Interested in donating to a collection drive or giving back this holiday season? Consider checking out these local groups that are working to make a positive impact in the lives of others:
St. Margaret’s Center
Just a stone’s throw away from Westchester, St. Margaret’s Center is collecting toys for its annual Christmas program. Every year, the center distributes thousands of toys to children in need. Locally, there are two drop-off locations. Head to Toe Salon, located at 6310 W. 89th St. in Westchester, is collecting toys through December 10 during regular business hours. Miss Haircut Salon, located at 8733 La Tijera Blvd. in Westchester, is collecting toys through noon on Friday, December 14. Toys can be dropped off Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested in donating online? Visit amazon.com, choose “Find a List or Registry,” type in St. Margaret’s Center and browse their wish list. Purchased items will be sent directly to the center. St. Margaret’s Christmas Program will take place on Saturday, December 15 at Lennox Middle School. Continue reading
Calling all candidates! If you’ve ever considered becoming more active in the community and serving on the 31-seat Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa (NCWP), now is your chance to get involved. With the election taking place in late spring of this year, the NCWP is currently looking for candidates to run for the 16 seats that are up for grabs for four year terms. Continue reading
The Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa (NCWP), a 31-seat board that was created to promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs, is readying for its 2016 election and looking for candidates to run in any of the 16 seats that will be up for grabs this spring. Continue reading
Neighborhood School Expo. Join the LAX Coastal Chamber’s Education Committee for its second annual School Expo on Tuesday, October 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Westchester Senior Center, located at 8740 Lincoln Blvd. in Westchester. Continue reading
The Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa (NCWP) will hold a community potluck on Tuesday, January 6. There will be no business items on the agenda for January.
“This is the second annual potluck and we hope that our community members will join us and help keep this an annual event,” said NCWP president Cyndi Hench. “The idea for the potluck is to create time for Westchester and Playa residents to interact with Neighborhood Council board members in a casual setting. It’s a great opportunity for the board members to get to hear from residents one on one and for all of us to get better acquainted.”
Attendees are invited to bring their favorite dish to share at the meeting.
The potluck will start at 6:30 p.m. in the NCWP’s regular meeting space, the Westchester Community Room, located at 7166 Manchester Ave. in Westchester.
Neighborhood councils are designed to promote increased citizen participation and make local government more responsive to local needs. The council that represents Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista, the NCWP, is made up of 31 members who live, work or own property in the Westchester, Playa del Rey or Playa Vista and were elected to their position or appointed and voted in by a majority of the board.
For more info, on the NCWP and its committees, visit ncwpdr.org.
Local groups are hard at work making sure the less fortunate have a good holiday season thanks to food drives, toy collections and adopt-a- family programs. Continue reading