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ORGANIZATION: L.A. Family Housing

  • 40 people are interested


Write thoughtful birthday cards to adults transitioning out of homelessness and mail them to us. We will then give them to our adult participants on their special day!


Unfortunately, one of the leading causes of homelessness is lack of a good support network. Birthdays can be a challenging reminder of that. With your cards, you can help our participants know that there's someone out there thinking of them and wishing them well.


5 mailed cards = 1 hour of volunteer service.

For full volunteer credit, we ask that you adhere to the following:

Follow our Birthday card guidelines.

Write your full name and email address on a separate piece of paper and place it in an envelope with the birthday cards. (So we know who to give credit to!)

Send the envelope to the address we'll give you after sign-up.

Please note we cannot approve court-ordered service hours.



Write a lighthearted and uplifting, handwritten card in your own words. (Think of it like a one-way pen pal!)

Feel free to get creative! Drawings and handmade cards are welcome (so long as no personal information is shared).

Share general information about yourself, like your favorite things about birthdays or you the dishes you enjoy cooking/eating.

Focus more on no-cost ways to enjoy birthdays rather than on expensive things.

Please write legibly.


Share personal information like your last name, birthday, contact info, or social handles.

Share any religious discussion.

Offer to buy or send them anything. Please trust that we are providing participants with everything they need.

Mention a person's living situation or status as experiencing homelessness.

Send pictures of yourself.


The mailing address will be sent upon sign-up.


Have further questions? Please email volunteer@lafh.org and we'll be happy to help.

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About L.A. Family Housing


7817 Lankershim Blvd, N Hollywood, CA 91605, US

Mission Statement

L.A. Family Housing (LAFH) works to help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. Founded in 1983, LAFH served more than 2,500 people living in poverty this past year through its multiple housing and supportive service programs, and has served over 100,000 people since its inception. In total LAFH owns and operates 21 properties, including three homeless shelters and 18 permanent rental properties. LAFH provides temporary housing, including the Sydney Irmas Transitional Living Center, for families who require additional time for achieving sufficient independence to secure permanent housing. These transitional living programs offer: * Six Months to Two Years of Transitional Housing * Food Services * Case Management * Mandatory Savings Program * Full Range of On-Site Supportive Services


Service Enterprise year 2


Homeless & Housing
Homeless & Housing


Tue Jan 10, 2023 - Mon May 01, 2023
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


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