Volunteer and Learn! Register for our LAUSD Homeless Student Event on April 23rd and 24th!

More than 20,000 LAUSD students self-identify as homeless. They are living in shelters, motels, abandoned buildings, cars, doubled up with other families or, at worst, living on the streets. 

What is the LAUSD Homeless Student Event?

We will be hosting a Learning Experience on Youth Homelessness and backpack assembly in Westchester on April 23rd and 24th. We are looking for volunteers to help assemble 1,200 backpacks with school supplies, hygiene, and other essentials for LAUSD homeless students and their families!

Event Basics:

  • WHEN: Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th
  • Includes a LUNCH & LEARNING EXPERIENCE on Youth Homelessness: Noon - 1:00 PM each day
    • Morning SHIFT and Learning Experience: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Learning Experience and Afternoon SHIFT: 12:00 - 4:00 PM
  • WAIVERS: Volunteers and staff must sign both waivers online (electronically) (note: no distribution - LAUSD will distribute backpacks)
  • VACCINATION: Volunteers and staff must show proof of vaccination
  • REGISTRATION: Through The Giving Spirit's website [link] (Show your confirmation at Welcome Desk)

Other Event Details:

  • Masks are recommended when working indoors in the Community Room
  • Masks (KN95 and surgical) and gloves will also be available/provided
  • Restrooms are available to wash hands. Hand sanitizer will be provided
  • Minors (vaccinated) are welcome with a parent/guardian (use minor waivers)
  • Bottled water and snacks will be provided in addition to lunch
  • If you can't come - make Friendship Cards instead!

Location and Parking

Westchester Municipal Building

7166 W. Manchester Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • Enter using Loyola Blvd and drive length of parking lot toward Lincoln Blvd
  • Park in lot behind the far building
  • Entrance to assembly areas is on the west side of the building nearest Lincoln
  • We are using the courtyard area (outdoors) and the community room (indoors - masks recommended)

Each LAUSD Student Backpack contains: 

  • School supplies (including a notebook, folders, pens and calculator)
  • Hygiene kit (soap, deodorant and dental care items)
  • Hand sanitizer, cloth face masks, sanitary wipes.
  • Shampoo, lotion, water bottle and a Friendship Card.