PhiLAnthropist Gift Guide: Gifts That Give More, Part II (Last Minute Edition)
Another collection of holiday gift ideas that give more...and many of these are perfect for those of you who like to save it last minute...and perhaps not even leave the house! Check out PhiLAnthropist Gift Guide Part I for more...
Inner City Arts
Support LA's own Inner City Arts School "an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles".
Fed Up With Hunger
Another cause that is close to home...For $7, you can provide one of the one million hungry Angelenos with food for one day. For $196, you can feed a family of 4 for a week. Check out their Blueprint to End Hunger (pdf) and extensive list of upcoming volunteer opportunities. "We’re in the midst of a drought. Jobs are evaporating. Savings are drying up. Homes are dematerializing. And 1,000,000 Angelenos face hunger every day. They’re your neighbors and your friends. Grandmas, nephews, and cousins. And they need you."
Pasadena's Ten Thousand Villages
The Ten Thousand Villages store in Pasadena is perfect place to find gifts from all over the world; Kenya to Vietnam and Bolivia to the West Bank. All products are handcrafted by local artisans from 38 different countries. Besides being a unique gift for the recipient, purchases from Ten Thousand Villages also mean a "gift of vital, fair income to the artisan who crafted the product".