Burbank on Parade Committee?s Big Band Swing Dance: Fundraiser, 6:30-10 tonight, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. Donations accepted for the April 6 parade. 415-505-5590. firstname.lastname@example.org
Blood drive at Simi Valley Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 3-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 480 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Sign up online and use code 8043. 805-584-1222. blood4life.org
HR Block food drive for Help the Children: Drop off nonperishable food items at any of the 21 offices in the Santa Clarita Valley through April 15. 800-472-5625. hrblock.com; helpthechildren.org
Children?s Bureau seeking adoptive and foster families: Information meeting, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Children?s Bureau Family House, 11815 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood. 800-730-3933. all4kids.org
Battle of the Badges ? Los Angeles Fire Department blood drive: Three dates and locations; appointments required: 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 18, LAFD Station 89, 7063 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood (818-756-8689); 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 25, LAFD Station 84, 21050 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills (818-756-8684) and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 28, LAFD Station 87, 10124 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills (818-756-8687). redcrossbattleofthebadges.org
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission Thrift Store: Clean, gently used clothing donations will be accepted at the grand opening, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 21, 18167 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-392-0020.
Volunteers for tree planting in Palmdale: The city, CalFire and Hollywood Beautification Team hold three opportunities for volunteers: 8-11 a.m. Feb. 23, Arnie Quinones Park, 41003 50th St. West; March 30, Domenic Massari Park, 37716 55th St. East; April 27, Marie Kerr Park, 39700 30th St. West. 661-267-5181. cityofpalmdale.org
Volunteers for literacy tutoring are needed by the Conejo Valley Adult School Literacy Program. Workshop will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 23, 1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks. Volunteers commit to a minimum of two hours per week to tutor adults. Preregistration required. 805-497-2761, Ext. 1116.
Boys Girls Club of the West Valley Mile of Quarters event: A mile-long trail of donated quarters is the goal for club members who will lay out the coins at Westfield Topanga, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Feb. 23, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. 818-610-1054. wvbgc.org
ShockBox TV?s benefit concert for CATS (Center for Assault Treatment Services): All-female tribute bands Allison Chains, Lady Zep and Lynette Skynyrd perform, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Dakota Music Lounge, 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Donation $20. Funds raised go to the Northridge Hospital-based program for victims of sexual abuse and assault. shockboxtv.com; abuse-assaultservices.org
Concert for the West Valley Food Pantry: The Ramblin House Band performs, 4 p.m. Feb. 24, St. Luke?s Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. Donation $10. 818-346-5554. popwh.org
O-Negative blood type donors needed at Antelope Valley Hospital: Donors 16 years (with parental consent) and older are being sought by the Antelope Valley Hospital Blood Donor Center, 44105 15th St. West, Lancaster. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. first and third Saturdays. Walk-in or make an appointment. 661-949-5622.
City of Los Angeles Crisis Response Team volunteer opportunity: An eight-week training session begins March 4. Volunteers must be at least 21 and in good physical condition; Korean or Spanish speakers are needed. Class held on Monday and Wednesday nights through April 17 in downtown Los Angeles. Preregistration required. 213-978-0697. email@example.com
All Veterans Burial Squad: Call for meeting time. VFW Post 3834, 111 N. Hagar St., San Fernando. 818-899-4834 or 661-259-1441.
Community Distribution Center Food Bank: Donations of food needed, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11350 Saticoy St., Sun Valley. 818-759-0616.
FISH of West Valley: Donate nonperishable food and hygiene products, 4-5 p.m. Saturdays, 20440 Lassen St., Chatsworth. 818-882-3474.
Guadalupe Community Center: Donate nonperishable food and gently used clothes, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 21600 Hart St., Canoga Park. 818-340-2050.
Helping Hands for Animals: Donate gently used accessories, clothes and shoes, household items and toys, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 2800 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. Group supports a different animal rescue group every month. 877-763-9685.
Lutheran Social Services: Donate blankets, clothes, food and personal products, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Lutheran Social Services Community Care Center, 6425 Tyrone Ave., Van Nuys. 818-901-9480.
North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry: The pantry is supported by a coalition of area Christian and Jewish congregations. Information about food and money donations at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of North Hollywood, 818-763-8218.
Partners of Hope Food Pantry: Food donations and volunteers needed, 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Pantry hours: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 818-341-1199.
The Pasture: Food pantry at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 7344 Apperson St., Tujunga. Donate food and personal care items. 818-353-3218.
St. Charles Service Center: Donate nonperishable food, hygiene products, blankets and gently used clothing, 10825 Moorpark St., North Hollywood. Open 9-11:45 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday. 818-985-7365.
Santa Clarita Food Pantry: Donate canned food, hygiene products, homegrown produce and cash or volunteer to work, 24133 Railroad Ave., Newhall. Open 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-noon the first Saturday and 10 a.m.-noon the third Friday of the month for senior citizen clients only. 661-255-9078. scvfoodpantry.org
SOVA food pantry: Donate nonperishable food and personal care products, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday (closed first Tuesday of the month); 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday (except holiday weekends), 16439 Vanowen St., Van Nuys. 818-988-7682. jfsla.org/sova
Sunland-Tujunga Food Bank needs nonperishable donations, 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. 818-352-2421.
Valley Food Bank: Donate nonperishable food, diapers, household cleaning supplies and hygiene products, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12701 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima. 818-510-4140. valleyfoodbank.org
Volunteers needed at the Senior Outreach Department of Providence Saint Joseph: Help a senior with rides to the doctor and shopping or visits two-three hours a month. Norma Villalobos, 818-847-3846. firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer opportunities through Volunteer Los Angeles: List of regional organizations that often need volunteers; includes organizations? web sites for updated information. volunteerlosangeles.com
Volunteer opportunities through VolunteerMatch: Online resource list includes opportunities for all ages. Listings are specific to current need by various organizations; plug in ZIP code for your area. volunteermatch.org
West Valley Food Pantry: The coalition of 11 churches and synagogues needs donations and has volunteer opportunities, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Friday. Closed on weekends. 818-346-5554.
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