Thanksgiving charities available for donations and volunteers

Madison Kaufmann

A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home serves low-income youth through education, art and well-being programs. Their Thanksgiving dinner will need 40 volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up for more than 1,000 members of the community. Needed donations include Thanksgiving decorations, utensils, plates, napkins and pies. No volunteers can be under the age of 16.
Where: 2830 South Central Ave., Los Angeles
Contact: Ana Maria Perez Paulino
(323) 232-7653 ext. 255

Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service is providing a Thanksgiving for its residents from the Tamar House Shelter, serving victims of domestic violence. Donations of turkey, potatoes, corn bread, stuffing, pies, etc. will be needed as well as clothing, toys, and supplies for all ages. Also unwrapped toys for children.
By Thanksgiving Day
Contact: Irma Pasaya for donation deliveries
(818) 913-5125
Mari Aghanoorian
(818) 505-0900

Food on Foot
Food on Foot supplies clothing, nutritious meals and aid to homeless people in Hollywood. Volunteers are needed to distribute sleeping bags and food to homeless people.
Thanksgiving Day, 2 – 5 p.m.
1652 N. Schrader Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca. 90028
Contact: (310) 442-0088
Downtown Women’s Center
The Downtown Women’s Center began in 1978, creating a shelter for homeless women. There are 71 residents and over 2,500 women who visit the shelter each year. Volunteers are needed to help serve food, clean up, create holiday decorations, help with activities such as a raffle, bingo and karaoke and spend time with the residents. The DWC will be holding parties for all other holidays this year. For a full wish list of what they could use, visit
Thanksgiving Day
442 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90013
Contact: Allison Bamberg
(213) 680-0600

The Alliance for Housing and Healing, AKA Serra Project
This is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 to provide safe, caring homes for people who are living with HIV/AIDS, who would normally be living in unhealthy and unsafe conditions. Serra Project also has supportive services for people impacted by AIDS and their families that live below the poverty line in Los Angeles County. Residents will be taking part in a small family-style Thanksgiving feast. Donations of hams, turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and pies will be needed.
Thanksgiving Day
1428 12th Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90019
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for donation deliveries
Contact Cindy Velis
(323) 737-7661