Imagine LA Families Get Ready for School

Volunteers from Beauty Board help children get ready for school this week at event organized by Imagine LA.

Last weekend volunteers from Imagine LA, a nonprofit helping families out of homelessness, teamed up with Oasis Church in Koreatown, to help kids they are working with plus kids from Alexandria House, a transitional shelter for women and children, to celebrate this week’s school start for students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Over 150 kids in grades K-12 were treated to an afternoon of haircuts, face painting and play. Volunteers from the Beauty Board, a local nonprofit whose volunteers brings beauty services like mini makeovers and manicures to the homeless, was on hand for haircuts and manicures. In addition, all the kids got brand new backpacks stuffed with school supplies thanks to LA Works, a volunteer action center, who organized a pop up day of service in Santa Monica where volunteers stuffed all the backpacks. The event was held at the historic Oasis Church at Wilshire and Normandie Avenue.

Imagine LA is working to break the cycle of family homelessness in los angels through the power of mentoring and community partnership. They are always looking for volunteers and mentors to help. If you are interested please visit their website at www.ImagineLA.org. Oasis Church has a deep commitment to community is located at Wilshire and Normandie in Koreatown. Alexandria House provides safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing.

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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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