Lutheran Night at Dodger Stadium

DODGERS vs PADRES Saturday, August 12th 6:10pm Join friends and family for a special evening benefiting Lutheran Social Services of Southern California. A portion of proceeds from each ticket sale will be donated in support of the organization’s programs and projects. Show your pride with custom Lutheran tees at: Visit the event page HERE […]

33rd Annual Hal Manthei Memorial Golf Classic

PLEASE JOIN US! Monday, May 15, 2017 at the beautiful Moorpark Country Club for a special day of golf. From the moment you arrive at the golf club, your day will be full of a myriad of contests and activities. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided for all golfers. Following golf, there is an […]

President’s Awards

    Honoring Ruth Foelber & Friends Free Fundraising Breakfast to benefit the mission and vision of Lutheran Social Services of Southern Califorina Saturday, November 5, 2016 Begins promptly at 10:00 AM and ends prompty at 11:30 AM Location The Grand Long Beach 4101 E. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815 RSVP by October 28, […]

Project Promise Ingathering Fall 2016

DO YOU HAVE LWR QUILTS & KITS TO DONATE? Send them through an Ingathering! Around the U.S., congregations, groups and individuals work tirelessly to donate thousands of Mission Quilts, Blankets, School Kits, Personal Care Kits, Baby Care Kits and Fabric Kits to Lutheran World Relief’s Quilt & Kit Ministry. These quilts and kits serve as […]

PGA Golf Tournament: Sign Up To Volunteer

Experience A Professional Golf Tournament From “Inside The Ropes”. Unique behind-the-scenes experiences, plus daily access to the tournament grounds when not volunteering. Breakfast and lunch on the days you work plus a volunteer appreciation party. Volunteer uniform package includes a Nike golf polo shirt and a tournament hat or visor – volunteers can register for […]

washing clothes

Washing Clothes to Serve Others

A quick glance at the image above suggests it was taken at an ordinary residence in any Southern California neighborhood. A married couple is shown taking clothes out of the dryer, just as millions of people do every day of the week. However, there is nothing ordinary or routine about this picture. This couple, Ed […]

Joy of Service at a Homey Christmas Event

Central City Lutheran Mission in San Bernardino has been orchestrating a wonderful Christmas tradition for men who are transitioning out of homelessness.  Called “Homey Christmas,” this annual event is made possible by support of many area ELCA churches, and non-Lutheran churches, as well. Amy Fawcett, LSS Community Care’s Vice President and Interim Director of CCLM, […]

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For the Love of Giving

The holidays have a way of always elevating our spirits. It’s a season of gift giving and making sacrifices for others. For Orange County LSS Community Care Program Manager, Bea Rea, lavish giving is a year-round occurrence. It’s what she and husband, Ray, provide with profound joy. The Garden Grove Food Pantry offers much more than nourishing food; it offers a place for those […]

ELCA and LSS – Working Together When Disaster Strikes

Southern California, well-known for receiving its fair share of natural and man-made disasters, will get added assistance in its humanitarian work thanks to a new collaborative effort between LSS Community Care (aka Lutheran Social Services of Southern California) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) through its Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) division. Recently, officials […]

Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!