Ask the Yenta
Can you recommend any places for the good citizens of LA to Volunteer on Thanksgiving Day? I want to give back to the community, and my family is having our Thanksgiving a day later.
You’d be surprised to know that Thanksgiving is actually a very popular day to volunteer. Many organizations are have already filled their volunteer needs on Thanksgiving. But, please don’t give up! Below are organizations you can check out – and if not on Thursday – keep going and pick another day – you’ll be happy you did!!!
9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #743
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Food on Foot operates a weekly meal program every Sunday, as well as Thanksgiving, in Hollywood. Sign up at their web site to volunteer.
303 East 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Los Angeles Mission has many volunteer opportunities, including donations, and meal service. They have reached their volunteer goals for Thanksgiving Day, but are eager for volunteers other days. Go to their web site to sign up for their volunteer orientation.
10 participating congregations are in North Hollywood, Studio City, and Van Nuys. (818) 980-1657
Volunteers are needed to donate food, work in the pantry, pack bags, and help unload trucks Monday through Friday mornings.
Help pack care packages for the troops through December 17th. To volunteer for the Holiday Drives email the volunteer coordinator at: OpGratVolunteer@yahoo.com (Write “Operation Gratitude Volunteer” in the subject line)
More Volunteer ideas:
Please check my recommendations for men’s grooming at The Yenta Report
Other WeHo locations to check out: Shorty’s, Richie the Barber, and Floyd’s 99 Barbershop.