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Hand to Hand Ministry provides a hot sit down meal every Saturday and most Holidays. Come join us as we nourish our guests with love and compassion! The quality of life for those who live on the streets will be raised up through your service. Ages 13 and up.
Hand-to-Hand: (310) 348-1260 ext. 1531
2. Freedom Light
Our Freedom Light Prison Ministry is hosting a "Healing & Revealing Service" at a Transition Home for men and/or women who are in recovery or recently released from a Government facility. There will be meditation, music, a speaker, Practitioners for prayer and holding vigil. Adults only.
Freedom Light: (310) 348-1260 ext. 1521
3. Back to the Beach and Beyond
Pick up ~ Clean Up ~ Wake Up at Agape's Adopt-A-Beach Program. Learn and support Heal the Bay’s vital study of the origin of beach debris. And a surprise Ballona adventure too! You do make a difference! A great family project. Everyone welcomed!
Earth Spirit Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1518
4. Adopt the Learning Garden
Create the new Fiber Arts Garden Bed at The Learning Garden, Agape's adopted neighborhood botanical garden. Prepare and plant cotton, flax and other plants that provide natural dyes. The garden is located at nearby Venice High School. All ages welcomed.
Earth Spirit Agape (310) 348-1260 ext.1518
5. Agape Road Show
Come to perform, pray or join in group songs at a hospital and a convalescent home. We will have lunch at the beach. Bring your love and joy to patients in need. All ages and levels of talent welcomed. Agape Road Show:(310) 348-1260 ext. 1528
6. Peace for Common Peace
We will be beautifying and energizing the new offices of Common Peace, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence to assist them in their mission of spreading the teachings of King and Gandhi throughout our world. Some painting, organizing and moving stuff around. CP was born out of the first Season for Nonviolence LA Task Force founded by Agape and is a 501(c) 3 non-profit. 15 years and older.
Peace Ministry (310) 348-1260 ext. 1524
7. People Who Care Youth Center
This local youth and family counseling and support center needs a new coat of paint. Help provide an uplifting atmosphere for family and community healing. Ages 12 and up. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
8. Safe Place for Youth
SPY finds, stabilizes and assists homeless youth under the age of 25. We will help put together food packets and maybe do some gardening as well. Ages 15 and up. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
9. Alcoholism Center for Women
ACW’s mission is supporting the recovery from and prevention of alcoholism and other drug-related problems among all women at high risk for substance abuse. We will be doing some gardening projects at this wonderful safe haven and beacon of hope. 18 years and older.
Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
10. Art Share Los Angeles
Art Share provides a community based arts learning destination as well as an incubator for local and emerging artists by providing both safe shelter and a workplace to exhibit and perform. We will help commemorate the new beginning of this facility in a converted industrial building near downtown LA. General cleanup and more. 16 years and older. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
11. A Place Called Home
APCH is a dynamic youth enrichment center founded in 1993. We will be painting, cleaning, decorating and preparing for their Summer Program, in partnership with young people who are served by APCH. All ages welcomed. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
12. George Washington Carver Middle School Outdoor Classroom
Help nurture this brand new green education resource in mid city LA. We will assist with their fruit tree orchards and vegetable gardens.
All ages. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext 1515
13. The Children’s Nature Institute
Since 1985, CNI has provided hands-on educational programs tailored specifically for the children of Los Angeles. These programs are designed to open young minds to the living world. We will be prepping materials for the Whale Tale summer camp. Arts, crafts, office organizing. 15 years and older. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
14. Agape Spirit Foundation
This nonprofit (not part of Agape International Spiritual Center) is geared for change and change makers, housing Vets and ex-inmates. We will be planting flowers and trees, re-arranging the meditation area and giving away books and food. All ages welcomed. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
15. Brother/Sister Church
We will return to June Cobb Church of Religious Science this year for general housekeeping and more. Our dear Rev. Dr. Clara Mosley is presiding Minister of this intimate community church. All Ages welcomed. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
16. Community Services Unlimited Inc.
CSU is a 501©3 non-profit organization. Their mission is to foster communities that address the inequalities and barriers that make sustainable communities and self-reliant life-styles difficult. We will help maintain two local mini-urban farms that grow affordable, high quality produce in our community. All ages welcomed. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
17. Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition
Operating out of a rent free kitchen in West Hollywood, the Coalition provides hot nutritious fresh meals, seven days a week to the homeless and hungry of that part of our community. We will do some intensive cleaning of their service fleet and then do a neighborhood walkthrough to pick up litter and connect with the community. All ages welcomed. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
18. Proyecto Jardin
Proyecto Jardin is communal garden in Boyle Heights where people find the inspiration and common ground necessary to build a healthy, peaceful community. We will be gardening, painting signs, and an array of landscaping tasks in this organic oasis on the eastside of Los Angeles. All ages welcomed. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
19. Home Sweet Home
Help lovingly beautify our own Agape International Spiritual Center. We will refresh, revitalize, reorganize and repaint the storage loft for Gracious Spaces of Agape and other activities to make our spiritual home more hospitable. All ages welcomed. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
20. Horsin’ Around
Compton Jr. Posse Youth Equestrians provides motivational experiences with horses for local disadvantaged young people. This will be a general cleanup day. Folks should know that they will be with animals so if they have allergies they should prepare appropriately. Children over 12 years old with parent or guardian OK. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
21. Serving Social Justice
The Southern California Library is a people’s library in South Los Angeles dedicated to preserving the histories of communities in pursuit of justice. We will go through community history archives and help the Library make one or more of its key collections more useable for education and research. We will also do some cleaning. All ages welcomed. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
22. Critter Crusade
We will be working at local shelters, enhancing the quality of life for our furry friends-in-need. We will be walking dogs, cuddling cats, cleaning compounds and more. All ages welcomed. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
23. SHARE! Self-Help and Recovery Exchange
SHARE! Supports people as they pursue growth and recovery in a non-judgmental environment. They provide meetings, housing and volunteer-to-job opportunities for the people they serve. We will be helping them with cleaning, painting and repairs to beautify SHARE at their two facilities. 18 years and older, please. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext.1515
24. Free Arts
Free Arts for Abused Children is a nonprofit organization that integrates the healing and therapeutic power of the arts into the lives of children and youth who have been abused, are homeless or at-risk of falling through the cracks of the system, as well as their families in need. We will be hosting a Free Arts Day, a hands-on, interactive day at a local facility served by FAAC. 18 years and older, please. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
25. The Blazers House
Once again, we bring some loving attention to this wonderful facility that teaches life skills to children and young adults. We will help to create a Zen garden and more. All ages welcomed. Action Agape: (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
26. Westside Children’s Center
Westside Children's Center provides integrated family services for under-served young children and their families in West Los Angeles including early care and education, foster care and adoption, and family support services. We will be gardening , disinfecting and cleaning classrooms and playground equipment and organizing their storage area. 13 years and older. Action Agape: (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
27. Sol Adventurers
Sol Adventurers empowers at risk youth globally to discover their gifts and share them with the world. They provide one on one mentorship and enrichment programs that includes: gardening, recycling, African drumming, dance, reggae, hip hop and capoeira. We will be helping out at Crenshaw Community Garden, where they facilitate local youth programs. All ages. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
28. Children’s Lifesaving Foundation
CLF provides recreation, education and housing for homeless and at-risk youth and their families throughout Los Angeles. We will help clean their new offices in the old Malibu City Hall. Ages 12 and up. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
29. St. Joseph Center
St. Joseph Center provides a vast variety of services for the working poor and homeless in the westside of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. We will be cleaning and organizing Bread and Roses Café which serves over 150 homeless men, women and children every day. 12 and older. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
30. Community Build Youth and Community Center Garden
Community Build, Inc. is a nonprofit community development corporation dedicated to the revitalization of South Los Angeles. We will be helping to install this community garden. 5 years and up. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
31. Community Build Storage Facility
See above. We will be cleaning and organizing their storage facility. Ages 10 and up. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
32. A New Way of Life
A New Way of Life provides re-entry and reunification services to women who are transitioning from prison to happy and satisfying lives. We will help to create some green space at their facility that staff and residents will maintain. 12 and up. Action Agape (310) 348-1260 ext. 1515
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The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself in the
service of others.
Love is, above all, the gift
— Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)
There is no higher religion
than human service. To work
for the common good is the
— Woodrow Wilson
(1856 - 1924)
No act of kindness, no matter
how small, is ever wasted.
— Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)
The Lion and the Mouse
Service … is love in action,
love “made flesh”; service is
the body, the incarnation of
love. Love is the impetus;
service the act, and
creativity the result with
— Sarah Patton Boyle,
U.S. civil rights activist
Never Doubt that a small
group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can
change the world; indeed, it's
the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead
I expect to pass through this
world but once; any good
thing therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can
show to any fellow creature,
let me do it now; let me not
defer or neglect it, for I shall
not pass this way again.
— Ettiene De Grellet
Love cannot remain by itself--
it has no meaning. Love has to
be put into action and that
action is service.
— Mother Teresa
Love grows by service.
— Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I don't know what your destiny
will be, but one thing I do
know: the only ones among
you who will be really happy
are those who have sought
and found how to serve.
— Albert Schweitzer
If I have been of service, if I
have glimpsed more of the
nature and essence of
ultimate good, if I am inspired
to reach wider horizons of
thought and action, if I am at
peace with myself, it has been
a successful day.
— Alex Noble