“Love is a Warm Blanket” is an annual blanket drive for the homeless in Los Angeles and beyond during Winter months, whose mission is to warm the hearts of the homeless and spread love with donations of blankets. New and gently used (washed) blankets will be collected at drop off sites until February 2018. You can also order directly through their Amazon wishlist.
Blankets are personally handed out to the general homeless population on the streets, at distribution events in communities including Skid Row, and to homeless shelter residents including emergency Winter shelters.
You can drop off a donation at any of the following locations.
The Valley Economic Alliance 5121 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, 91403
Drop Off – Monday–Friday, 8am-6pm
Note – Box on 2nd floor lobby.
The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission 8756 Canby Ave.
Drop Off – Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm
Note: Buzz in through main gate.
Crossfit Lomita 2074 Pacific Coast Hwy
Drop Off – Monday–Thursday, 5am-8:30pm Friday, 5am-7:30pm Saturday, 9am-12pm Sunday, 9am-11am
There are more than 400 National Parks in the U.S. and visiting them may become more difficult as entry passes become more expensive. As of August 27, 2017, the cost of the National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass (available to seniors 62 and over) will be increased from the current rate of $10.00 to $80.00.
The LIFETIME PASS for seniors allows entry to more than 2,000 sites managed by five federal agencies, including the 400 National Parks in the US. The pass comes in the form of a vehicle hang tag.
Seniors can take advantage of the current low price before the rate goes up at the end of August by obtaining passes through the National Park website, application by mail, or by buying the pass at a National Park location. (If a pass is purchased via website or mail there will be an additional $10.00 processing fee.) Read more »
You are invited to join CD12, the Valley Interfaith Council, Food forward, and other local Neighborhood Councils to participate in Citrus Sunday by picking oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus fruit from your trees and dropping them off to your local Neighborhood Council location. 100% of your donations will be delivered to local food pantries.
For more information please call (818) 882-1212 or email [email protected]. To register your fruit trees for Citrus Sunday or any time of year, call (818) 530-4125 or go to www.foodforward.org.
Be the first to spot a Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair bus bench ad in the City of Los Angeles! Whoever sends the first email received at [email protected] (based on the email timestamp) with a photo of the ad and the location (nearest intersection and city) of the bench in the photo will win a Mini Mystery Kit of EP Supplies. Will it be you? Keep your eyes open and you just might be the winner!
The 8th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair is on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Fire Station 87, 10125 Balboa Blvd., from 10:00 an to 2:00 pm. Info or to register: ValleyDisasterFair.com. To date, over 25 Neighborhood Councils have agreed to host Outreach booths at the Fair. Thank you!
Southern California Preparedness Foundation Board and Advisory Board members and employees of Martin Outdoor Media and their immediate families are excluded from participation in this contest.
When your friends arrive at LAX, the “Welcome to L.A.” photos at the airport are their first impression of our city. With your help, we’ll identify the most exciting places to feature in those photos. I want to showcase the real L.A. — your L.A.