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UPDATED: To lend a hand for the holidays

Posted: November 30, 2010 8:38 p.m.
Updated: December 28, 2010 8:09 a.m.

Editor’s note: In the spirit of the holidays, The Signal compiled this list of chances to give to local charities. If you have an entry to add to this list, e-mail details, including contact information, to, in the format below.

Angel Dogs Foundation
Angel Dogs Foundation is a nonprofit, low-cost mobile pet program providing spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations and microchipping.
Blankets, towels, collars, leashes, cash
AngelDogs Foundation, 26873 Sierra Highway, Suite 147, Santa Clarita 91321
Call (888) 504-7729 or

A Light of Hope Support Center
What: A Light of Hope Support Center offers groups and programs to assist in personal and family recovery from the effects of substance abuse or any other self destructive behaviors.
Need: Cash donations for safe and sober fun, social events and fitness activities for youth/young adults. Where: Mail checks to 21618 Golden Triangle Rd. #207, Santa Clarita, 91350.
Contact: Kathy Boyer, 755-5857 or, or visit

Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons

What: The Blue Star Mothers assembles care packages for military servicemen.
Need: Cash, CDs, DVDs, magazines, handheld games, stationery, treats, toiletries and AT&T phone calling cards.
Contact: Debi Duke, (661) 253-0811

Boys & Girls Club of SCV Foundation
Where:; mail checks to 24909 Newhall Ave.
Need: Cash
Contact: Rhonda Chobanian, (661) 254-3063,

Child & Family Center Foundation
What: Adopting needy families to provide household items
Need: Bedding, blankets, toys, food, gift cards
Contact: Qiana Staral, 255-6847 ext. 3059 or

Family Promise SCV
What: Family Promise SCV is an interfaith network serving SCV’s homeless families, assisting parents in finding homes, jobs and other necessities for getting back on their feet.
Need: Cash donations for transportation, printers and the like.
Contact: Terry Comp, (818) 535-1046,

Hart School District Winter Voucher Program
The Hart School District provides blankets, coats and personal hygiene items to homeless students and their families, through a voucher program. More than 300 students are in need this year.
Monetary donations payable to Hart District Homeless (Tax ID #95-6001532), gently used adult and children's coats, blankets, toiletries.
Where: Drop off at Hart District Office, 21515 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, 91350. (Or checks can be mailed.)
Contact: Terry Deloria, director of special programs, at (661) 259-0033 or

Homeless Shelter
SCV Emergency Winter Shelter, which provides beds, meals, social services, job-search services and medical care for SCV homeless.
Needs: Cash and personal hygiene items for clients.
Contact: Visit for details. Shelter is located at 23031 Drayton St. in Saugus.

MEND Poverty
What: Meet Each Need with Dignity,, provides food, clothing, medical care, job skills training and a path to a better life.
Needs: Individuals to contribute to its 2010 giving campaign, "There are new stars shining in the sky tonight!"
Contact: Go to and donate online, or request a donation packet from

Prayer Angels for the Military
What: Prayer Angels for the Military sends care packages to deployed troops, helps them to call home, sends gifts to our wounded warriors and helps military families in need.
Need: Cash for postage, AT&T Global phone cards, white cotton socks, chemically activated hand warmers, beanies, gloves, scarves, 3-4 blade razors, CDs, DVDs, AA and AAA batteries, snacks, sweatshirts and pants with an elastic waist, gift cards for Wal-Mart, Target and grocery stores; and gas cards.
Where: Mail checks to Prayer Angels for the Military, 21609 Oak Orchard Rd., Newhall, 91321 or donate online at
Contact: Suzon or Dale Gerstel at or (661) 799-8865.

Santa Clarita Senior Center Foundation
What: The Santa Clarita Senior Center Foundation serves local seniors and their families by providing home delivered meals, transportation and day care.
Need: Monetary donations; see wishlist at
Where: Make checks payable to Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Foundation, P.O. Box 220354, Newhall, 91322 or donate online at
Contact: (661) 259-9444 or

Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry
What: The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry's mission is to alleviate hunger in the Santa Clarita Valley. The SCV Food Pantry has provided supplemental food, at no charge, to our neighbors in need since 1986 -- (more than 6,500 low-income individuals in 2009 alone -- 43 percent children and 11 percent senior citizens)
Need: Monetary donations, $5 grocery cards for the Hunger Doesn't Take A Holiday program (12/13-12/23)and non-perishable food items
Where: Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, 24133 Railroad Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321 or through PayPal
Contact:,, (661) 255-9078

SCV Sheriff's Foundation
What: The SCV Sheriff's Foundation raises money for the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station and has been able to donate a command post, provided Search and Rescue services, lockers for deputies and much-needed safety supplies.
Need: We invite you to "BE OUR STAR" and request a membership packet to help raise money for our local sheriff's department.
Contact: A membership packet can be obtained by e-mailing:

Toy Drive

Where: Caston’s TV and Appliance, 23736 Lyons Ave., Newhall
Need: Unwrapped gifts or gift cards worth at least $10 for children aged 6 and up.


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