Only when children interact with the elderly, the disadvantaged, and the poor do they really understand that all human beings deserve love and respect instead of a label. Volunteering brings families together with a common goal in mind allowing children to develop their emotional and social skills while at the same time learning much about life. After a shift spent volunteering to get kids to start their gratitude journals where they think of something to write down that they are grateful for – if they are too young parents can write these things down for them and read them back. This will serve as a wonderful starting point for discussions, and get them journaling every day as they develop a more gracious and grateful attitude to life.
About: This organization feeds the elderly, the homeless, and disadvantaged children with a Thanksgiving meal. Families with children 8 years and older can help by getting stuck into prepping around 1, 600 Thanksgiving Dinners at the center. Kids can not only help with the food preparation under the supervision of their parents but can also get involved in creating inspirational banners for the residents of homeless shelters. They also need turkeys to be cooked at home and delivered to the center – so if roasting turkeys is your thing and you have young kids this might be a preferable way of volunteering. Also if you have a vehicle suitable for delivery you could go out with the family on deliveries – let the organization know and complete the paperwork.
When: Preparation of meals and banner creation: 6:30 am – 1:00 pm
(Continental breakfast provided).
Assembly and packing: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Deliver, serve,andcleanup: 4:00 pm – 8:00pm.
Cost: You’ll need to pay $5 to register to volunteer online.
About: Food on Foot is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the poor and homeless of Los Angeles. The organization has programs that provide clothing, nutritious meals, work opportunities and help through the transition to full-time employment and life off the streets. They accept no government funds, and solely with the support from their donors and volunteers. With your help, able to nurture the homeless they assist without restrictions, giving them quality time and providing assistance for their individual needs. They will be handing out dinners and sleeping bags for Thanksgiving – so if you would like to walk around distributing largesse Santa style with the family this could be your opportunity. Children aged 6 and upwards are welcome to come along with their parents, when they deliver to the homeless and poor around Hollywood.
In the private parking lot of the Los Angeles LGBT Center
(Schrader is one block west of Wilcox, between Sunset & Hollywood Blvds.)
Contact: 310-442-0088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.