Guide to Supporting in our South Bay Community 

Guide to Supporting Our South Bay Community

Many people have reached out and asked how we can support those in great need during this very difficult time.  We’ve partnered with Sandpipers  and The Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach to provide a list of local charities that need our help. 

Sandpipers is a local 100% volunteer women’s organization that is dedicated to serving the needs of the entire South Bay community through a variety of charitable & philanthropic programs.

The Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach recognizes the value of empathy and service to others, the Volunteer Center has been “at the heart of helping” for more than 50 years. The heart of our mission lies in knowing the most urgent, local needs.

Here are some ways to help others: 

Caring House

Caring House is struggling to find needed items to protect and serve our end-of-life residents and protect our staff (we don’t want caregivers getting sick). In priority order, they need:

  1. Large hand sanitizer refills
  2. Lysol or Clorox Disinfectant Spray
  3. Clorox or Lysol brand Disinfecting Wipes (7 inch by 8 inch)
  4. Large, unscented baby wipes
  5. White, pick-a-size paper towel rolls
  6. Standard, unscented two-ply toilet tissue

Our wish list page has delivery and tax-deductibility info here: https://yourcaringhouse.org/donate-now-2/help-with-the-wish-list/

Harbor Regional Center

There is a group home in Torrance that could benefit from some basic supplies at this time.  The name of the home is the South West ARC Home and there are adult clients with developmental disabilities including some health concerns living there.  They are between the ages of 58-72.

The home would greatly benefit from and be grateful for any or all of the following:

  •       Toilet Paper
  •       Hand Sanitizer
  •       Bleach
  •       Lysol Surface Cleaners with Bleach

Please have them delivered to:  2719 El Dorado St., Torrance, CA 90503 

Rainbow House

Rainbow House provides shelter and support to anyone impacted by domestic violence is also in need of some items to help with their shelter and resource center participants.  We also want to try to provide gift cards to restaurants so help with food at their emergency shelter.   Essential Wish List, click hereAmazon Wish List, click here. Please call their business line to schedule an appointment to deliver; (310) 548-5450.

  • Board games
  • Coloring books/crayons
  • Snacks
  • Canned goods
  • Toilet paper
  • Rice beans
  • Oatmeal
  • Diapers sizes 5 +
  • Baby wipes
  • Clorox wipes

The Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach 

Help nourish local, low-income elementary school students and their families by donating non-perishable food to the Volunteer Center’s Food For Kids Program (please no glass jars, bulk-size items or expired food). They would also truly appreciate financial donations to help continue this program and serve local families in need during this challenging time. Click here for complete details, including their Non-Perishable Food Shopping List.

They are temporarily accepting donations – by appointment only – as long as the Torrance office remains open. If you are healthy and in a low-risk age group, please email programs@volcenter.org to make a drop-off appointment. (Please allow 24-48 hours for a response and note that we are not open on weekends.) At your designated time, you can drive up to the ramp adjacent to our parking lot. Our staff will work with you to remain six feet away as you unload your donation.

They need these items so they can provide 2 breakfasts, lunches and dinners to the families for the weekend (please no glass jars, bulk-size items or expired food):
  • Breakfast Items: Cereal, Oatmeal, Granola Bars
  • Shelf-Stable Fruit: Canned Fruit, Raisins, Apple Sauce, Fruit Cups
  • Meal Components: Canned Vegetables, Canned Meat, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta (dry or canned), Pasta Sauce, Rice (1 or 2 lb. bags), Soup

Will will continue to update this list as information becomes available.

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