Toy Loan and Volunteer Services will be hosting our Annual Backpack and School Supply Giveaway in September of 2021. This event will benefit low-income children and their families who are currently receiving DPSS benefits. We expect to serve more than 300 children this year and are asking for the assistance of our community to help support this event by donating new backpacks/school supplies through Amazon Smile or joining us the day of this event to assist with checking in families, controlling traffic and distributing backpacks. If you are interested in donating, please click the "View More Information" tab to be taken directly to our Amazon Smile platform. If you are interested in volunteering during either Backpack Giveaway dates, please let us know what day and time frame you are available by emailing us at DPSSVolunteers@dpss.lacounty.gov. Your time and gracious donations are greatly appreciated!
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) is seeking motivated individuals to join the Los Angeles County Community Action Board (CAB). The CAB is a mandated advisory board under Federal law and generally oversees the implementation of the various social service poverty programs funded with the County's Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) allocation. The CAB consists of fifteen members: five (5) representatives of the public sector; five (5) representatives of the low-income sector, and five (5) representatives of the private sector. The CAB meets every third Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Meetings are currently held online. This is an exciting and rewarding experience. Members interact with other enthusiastic community members and represent the CAB at national and local events. Although individuals serve as volunteers, mileage and travel expenses incurred on official duty are reimbursed. Join the CAB and make a difference in your community. Please share this information with family and friends, anyone interested may contact the CAB staff at (562) 908-5838. For more information about the CAB, please visit our website at https://dpss.lacounty.gov/en/community/csbg/cab.html