Random Acts Holiday Workshop: LA Edition

 

 

Random Acts is having a holiday kindness party, & you're invited!

Join Random Acts on Dec 23rd from 11am—1pm at Geeky Teas in Burbank, CA for a holiday kindness & crafting workshop! We’ll be collecting donations and making no-sew blankets & gift bundles for those in need.

Date: December 23, 2017

Time: 11am -1 PM

Location: Geeky Teas

2120 W Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91506

(Street parking available)

This event will be part of a simultaneous, bi-coastal kindness event in tandem with Random Acts’ kindness workshop (hosted by RA Executive Director Rachel Miner)  in NYC… join the party!

Below is a list of donations we will be collecting. During the event, we’ll make no-sew fleece blankets and holiday cards, and will create gift bundles to donate. We will also sort toys that will be donated as holiday gifts. Drop by anytime between 11am- 1 PM!  If you can’t bring a donation, that’s no problem— you can help us by just donating your time & creativity. We will have all the supplies on hand for making holiday cards & blankets... though you’re welcome to bring your own scissors... or a favorite holiday treat to share! Come hang out with other Random Acts friends in the area and get in on the holiday kindness fun!

Can’t make it to Burbank or NYC? You’re still invited to contribute! Please check out our Amazon Wishlist (LA: http://a.co/ff7FlPy NYC: Coming Soon) and make a donation if you can!

We’ll be collecting:

 

  • New SOCKS (The #1 most requested item!)
  • TOYS! Brand new toys for kids ages 0-14. (You can even bring wrapped toys! Just put a tag on them stating the age range & general type (‘doll’ ‘truck’ ‘creative’). Please keep in mind kids in crisis living situations may have issues with access to batteries, etc… So please be cognizant of that.
  • NEW or CLEAN, VERY GENTLY USED (LIKE NEW)  stuffed animals… especially teddy bears!
  • Hygiene supplies (MENSTRUAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS especially, and toiletries, handi wipes, toilet tissue, etc. Please no mouthwash or other products with alcohol in them-without is fine)
  • New or gently used clean plush blankets
  • New or gently used, clean sleeping bags
  • New or gently used Tents
  • New or gently used backpacks or cloth shopping bags
  • Cold weather apparel (new or gently used coats, gloves, hats)
  • Bottled Water
  • Diapers & wipes
  • Shelf-stable food
  • Bath Towels  - new & gently used - the OCPAC’s new mobile shower unit needs towels!
  • Pet Goods (new toys, food, new pet beds, small fleece blankets, Blue Buffalo Senior dog food)

 

We will be donating to four  local charities:

Starting Human’s annual Skid Row sleigh drive. (On Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, your donations of winter survival supplies and toys will be distributed to homeless people of all ages who are living on the streets in LA’s Skid Row district.)

Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition’s Riverbed Crisis Response:  A think tank and activist organization founded to alleviate the unconscionable human cost of local poverty in Orange County, OCPAC is mobilizing people and resources for direct action. Your donations will be distributed to help alleviate the difficult living conditions of homeless people living in encampments along the Santa Ana riverbed.

Good+ LA GOOD+ Foundation partners with a national network of leading programs to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated goods and services.

East Valley Animal Shelter: We'll be donating goods & pet blankets to the East Valley shelter, currently in need of blankets & supplies.

If you have any questions, contact chris.gee@randomacts.org! Please RSVP & we hope to see you there!