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Get Involved / Ways To Give

In-Kind Donations

Support us through services and item donations.

Amazon Wish List

Shop from our Amazon Wish List for the general necessities and items our families need during the holidays, and throughout the year. You can also elect to shop via AmazonSmile (search: FOTC - LA) and extend your purchasing power.

Host an In-Kind Donation Drive (Year Round)

We understand our donors are invested in Friends L.A.'s mission yet may not have the free time to volunteer. Hosting an in-kind donation drive at your work, place of worship or with family and friends to collect new items that are always needed throughout the year will ensure the necessary supplies for our children and families are available.

  • School Supplies – K-5th grade
  • Toiletries & Hygiene – from baby to adult
  • Household cleaning and laundry products
  • Food and transportation gift cards

End of Summer Giveaway (July-August)

Donate school supply items and/or help during our annual back to school event. Refer to the link above to get a complete list of school supply items and to view our Amazon School Supply Wish List. Prior to the event, volunteers will take inventory and organize different items such as shoes, clothes, toys, and toiletries. Volunteers are crucial during this event as Friends L.A. will be providing our youth and families with much-needed items before the school year begins.

Organizational Projects (Varies on agency’s needs)

Assist during events (set up and clean up), take inventory, organize program and events room, assemble self-care kits, baby supply bags, and school supply bags.

Pro-bono Services

Friends L.A. takes pride in its lean but mighty staff that focuses our donor dollars on program support, so we can always use support with services such as design and printing for communication materials, advertising, and website maintenance. Contact us at 213-378-0704 if you have a service you’d like to support with!

Guest Presenter (Varies on agency’s needs)

Provide a training/class to Friends L.A staff in any area of expertise. You will work directly with the Chief of Staff and Program Director to review content, objectives, goals, and logistics.

Have an item ready to donate but unsure if our children and families could use it? Contact Jorie Das at jdas@friendsla.org to see if your items are a good fit!