Are you facing the new year full of hope and gratitude,
… or are you wondering how to keep the season of giving going?
If you yearn for a meaningful way to give

211 LA County can help.

During the holiday season, 211 LA County began this list of opportunities that benefit the hungry, the homeless and those who struggle to find hope.
Now that we have entered the new year,  the Toy Drives, Food Drives, and other holiday giving activities that benefit our partner organizations are over. But there are more opportunities to serve our partners in Los Angeles County and ultimately, the neediest individuals and families in our communities. We will continue to offer  opportunities for Los Angeles County residents to help each other in meaningful ways.

211 LA County is a private non-profit organization and we are the largest Information and Referral provider in the nation. 211 LA County connects callers to human service partners and provides access to longer term solutions with innovative care coordination that helps to connect the dots in Los Angeles County’s vast and complex social services system.

Every day, we meet the needs of the most vulnerable by leveraging resources and by collaborating with provider partners to offer multiple layers of service that reach beyond immediate need to offer guidance to longer term solutions.

Every hour of every day, we are here to answer calls for help.
As the new year unfolds before us, we offer the following suggestions for ways
that you, too, can help!
You can donate to support 211 LA County or you can:

DONATE time and talent, LEARN something new, MAKE a difference

Free CERT Training…There is a great opportunity coming up for families to learn how to get prepared for earthquakes, wildfires, floods or other disasters at the free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in Chatsworth. These courses could make all the difference for you and your family before, during and after a disaster. We applaud Chatsworth Neighborhood Council for sponsoring this important public safety resource for the community. Thursdays Jan. 10 to Feb. 21 (9:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Chatsworth Library Meeting Room 21052 Devonshire St., Chatsworth
CERT trains community members in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. You will learn how to prepare for emergencies, what supplies, food and water you should have in your home or office, and most importantly, how to protect your family and your neighbors. or call Clara at (818) 773-9655

Friends In Deed accepts food donations delivered to
444 East Washington at the corner of Los Robles
Pasadena, CA 91104

Project Angel Food
922 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA.
To volunteer call (323) 845-1816.
Project Angel Food delivers meals to men, women and children with life threatening illnesses.

Food on Foot
1625 N. Schrader Blvd. Hollywood, CA.
Clothing donations are accepted every Sunday between 10:30am – 2:30pm.
Volunteer – Distribute pre-packaged food and clothing on Sundays at 3:15 P.M.
Donate your previously worn shoes and clothing (infant to adult sizes) and blankets.

DONATE your time as a VOLUNTEER

Volunteer Opportunities

A Community Of Friends
A Provider Of Permanent Supportive Housing To Individuals And Families Who Struggle With Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, And Physical Disabilities
3701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Los Angeles, Ca 90010 (213) 480-0809

A Place Called Home
A Safe Haven In South Central Los Angeles That Serves Low-Income Youth. 2830 South Central Ave., Los Angeles, Ca 90011(323) 232-7653

A Window Between Worlds
Uses Art To Help End Domestic Abuse Against Women And Children.
710 4th Ave., Venice, Ca 90291 (310) 396-0317

AIDS Project Los Angeles
A Comprehensive Service Provider For L.A. County Residents Living With And At Risk Of HIV/AIDS. 611 S. Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, Ca 90005 (213) 201-1600

Foothill Unity Center – Pasadena 191 N. Oak Ave. Pasadena, CA 91107 (Cross St. Foothill Blvd.) The agency needs volunteers for their Christmas assistance program.  Call (626) 584-7420  for more information

Volunteers to Help Prune Park Roses…The Southern California Garden Club in partnership with the San Fernando Valley Rose Society and the West Valley Garden Club will be organizing two volunteer rose pruning events in our local parks in January.  Saturday, Jan. 12 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) Orcutt Ranch Park
23600 Roscoe Blvd., Canoga Park (Additional volunteer opportunities available Jan. 9, 10 & 11 after 1:00 pm)
and Saturday, Jan. 26 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Homestead Acre Chatsworth Park South 10835 Shadow Oak Dr., Chatsworth There are nearly 600 rose bushes at Orcutt Ranch and over 300 rose bushes at Homestead Acre in Chatsworth Park South that need pruning. You can volunteer in this fun event and help mainain these beautiful gardens. A short pruning tutorial will be provided and refreshments will be served. Bring clippers and gloves if you have them. The flowers harvested during the rose pruning events will be donated to the Los Angeles Zoo for their primate and reptile program.  For more information, call Albert Change at (818) 363-5925 or email

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