VALLEY CHARITIES: AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE : Local Agencies in Need of Extra Help

With the first holiday season following the Northridge earthquake upon us, many charitable organizations need more help than ever before. The following agencies responded to a notice published in The Times inviting them to send the newspaper their needs for publication in this report. Other organizations and their needs are outlined elsewhere in the report.

* Bienestar Latino AIDS Project

Accepting donations of food, clothing and money for victims of AIDS and homelessness.

1169 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90029

(818) 905-6020 or (213) 660-9680

* Boys & Girls Club of Burbank

Seeking monetary donations (start-up funds).

P.O. Box 1476, Burbank, 91507

(818) 846-5520

* Build Rehabilitation Industries Inc.

Seeking donations of computer equipment, printing services, electrical services, tables and chairs.

2205 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank 91505

(818) 845-3440

8345 Reseda Blvd., Suite 101, Northridge 91324

(818) 772-0396

* Burbank Center for the Retarded

Accepting monetary donations and boutique items for a Dec. 7 silent auction.

348 E. Olive Ave., Suite A, Burbank 91502

(818) 843-4907

* Catalyst Foundation for AIDS Awareness and Care

Provides free medical care and support services to people with AIDS. Seeking monetary donations.

44804 Elm Ave., Lancaster 93534

(805) 948-8559

* Catholic Big Brothers

Seeking volunteers to act as Big Brothers to children at risk.

3300 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 90026

(213) 251-9800 (V/TDD)

* Catholic Charities Guadalupe Community Center

Accepting canned goods and dried foods by Dec. 16 for Christmas food distribution. Also accepting new, unwrapped toys by Dec. 14. Make checks out to CCGCC (indicate it is for the "poverty program").

21600 Hart St., Canoga Park 91303

(818) 340-2050

* Celiac Disease Foundation

The foundation provides a variety of services to celiacs and their families.

Seeking volunteer office help with clerical and fund-raising skills.

13251 Ventura Blvd., Suite 3, Studio City 91604

(818) 990-2354

* El Proyecto del Barrio Inc.

El Proyecto provides a variety of services including primary health care, employment and training, outpatient drug treatment. Accepting monetary donations to continue senior outreach services.

8902 Woodman Ave., Arleta 91331

(818) 830-7133

* Exotic Feline Breeding Compound, Rosamond

The compound houses leopards, tigers, jaguars and other wild cats. The organization is requesting donations of money, volunteer time and building materials for cages, and frozen turkeys and chickens (not butter-basted).

HCR 1 Box 84, Rosamond, 93560

(805) 256-3793

* Friends of the Family

A family support and resource center, needs volunteer help, unwrapped toys and monetary donations.

14522 Kittridge St., Van Nuys 91405

(818) 988-4430

* L.A. Family Housing Corp

A homeless support organization is seeking volunteers to participate in the Valley Shelter's Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays project. Volunteers will provide gifts and/or holiday food baskets.

7843 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood 91605

(818) 982-4091

* MEND (Meet Each Need With Dignity)

The volunteer community group is seeking donations of canned goods, fresh fruit, rice, cereals, blankets and individually wrapped gifts for children for annual Christmas baskets.

13460 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima 91331

(818) 897-2443

* NA'AMAT USA San Fernando Valley Council

The organization supports human rights for Jews in distress, Jewish education, women's rights and child welfare.

Needs financial help and office equipment.

16161 Ventura Blvd., No. 101

Encino 91436

(818) 995-4035

* National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The NMSS supports research. The society is seeking monetary donations.

Southern California Chapter

230 N. Maryland Ave., Suite 303, Glendale 91206

(818) 247-1175

* National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine

The center operates Aunt Fannie's Attic thrift store and is seeking donations of men's, children's and women's clean clothing and shoes.

7146 Reseda Blvd., Reseda 91335

(818) 705-9429

* Northridge Hospital Foundation/Earthquake Relief

Accepting monetary donations to help cover damage to the medical center sustained in the Northridge earthquake. (Note "earthquake relief" on check.)

18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge 91328

(818) 885-5341

* Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation

Accepting monetary donations, food, new or used infant clothing, disposable diapers and other infant supplies for its preventive health education programs.

14445 Olive View Drive, Cottage M, Sylmar 91342

(818) 990-1589

* Organization for the Needs of the Elderly (O.N.E.)

Accepting monetary donations and volunteers to help with programs.

17400 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys 91406

(818) 705-2345

* Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship

Needs donations of a portable construction office to be used as a tack room, saddles and tack and volunteers to help disabled riders care for horses.

21152 Chatsworth St., Chatsworth 91311

(818) 700-8412

* San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic

Accepting donations of holiday gifts for children of all ages by Dec. 10 and monetary donations.

9650 Zelzah Ave., Northridge 91325

(818) 993-9311

* San Fernando Valley Hispanic Foster Parent Assn.

Accepting new, unwrapped toys for children ages 5 to 17 and monetary donations.

1027 Maple St., Burbank 91505

(818) 955-8531

* San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council

The council operates several food pantries in the Valley and is seeking donations of turkey dinner food baskets as well as volunteer time, canned food and clothing.

Administrative Office

10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth 91311

* Sherman Oaks Parents Assn.

Accepting monetary donations for a computer laboratory and school library books at Sherman Oaks Elementary School.

14755 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks 91403

(818) 902-1995

* Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind

Accepting items including orthopedic devices, hearing aids, household items, exercise equipment, rocking chairs, televisions and electric typewriters.

7955 Lindley Ave., Reseda 91335

(818) 708-1740

* Tree of Life Ministries

Accepting donations of non-perishable items, toys and monetary gifts.

P.O. Box 596, Reseda 91335

Drop food and toys off at:

6642 Reseda Blvd., Reseda

(818) 996-8389

* United Artists Theatres Toy Drive

Two UA theaters in the Valley will be collecting unwrapped toys for needy children in their lobbies beginning today and continuing through Dec. 19.

UA Marketplace Theater

64 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

UA Warner Center Theater

6030 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills

(213) 932-6026

* Valley HIV/AIDS Center

Accepting volunteers to work in its gift-wrapping booth at Thrifty Drug Store, 17266 Saticoy St., Van Nuys, Dec. 19-24. Also accepting donations.

14126 Sherman Way, Suite 5, Van Nuys 91405. (818) 908-3840

* Volunteer Center of San Fernando Valley

Accepting food, toys, books and gifts for needy families through Dec. 9.

8134 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200, Panorama City 91402. (818) 908-5066

* Walden Environment

Accepting monetary donations and new, unwrapped toys for foster children of all ages.

Toys may be dropped off at:

Fallbrook Mall during mall hours (by Dec. 11)

6633 Fallbrook Ave., Canoga Park

LAPD Community Service Center from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Saturday (by Dec. 10)

14719 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills

Walden Environment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday (by Dec. 9)

11150 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 204, Mission Hills 91345

(818) 365-3665

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