Giving Tuesday 2020 - Little Tokyo Service Center

Giving Tuesday 2020

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a worldwide effort for people to stand together and celebrate how nonprofit organizations like Little Tokyo Service Center help communities prosper. Giving Tuesday started in 2012 and takes place every Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give and celebrate generosity.

No matter how big or small, every act of generosity counts!

YOU can make an impact!

Help us reach our goal of $10,000 to provide holiday meals and gifts to residents in our affordable housing buildings!

Typically, residents in four of our affordable housing buildings look forward to LTSC’s holiday party. This fun-filled evening includes good food, toys for the kids and teens and even an appearance from Santa! This year, however, following the health and safety guidance from federal, state, and local agencies, we will be hosting socially distant “Holiday Pick-Ups” in each building to distribute holiday meals (dinner, a drink and dessert) and gifts to our residents.

After a year of unforeseen challenges, we can still bring holiday cheer to our community. You can make a difference – help us reach our $10,000 goal!

Your donation helps provide:

The meal will be prepared by a resident’s local taco business and dessert will be purchased from a Little Tokyo Restaurant.

  • A holiday meal (dinner, a drink and dessert) to over 280 residents
  • Grocery gift cards for 100 low-income families
  • Holiday gift cards to Little Tokyo restaurants for 50 senior residents
  • A sweet reminder to our residents that they’re not alone and never forgotten!

NOTE: All food and gift distribution will be done according to CDC guidelines.

Learn More About LTSC’s COVID-19 Relief Efforts

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, LTSC has helped address financial instability, food insecurity, social isolation, and the negative toll on mental health. As we head into the winter months with a new and devastating COVID surge, our youth, families and seniors need support now more than ever!

As the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, we implemented many programs, like Little Tokyo Eats to deliver subsidized dinners to in-need Little Tokyo seniors three times a week. Additionally, we created an emergency cash assistance fund for our residents in need. LTSC is also assisting small businesses by setting up their online store, social media presence and take-out/delivery operations.

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