We Need Donations Of:

Food: non-perishable and easy to open cans, bottled water, shelf stable milk, peanut butter, canned proteins, cup of noodles, instant mac and cheese, pop tarts

Clothing: Men’s, Ladies and Children’s gently used clothing, shoes, jackets, hats, belts, belts, XL Men’s and Lady’s clothes, new socks,
new underwear

Small Household items: twin fitted sheets, can opener, ice chest, storage bins 35 gallons, water bottle, brooms and mops, blankets,
sleeping bags

Gift Cards: fast food restaurants and supermarkets, motel vouchers, gas cards, variety store gift cards, prepaid phone cards

Transportation: Bus and Metro Passes (single ride, day passes, senior cards), gas cards, used cars in working order

Christmas Gifts: all ages, all sizes new and unwrapped: toys, games, pajamas, movie tickets, gift cards, socks, underwear, sweatshirts, shoes, stuffed animals, cell phone, jewelry, purses, wallets, back packs, sleeping bags

Hygiene Kits Items: first aid, snack, small water bottle, socks, soap, lip balm, anti-perspirant, toothpaste, toothbrush, razor, gift cards, plaster, sanitizer, comb, feminine hygiene products

Layettes: diapers, formula, diaper wipes, receiving blankets, baby clothes, baby hygiene products, toys

Reading Material: bibles, children’s and teen’s books, small electronic devices

School Supplies: back packs, crayons, pens, paper, pencils, ruler, notebook, laptop, new back to school clothes

Child Activities: games, crafts, toys, computer games, Wii games, batteries, bibles, balloons, vegetable seed packets

Dry Goods: grocery plastic, paper bags, laundry detergent, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, paper plates, napkins, sanitizer wipes, paper cups

Where Most Needed

Let us use your donation where it’s needed the most.

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!