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'Tis the Season for Sharing : Charities: Where to give gifts for the needy; agencies throughout the Southland are accepting donations.

December 13, 1990

This is the time of year when it is better to give than to receive. If you want to share your wealth, you don't have to go very far to find an organization willing to receive it. One of the following agencies is in your neighborhood--and would be very happy for gifts of food to share with the needy. Even the smallest donation will help. As one program director says: "Anything we get is more than what we had before."

We're presenting this listing during the holiday season, but the needs of these agencies never end. So if time or money is tight right now, tuck the list away for later. Your contribution will be just as welcome during the rest of the year.

And if you are planning on helping out this season, please do so quickly. Many of the agencies we spoke with lamented the fact that people often save their generosity until Christmas Eve--which is the very time when agencies are busy distributing the bounty.


AIDS Project L.A.'s Necessities of Life Food Program: 6721 Romaine St., Hollywood; (213) 962-1600; Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Canned goods and staples.

All People's Christian Center: 822 E. 20th St., Los Angeles, (213) 747-6357; Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Will accept gifts of turkeys only.

Chrysalis Center: 702 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, (213) 623-9394; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-noon. Non-perishable foods.

Dolores Mission: 171 S. Gless St., Los Angeles, (213) 262-2397; Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. All foods.

Don Basco Society of Hollywood: (213) 462-4224, will refer to delivery location; every day noon-midnight. Canned foods, staples.

Eastmont Community Center: 701 S. Hoefner Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 726-8071; Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. All foods.

El Centro Del Pueblo: 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 250-1120; Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All foods.

El Rescate (The Rescue): 2675 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 387-3284; Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Canned foods and staples.

Fred Jordan Mission: 445 Towne Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 850-1677 and (818) 915-1981; Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Canned foods and staples.

Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women: 267 N. Belmont Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 250-5241; every day 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or call to make make special arrangements. Canned foods and staples.

House of Ruth: 605 N. Cummings St., Los Angeles, (213) 266-4139; Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Canned foods and staples.

Las Familias del Pueblo: 307 E. 7th St., Los Angeles, (213) 614-1745; Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Canned foods and staples.

LIFE (Love Is Feeding Everyone): 310 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 936-0895; headquarters for three offices in Los Angeles. Will accept non-perishable foods, Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for referral to closest location.

Los Angeles Catholic Worker: 821 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, (213) 972-9656; Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. All foods.

Los Angeles Mission: 443 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, (213) 629-1227; Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All foods.

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California: 4445 Burns Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 661-8674; Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All foods.

Project Angel Food: 1296 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 656-9615; Sunday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh produce, canned goods (large sizes); call first.

Plaza Community Center: 648 S. Indiana St., Los Angeles, (213) 268-1107; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All foods (rice, beans).

Rakestraw Memorial Center: 5139 S. Main St., Los Angeles, (213) 232-2258; Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All foods.

Saint Francis Center: 1203 S. Santee St., Los Angeles, (213) 747-5347; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1:30 p.m.) All foods.

Saint Martin de Porres Community Center: 4213 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 234-9087; Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. Non-perishable foods.

Saint Vincent de Paul's Men's Center: 231 Winston St., Los Angeles, (213) 626-3744; Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All foods.

Salvation Army, Harbor Light Center: 809 E. 5th St., Los Angeles, (213) 626-4786. Will accept donations every day, 24 hours. All foods.

Midnight Mission: 396 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, (213) 624-9258. Will accept donations every day, 24 hours. All foods.

The Seedling: 6314 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 753-7218; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:15 a.m.-noon and 1:15-4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-noon. All foods, baby foods and formula.

Transition House: 543 S. Crocker St., Los Angeles, (213) 622-7073; Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All foods.

Union Rescue Mission: 226 S. Main St., Los Angeles, (213) 628-6103; Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Not necessary to park; security at front door will accept donations. All foods.

United American Indian Involvement-Crisis Center: 118 Winston St., Los Angeles, (213) 625-2565; Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All foods.

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