The mission of The Ebell is to improve the lives of women through education and philanthropy. To this goal, the Social Services Committee and their Ambassadors, actively engage with the Rest Cottage Association grant recipients. These 15 non-profits work tirelessly to support vulnerable women and their children throughout Los Angeles County.
During these difficult times, The Ebell would like to make the holidays a little more joyful for these deserving organizations. We are asking Ebell members to donate basic items, vital to the lives of these women and children. Each organization has listed its items, website, and contact details. Choose any of the organizations or as many as you can.
How fortunate we are to be safe, have food and a roof over our heads. We are so grateful for anything you can send. Thank you.
They are a transitional residence for women and their children to achieve economic stability and permanent housing, with a success rate of more than 92%. They also serve the broader community by providing supportive services.
You can go to their website, alexandriahouse.org, to see their wish list and the gift cards they are asking for this holiday.
CRITICAL MASS DANCE COMPANY
They have heart-centered movement practice, which supports the health, healing and transformation of women who have experienced trauma. They have teen and women empowerment programs to build self-confidence, reduce stress and anxiety, and make healthy connections with others. Programs are offered in English and Spanish.
You can go to their website, criticalmassdancecompany.org, to donate or send gift cards to their email address, email@example.com.
FAMILIES AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Support services for women and their children who have been involved in the criminal justice system. The Miracle Project supports healthy parenting, healthy infant/toddler development, prenatal education, home, and community services.
The following items are needed: new cribs, strollers, and highchairs. Also, diapers, sizes 3-6 (only new boxes) and baby memory books or journals. You may also go to: https://ssg.org/donate/, to “Donate Now” and under “select division,” click on Families and Criminal Justice. Checks may be made out to: Special Service for Groups/Families and Criminal Justice, and mailed to: FCJ at P.O. Box 50-683, Los Angeles, CA 90050.
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER FOR HOMELESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN/FARLEY HOUSE
Offers core programs of shelter, food, case management and employment services to guide homeless women on their move to self-sufficiency and lives of independence.
They need: twin comforters, twin sheets, full size shampoos, conditioners, and body wash. Mail goods to: Adriana Sandoval, 1650 Rockwood St, Los Angeles, CA 90026. You may also go to their website: gschomeless.org, to donate and see their wish list. Please specify Farley House.
JENESSE CENTER, INC.
They restore families impacted by domestic and sexual violence. They have a 24-hour hotline, 45-day shelter, 24-month transitional housing, legal services, mental health counseling, children and youth programs, public benefits advocacy, and job training.
They would like to receive Target gift cards that can be mailed to P.O. BOX 8476, Los Angeles, CA 9000 or emailed to Karen Earl. You may also go to their website, jenesse.org, to donate.
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES/HOPE TRANSITIONAL
Helps victims of abuse and their children through physical, educational, occupational, social, and therapeutic support services. Houses 26 families.
They are asking for: unisex robes and totes, Uno, Trivia, basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, arts and crafts, Fisher Price toys, Connect Four, Monopoly and Trouble games. Please send goods to: c/o Cynthia Castro, 1937 Meyer Court, Santa Paula, CA 93060. Please specify Hope Transitional. Or to donate, contact JFSla or Karen Rosenthal.
To help victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, leave a life of abuse and violence, overcome their fears, and empower them to reach their full potential and achieve their goals. They have a drop-in center and Victim Empowerment Program.
They most need: gift cards from Target, Kroger (Ralph’s, Food 4 Less), CVS and Visa. To donate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. or their website: journeyout.org.
LA FAMILY HOUSING CORPORATION/ARROYO
They are a new 85-bed interim housing facility in Sylmar that has supportive services such as: case management, support groups, housing placements and engagement with community partnerships (counseling, legal aid, childcare, and parenting).
They are asking for: gift cards from Target, Amazon, and Kroger. Please specify The Arroyo. For more information contact Holiday Giving page at LA Family Housing Corporation
NEW DIRECTIONS FOR VETERANS/OASIS PROGRAM
The Oasis Program helps women vets recover from trauma, prevent homelessness, suicide prevention and access to resources and employment.
They are asking for gift cards from: Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Visa. Please specify the Oasis Program for Women. Mailing address: Oasis for Women Veterans, P.O. Box 25536, 11420 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, CA 90025. ndvets.org.
SAFE PASSAGE/WOMEN CROWNED IN GLORY
Shelter, counseling, job coaching, transportation, medical, education, and personal supplies for abused women and their children. Empowering women to live new and productive lives.
Please go to their Holiday Donation page:
ST. BARNABAS SENIOR SERVICES/WOMEN’S EMERGENCY FUND
The Women’s Emergency Fund pays for basic needs such as food, medical, housing, etc. They serve economically vulnerable seniors to maintain their independence, reduce isolation and improve their health.
You may go to their website to make a donation at: www.sbssla.org. The seniors are asking for: gift cards from Kroger, Target, and Amazon. They also need: large size sweaters, large size zippered sweatshirts, medium and XL jackets, blankets, twin sheet sets and sets of personal care items.
THE TEEN PROJECT
Provides residential drug treatment, job training, life skills, mentoring and aftercare support at Freehab, for homeless women 18-25, exiting foster care, correctional facilities, and human trafficking.
They are asking for: pajamas, slippers and socks of all sizes. Their website for donations is: theteenproject.com.
Emergency Care Program that gives support to sex trafficking victims and women in the sex industry – part-time on-call caseworkers, care packages and food vouchers. Their goal is to help these women live healthy, flourishing lives.
Here is direct link for their Amazon wish list. Gift cards may be mailed to Treasures, P.O. Box 5311.
UNION RESCUE MISSION/HOPE GARDENS FAMILY CENTER
For homeless women to transition to financial stability and permanent housing, within 12-30 months by offering long-term rehabilitation programs, case management, jobs, life skills, childcare, and help to recover from past trauma.
They need warm winter clothing, such as: jackets, sweatshirts, gloves, slippers and socks. Please specify Hope Gardens. Mail to: Hope Gardens Family Center, 12249 Lopez Canyon Road, Sylmar, CA 91342. To donate, see their Donation page at urm.org.
WeSPARK CANCER SUPPORT CENTER
Supporting women with cancer through nutritional counseling, alternative healing, social bonding, online support groups, crisis counseling, online yoga/mindfulness, and community resources.
They are asking for gift cards to Target and Kroger (Ralphs). Contact email@example.com or their website.