For four years, I have been following the wonderful organization, Friends & Helpers. I first heard about them on the World Famous KROQ. Their goal is to "provide support and encouragement for the women, teens and children (and sometimes men), all of whom are trying to help themselves out of a violent, hurtful situation." I couldn't imagine how meaningful this could be during the holiday season. Some families drop everything to escape a terrible environment, unable to take their personal belongings much less money to have a normal Christmas. That is why I love this organization; they are making their spirits bright.
If yoWhat is great about their program is that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to someone in need! During the holidays, they have an Adopt-A-Family program and Adopt-A-Stocking. They also take donations year round. You can donate any amount and it only takes five minutes!
This year, they have quite a few pick up and drop off events:
December 2nd 4pm – 9pm
1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton 92833
December 3rd 4pm to 8pm
11455 Magnolia Blvd North Hollywood 91601
Right next to North Hollywood skate park
First driveway after 170
December 4th 4pm- 8pm
10789 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA
December 5th 3:30pm – 7:30pm
20240 E. Cienega Ave., Covina 91724
December 6th 9am- 1pm
10 Mauchly Irvine California 92618
December 7th 9am -3pm
Wilbur Elementary School
5213 Crebs Ave, Tarzana, 91356
Get involved! Make someone's holiday bright!