Get Involved

Friends and HelpersVolunteer at our events, donate needed items for our different programs,adopt a backpack, adopt a family's holiday wish list and more. However you choose to get involved, just know that everything you do makes a difference. After all, what we do and how it changes peoples' lives would not happen without your help. So, how will you get involved?
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Where the Money Goes

Friends and Helpers100% of every dollar donated goes directly to someone who really needs our help. The donations fund programs throughout the year such as the Back-to-School program, an Easter program and our largest event, the holiday Adopt-a-Family program. We also do our best to respond to individual requests from shelters and centers throughout the year.
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2014 Holiday Program

Friends and Helpers Thank you to everyone who was able to help make 2013 a huge success. It was our biggest year yet, and we provided holiday cheer to thousands of families. Please help us again this year, as we can not do what we do without your support. Happiest of Holidays to all of you!
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Holiday Message

What an amazing year. Over 10,000 people affected by domestic violence, many of whom had nothing for the Holidays, received gifts, stockings, food coupons, necessities, and a little hope that things will return to normal for the Holidays.

Thanks to everybody who adopted families, sponsored stockings, donated money, volunteered time, made baked goods, and helped us get the word out in 2014.

We are taking a little time off for the Holidays, but will be back early in 2015. So if you call or email, we won’t be able to get right back to you. Unfortunately the need continues 365 days a year, so if you would like to make a donation online, please do. There is always a need for grocery gift cards etc. and we will make sure 100% of your donation goes directly to those in need.

Happy Holidays!

The Friends and Helpers Team

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Friends and Helpers Welcome

Friends and Helpers provides assistance to women, children and teens who find themselves involved in domestic violence. We work with many of the centers in Southern California and help provide support, needed items and encouragement so they can rebuild their lives. Our goal is to support and encourage women, teens and children who are trying to help themselves out of a violent, hurtful situation.

Abuse can strike anyone anywhere; spouses, parents, children and teens can fall victim to abuse. When the survivors are brave enough to finally leave their abusive situation, many flee with their kids and the clothes on their backs to counseling centers and shelters.

The challenge is that more and more women and children are seeking help and each year and Friends and Helpers must expand to fit the growing needs of these deserving souls. We hope you will join in our mission and help a very worthwhile cause.

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    2014 Holiday Program

    Pick Up and Drop Off Events:

    December 2nd 4pm – 9pm
    The MUCK
    1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton 92833

    December 3rd 4pm to 8pm
    11455 Magnolia Blvd North Hollywood 91601
    Right next to North Hollywood skate park
    First driveway after 170

    December 4th 4pm- 8pm
    Wells Fargo
    10789 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA

    December 5th 3:30pm – 7:30pm
    20240 E. Cienega Ave., Covina 91724

    December 6th 9am- 1pm
    10 Mauchly Irvine California 92618

    December 7th 9am -3pm
    Wilbur Elementary School
    5213 Crebs Ave, Tarzana, 91356