the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. . Drop off toys at Ralphs Market, 14049 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 784-2674.
Six Flags California's Magic Mountain in Valencia will offer free admission today and Sunday to those who bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more. Donations collected during the Toys for the Holidays drive will be distributed to Southern California children by United Parcel Service United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS), commonly referred to as UPS, is the world's largest package delivery company, delivering more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in over 200 countries and territories around the world. and the Southern California Boys & Girls Club. Call (661) 255-4817.
Donations are being collected for local foster children of the Hathaway House. Bring new toys to a 7:30 p.m. meeting Monday of Compassionate Friends of the Valley at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Classroom C, 5601 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills. Donations accepted through Dec. 18. Call Becky at (818) 703-0835.
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is soliciting toys, food and clothing through Wednesday for distribution to families of students at Cerritos and GlenFeliz Boulevard elementary schools. The hospital is at 1420 S. Central Ave. Call (818) 502-2359.
First Christian Church First Christian Church can refer to:
Evergreen tree, usually decorated with lights and ornaments, to celebrate the Christmas season. The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands as symbols of eternal life was common among the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. lot, with proceeds donated to children's charities. The lot is at 4390 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 985-7807.
The San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council is asking for donations for its programs, including Meals on Wheels n. 1. A program that delivers hot meals to persons, such as the elderly or disabled, who are confined to their homes and unable to cook for themselves; also, the meals thus delivered. Such programs are usually conducted by governmental or charitable organizations. , Alliance for the Care of Abused Children, food pantries and temporary shelters. It also needs blankets for homeless people in the Valley. Call (818) 718-6460.
The Glendale YWCA YWCA
Young Women's Christian Association
YWCA n abbr (= Young Women's Christian Association) → Asociación f de Jóvenes Cristianas
YWCA Domestic Violence Project is collecting gift certificates for women's and children's clothing, books, personal items, bath products, movies, groceries, prepaid gas and phone cards. Call Edwina Dunlap at (818) 242-4155 Ext. 236.
Employees at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center will be collecting food and gifts on Wednesday to send to more than 30 families with children in local schools. They encourage others to consider ``adopting'' families for the holidays.
St. Anne's residential facility for teen mothers and their children is collecting gifts for its families this holiday season. Officials suggest baby clothing, toys or books for the children, and kitchen supplies, cookbooks, cameras, photo albums or home accessories for the mothers. New and unwrapped donations should be received by Wednesday at 155 N. Occidental Blvd., Echo Park.
Children's Institute International is seeking toy donations for its annual holiday party for children at risk of abuse and neglect. Donations will be accepted through Saturday (Dec. 15) at the main office at 701 S. New Hampshire New Hampshire, one of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts (S), Vermont, with the Connecticut R. forming the boundary (W), the Canadian province of Quebec (NW), and Maine and a short strip of the Atlantic Ocean (E). Ave., Los Angeles. Arrangements can also be made to have donations picked up. Call (213) 385-5100.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. stores are collecting toys and apparel to distribute to more than 15,000 children at Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles on Dec. 16. Donors can pick a child's ``wish tag'' off the store's Christmas tree and purchase gifts. Sears will make additional contributions.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Vin·cent de Paul , Saint 1581-1660.
French ecclesiastic who founded the Congregation of the Mission (1625) and the Daughters of Charity (1633). is seeking the donation of household items that will be given to Los Angeles County families in extreme need. The organization also is asking businesses to donate overstocked or discontinued items. Call (800) 974-3571.
Nonperishable foods and new toys are needed for the 14th annual Santa's Magic Food and Toy Drive, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club. Donations can be made at brightly decorated boxes at supermarkets across the Santa Clarita Valley The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,672. . To contribute perishable items, call (661) 252-7313.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department This article is about the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department, not to be confused with the smaller Los Angeles County Police
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is a local law enforcement agency that serves Los Angeles County, California. in Santa Clarita is collecting new, unwrapped toys for its annual toy drive. Especially needed this year are toys for infants and athletic equipment for teens. Monetary donations used to purchase gift certificates are also appreciated. Toys can be dropped off at the sheriff's station, 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia; Coffee Bean coffee bean
see sesbania. & Tea Leaf, 24251 Town Center Drive; Valencia AutoSpa, 23500 Valencia Blvd.; the Washington Mutual branches at Granary Square and on Valencia Boulevard; and at various schools in the area. Call Deputy Donna Elliott at (661) 799-5164.