PhiLAnthropist: School on Wheels, CoachArt and Much Love
SCHOOL ON WHEELS ART EXHIBIT: In a country where we spend three times more per prisoner than public school student, it's crucial we support those organizations dedicated to education. Over the summer, School on Wheels (previously mentioned on PhiLAnthropist) paired up some students with art teacher Clinton Bopp, from the Brentwood Art Center. Bopp volunteered his time with the students, helping them create a couple of different projects while allowing them to realize their creative capabilities. Tomorrow night, the Brentwood Art Center hosts a reception showcasing these pieces. A silent auction will be held and all proceeds benefit the School on Wheels program. Volunteer: School on Wheels is always in need of volunteer tutors for their downtown location; the next volunteer orientation is this Saturday, October 11th.
Fundraiser: October 10, 7-9pm, Brentwood Art Center, 13031 Montana Ave at 26th Street.
COACHART: CoachArt teams up volunteer coaches in the arts and athletics with underprivileged children who have been diagnosed with a chronic and/or life-threatening illness. Coaches are asked to commit to a minimum of 10 weekly lessons, and current lessons include everything from art, music, dance, yoga, cooking and drama to tennis, photography, karate, and horseback riding.
Interested volunteers must RSVP for an orientation session; the next one is Tuesday October 14th, from 7:00-8:30pm.
ADOPT A PET: Forget the puppy mills, there are plenty of pets without homes! Much Love is a non-profit dedicated to the well-being of animals. You can find them almost every Saturday and Sunday at various locations throughout LA at one of their mobile adoption sites. The 100% volunteer-run organization has strict adoption policies to ensure that each animal goes to the right home. They also allow potential parents an opportunity to "test drive" their new pet for a week to make sure the environment works for both the owner and the animal.
This weekend, find Much Love at the West LA Whole Foods on Saturday from 10am-2:30pm and at the Best Friends Super Adoption at the LA Brea Tar Pits on Sunday from 11am-4pm.
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