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Nonprofit In-Kind Donations Request

While demand for services continues to increase during the COVID-19 crisis, resources and critical items to address these needs are in short supply. Canceled fundraisers, loss of fee-for-service and other funding streams have exacerbated the struggles. Nonprofit organizations are being forced to make impossibly difficult, relatively immediate decisions. However, volunteers can provide significant help by purchasing necessary items to support the individuals, families and children that have been hit hard by the pandemic. Each opportunity below provides detailed steps to follow to help fulfill our partners' in-kind needs requests. 

If you are a nonprofit who would like to add an opportunity to this page, please email info@laworks.com.

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Parents' Place Wishlist

Quick Overview: Would you like to make a difference in the lives of families during COVID-19? Consider donating items to the family packs we are assembling for families of children with special needs. Mission: Since 1989, Parents’ Place has been providing hope and support for families with children with special needs through education and community resources. Impact: Parents’ Place continues to serves as an essential non-profit business during COVID-19. Our service area includes 28 cities throughout the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. We do this by providing support to families, sharing vital information & resources for those with disabilities. We are currently in need of essential items for those individuals. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Health: Hand Sanitizer, Children & adult masks, Gloves Baby: Diapers, Formula Storage: Ziploc bags Educational activities: Puzzles, Playdoh, Wiki Stix, Sensory Balls, Bubbles, (see full list on Amazon) Amazon Gift Card

Wish List for Kittens in Foster Homes

Quick Overview: With shelters closed due to COVID-19, homeless kittens are being sent into foster homes for care. We need supplies to help support our foster volunteers and increase our lifesaving impact! Mission: The mission of Heaven on Earth Society for Animals is to transform the lives of homeless cats through rescue, sanctuary, and new beginnings. Impact: In 2019, Heaven on Earth completed a record 743 adoptions! That is a 20% increase over the previous year, and a 36% increase since 2017. We took into our care 861 cats and kittens from L.A. city shelters, in addition to 38 cats from L.A. county shelters. We also sent 308 individual cats and kittens into 127 foster homes. In 2019, foster volunteers contributed 14,147 foster care days to our organization. This number represents one day of care for each animal, every day they were in a foster home. This year, we are relying on more foster homes to help homeless cats and kittens, as city shelters are closed during the COVID-19 crisis. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Heating pads Miracle nipples for nursing kittens Milk replacer formula Travel carriers High calorie kitten food Requirements: Donations can also be dropped off at our main door daily from 8am-3pm at 7342 Fulton Ave, North Hollywood CA 91605. If you are an experienced kitten foster living in the San Fernando Valley and have time and space to care for neonatal kittens, please email fosters@heavenlypets.org.

BRIDGES Wish List

Quick Overview: Want to help the clients and essential workers in our Full Service Partnership and Residential programs during COVID-19? Please donate for our community's most vulnerable; individuals and families who have/are experiencing homelessness, struggling with mental health issues, essential workers needing safe-practice supplies, and more. Mission: Our vision is to be a leading provider in helping to shape a future where mental health is synonymous with healthcare, people are not defined by their mental health condition, and everyone has equal access to prevention and education, early intervention and ongoing mental health treatment, and supportive services needed to achieve and sustain recovery and well-being. Impact: BRIDGES is proud to offer community-based specialized mental health services and residential treatment utilizing an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, addressing a full range of clients’ needs. Components of BRIDGES transitional and long- term social rehabilitation programs include mental health, psychiatric and medication services, life skills education and development, and employment readiness and employment opportunities. Outpatient services are centered in the community and are individualized to meet the needs of each individual or family. All of these services will continue through the COVID-19 crisis. BRIDGES has taken a proactive approach by providing mental health services via phone and Telehealth to our clients. During these uncertain times BRIDGES is able to meet the most pressing needs of our clients, with your support. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Disinfectants (Lysol wipes, Clorox wipes) Masks (N95) and gloves Hand sanitizers Home goods (laundry hamper, bath mat) Kitchen items (pots & pans, dishes, utensils) Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine products) Diapers, training pants, & wipes Cleaning supplies Target gift cards Requirements: Feel free to get creative with these kits! Handwritten notes boost morale and let our neighbors know they are not alone!

Penny Lane Wish-List

Quick Overview: Our school and extracurricular supplies are being used rapily due to the increase in home schooling and social distancing. Help our youth get the supplies they need by purchasing supplies on our wish-list! Mission: To foster hopes and dreams by empowering children, youth and families to reach their highest potential. Impact: Penny Lane Centers has 3 Affordable Housing apartments in the San Fernando Valley and 2 in the Antelope Valley. We have children/ youth from birth through 21 years old. Due to home schooling and social distancing, school supplies are being used rapidly. Also, extra-curricular activity supplies are limited for our children. With your help, they can get the supplies they need to continue their education at the highest potential. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: · Note Books ( for K - 12 grade) · Line Paper · Glue Sticks · Boxes of Crayons · Variety of Coloring Books (Super Heroes, Disney Characters, and Adults) · Games ( board games, Uno Cards, Dominoes & etc.) · Jump Ropes · Hula Hoops (variety of sizes) · Books (non-fiction, fiction, drama K – 12 grade) · Target Gift Card · 99 cent Store Gift Card

Allies for Every Child Wish-List

Quick Overview: Would you like to help undeserved families and children throughout LA County in a meaningful way during COVID-19? Please consider visiting and ordering high need items from our agency’s Amazon wish list. Mission: Allies for Every Child (Allies) believes that every child deserves a childhood, and our mission is to bring together and strengthen families, cultivating the necessary conditions for children to succeed in life. Impact: Allies for Every Child serves over 5000 people throughout Los Angeles County every year. We provide high quality early education programs, family strengthening interventions, and foster care and adoption services to alleviate chaos, engender stability, treat trauma, and ultimately ensure that all of our children have a childhood. We have continued to provide our programs and services through the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately many of our families are experiencing economic hardship due to unemployment or reduced work hours. Now, more than ever, Allies needs your help to continue to support our families through this challenging time. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon Wish List or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Diapers (Size 4-6 especially) Baby Wipes Baby Formula Baby Clothes Grocery gift cards (Target, Ralphs) Cleaning supplies (disinfecting wipes, disinfecting sprays, disposable gloves) Requirements: N/A

A Place Called Home Wishlist

Quick Overview: Help us provide over 300 South Central families impacted by COVID-19 with necessary grocery and household essentials. Help our youth and their families by donating supplies on our wishlist! Mission: A Place Called Home (APCH) provides a safe nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling purposeful lives. In the face of the coronavirus emergency, APCH is committed to provide key services and programs through our online APCH Programs Hub and our Family Resource Depot. Impact: In the face of the coronavirus emergency, APCH quickly mobilized to respond to urgent and ongoing needs of youth and families that were already struggling with poverty. APCH rapidly launched our Family Resource Depot (FRD), a weekly grocery and household essentials delivery service, providing hundreds of families with thousands of pounds of fresh produce, paper goods, books and art supplies weekly. We are currently providing necessary goods to over 300 South Central families that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. To meet our youth’s increasing needs we need your help. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Paper Goods (toilet paper, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products) Non Perishable Foods (canned goods and pantry items) Hygiene Items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste) Cleaning Supplies & Masks Baby Items (diapers, wipes, formula) Grocery Gift Cards (Ralphs, Target, Food 4 Less)

CREATE HYGIENE KITS FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

Quick Overview: Mobilize your friends and host a remote hygiene kit donation drive to provide relief to people experiencing homelessness and a mental health issue. By providing these necessary resources amidst the COVID-19 crisis, you become part of the solution! Organization Name and Website: Step Up on Second https://www.stepuponsecond.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/ Mission: Step Up’s mission is to deliver compassionate support to individuals experiencing mental health conditions and chronic homelessness. While many of us shelter at home, Step Up’s staff delivers frontline support to our members including street outreach, medicine, counseling, and food delivery while connecting them with housing and the keys to their own apartment. With your donation of vital supplies, Step Up essential outreach teams can continue to get more individuals off the streets and into safe housing. Impact: Your volunteer efforts will contribute to the hygiene and safety of our members experiencing homelessness and assist our teams as they provide housing and support. We have teams urgently in need of these essential hygiene supplies to provide to members during outreach and move-in. So far, Step Up housed 60 members during the pandemic and each member benefitted from one of these kits along their journey to being housed. Contents of 1 kit • shampoo • 1 toothbrush & toothpaste • 1-2 bars of soap • *Feminine Hygiene pads separately • 1-2 packs of tissues • 1 hand sanitizer • 1 shaving cream • 1 razor • 1 pack wet wipes • 1 hair brush or comb • 1 large Ziploc bag to hold items Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with information on how to schedule a donation drop-off or order items online. Requirements: Upon receiving instructions for the donation drive, please look closely at the guidelines for delivery and organization of kits so that staff can distribute these items as quickly as possible. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THROUGH: 6/30/2020

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