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Past F.A.V.E. Projects

June 2022: Assemble Backpacks with School Supplies for Students

Our 2022 focus has been on Education Equity. We have created a number of projects for 2022 helping to address this national program by focusing on local Los Angeles schools and supporting non-profits working to close the achievement gap and make education equitable. We will place these backpacks with students who need them through those non-profit partners.

May 2022: FAVE at ImagineLA event Celebration of Families

Volunteers will help set up for the event and set up a FAVE-sponsored craft table where children can create gifts and cards. This is an event designed to provide a fun, family event for ImagineLA families. The at-home gifts of games will be included in a gift bag provided for each family and will promote more family time to help strenghten family relationships.

April 2022: Creating Kids' Content at AAFFM

Volunteers will tour ther museum and create a “Kids’ Corner,” expanding educational family-friendly activities at the African American Firefighter Museum. Volunteers will also refresh some outdoor spaces at this Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.

March 2022: Garden Beautification

Volunteers will be cleaning, weeding, and replanting an existing garden space on site at Neighborhood Youth Association (NYA). The garden is cared for by students from the after school program as a way to enhance understanding of how to cultivate fresh, sustainable produce and expose students to an array of new fruit, vegetables, and herbs to help promote nutrition. This project will help revive the garden so students can resume their outdoor learning!

February 2022: LEGO STEM Kits

Volunteers will learn about the importance of emphasizing STEM from an early age by assembling LEGO STEM kits. STEM Lego Kits are donated to the Inglewood location of I Have a Dream Foundation to the cohort of 4th and 5th grade students in their after school program. “I Have a Dream” Foundation, Los Angeles provides long-term support to youth living in under-resourced communities to help them reach their full potential.

January 2022: Teacher Supply Bins

Learn about education equity while assembling Teacher Supply Bins​! These bins are being donated to volunteer teachers working through Reading Partners, a non-profit that trains volunteers in under-resourced schools in order to support learning loss and close the achievement gap–something that is certainly timely given the demands of students returning from distance learning during the pandemic.

December 2021: Cozy Cocoa Cups

Learn about Veterans, and why they need our help. For December we hosted a hot cocoa station for elderly veterans at Cal Vets, decorating mugs, making scarves and hand made cards. Veterans received handmade gifts and the smiles during the holiday season!

November 2021: Holiday Meal Kits + Recipe books

Learn about Food Insecurity in Los Angeles while assembling Holiday Meal Kits + Recipe Books. We donated them through Inner City Law Center's program Homeful LA. With generous support from donors, foundations, and dedicated volunteers, ICLC’s diverse and talented staff fights for justice for individuals experiencing homelessness, low-income tenants, working-poor families, immigrants, people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabilities, and homeless veterans." - From Inner City Law Center

October 2021: Dia de los Muertos Treat Bags

Learn about Dia de los Muertos and Hispanic Heritage Month. For October we made Dia de los Muertos treat bags for an amazing organization: Mujeres de la Tierra. They have an annual procession and alter installation for Dia de los Muertos - our treat bags will be a part of their community outreach.

September 2021: Dog Toys

Learn to advocate for animals. We partnered with K9 Youth Alliance who bring together teens from under-resourced communities to help train shelter dogs in need to make fleece dog toys.

August 2021: Assemble Backpacks for Kids in Need

Learn about Operation Teddy Bear and how to help build empathy in children along with education equity. We're partnering with the Volunteer Center and their program Operation Teddy Bear, centered on helping kids emotionally and educationally to assemble backpacks for donation.

July 2021: Build-A-Bear for Kids in the Foster System

Learn about the ways the foster system is helping kids and learn a bit about the struggles foster kids go through. For July we'll be making amazing gifts for kids in the foster system. Stuffed animals bring joy, creativity, and comfort to all, and for these kids they'll come at a time when they really need a friend.

June 2021: PRIDE Rainbow Cookies

June is PRIDE month so we'll be making rainbow cookies to show our love and support for homeless youth served by Safe Place for Youth in Venice.

May 2021: Mental Health Self-Care Kits 

Learn about mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month. This year Mental Health America chose the theme Tools 2 Thrive. We chose Self-Care as one of the tools shown to improve mental health and our kits will contain Tools 2 Thrive!

April 2021: Clean Up for Earth Day!

Learn about the impacts of trash on our streets. This month we will be cleaning up our own neighborhoods, parks, trails, and beaches. You choose the location and make an impact that will have a positive effect on the whole world. We'll be learning about how trash on our streets flows to the ocean and can end up across the world. Plug into advocacy actions with Heal the Bay or even consider their Adopt-a-Beach program.

March 2021: Making Edible Garden Kits

Learn from students at Environmental Charter School about how to plant a garden. We'll also be discussing Cesar Chavez and the importance of farm workers.

March 2021: Making Edible Garden Kits

Learn from students at Environmental Charter School about how to plant a garden. We'll also be discussing Cesar Chavez and the importance of farm workers.

February 2021: Making STEM Kits

This Black History Month we are making STEM Kits for youth served at the Watts Empowerment Center. We'll be learning about the amazing contributions of Black individuals to the STEM fields.



Become a F.A.V.E. Corporate sponsor!

We know that there are many small businesses looking for a chance to provide a day of service for their employees. Sponsoring a FAVE project is a great way to enable your small business to be a part of a day of service. There are many ways to donate to FAVE, reach out to learn more!

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