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4 weeks ago

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PSA: Too Late to Mail Ballots! (Use Dropboxes)

If you haven't sent your ballot in yet it's too late to reliably send by mail.

Instead, use one of the many official dropboxes you can locate with this handy link!* locator.lavote.net/locations/vbm

Or take it to your polling place on election day. But getting it in early gives you some time in case there's an issue with your ballot.

Register for Ballot Tracking so you'll know when your ballot was received and counted!* california.ballottrax.net/voter/

Happy Voting!

#vote

*The above links are for LA and California, respectively. To get more information for other areas, visit www.vote.org/.
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PSA: Too Late to Mail Ballots! (Use Dropboxes)
    
If you havent sent your ballot in yet its too late to reliably send by mail.

Instead, use one of the many official dropboxes you can locate with this handy link!* https://locator.lavote.net/locations/vbm 

Or take it to your polling place on election day. But getting it in early gives you some time in case theres an issue with your ballot.

Register for Ballot Tracking so youll know when your ballot was received and counted!* https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/

Happy Voting!

#Vote

*The above links are for LA and California, respectively. To get more information for other areas, visit https://www.vote.org/.

1 month ago

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BLT Helps was honored to assist Arjuna O'Neal from Share Necessities on updating the signage outside the Next Level CommUNITY Center. They recently underwent a shift in ownership for the project and wanted a new name and fresh look to reflect that.

When asked about the change, Arjuna gave us a bit of backstory:

“Before opening our commUNITY center in the heart of South Central, LA, Share Necessities did some extensive research regarding the services we wanted to offer the local community residents and youth. We learned that the location was surrounded by 5 public schools with very minimal to know resources that supported the youth’s academic endeavors. We also learned that it’s very common for organizations specifically nonprofits to open facilities in under-served but leave shortly after due to financial challenges. Their departure only left a bad taste in the mouths of the community, which created distrust and abandonment concerns. Share Necessities focused on educating and orienting locals with the professional skills and tools in addition to providing everyday living essentials. Our approach allowed us to create leaders and change agents within the community that would eventually be able to carry out the vision Share Necessities initially had. We understood this would be a strategy that would not only empower the community at its core but leave opportunities and exampleship for the youth to eventually follow and participate in as well.

Based on our approach mentioned above, we partnered with local leaders that were already working to raise the vibration in the commUNITY. I used my business background to help the group of leaders create their own nonprofit called The F.O.C.U.S Is On You, which provides similar services but now it’s actual residents of the community. This has gained the ultimate trust and increased the hope for those who initially didn’t believe they had a purpose or a way out. Now seeing their community residents operating the center, Share Necessities has given the entire commUNITY a second chance and a new value system to operate from. We’ve abolished the abandonment narrative for so many and that’s priceless!” – Arjuna O’Neal

Share Necessities is still collecting funds for the center and their current mission is to open a pop-up school (K-5 tent) at the local recreation center two blocks away. They plan to partner with a few organizations to provide healthy lunches, school supplies, and reading books, as well as volunteer teachings and facilitators.

If you would like to help, please check out their website to donate and learn more about F.O.C.U.S and other Share Necessities projects!

www.share-necessities.org/
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BLT Helps was honored to assist Arjuna ONeal from Share Necessities on updating the signage outside the Next Level CommUNITY Center. They recently underwent a shift in ownership for the project and wanted a new name and fresh look to reflect that.

When asked about the change, Arjuna gave us a bit of backstory:

“Before opening our commUNITY center in the heart of South Central, LA, Share Necessities did some extensive research regarding the services we wanted to offer the local community residents and youth. We learned that the location was surrounded by 5 public schools with very minimal to know resources that supported the youth’s academic endeavors. We also learned that it’s very common for organizations specifically nonprofits to open facilities in under-served but leave shortly after due to financial challenges. Their departure only left a bad taste in the mouths of the community, which created distrust and abandonment concerns. Share Necessities focused on educating and orienting locals with the professional skills and tools in addition to providing everyday living essentials. Our approach allowed us to create leaders and change agents within the community that would eventually be able to carry out the vision Share Necessities initially had. We understood this would be a strategy that would not only empower the community at its core but leave opportunities and exampleship for the youth to eventually follow and participate in as well.

Based on our approach mentioned above, we partnered with local leaders that were already working to raise the vibration in the commUNITY. I used my business background to help the group of leaders create their own nonprofit called The F.O.C.U.S Is On You, which provides similar services but now it’s actual residents of the community. This has gained the ultimate trust and increased the hope for those who initially didn’t believe they had a purpose or a way out. Now seeing their community residents operating the center, Share Necessities has given the entire commUNITY a second chance and a new value system to operate from. We’ve abolished the abandonment narrative for so many and that’s priceless!” – Arjuna O’Neal

Share Necessities is still collecting funds for the center and their current mission is to open a pop-up school (K-5 tent) at the local recreation center two blocks away. They plan to partner with a few organizations to provide healthy lunches, school supplies, and reading books, as well as volunteer teachings and facilitators.

If you would like to help, please check out their website to donate and learn more about F.O.C.U.S and other Share Necessities projects!

https://www.share-necessities.org/

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On behalf of Share Necessities and myself, I would like to extend special heartfelt THANK YOU & GRATITUDE for BLT Helps continuous SUPPORT & GENEROSITY. 💜🙏🏾😇

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1 month ago

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With the unprecedented changes in voting this year due to the pandemic, you may be wondering where you can drop off your ballot. LA County has a ballot drop boxes map to help you locate an official dropbox nearby: locator.lavote.net/locations/vbm

These include LA Public Libraries, and various colleges, public places, transit centers, etc. Please be aware there are fake ballot boxes planted around LA, as well. Make sure you verify your voting box location on this Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website and only deposit your ballot into an official dropbox.

You can mail or drop off your ballot anytime before the end of voting on November 3rd - even today! Don't forget to sign (using the same signature used on your driver's license or ID card), date, address (using the address where you're registered/where the ballot was received), and seal the envelope!

#vote2020
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With the unprecedented changes in voting this year due to the pandemic, you may be wondering where you can drop off your ballot. LA County has a ballot drop boxes map to help you locate an official dropbox nearby: https://locator.lavote.net/locations/vbm 

These include LA Public Libraries, and various colleges, public places, transit centers, etc. Please be aware there are fake ballot boxes planted around LA, as well. Make sure you verify your voting box location on this Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website and only deposit your ballot into an official dropbox.

You can mail or drop off your ballot anytime before the end of voting on November 3rd - even today! Dont forget to sign (using the same signature used on your drivers license or ID card), date, address (using the address where youre registered/where the ballot was received), and seal the envelope! 

#vote2020

3 months ago

BLT Helps

It's National Nonprofit Day! Shoutout to all of the incredible nonprofits we've had a chance to partner with over the years. It's an honor to contribute to your missions! ... See MoreSee Less

Its National Nonprofit Day! Shoutout to all of the incredible nonprofits weve had a chance to partner with over the years. Its an honor to contribute to your missions!Image attachment

4 months ago

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Every Friday in August, the Los Angeles LGBT Center is hosting Food for Thought - a free community event promoting dialog and action around social justice and equality, and combatting food insecurity while supporting local Black-owned restaurants!

Enjoy a FREE, freshly prepared meal by local Black-owned restaurant partners! Stick around for conversations with special guests and learn more about local community programs and resources!

Food for Thought, in partnership with Frontline Foods and The Conversation Truck, will be held at Center South: 2313 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Reserve your free ticket at:
lalgbtcenter.org/foodforthought

Friday, August 7 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Voting/Politics
Partners/Guests - Social Ripple Effect, Teen Voter, more TBA

Friday, August 14 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Sexual Health/HIV Testing
Partners/Guests - TBA

Friday, August 21 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - All Black Lives Matter
Partners/Guests - TBA

Friday, August 28 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Food Insecurity
Partners/Guests - TBA

#blacklivesmatter #theconversationtruck

www.instagram.com/theconversationtruck/Join us each Friday in August at Center South for a FREE freshly-prepared meal provided by local Black-owned restaurant partners! Stick around for conversations with special guests. Reserve your spot today at lalgbtcenter.org/foodforthought
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Every Friday in August, the Los Angeles LGBT Center is hosting Food for Thought - a free community event promoting dialog and action around social justice and equality, and combatting food insecurity while supporting local Black-owned restaurants!

Enjoy a FREE, freshly prepared meal by local Black-owned restaurant partners! Stick around for conversations with special guests and learn more about local community programs and resources!

Food for Thought, in partnership with Frontline Foods and The Conversation Truck, will be held at Center South: 2313 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Reserve your free ticket at:
http://lalgbtcenter.org/foodforthought

Friday, August 7 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Voting/Politics
Partners/Guests - Social Ripple Effect, Teen Voter, more TBA

Friday, August 14 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Sexual Health/HIV Testing
Partners/Guests - TBA

Friday, August 21 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - All Black Lives Matter
Partners/Guests - TBA

Friday, August 28 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Food Insecurity
Partners/Guests - TBA

#blacklivesmatter #theconversationtruck 

https://www.instagram.com/theconversationtruck/

4 months ago

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With over a decade of experience, Humanitarian Affairs Asia is a nonprofit organization based in Thailand, founded with a mission to instill a sense of social consciousness and empower the leaders of tomorrow. They hold seminars, programs, and internships to engage and inspire young people from across the globe to serve communities in need.

BLT Helps assisted Humanitarian Affairs Asia with movie poster inspired advertisements for their upcoming seminars.
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4 months ago

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Alan Yang's latest work is a powerful PSA from the Ad Council addressing anti-Asian racism. Please share. Fight the Virus. Fight the Bias.

Join the fight at lovehasnolabels.com/fightvirusbias.

#FightVirusBias
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5 months ago

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L.A. Emergency Renters Assistance Subsidy Program provides a temporary rent subsidy for eligible residents unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of immigration status. Applications open now and for a limited time: 7/13 - 7/17. Find more info at hcidla.lacity.org ... See MoreSee Less

L.A. Emergency Renters Assistance Subsidy Program provides a temporary rent subsidy for eligible residents unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of immigration status. Applications open now and for a limited time: 7/13 - 7/17. Find more info at hcidla.lacity.org

5 months ago

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Curate L.A. compiled a list of every #blackowned gallery and art space here in Los Angeles. Bookmark and support these venues - and make room for more! ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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Writer Monica Pirani (@monicapirani on Instagram) created these slides, in consultation with historian Uton Onyejekwe (@utonevan), to spread education - which is a part of what Juneteenth is all about! The sources she used are listed on the last slide.

From her post:

"Juneteenth is not the day that all enslaved people were freed, or the day that slavery ended. Juneteenth is a day to commemorate African American Freedom!"

"Please feel free to share these graphics with your loved ones and to your feed! Black History is American History, and unfortunately many of us aren’t taught about Juneteenth. I just learned about it two years ago! There is no need to feel shame or guilt for just learning about this, we know by now that systematic racism effects our education system. You know now, so you can help spread education and awareness!"

"Follow accounts that teach Black American history and provide resources for learning, like the Zinn Education Project, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and The Conscious Kid."

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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CNN is partnering with Sesame Street for a second special town hall about coronavirus, featuring experts and Sesame Street characters -- including Big Bird, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita and Grover -- answering questions submitted by families.

"The ABCs of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" will air this Saturday, May 30, at 10am ET and tackle issues such as summer safety, play dates, schooling and how kids and families around the world are creatively coping during these challenging times.

How to watch: The town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. It will stream live on CNN.com's homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps, without requiring a cable log-in.Join everyone’s favorite furry friends for a new edition of The ABCs of Covid-19: A #CNNSesameStreet Town Hall for Kids and Parents. Tune-in this Saturday, May 30th at 10am ET on CNN. Learn more: m.sesame.org/2X66lPo
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CNN is partnering with Sesame Street for a second special town hall about coronavirus, featuring experts and Sesame Street characters -- including Big Bird, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita and Grover -- answering questions submitted by families.

The ABCs of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents will air this Saturday, May 30, at 10am ET and tackle issues such as summer safety, play dates, schooling and how kids and families around the world are creatively coping during these challenging times.

How to watch: The town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. It will stream live on CNN.coms homepage and across mobile devices via CNNs apps, without requiring a cable log-in.

7 months ago

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Variety - the Children's Charity of Southern California provides life-saving and life-enriching assistance to abused, addicted, physically-challenged, neglected, and/or underprivileged children throughout Southern California. The organization was started by a group of vaudeville performers in 1928 who found a baby abandoned in a theatre on Christmas Eve and were inspired to underwrite the child’s support and education. It has since grown to 43 Chapters in 13 countries, raising over $1.7 billion worldwide to support children in need.

BLT is grateful for Variety's incredible work and is honored to be a regular sponsor of their Annual Variety Charity Auction. The auction usually takes place at CinemaCon but, due to current circumstances, this year's auction was moved online and will benefit our industry families in need of assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Auction items include autographed posters, original artwork and more. Bidding is now live. Register by texting VARIETY20 to 76278 or register online at Variety20.givesmart.com. Variety will be adding more items as the time goes on.

All proceeds from this auction to benefit our colleagues in the industry who need assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Variety - the Childrens Charity of Southern California provides life-saving and life-enriching assistance to abused, addicted, physically-challenged, neglected, and/or underprivileged children throughout Southern California. The organization was started by a group of vaudeville performers in 1928 who found a baby abandoned in a theatre on Christmas Eve and were inspired to underwrite the child’s support and education. It has since grown to 43 Chapters in 13 countries, raising over $1.7 billion worldwide to support children in need.

BLT is grateful for Varietys incredible work and is honored to be a regular sponsor of their Annual Variety Charity Auction. The auction usually takes place at CinemaCon but, due to current circumstances, this years auction was moved online and will benefit our industry families in need of assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Auction items include autographed posters, original artwork and more. Bidding is now live. Register by texting VARIETY20 to 76278 or register online at Variety20.givesmart.com. Variety will be adding more items as the time goes on.

All proceeds from this auction to benefit our colleagues in the industry who need assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis.

7 months ago

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Restaurants have been hit hard by this crisis and many have adapted by selling groceries on top of their usual prepared foods for pickup and delivery.

In addition to being one of our favorite lunch spots, Tender Greens gives back to the community. They have a history of supporting Food on Foot (one of our favorite local grassroots nonprofits) by employing participants in their Work for Food program.

Tender Greens is offering a variety of grocery boxes and items including farm fresh produce; meat and dairy; pantry items like bread, rice, pasta and tomato sauce; baking supplies and fresh ground coffee; and everything you’d need for an indoor picnic including the wine!

Be sure to check out the restaurants you love to see how you can support them - and save yourself a trip to the store!

We’re all in this together!

www.tendergreens.com
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Restaurants have been hit hard by this crisis and many have adapted by selling groceries on top of their usual prepared foods for pickup and delivery.

In addition to being one of our favorite lunch spots, Tender Greens gives back to the community. They have a history of supporting Food on Foot (one of our favorite local grassroots nonprofits) by employing participants in their Work for Food program.

Tender Greens is offering a variety of grocery boxes and items including farm fresh produce; meat and dairy; pantry items like bread, rice, pasta and tomato sauce; baking supplies and fresh ground coffee; and everything you’d need for an indoor picnic including the wine!

Be sure to check out the restaurants you love to see how you can support them - and save yourself a trip to the store!

We’re all in this together!

https://www.tendergreens.com

7 months ago

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"Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies” is a benefit for the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, dedicated to helping people who work in the motion picture industry and currently providing financial assistance to theater employees furloughed by the COVID-19 crisis.

Tonight at 6pm PT / 9pm ET, join a star-studded celebration of the theatrical filmgoing experience with a LIVE screening of Dirty Dancing hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis.

Stream Live & Donate! lionsgate.live/

#DirtyDancing #Lionsgate #LionsgateLIVE
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Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies” is a benefit for the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, dedicated to helping people who work in the motion picture industry and currently providing financial assistance to theater employees furloughed by the COVID-19 crisis.

Tonight at 6pm PT / 9pm ET, join a star-studded celebration of the theatrical filmgoing experience with a LIVE screening of Dirty Dancing hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis. 

Stream Live & Donate! https://lionsgate.live/

#DirtyDancing #Lionsgate #LionsgateLIVE

7 months ago

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Illustrator Gayle Kabaker is partnering with Vital Voices and Framebridge to present an opportunity to the public: Nominate a woman in YOUR life who is using her power to empower people during COVID-19 to be included in their portrait series.

Around the world, women are stepping up to face the COVID-19 crisis: serving as frontline healthcare workers; reacting to spikes in gender-based violence; reworking small businesses to sustain economic shock; and providing lifesaving care and supplies to affected areas.

You can nominate someone by going to Gayle Kabaker’s Instagram and in 100 words or less tell them about a heroic woman who is a voice of RESILIENCE during this uncertain time. The winning entry – determined by partners Vital Voices and Framebridge – will receive a custom portrait made by Gayle Kabaker, frame by Framebridge, and will be included in the upcoming Vital Voices: 100 Women Using Their Power to Empower book – coming out this Fall via Assouline.com.

Nominate someone to be featured and celebrated alongside 100 other extraordinary women leaders who are redefining power and leading in new and innovative ways – from US Soccer Team Captain Megan Rapinoe to #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke and more.

Entries are due MONDAY (4/20) at 9 am.

Who are the #voicesofresilience in your life?
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8 months ago

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‪In celebration of World Health Day, we are extremely grateful to nurses, midwives, doctors, and other health workers across the globe who have put themselves on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19. Thank you to our health heroes for all your hard work and dedication! <3

#SupportNursesAndMidwives #ThanksHealthHeroes #WorldHealthDay
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8 months ago

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Looking for a way to support your #local #community through this unprecedented health crisis?

Sign up on Helping Hands Community' website to volunteer to deliver crucial goods to members of your community that need to #shelterinplace. You can also request free help on their website.

Sign up and spread the word! We're stronger together. 💜

www.helpinghands.community/Looking for a way to support your #local #community through this unprecedented health crisis?

Sign up on our website to volunteer to deliver crucial goods to members of your community that need to #shelterinplace. You can also request free help on our website.

💜Sign up and spread the word, we're stronger together. ⬇️
www.helpinghands.community/
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Looking for a way to support your #local #community through this unprecedented health crisis?

Sign up on Helping Hands website to volunteer to deliver crucial goods to members of your community that need to #shelterinplace. You can also request free help on their website.

Sign up and spread the word! Were stronger together. 💜

https://www.helpinghands.community/

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8 months ago

BLT Helps

In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. To support you, Ten Percent Happier has created a Coronavirus Sanity Guide. The free meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. They’re adding more resources as they're created - so keep checking back. ❤️

www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
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In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. To support you, Ten Percent Happier has created a Coronavirus Sanity Guide. The free meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. They’re adding more resources as theyre created - so keep checking back. ❤️

https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

9 months ago

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In honor of Shoe the World Day (March 15), we're holding a Shoe Drive for Shoes for the Homeless!

SFTH collects gently used shoes (and new socks) and provides them to local organizations that directly serve and distribute them to those in need, such as Los Angeles Mission, The Midnight Mission, A Place Called Home, Downtown Women's Center, Delancey Street Foundation, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, Union Rescue Mission and many more.

Drop off your donations at BLT anytime before the end of the March!
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In honor of Shoe the World Day (March 15), were holding a Shoe Drive for Shoes for the Homeless!

SFTH collects gently used shoes (and new socks) and provides them to local organizations that directly serve and distribute them to those in need, such as Los Angeles Mission, The Midnight Mission, A Place Called Home, Downtown Womens Center, Delancey Street Foundation, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, Union Rescue Mission and many more.

Drop off your donations at BLT anytime before the end of the March!

9 months ago

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Public Service Announcement ;)

9 months ago

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Happy Valentine's Day! 💕Couples that check their voter status together, stay together. 💕

Make sure your love story has a happily ever after by making sure you're ready to #Vote. Check your status here 👇



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Happy Valentines Day! 💕

10 months ago

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10 months ago

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and Black History Month, composer and jazz pianist Jason Moran returns to The Soraya to perform his Oscar-nominated score, accompanying Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film, Selma, on the large screen. Moran (Artistic Director for jazz at The Kennedy Center) will be joined by New West Symphony.

Selma dramatizes the events leading up to King’s landmark 1965 march for voting rights. About Moran’s astonishing first feature film score, Film Music Magazine noted, “It’s an unstoppable sense of history-making that could perhaps only be captured by a musician so steeped in jazz and its cultural heritage.”

Selma earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Film, Director, Actor, and Song for “Glory” (by John Legend and Common, who also appeared in the film). “Glory” also earned the Oscar for Best Original Song.

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches, March 7–25, 1965.

SELMA WITH LIVE SCORE by JASON MORAN
The Soraya
Saturday, February 1 at 8pm
$37-$86

www.thesoraya.org/calendar/details/selma
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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and Black History Month, composer and jazz pianist Jason Moran returns to The Soraya to perform his Oscar-nominated score, accompanying Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film, Selma, on the large screen. Moran (Artistic Director for jazz at The Kennedy Center) will be joined by New West Symphony.

Selma dramatizes the events leading up to King’s landmark 1965 march for voting rights. About Moran’s astonishing first feature film score, Film Music Magazine noted, “It’s an unstoppable sense of history-making that could perhaps only be captured by a musician so steeped in jazz and its cultural heritage.”

Selma earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Film, Director, Actor, and Song for “Glory” (by John Legend and Common, who also appeared in the film). “Glory” also earned the Oscar for Best Original Song.

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches, March 7–25, 1965.

SELMA WITH LIVE SCORE by JASON MORAN
The Soraya 
Saturday, February 1 at 8pm
$37-$86

https://www.thesoraya.org/calendar/details/selma

10 months ago

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Can you spare 5 days to help a homeless pet?

The dogs and cats at the Best Friends Animal Society - Los Angeles' Lifesaving Center are looking for temporary homes where they can enjoy a break from stressful shelter life. Their foster open house is making it easier than ever for you to take a foster pet home on the spot!

Just 5 days of fostering can make a huge difference in the life of a homeless pet. They'll provide all the materials and resources needed to foster - all you need to provide is space in your home.
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11 months ago

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Shoutout to our “LGBLT” group for kickstarting a project to bring holiday gifts to our local seniors at the Triangle Square Senior Center. Due to everyone’s generosity, they more than met their goal and took over 2 carloads packed full of beautiful blankets to brighten the holidays. The center staff was blown away. Thanks to everyone that contributed! Happy Holidays! ... See MoreSee Less

Shoutout to our “LGBLT” group for kickstarting a project to bring holiday gifts to our local seniors at the Triangle Square Senior Center. Due to everyone’s generosity, they more than met their goal and took over 2 carloads packed full of beautiful blankets to brighten the holidays. The center staff was blown away. Thanks to everyone that contributed! Happy Holidays!Image attachmentImage attachment

11 months ago

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This is the 10th year BLT has supported Midnight Mission’s annual Holiday Toy Drive!

With your help over the past decade, we've collected 1000+ gifts for underprivileged kids here in Los Angeles. Toys are distributed at Midnight Mission’s Santa’s Village in Downtown LA. Parents queue up early Christmas morning with their children, waiting to take them into Santa’s Village where the kids can scoop up some gifts. Each child receives a high-quality, brand name toy along with a stuffed animal, book, and stocking stuffers.

Huge thanks to Midnight Mission and everyone who has helped brighten the holiday season for these families!
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This is the 10th year BLT has supported Midnight Mission’s annual Holiday Toy Drive!

With your help over the past decade, weve collected 1000+ gifts for underprivileged kids here in Los Angeles. Toys are distributed at Midnight Mission’s Santa’s Village in Downtown LA. Parents queue up early Christmas morning with their children, waiting to take them into Santa’s Village where the kids can scoop up some gifts. Each child receives a high-quality, brand name toy along with a stuffed animal, book, and stocking stuffers. 

Huge thanks to Midnight Mission and everyone who has helped brighten the holiday season for these families!

12 months ago

BLT Helps

Still looking for a Christmas tree? Let us recommend Delancey Street Foundation!

This amazing nonprofit provides residential rehabilitation services and vocational training for substance abusers and convicted criminals.

For over 45 years, they’ve empowered thousands of residents to become their own solution, addressing generations of poverty, illiteracy, lack of job skills, hard core substance abuse, homelessness, crime, violence, teen pregnancy, and emotional and physical abuse. After an average of four years (a minimum stay of two years), residents gain an academic education, three marketable skills, accountability and responsibility, dignity, decency, and integrity.

In addition to residential programs all over the country, Delancey does fundraising through their annual Christmas tree lots! This also provides important vocational training in the basics of sales, particularly for new residents. Holiday buyers can also purchase mistletoe, indoor tree lights, decorated wreaths, living potted pines, tree removal bags, and water bowls for trees. Los Angeles locations include Echo Park, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach.

No matter where you get your tree, don’t forget to ask for flame retardant! Have a safe and happy holiday season!
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Still looking for a Christmas tree? Let us recommend Delancey Street Foundation!

This amazing nonprofit provides residential rehabilitation services and vocational training for substance abusers and convicted criminals.

For over 45 years, they’ve empowered thousands of residents to become their own solution, addressing generations of poverty, illiteracy, lack of job skills, hard core substance abuse, homelessness, crime, violence, teen pregnancy, and emotional and physical abuse. After an average of four years (a minimum stay of two years), residents gain an academic education, three marketable skills, accountability and responsibility, dignity, decency, and integrity.

In addition to residential programs all over the country, Delancey does fundraising through their annual Christmas tree lots! This also provides important vocational training in the basics of sales, particularly for new residents. Holiday buyers can also purchase mistletoe, indoor tree lights, decorated wreaths, living potted pines, tree removal bags, and water bowls for trees. Los Angeles locations include Echo Park, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach.

No matter where you get your tree, don’t forget to ask for flame retardant! Have a safe and happy holiday season!

12 months ago

BLT Helps

‘Tis the Season to Gift with Purpose 🎁 ❤️

Downtown Women's Center's new MADE by DWC Home & Gift Collection is created with love by the women of DWC. Your purchase funds their career & mentorship programs that provides a path out of homelessness.

This holiday season, shop for MADE by DWC gifts online at MADEbyDWC.org or find them at their resale shop on Los Angeles St. & cafe on San Pedro St. in #DTLA or at the following places in #LA: Raven + Lily, Gifts for Good, The Little Market, Ten Thousand Villages (Pasadena), To the Market, Vroman's, Bedhead Pajamas, Hauser & Wirth, Marshall's Retail Group, Dust Muffin, Fancifull Gift Basket, Art Box, Los Angeles County Store, PIH Health, Kaiser Permanente (Downey), Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Mindfulnest Santa Monica, Kindred, Limonaia, Larkellen, Serendipity Gifts, The Soulfull Project, & Skirball Center
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‘Tis the Season to Gift with Purpose 🎁 ❤️

Downtown Womens Centers new MADE by DWC Home & Gift Collection is created with love by the women of DWC. Your purchase funds their career & mentorship programs that provides a path out of homelessness. 

This holiday season, shop for MADE by DWC gifts online at MADEbyDWC.org or find them at their resale shop on Los Angeles St. & cafe on San Pedro St. in #DTLA or at the following places in #LA: Raven + Lily, Gifts for Good, The Little Market, Ten Thousand Villages (Pasadena), To the Market, Vromans, Bedhead Pajamas, Hauser & Wirth, Marshalls Retail Group, Dust Muffin, Fancifull Gift Basket, Art Box, Los Angeles County Store, PIH Health, Kaiser Permanente (Downey), Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Mindfulnest Santa Monica, Kindred, Limonaia, Larkellen, Serendipity Gifts, The Soulfull Project, & Skirball Center

1 years ago

BLT Helps

On Saturday night, a team of illustrators from BLT volunteered their time and talents to sketch caricatures at Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen's HFC County Fair!

The carnival-style event was jam-packed with rides, games, comedy, live music, and interactive performances as well as celebrity guest stars such as Tony Hawk, Anderson .Paak, Adam Devine, Busy Philipps, Josh Gad, Ilana Glazer, Nick Kroll, Andrew Rannells, Jeff Ross, Ben Feldman, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, Casey Wilson, Ike Barinholtz, Regina Hall, and more.

Huge thanks to Seth and Lauren and everyone at HFC for all that you do, and for the opportunity to be part of such an incredible event. We had a blast!

To learn more about Hilarity for Charity and how you can support their mission to fight Alzheimer's, check out hilarityforcharity.org/

#HFCCountyFair
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1 years ago

BLT Helps

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Head to your local library during September to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Many libraries offer free art, wellness, and language classes, workshops, lectures, art exhibitions, and more. And, of course, books, films, and music are available both in your local branch and online. Have friends who don't have library cards? Invite them to join you!

#lapl #librarysignupmonth #welovebooks
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September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Head to your local library during September to see whats new and take part in the celebration. Many libraries offer free art, wellness, and language classes, workshops, lectures, art exhibitions, and more. And, of course, books, films, and music are available both in your local branch and online. Have friends who dont have library cards? Invite them to join you!

#LAPL #LibrarySignUpMonth #WeLoveBooks

1 years ago

BLT Helps

Variety - the Children's Charity of Southern California's 9th Annual Poker & Casino Night at Paramount Studios this Wednesday raised over one million dollars to support children with special needs! BLT is proud to support their life-changing work.

Learn more at www.varietysocal.org/
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1 years ago

BLT Helps

LA Family Housing's next Connect Day is this Thursday, July 18 from 10am - 1pm in Reseda. This is an excellent opportunity for people looking for housing and homeless support services to get connected and find the resources they need. Spread the word! Learn more and download the flyer at: lafh.org/connect-to-servicesOur next Connect Day is this Thursday, July 18 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in Reseda. This is an excellent opportunity for people looking for housing and homeless support services to get connect and find the resources they need. Learn more and download the flyer at: lafh.org/connect-to-services ... See MoreSee Less

LA Family Housings next Connect Day is this Thursday, July 18 from 10am - 1pm in Reseda. This is an excellent opportunity for people looking for housing and homeless support services to get connected and find the resources they need. Spread the word! Learn more and download the flyer at: lafh.org/connect-to-services

1 years ago

BLT Helps

If you're in the Hollywood area, stop by our Blood Drive today! It's quick and easy, and one pint of blood can save up to 3 lives.

The Blood Mobile is parked on Cole right outside of BLT and walk-ins are welcome. They are raffling off 2 free Knott's Berry Farm tickets and we're doing an additional raffle for BLT staff for a $100 gift card.
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If youre in the Hollywood area, stop by our Blood Drive today! Its quick and easy, and one pint of blood can save up to 3 lives.

The Blood Mobile is parked on Cole right outside of BLT and walk-ins are welcome. They are raffling off 2 free Knotts Berry Farm tickets and were doing an additional raffle for BLT staff for a $100 gift card.