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TOP CHEF: Well not exactly, but the Covenant House in Hollywood seeks guest chefs to share their love of cooking and baking with 18-21 year old homeless youth on Sunday evenings. The Covenant House provides food, shelter and counseling as well as education, job skills training, and employment placement to youth living on the street in hopes of forging a brighter future for each individual. They offer mentoring opportunities as well. Contact their volunteer coordinator for more details.

OLD WORK CLOTHES?: People Reaching Out, an organization founded by downtown residents for the purpose of collecting "new professional clothing to area homeless shelters and other assistance providers" is holding a clothing drive until September 30th. Public drop-off locations include Arda's Cafe, Old Bank DVD and Neihule Salon downtown as well as 10 participating loft buildings. Donated clothing goes to men and women seeking and maintaining employment in the greater Los Angeles Area. (h/t blogdowntown)

READING TO KIDS BENEFIT: Tonight, LionessLA presents Sunkissed, a benefit for Reading To Kids (whose Halloween-themed reading club meets October 11th). The event celebrates the end of summer at Aqua in Beverly Hills with dj's, art installations and free stuff. Admission is free with RSVP. 9pm-2am, Aqua, 424 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills.