Charity events in the San Fernando Valley area, Aug. 26-Sept. 2 – Daily News

Charity events in the San Fernando Valley area, Aug. 26-Sept. 2 – Daily News

 


The American Red Cross Los Angeles holds a blood drive on Aug. 28 at Valley Plaza Branch Library in North Hollywood. (Google Street View)

 

Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.

 

EVENTS

 

American Red Cross blood donations: Blood, especially type O, and platelet donations needed. There are many locations to give blood in the San Fernando Valley including: 12:15-7:30 p.m. Aug. 26-27 and 3:15-7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 31 (Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.); 2-7 p.m. Aug. 27 and 1-7 p.m. Aug. 29 (Burbank Elks Lodge #1497, 2232 N. Hollywood Way); 1-7 p.m. Aug. 28 (Valley Plaza Branch Library, 12311 Vanowen St., North Hollywood); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30 (Sherman Oaks Branch Library, 14245 Moorpark St.); 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 31 (Granada Hills Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd.). See website for guidelines on how to give blood. Make an appointment by phone 1-800-733-2767, or online redcrossblood.org

Hope for the Homeless 5K/10K Walk/Run Challenge: Event on Sept. 1 raises money for Back On My Feet, a nonprofit that provides housing placement for those who have been displaced temporarily due to unforeseen circumstances, job training and financial literacy education. Event begins: 7 a.m. for 10K; 8:20 a.m. for a kid’s run; 8:30 a.m. for 5K. Registration: $45 for 5K; $55 for 10K; $20 for kid’s run. Register in advance. Check website for packet pick-up time, course maps and starting location. Elysian Park, Los Angeles. www.backonmyfeet.org; la.purposerun.com

Architects for Animals Giving Shelter Fundraiser for FixNation: View one-of-a-kind and functional outdoor cat perches and celebrity designed cat food bowls, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Admission $50. Funds raised go to the nonprofit that provides free spay/neuter programs for homeless cats. HermanMiller Showroom, 3641 Holdrege Ave., Los Angeles. fixnation.org/givingshelter2019

Heart of the Brain and UCLA Brain Tumor Center – The Magic of Science Fundraising Gala: The event raises money for brain tumor research at UCLA. Cocktails and artisanal food, 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, followed by a performance by illusionist Arthur Trace, 8 p.m., and coffee and dinner, 9 p.m. Dress code: California casual. Tickets $200. Reservations required. Parking $15 by valet required (due to parking restrictions to avoid a ticket). UCLA Campus, Coral Tree Walk and Freud Playhouse, 245 Charles E. Young Drive E., Westwood. www.hotb.org

KPFK 60th Anniversary Gala Benefit: The North Hollywood-based public radio station (90.7 FM) celebrates its longevity and  programming on the arts, music and news, 7-11 p.m. Sept. 7. The evening with dinner and awards ceremony is hosted by Richard Montoya (Culture Clash) with keynote speaker Amy Goodman (from Democracy Now!), a band performance led by Don Was and actor Jack Blackas the celebrity live auctioneer. Tickets $250 plus fees. Reservations required. Skirball Cultural Center, Herscher Hall Foyer and Pavilion, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. www.kpfk.org/gala

Voice for the Animals Foundation’s Wait Wait, Don’t Kill Me! – Comedy Gala: Kevin Nealon hosts the event that includes comedy by Margaret Cho, Pete Holmes, Leslie Jordan, Lily Tomlin and Allee Willis, with special guest Frankie Grande, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Honorees: Heidi Jo Markel, Maria Menounos and Lush Cosmetics. The evening also includes a live auction and a vegan party after the show. Tickets $150 (show only); $250 (show and party). The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 323-904-4400. www.vftafoundation.org

Mid-Valley Community Police Council’s Cops & Cowboys BBQ and Hoedown: Event honors community leaders including retired Los Angeles Police Department Senior Lead Officer Anthony Cabunoc, Penelope Meyer, a current board member of MVCPC, and Betsy Mitchell James and Jim Mitchell, of Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Evening also includes music and dancing to Magnolia Drawl, beer and whiskey tasting, blackjack and poker games and live and silent auctions. Tickets $150. Reservations required. Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. 818-994-4661. Email: info@theproperimageevents.com. www.midvalleypolicecouncil.org

The Gentle Barn 20th Anniversary Celebration: Actor-comedian-producer Whitney Cummings is the host for the fundraiser that includes a meet-and-greet with farm animals, awards ceremony, food, DJ and other entertainment, 5-9:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Suggested dress code: farmhouse chic; closed-toe shoes recommended. Tickets $350. Reservations required. Proceeds benefit the work at the farm animal rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary. 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita. www.gentlebarncelebrate.org

AIDS Walk Los Angeles: The 6.2-mile walk, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 20. Sign-in, 8:30 a.m. Free to register. Suggested donation goals: $25 individual; $1,000 Star Walkers; $5,000 for teams. Funds raised go to APLA Health (aplahealth.org). Walk begins and ends at Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-201-9255. aidswalkla.org

L.A. Cancer Challenge 5K Run/Walk: The event benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Oct. 20. Schedule: 7:30 a.m. walk-in registration and packet pickup; 8 a.m. opening ceremony; 9 a.m. 5K run; 9:05 a.m. 5K walk, Fit Family Expo and Candy Land Kids Zone, 7:30 a.m. to end of event. Registration by Aug. 31: $40; $25 ages 11 and younger; $40 virtual runner. Regular registration, Sept. 1-Oct. 18: $45 adults. Late registration, Oct. 19-20: $50 adults. Check website for parking location map and details. Parking in Lots 4 and 8 ($12). UCLA, Wilson Plaza, 425 Westwood Plaza, Westwood. 310-473-5121. www.lacancerchallenge.com

AHEAD With Horses: The non-profit developmental therapeutic vaulting program for children with disabilities needs volunteers, individuals or groups, and donations for their programs and help when they move to a new property in Lake View Terrace from their current base in Shadow Hills. Accelerated Habilitation Education and Development With Horses was founded in 1968. 818-767-6373. GoFundMe: bit.ly/2YNkzHc; facebook.com/aheadwithhorsesinc

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