Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Orange County are pretty much tops at what they do. And what they do is help sick kids, not just to feel better, but to feel like they can and will grow into normal, healthy adults, instead of some outcast, freakshow survivor of childhood illness. And that last part is worth a lot.
Five Acres is a child services organization in Altadena that specializes in helping abused kids. It started in 1888 as an orphanage for Los Angeles County and today has grown to include full service to families where child abuse and neglect is an issue. They have been creamed with the loss of government and private grants as the economy has tanked yet the kids needs has not changed. They are in need of financial assistance now more than ever.
I apologize for the late notice but they are in need of help with their “Holidays and Family Angels” program. They have a deadline of today to help if you can. What they need is volunteers to adopt a family of 2-10 members and provide them with Holiday gifts. If you can spare the extra right now this is a great way to bring a little joy to the season for a family. More information can be had on this program by contacting Danielle Barr at 626-798-6793 ext 2250 or emailing her at [email protected]
For more information visit their web. Other contact information on the group: Five Acres – The Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles County,760 W Mountain View St.Altadena,CA 91001, (626) 798-6793
The holidays, for many, can be a time to excuse a bit more indulgence than usual. A few extra drinks at the office Christmas party, perhaps. But then, most offices have that guy or that gal—you know the one—who takes it to another level. Slurring, stumbling, making inappropriate comments and feeling like a total asshole upon waking upcoming to the next morning. Or maybe it’s the one who spends an inordinate amount of time in the restroom, talking like Charlie Sheen when they finally emerge. Winning! Continue reading Blogging.LA Holiday Living: Cri-Help Treatment Centers→
Over the next several days the writers here at Blogging.LA will be sharing with you ideas to help those in need in the Los Angeles Area. We will cover a variety of ways to help from charities to causes that we hold near to our hearts. And giving doesn’t have to be monetary, it can be your labors, your gifts in kind even raiding your pantry to help others out. You don’t have to be religious either, much of what we share will strike a cord at least with your humanist and spiritual side.
Of course, feel free to jump in on the comments with your favorite charity or cause that needs a little extra help this time of year…include links where possible so others can help if they are so inclined.