My Friend’s Place

5850 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90028
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Our mission My Friend's Place assists and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.

My Friend’s Place

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Assemble Snack Packs for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Provide youth with food in easy to-go bags and help to promote connection. Include non perishable food items like trail mix, granola bars, cookies, chips, fruit snacks, water bottle/juice, etc. Decorate the bags and/or include brief notes of encouragement Snack packs can be assembled on your own time and are a great project to work… See full description
  • Children (5-12), 12-15, 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+, Child with Adult
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Families, Corporate Teams
  • Virtual, Food Packing
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Clothing Drive for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Host a clothing drive for new and gently used masculine and feminine clothing and shoes. Provide youth with essential clothing and shoes, while perhaps doing a little Spring Cleaning at home You may purchase new clothing including socks and underwear from our Amazon wish list. If you would like to contribute gently used clothing, please adhere to these guidelines: You and those you live with must be symptom free for the past 7 days. Clothing must be laundered while wearing gloves and a mask and packaged in plastic bags (not cardboard or other boxes). Please label bags with the date the clothing was laundered and packaged and a description of the clothing (ex. jeans and t-shirts). If donating gently used shoes, please spray with Lysol or use disinfectant wipes. We are still not accepting used socks and underwear. For drop off directions contact Daniel Lee at [email protected]
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In-Kind Donations

Current Needs

  • $10 Target Gift Cards
  • Chapstick
  • Nail Clippers
  • Travel-sized Deodorant
  • Masculine Shoes (Sizes 10+)
  • Masculine and Feminine Plus Sized Clothing
  • Backpacks
  • Dog Food
  • Collars/Harnesses/Leashes for our Animal Companions
  • Parenting Supplies: Visit our Parenting Amazon Wishlist!
  • Headphones (new only)
Click here to shop our Amazon Wish List! We ask that all clothing donations be new or gently used and laundered. Due to space limitations, we are not able to accept furniture, home goods, sports equipment, or other items not listed above. If you have something to donate that you do not see on our list, please contact us first. Thank you for understanding.

Drop Off Instructions

Please note: due to the overwhelming support of our community within the last few months, My Friend’s Place is NOT accepting clothing contributions at this time. Please email [email protected] for a list of current needs and to arrange a drop-off appointment. Thank you for continuing to support youth at My Friend’s Place! While our building is located at 5850 Hollywood Blvd., donations are accepted through the back parking lot, which is accessible via the alley just south of the 76 gas station on at Bronson and Hollywood Blvd. You are welcome to pull into our lot and park in any space. Once you’re in the lot, ring the buzzer at the glass door atop the stairs. We accept the donations through the first floor so no need to bring them up the stairs with you.
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About us For more than 31 years, My Friend’s Place has been assisting and inspiring homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. From our early beginnings as a volunteer-based group serving meals from the trunks of cars to the dynamic resource center in operation today, My Friend’s Place offers comprehensive services to nearly 1,400 youth experiencing homelessness between the ages of 12 and 25, and their children, each year, helping our homeless young people move toward wellness, stability and self-sufficiency.
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