DONATE TO CHARITY
On this page you'll find information about opportunities to donate to charities supported by members of All Cities Networking, Inc. Check out the various opportunities listed here, and help your fellow men and women by donating your time, money or other resources.
From Championship Networking by Eric Shaw:
Here's an experiment. Instead of networking to find out what someone can do for you, don't think about yourself. Give, give, give. The result of giving is to create such a degree of goodwill that potential associates will line up to do business with you.
I have been fortunate-the result of years of hard work, sacrifice, and breaks. By far, I have received my biggest breaks by networking. But what of the men, women, and children who pound the hot sidewalks of Los Angeles begging for money? Clearly, they haven't had the breaks that I have. Still, they must eat. They need clothes and personal items.
Every day when I go to work downtown I make it my personal mission to hand out some much-needed personal items and snacks to homeless people in the area. Other concerned individuals or business organizations can join in the effort in person or by donating to a worthwhile charity. And interestingly, as more people get involved, new opportunities for networking develop. It's a win-win all around.
So...just give, give, and give some more, and don't ever think about yourself. I have a hunch you'll be amazed at the results.
FOOD ON FOOT
FOOD ON FOOT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets.
FOOD ON FOOT operates a weekly meal program every Sunday. It began in March 1996 as one man's response (Jay Goldinger) to the hunger he witnessed among the poor and homeless of Hollywood. What initially began as the distribution of meals from the trunk of a car has grown through the dedication of its volunteers and now serves more than 500 meals each week to homeless, disabled, elderly and low-income adults and children.
To make a donation to the FOOD ON FOOT charity visit www.foodonfoot.org
FOR THE TROOPS
The simple mission of FOR THE TROOPS is to send care packages to frontline U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Founded by Paula Cornell and Janie Josephson, FOR THE TROOPS has sent off more than 6,000 care packages to date. If you know someone serving our country in Iraq or Afghanistan, please contact FOR THE TROOPS with a name and address. They would love to send your friend or loved one a care package, containing snacks, DVDs, CDs, batteries, personal care items, magazines, etc. To see an item wish list, to see letters of appreciation from the troops, or to make a donation , visit http://www.forthetroops.us
DUBNOFF CENTER FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT
The Dubnoff Center for Child Development is a unique full-service educational and clinical agency committed to seriously challenged children and youth and their families for whom there are no other appropriate programs.
Established in 1948, the Dubnoff Center nurtures the unique potential in each child with developmental, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. The center specializes in providing integrated educational, clinical and vocational services that instill self-reliance, self-respect and pride so that children and their families can lead more productive lives.
Most children are referred by their local school district. Clients include at-risk children, foster-care youth and wards of the state, ages 5 to 22; children with multiple emotional, behavioral and learning histories who may have experienced repeated school failure; and normally developing preschool aged children from low-income families, ages 3 to 5.
To donate to the Dubnoff Center, visit http://www.dubnoffcenter.org
THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is committed to finding cures for leukemia and other blood-related diseases and improving the lives of those affected. LLS funds lifesaving cancer research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and many other types of cancer treatments. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue, through drugs and other procedures, are improving the quality of life for many.
Did you know?
- Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.
- Leukemia causes more deaths among children than any other cancer.
- Nearly 20,000 Americans died from lymphoma in 2007.
- The survival rate for myeloma is just 34 percent.
My husband battled lymphoma for more than two years. We were fortunate to benefit from some of the services and resources that LLS offers. Thank you for your generosity, Sinem Mehterian
You can donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at http://www.active.com/donate/ltnLosAn/2387_SinemM
DIDI HIRSCH COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
DID YOU KNOW?
- Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the workplace.
- Almost 50% of us will have a mental disorder in the course of a lifetime.
- On average, it takes about 7 years after a mental illness emerges to get care
I didn't know any of this until someone I loved became ill. With therapy and medication, days of darkness gradually turned bright. But, millions of children and adults in Los Angeles County don't have the resources we have. For them DIDI HIRSCH COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER is a lifeline. I am proud to serve on its Board of Directors.
A non-profit founded in 1942, Didi Hirsch serves communities where stigma and poverty limit access. At nine sites across the County, its many programs include child abuse treatment; school-based mental health counseling; support groups for caregivers of older adults; employment assistance for adults with serious mental illness; outreach to the homeless; and residential substance abuse treatment for women and their children. More than 40,000 people are served each year, including the 20,000 who call our 24-hour suicide crisis line. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, our Suicide Prevention Center was the first in the nation.
Largely funded by the County and State, the demand for Didi Hirsch's services greatly exceeds its funding, especially in hard times. Like now, when government cuts, coupled with rising costs and unemployment rates, create even greater vulnerability. Won't you please visit Didi Hirsch's website at http://www.www.didihirsch.org and consider donating online or by mail?
THE LATINO SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT CORP.
The Latino Scholastic Achievement Corporation (LSAC) is an educational non-profit 501.c.3 founded in 1992 to reverse the trend of 96 percent of Latino college students leaving college without a four year degree. The program was expanded in 1998 to include all underrepresented youth in Southern California. The number of low income, at-risk students that have participated in the Latino Scholastic Achievement Corporation academic achievement programs and conferences is now in the tens of thousands.
In 2004, the LSAC received the support of the Walt Disney Company, La Agencia de Orci, and PlanetaTV.com, among others, to design and create a bilingual video and audio broadband system and offer educational programming through its web site.
To donate to the Latino Scholastic Achievement Corporation, visit http://www.latinograduate.net.
THE BUENANUEVA FOUNDATION, INC.
The mission of Buenanueva Foundation, Inc. is to help young people in need develop into respected, self-dependent and productive members of our communities by supporting and implementing teen pregnancy prevention with mentoring, educational assistance and child care programs.
The goal of Buenanueva Foundation, Inc. is to focus on the prevention of primary and secondary adolescent pregnancy through a series of activities and programs in collaboration with school districts in Los Angeles County. Providing childcare, mentoring and financial aid gives the young people a reason to continue their education well beyond the high school diploma and to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
We at Buenanueva Foundation, Inc. believe that health care access, home and community support, adequate child care and continuing education fosters the resilience necessary for young parents to overcome the tremendous impact of too-early childbearing on their educational, social and economic lives and the lives of their children.
Buenanueva Foundation, Inc. was established in 1982. Since its inception Buenanueva represents a community of caring adults who recognize the importance of preventing primary and secondary pregnancies and births among teens, and to offer support to the teen parents so they can continue with their education and become productive citizens. We believe this is a cornerstone element in reducing the cycle of poverty in many of our communities.
- Prevention Based Mentorship Program (PBMP)
- Creating Responsible Educational Opportunities (CREO)
- The Buenanueva Scholarship Fund
- Cooperative Agreements
- The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
- Teen Parent Conference
- The Holiday Gift-basket Program
More information about the program can be found on our web page. http://www.buenanueva.org/.
CHABAD OF MARINA DEL REY
Chabad of Marina del Rey offers a variety of programs accessible to every Jewish person regardless of denomination and provides outreach and social services regardless of religion or nationality. Chabad is a worldwide organization providing drug rehab, food for the hungry, visiting the sick, religious services and prison chaplaincy as well as other services that enrich the community.
Project P.R.I.D.E. SUMMARY
Chabad of Marina Del Ray, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, serves at-risk youth with drug and alcohol prevention and crisis intervention services through its nonsectarian, educational and social services programs. In 1988, Chabad launched a prevention, resource, information and drug education (Project PRIDE) program that enables recovering addicts and trained counselors to visit area schools to talk about the dangers of substance abuse. Chabad is seeking funding to expand its drug prevention program to reach at-risk youth in the district through expanded trained counselors and volunteers, an interactive drug prevention web-site and through a drug prevention and treatment camp.
Solar Panel Funding SUMMARY
Chabad of Marina Del Rey is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that provides nonsectarian educational and social services to approximately 100,000 individuals in the district annually. In order reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, and save money, Chabad is seeking funding to install solar electric power capabilities on its major service building that provides these critical social services. This project will save 488,000 kwh of energy from being drawn from the California grid annually.
Whatever you can do to solicit letters of support from within the Marina del Rey community, as well as the City of Los Angeles , would be greatly appreciated.
Visit www.ChabadOFMarina.com to donate online, or mail your donation to: Chabad Jewish Community Center of Marina del Rey, 2929 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292.
BAIS CHAYA MUSHKA CHABAD SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
It is the mission of Bais Chaya Mushka to provide every Jewish girl with a proper Jewish education, providing each student with a strong spiritual connection to G-d and to the Jewish people, striving also to ensure the continuity of Jewish culture and religion through outreach and service. Many students go on to become leaders in their communities and live lives of outreach and service.
Bais Chaya Mushka also provides needy families with assistance with housing, food, counseling, and other social services while seeking to maintain the family members' sense of dignity and independence. Providing these important services takes time, care and funding. You can partner with Bais Chaya Mushka with a contribution. Please send your tax-deductable donation to: Bais Chaya Mushka Chabad Tuition Fund, 9051 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
WELCOME TO TOGETHER IN THEATRE
Together in Theatre is an California 501(c)3 nonprofit charity with the mission to teach troubled youth a trade. Be a part of the solution!
Teaching Troubled Youth a Theatre Trade
From all aspects of the world of theatre, pre-production to merchandising, Together in Theatre seeks to provide the opportunity to disadvantaged and/or troubled youth to escape from the street world of gangs, dysfunctional homes, and disillusionment by learning a trade and developing positive self-esteem and communication skills through the lens of understanding, creativity, and social graces. Together in Theatre provides a creative theatrical safe haven in the hope of empowering youth with the self-confidence to want better for themselves than that offered in their "hood."
How does Together in Theatre work? Guided by professional mentors in the industry (is that you?), children and young adults from 10 to 17 years of age become the administration, cast and crew of a theatre project (do you have a theatre you'd like to offer?); culminating in public performances. Thereafter, participants are welcome to return to join in future productions either as cast or crew or as junior or senior advisors to cast or crew. Participants that continue to have a passion for one of the theatre trades and successfully complete their project are guided and assisted to obtain internships in the industry at large (is that's you?).
Be a Part of the Solution
For a tax-deductible donation, please include your complete name and address when you donate. Thank you,
Together In Theatre
612 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2018
President: Ani Bagdasaryan 818-935-1898
Secretary/Treasurer: Nvard Ter-Matevosyan 818-281-9932
Advisor: Pepper Jay 323-317-9877