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The Howard University Alumni Club of Los Angeles County takes pride in serving the Los Angeles community in which it calls home. Through various community service activities such as serving food to the homeless, reading to kids, and spending quality time with senior citizens, we not only build a stronger organization but we carry on our alma mater’s mission to eliminate inequalities and be a catalyst of positive change within society.

 

Upcoming Events

DECEMBER

Toy Collection for Angel Tree Program

Date: Saturday, December 7-15, 2018
We are partnering with Faithful Central Bible Church to collect toys for the Angel Tree program organized by Prison Fellowship, which is dedicated to providing children of incarcerated parents with Christmas gifts. Attendees at the HUAC-LAC Holiday party on December 8th are asked to bring at least one new unwrapped toy, game, puzzle, clothing item or school supplies valued between $15-$25 for children ages 2-18 to assist in our efforts of making sure no child goes without a gift this Christmas. If you are unable to attend the holiday party but would still like to donate, please email communityservice@labision.org to arrange the pick-up or drop-off of your item.


Past Events

Westside Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving Day)

Thursday, November 22, 2018
Volunteers will assist with the set-up, operation and clean-up of this free sit-down Thanksgiving dinner provided for veterans, students, low-income families, seniors, anyone who is homeless, and anyone who is alone on Thanksgiving.

Love My Neighbor Foundation

For November we’ll be collecting items such as clothes, shoes, bags, toiletries, bottled water, and canned goods to donate to the Love My Neighbor Foundation for Thanksgiving. There’s a large demand for blankets, pillows, socks, women’s sanitary items, and bottled water. Please start saving your items and bring them with you to our next general body meeting OR you can join us to serve meals and distribute these items on Skid Row between 12pm and 2pm on Thanksgiving Day. You can also schedule a delivery or pick-up of items with our Community Service Chair, J. Marie. Please contact her directly at communityservice@labison.org.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Saturday, July 16, 2017

Currently there are approximately 1.4 people in the Los Angeles area who suffer from food insecurity, which is about 1 out of every 6 people. On Saturday, July 16th, we gathered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help inspect, sort and repackage donated food items that will be distributed to local charitable agencies as well as individuals in order to combat this issue. During our day of service, we contributed to sorting over 60,000 pounds of food which will provide enough meals to feed nearly 44,000 people. Thank you to all who came out!

Reading to Kids

Saturday, September 10, 2017

On Saturday, September 10, 2017 HUAC-LA members gathered at Politi Elementary School in East LA to participate in the monthly Reading to Kids event. Alumni led small groups of 5 to 10 kids ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade to read stories and teach arts and crafts. We had a wonderful time and a total of 127 kids were impacted by us being there.