Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season in DTLA

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November 2023 | Park Wilshire Apartments


The holiday season is a time of joy, warmth, and, most importantly, giving. As we approach the end of the year, it’s the perfect opportunity to come together as a community and make a positive impact. If you’re a resident (or interested in becoming one!) of Park Wilshire apartments in Downtown Los Angeles, you’re in the heart of a city that thrives on diversity and compassion. Let’s explore some local ways to give back and spread holiday cheer in 2023.



Take Time to Volunteer:

Downtown LA is teeming with organizations that are always on the lookout for volunteers. Not only will you be contributing to a good cause, but you’ll also get a chance to connect with and uplift those in need. 


Here are a few places you can volunteer this holiday season:



  • Downtown Women’s Center – Support and empower women experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. Your volunteer efforts make a significant impact on their journey to stability and empowerment.



  • Heal the Bay – Contribute to the well-being of Southern California’s coastal waters and watersheds. Engage in monthly beach cleanups or organize cleanups for your preferred stretch of coastline.


  • APLA Health – APLA Health welcomes volunteers of all ages. Join as a client access volunteer, food pantry volunteer, nutrition/administrative volunteer, or contribute to special events like AIDS Walk Los Angeles.


  • PIH Health – Join the team at PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, a leading healthcare institution in Downtown LA. Your volunteerism enhances services and contributes to the overall comfort of patients and visitors.


  • Inner City Arts – Engage young minds in the creative process to shape a society of confident and collaborative individuals. Volunteer your time to improve academic and personal outcomes for this often-overlooked segment of our community.


  • Playworks – Inspire the best in children through the power of play with Playworks. Engage in hands-on opportunities as a volunteer, where you’ll receive training from play experts to actively enhance the physical well-being and social-emotional development of young minds.


Donate to a Local Charity:


Donating to a local charity this holiday season is a powerful way to directly impact and strengthen your community. By investing in local charities, you not only address immediate needs but also contribute to the long-term well-being of your neighbors, creating a ripple effect of positive change that extends far beyond the holiday season. If you aren’t able to volunteer, consider donating directly to any of the below charities.


Here are a few charities you can donate to this holiday season:


  • Downtown Women’s Center – Contribute to empowering women by supporting the Downtown Women’s Center, which focuses on providing housing and support services.



  • No Kid Hungry – Contribute to No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in America. Your donation ensures that every dollar directly provides meals for children in need, making a tangible difference in the fight against hunger.



  • Adopt a Family LA – Contributing to Adopt-A-Family Los Angeles through donations helps create moments of warmth and connection during the holidays, ensuring that families facing economic challenges receive essential support and gifts, embodying the true spirit of giving in our local community.


Participate in Toy Drives and Gift Donations:


There’s nothing quite like the joy of giving a child a gift during the holidays. Look for local toy drives or charities that collect gifts for children in low-income families. Charities like the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles or the Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots often organize toy drives, making it easy for you to make a child’s holiday season a little brighter.


Support Local Businesses:


Another way to give back is by supporting local businesses. Consider shopping for holiday gifts or hosting festive gatherings at nearby shops and restaurants. This not only boosts the local economy but also strengthens the sense of community. 


This holiday season, let’s come together as a community at Park Wilshire apartments and make a positive impact in the heart of DTLA. Whether through volunteering, donations, or supporting local businesses, every small act of kindness counts. Embrace the spirit of giving, and let the warmth of the holidays radiate through our vibrant city.