Highlighted Non-Profit for August:
School on Wheels
Tutor training is starting soon for the fall semester. Check out www.schoolonwheels.org to see if you wish to help this non-profit tutor homeless children living in Los Angeles. You can also volunteer to pack school supplies at their learning center.
We organize and promote volunteer projects that individuals of all ages can participate in. Our activities include a school supplies drive for School on Wheels, a toy drive, beautification projects at local schools and serving dinner to homeless clients of Turning Point Transitional Housing.
Last year's 4th grade Girl Scout troop at Marquez Charter School has completed their Little Free Library project. It is on the corner of Jacon and Marquez. The girls built and decorated the library and then stocked it with books. Palisades Cares was happy to team with the girls.
Volunteering helps make our world a better place-whether you're tutoring kids, helping in a hospital. clearing hiking trails or cleaning up the beach.
It can require as little as an hour a week or a month or much more.
You can share some skill that you already have or try something new.
Here are some things you might want to do.
It's time to start cool season seeds such as arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, cilantro, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, and spinach.
Most elementary schools have programs where
volunteers tutor children in math or reading one-on-one. At Marquez Charter School it's called CATCH. Some tutors work with "their" kids for several years. This can make a big difference in the child's academic progress!