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Thanksgiving Baskets – More than a Holiday Meal

Donate directly to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to Central, Van NuysSign up here to join Central’s packing and distribution crewHelping those in need - housed and homeless, families and those experiencing the holidays alone – have a traditional Thanksgiving meal is a familiar part of the cycle of church life. Congregations collect boxes of stuffing and […]

10th Annual “Turkey Trot”

LSSSC Long Beach Office 1611 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA For the 10th consecutive year athletes from Long Beach Polytechnic High School's swim and water polo teams are raising food and awareness for Lutheran Social Services Long Beach. "Long Beach Poly is located in inner city Long Beach," said Kalani Caldwell, a teacher and girls' swim coach. "I think a lot of our students […]

CCLM Turkey Giveaway

Central City Lutheran Mission 1354 North G St., San Bernardino, CA

Central City Lutheran Mission Turkey Giveaway. First come, first serve.

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

Trinity Lutheran 759 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA

Please join us for our Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. Preassembled meals to go will be available for pick up. Masks required.

Giving Tuesday

GIVINGTUESDAY IS A MOVEMENT THAT UNLEASHES THE POWER OF RADICAL GENEROSITY AROUND THE WORLD. Save the Date - November 30, 2021 - for this years GivingTuesday event. GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. Our global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a […]

Christmas Celebration & Toy Giveaway

LSSSC Long Beach Office 1611 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA

Join us for the our Christmas Celebration and Toy Drive at the Long Beach Office of LSS on December 11th between 10am and 1pm

Annual Holiday Toy Shoppe

Central Lutheran Church 6425 Tyrone Avenue, Van Nuys

ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY SHOPPE. Presented by LSS San Fernando Valley, Central Lutheran Church & City of Van Nuys Community Organizations Gifts for Kids & Teens.

Toy Shoppe – Avanti Program

Gifts Needed for our Special Adult Clients with Developmental Disabilities. YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS ARE NEEDED BY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST! (Closed Event Date is Wednesday, December 22nd)

Annual Holiday Toy Giveaway – LSS Riverside

Toys, Gifts, Gift Cards & Donations Needed by this Friday, December 17th between 10:00 am-2:00pm!! TOYS and GIFT items for children of all ages needed but Especially Gift Cards and/or Donations for TEENS ages 15-18

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!