The Rundown puts together a list of spots to volunteer this Thanksgiving:
Absentee Assistance: Midnight Mission
Bring donations of canned goods and sundries (especially toilet paper). All donations go into kits given to each family on Thanksgiving day.
Donations accepted M-Sat 9a-5p. 601 S. San Pedro St. For more specific shortages, call the volunteer hotline at (213-624-9258 x1288).
Karaoke and Cobbler: Downtown Women's Center
Volunteer your conversation, crafting supplies, and your amazing karaoke skills at the DWC’s traditional Thanksgiving feast. Take the early shift to help prepare dinner, or show up later to help with dessert and entertainment.
Thu 7a-2p. 325 S. Los Angeles St., Downtown. (213-680-0600 x207). Call to sign up.
Special Delivery: Meals on Wheels West
Spend your holiday on the open road as a volunteer deliveryman taking turkey to seniors and disabled folks who can’t make it out for a meal of their own.
Thu all day. (310-394-7558). Routes vary from Santa Monica to Topanga; call to sign up.
Thanksgiving Tithes: Food on Foot
There's a $100 tax-deductible admission fee for each volunteer, but don't balk. Your donation goes not just to Thanksgiving dinner but continues a 661-week streak of feeding the homeless.
Thu 2-5p. 1625 N. Schrader Blvd. (310-442-0088).