In the San Fernando Valley there is tremendous need, and many local organizations are working to fill the gap with goods and services.
Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel is hoping to alleviate some of that need with his Day of Service this Sunday, April 30.
Gabriel has brought together dozens of community groups and nonprofits for service projects that benefit the valley. Special volunteers scheduled to participate include Mayor Karen Bass, County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath, Senator Caroline Menjivar, and Assemblymember Pilar Schiavo.
Get involved! There are several different projects, depending on volunteers’ interest and expertise.
Assemble homeless outreach kits, pack essentials for domestic violence survivors, write letters to seniors and healthcare workers, and more. Do these at Pierce College.
Get your hands dirty and grab a shovel for a fun landscaping project, also at Pierce College.
Help feed the hungry by transporting and sorting food items for the SOVA Food Pantry in Van Nuys.
Beautify our open space –and maintain our state parks with painting and other projects at the Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park in Tarzana.
Paint and improve a Teen Center. The Mid-Valley Y in Van Nuys is getting a makeover … by you!
Clean our neighborhoods and the Sepulveda Basin. Pick up trash and help our community sparkle in Woodland Hills or Lake Balboa.
Plant a garden – Cross the street and embrace your green thumb at the West Valley Occupational Center’s new garden in Woodland Hills.
Help the global blood shortage. Gabriel is partnering with Cedars-Sinai to host a blood drive on-site at Pierce.
Gabriel’s staff will also be collecting non-perishable food the day of the event to benefit SOVA.
All volunteers should meet at Pierce College at 9 am for breakfast, directions and positive energy. Advance registration is required at tinyurl.com/VDS2023.