Groups Need Your Help to Make a Difference


Hathaway Children and Family Services needs new, nonviolent toys, games, books, gift certificates to toy or department stores for children ranging from infants to teens. 8955 Gold Creek Road, Sylmar, CA 91342; (818) 896-2474.

* The H.E.L.P. Group residential treatment program for abused teens needs gift certificates to clothing and music stores, Walkman-type cassette players, radios or CD players, CDs for teens (please, no profane, vulgar or drug-related material), videos (not R-rated), hand-held games, silver jewelry, makeup, headphones, bath and grooming products. 13130 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91401; (818) 781-0360.

* Hillside provides a home, mental health treatment and special education for abused children. Needs for preteens and teens: gift certificates to music, discount, department and toy stores and fast-food restaurants. Also, radios, CD players, hand-held games, clothing. 940 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105; (323) 254-2274.

* Hollygrove, founded in 1880 as Los Angeles Orphans Home Society, needs clothing for recreational therapy in children’s size 7 through adult extra-large, educational items from games to magazine subscriptions, athletic equipment, and arts and crafts. Also, for goodbye packages, suitcases, sleep clothes, hygiene kits, camera and film, diaries. 815 N. El Centro Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038; (323) 463-2119.


* Hollywood Urban Project offers in its Community House, 5846 Gregory Ave., Hollywood, language workshops and after-school activities for low-income families. A “Christmas Store” in the Community House needs new, unwrapped toys, which families may buy for their children at about 25% of the retail value. The profits go to scholarships to send youths to summer camp. 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood, CA 90028; (323) 463-9555.