Two charities are coming together to assist Los Angeles County’s senior community.
Mission to Assist and Provide for Seniors is a local nonprofit that does precisely that. The nonprofit, now with the help of the Leo Buscaglia Foundation, leverages countless small donations from residents to make an enormous positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged seniors.
MAPS’ Executive Director, Jeffrey Friedman, counts the iconic Leo Buscaglia as an inspiration and role model. He paraphrased Dr. Buscaglia, saying: “The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s apathy. It’s not caring about the people who pass you on the street every day. Whether it’s a donation of $1, $10, or $1,000, the people of our community are choosing to care.”
MAPS Charities assists disadvantaged seniors in Los Angeles County with safety-net services including short-term funds for critical concerns. MAPS Charities was born in 2009 to address a gap in services that has left impoverished seniors almost completely overlooked throughout the vast region of Los Angeles.
Formed as a collaboration between two Los Angeles-area organizations that have served the elderly for decades, MAPS Charities today offers direct assistance to seniors in need by providing funds that allow them to stay in their homes, take care of their health, and enhance their quality of life.
Many people donate because they are touched by the plight of the elderly who live on a fixed income. Seniors are often left without items such as wheelchair ramps, working appliances, and prescription eyeglasses that could greatly improve their quality of life.
MAPS Charities, an all-volunteer organization, works with social workers and eldercare specialists to identify where need is greatest and maximize the effect of the small donations they receive by giving seniors the means to purchase these important items.
Get ready to get your game on Sunday, March 14, as Soroptimist International of Valencia presents their annual fundraiser to benefit the Soroptimist’s Dream Programs: Live Your Dream and Dream It, Be It.
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.