Councilwoman Jan Perry, Non-profits, and Community Leaders Encourage Donations to Homeless in Partnership with Local Agencies
Offer Advice and Comprehensive Brochure to Aid Those Wishing to Donate to Those in Need as the Holiday Season Approaches
Los Angeles— The holiday season is a time when many people look for ways to give back to the community and donate their time and resources to those in need. In an effort to help people identify opportunities to help the homeless, Council President Pro Tempore Jan Perry will join community leaders, homeless service providers, and volunteers to encourage individuals and groups to partner with local non-profits in Central City East to ensure that donations are distributed in safe, healthy manner that will have the greatest impact.
“As we approach the holiday season, we see an increase in the number of groups and individuals hoping to donate their time, goods, or money to those in need. We welcome these donations in the Central City East community and want to help ensure that we connect people with established homeless service providers so that the goods and services that are donated reach those who need them in a safe and healthy manner,” said Councilwoman Perry. “With the help of our non-profit community, we can maximize donations and identify the greatest needs—whether it’s baby formula, clothing, food, or time.”
As part of this effort, the group has partnered to produce an informational brochure entitled “Help the Homeless” that offers helpful information to those wishing donate anything from food, clothing, time, money, or supplies to the homeless. The brochure provides contact information for the major homeless service providers in the Central City East community who are ready and willing to partner with those wishing to assist the homeless; the brochure also outlines the types of donations needed in the community.
“The Midnight Mission is a grateful partner for those that want to help us serve the homeless,” said Orlando Ward. “The needs are great here and it is wonderful to have so many want to help. We welcome you to join us this holiday season as we prepare to feed, provide events and assistance for those that need us the most.”
To underscore how easy it is to partner with local service providers, volunteers from AEG were on hand, donating their time and funds to prepare and serve lunch to at the Midnight Mission. By utilizing the mission’s kitchen, volunteers were able to ensure that food was prepared and distributed in a healthy and safe manner.
Councilwoman Perry represents the Ninth Council District, which encompasses the most culturally diverse and vibrant communities in Los Angeles, including Bunker Hill, Little Tokyo, and South Los Angeles.