Get your Turkey Trot On
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Get Stuffing with Big Sunday
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Give the Gift of Dessert with Salt & Straw
Sweet Potato Casserole. Image courtesy of Salt & Straw
APLA’s Turkey Trot
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A Westside Feast for All
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Nominate a Hero
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Sponsor a Homeless LAUSD Student
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Triple the Feast with Meals on Wheels
In honor of your own grandparents, here’s your chance to ensure that an elderly or disabled Angeleno gets a beautiful feast on Thanksgiving. With St. Vincent Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving Meal Triple Match, an anonymous and very generous supporter has agreed to triple every dollar that you donate this year. So your $15.70 donation becomes $47.10 worth of holiday dinners and now feeds six people!
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2016 Tofurky Trot for Animal Rescue
This one’s for the vegans and animal lovers out there. You don’t need to eat turkey to partake in the joy of Thanksgiving. Held at the Rose Bowl, the Tofurky Trot supports local animal rescue groups while championing plant-based diets. The race is five kilometers and can be sprinted, pranced, trotted or walked. There will also be prizes for canine competitors and vegan snacks and drinks awaiting you at the finish line. Plus, don’t miss out on the bunnies and pups for adoption—all proceeds will support the Jackson Galaxy Foundation (Animal Planet’s Jackson will even be hosting), Bunny World Foundation and the Animal Museum.
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Lend a Hand to a Refugee
While we bask in the comfort of our nearest and dearest (or ... try to find a quick exit) let’s not forget new Angelenos who would do anything to be with their families. Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service (IRIS) is a refugee resettlement agency in LA that provides resettlement assistance, employment placement and legal aid to the newly relocated. They need ongoing help with English mentoring, food pantry stocking, transporting people to healthcare appointments, getting children enrolled in school and they’re always taking donations. Because we’re ultimately all one big family living on a very tiny planet hurtling through the deep, dark unknown together.
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One Last Quick and Easy Feel Good Fix
Running to catch a flight out of town? Or perhaps you’re struggling to pay your own rent. Here’s one last quick and affordable way to give back in LA. A donation to the Los Angeles Mission will take less than three minutes, costs as little as $2.03 and will provide a hot Thanksgiving meal to hungry Angelenos. Funds will also help provide safe shelters and life changing programs.
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