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Find charity, volunteer events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 22-29

By Holly Andres, Daily News, Los Angeles on

Published in Senior Living Features

EVENTS -- California Highway Patrol Senior Volunteer Program: Ages 55 and older are invited to apply to assist CHP uniformed and non-uniformed staff. Applications at CHP, West Valley Area, 5825 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills. Harry Peck, 818-888-0980.

ProCare Hospice seeking volunteers: Training provided for volunteers to work with patients who are facing life-limiting illness. Volunteers may use a variety of skills including arts and crafts, listening and caregiver relief to families in the San Fernando Valley. 818-895-8000. Email: Chaplain and Bereavement and Volunteer Coordinator Marc Angelo at mangelo@procarenet.com. ProCare Hospice, 10200 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. procarenet.com

Volunteers needed for the Los Angeles Unified School District's Academic Decathlon: Dates of service, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3. Must be age 18 and older to volunteer. Check the website for volunteer duty list. Complete the volunteer registration form. bit.ly/AcaDecaLA

The Felix Organization's Laugh This Way: Comedy by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Russell Peters and Chris Spencer, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets $40 online or at the door. Funds raised go to help foster care youth gain leadership skills during a sleep-away camp. The Comedy Store LA, 8433 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Email: info@thefelixorganization.org. bit.ly/2mPaSCW

Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley: The organization seeks gently used children's clothing (to help out K-12 children in the Los Angeles Unified School District through the league's Centre Clothes Corner). Volunteer opportunities and monetary donations welcome. 14603 Hamlin St., Van Nuys. 818-785-4134. www.volunteerleague.com

Help for wildfire victims through United Way of Greater Los Angeles: The United Way of Greater Los Angeles has established the Southern California Wildfire Fund to help those affected by the wildfires in Los Angeles, San Diego and Ventura counties. Donations to the fund go to rebuilding assistance to low-income families and other long-term recovery. Donations online: www.unitedwayla.org. Checks may be sent to United Way, 1150 S. Olive St., Suite T500, Los Angeles. Write SoCal Wildfire Fund in the memo line.

ONGOING NEEDS

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop: Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 8738 Tampa Ave., Northridge. 818-772-0194. www.facebook.com/discoveryshopnorthridge

American Red Cross Los Angeles Region: Seeking blood donations and volunteers for customer service at blood drives and drivers to transport blood to hospitals in need. 213-610-6104. www.redcross.org/local/california/los-angeles

Assistance League of the San Fernando Valley Thrift Shop: Proceeds from sales go to the nonprofit's charities. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 22335 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. 818-710-1888. sanfernandovalley.assistanceleague.org

B'nai B'rith Bagel Brigade: Volunteers needed to pick up donated bread from bagel shops and supermarkets to be delivered to the needy. Volunteers needed for early morning and nights on choice of day. Frank, 818-376-0502. www.bagelbrigade.org

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Thrift Shop: All proceeds go to the hospital. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except closed the last Sunday of the month). Donations accepted 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (clothes, collectibles, furniture, household items; call first regarding large pieces of furniture). 3301 Burbank Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-6606. www.laprovidenciaguild.org

Community Distribution Center Food Bank: Donations of food needed, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 11350 Saticoy St., Sun Valley. 818-759-0616.

FISH of West Valley: Donate nonperishable food and hygiene products, 4-5 p.m. Saturdays. 20440 Lassen St., Chatsworth. 818-882-3474.

Guadalupe Community Center: Donate nonperishable food and gently used clothes, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. 21600 Hart St., Canoga Park. 213-251-3549.

Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission: Check out ways to donate money and volunteer in the San Fernando Valley. For volunteering: laurie@hopeofthevalley.org or 818-392-0020, Ext. 1002. The mission also has three thrift stores: 18167 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills (9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 818-363-2050); 19379 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country (10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 661-673-5951); 2790 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley (9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 818-392-0020). www.hopeofthevalley.org

Lutheran Social Services: Call for current needs and volunteer opportunities. Valley Lutheran Church, 7400 Tujunga Ave

North Hollywood. 818-901-9480. www.lssccc.org

MEND foodbank: Volunteers needed, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday. 10641 San Fernando Road, Pacoima. 818-897-2443. www.mendpoverty.org

 

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry: The pantry is supported by a coalition of area religious congregations. Information about food and money donations at First Christian Church of North Hollywood (Disciples of Christ), 818-763-8218. www.nhifp.org

Panorama Economic Development Corporation Food Pantry: For those in need, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring your own bag. Line begins at the southwest corner of Parthenia Street and Woodman Avenue. 8755 Woodman Ave., Arleta. For giving donations, call for current needs. 818-894-2281.

St. Anne's Thrift Shop: Proceeds from sales go to the St. Anne's social service agency that provides programs helping unwed teen mothers and other programs for young women and children. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 3315 Burbank Blvd., Burbank. 818-842-5564. www.stannes.org

St. Charles Service Center: Donate nonperishable food, hygiene products, blankets and gently used clothing, 9-11:45 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday. 10825 Moorpark St., North Hollywood. 818-985-7365.

Salvation Army: Check out ways to donate money and volunteer in the San Fernando Valley. 818-781-5739. sanfernandovalley.salvationarmy.org

San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission: Collecting cases of bottled water for the Rescue Survival Outreach Services. The mission's Rescue SOS trucks, equipped with a mobile shower unit, clothing, food and hygiene items for distribution, currently needs bottled water to distribute. Donation hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 8756 Canby Ave., Northridge. 818-785-4476. www.sfvrescuemission.org

Santa Clarita Food Pantry: Donate canned food, hygiene products, homegrown produce and cash or volunteer to work, 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-noon the first Saturday of the month. 24133 Railroad Ave., Newhall. 661-255-9078. www.scvfoodpantry.org

SOVA food pantry: Donate nonperishable food and personal care products, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-noon Sunday (except holiday weekends). 16439 Vanowen St., Van Nuys. 818-988-7682. www.jfsla.org/sova

Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team fundraiser store: Variety of items for sale including accessories, clothes, home furnishings, gifts, jewelry, designer shoes and vintage collectibles. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 4521 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-849-5250. www.startrescue.org

Valley

Valley Food Bank: Donate nonperishable food, diapers, household cleaning supplies and hygiene products, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 12701 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima. 818-510-4140. www.valleyfoodbank.org

Volunteer opportunities through VolunteerMatch: Online resource list includes opportunities for all ages. Listings are specific to current need by various organizations; plug in ZIP code for your area. www.volunteermatch.org

West Valley Food Pantry: The coalition of 11 churches and synagogues needs donations and has volunteer opportunities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Friday. Closed on weekends. Located at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-5554. www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org

Send information at least two weeks in advance to holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708.

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