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Check Out Our List Of Top 5 L.A. Organizations To Give Back To This Holiday Season

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The holidays are a time for spending time with loved ones and generosity. As we all know, for the less fortunate the holidays can be a lonely and difficult time. Looking to extend your generosity beyond your own friends and family? Want to help make this a memorable holiday season for someone in your local community who otherwise wouldn’t have one? Check out our countdown for our top five places to give back in Los Angeles this holiday season.

#5
Holiday Tribute Cards for LA Regional Food Bank
L.A. Regional Food Bank
1701 E. 41st St., Los Angeles, CA 90058

You can help the L.A. Regional Food Bank by sponsoring a Holiday Tribute Card to help the hungry. The cards start at $5. Every dollar provides enough food for 4 meals so each $5 tribute card donated allows the Food Bank to provide 20 healthy meals. They also have Stock the Pantry events happening on Saturdays throughout the month.

#4
L.A. County DPSS Adopt-A-Family Program
For information call (213) 744-4590 or e-mail dpssvolunteers@dpss.lacounty.gov

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services program helps low-income families served by DPSS and provides toys, clothes and food to help the families and children in need. You can sign up for the Adopt-A-Family Program on their website and help make a difference for needy families and children in LA during the holidays.

#3
Holidays From the Heart
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Holidays from the Heart program helps chronically ill children and their families. The different ways you can help are by sponsoring a family, providing bulk gift items such as diapers or kids clothes, a monetary donation, or you can donate your time and volunteer at CHLA. Their website has all the in-depth details on how you can help.

#2
Los Angeles Mission
Fill out the form on their website
Or call (213) 629-1227

The Los Angeles Mission is a local favorite for great volunteering your time. You can help the LA Mission by signing up feed the hungry and homeless. By either donating or volunteering, you can be part of the solution and make a huge difference to those who need your help the most.

#1
Cruz Cares
Variety of Southern CA
Variety the Children’s Charity of SoCal
4601 Wilshire Boulevard – Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90010

J Cruz of the Cruz Show, at our Sister Station Power 106, just launched their 3rd annual Power 106 CRUZ CARES Toy drive that benefits the Variety Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Boyle Heights and the Watts Boys and Girls Club! Last year’s CRUZ CARES event raised over $50,000 in toys and donations for kids in need, this year, we’re hoping to raise the bar and make it to $60,000! You can make a difference by donating to a child in need. Here are all the ways you can donate:

1. Text 106Cruz (no spaces) to 41444 to make a donation from your phone.
2. Drop a toy off here at Power 106 studio at 2600 West Olive Avenue, Suite 800, Burbank, CA.
3. Make an online donation to https://www.varietysocal.org/donation/donation Make sure you put “Cruz Cares” in the “additional comments” box.
4. Listen to The Cruz Show for weekly locations with Lechero in the community to drop off your toys or donations.
5. Mail a check made payable to the address above