love the 818

"That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not be served-and then to give away his life in exchange for the many who are held hostage." Matthew 20:28

Love The 818 exists to serve the people and community of Burbank. Our heart is to make sure that every person knows that Jesus loves them not simply based on our words, but through how we love and serve one another. 

UPCOMING LOVE THE 818 EVENTS

XTREME WEEK

Ready, set, move! It takes a whole team of people to make this the best week of summer. There are many opportunities to serve and help kids experience high-energy rallies, interactive art, exciting games, new friends all while learning about how much God loves them! 

LEAD: Janette Troncoso
Date: Sunday, June 23rd- Thursday, June 27th
Time: Various shifts available
Location: South Hills Church 222 S Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

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CHILDREN'S HUNGER FUND

 Children's Hunger Fund is a local organization that delivers life changing meals with the message of hope. Volunteers (all ages) can make a difference by packing food that will be distributed in the US and around the world. We will be serving at their center in Sylmar. Bring the whole family!

LEAD: Jess Teresi, Steph Carcara
Date: Saturday, June 29th
Time: 8:45-11am
Location: 13931 Balboa Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342

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CARE KITS FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

We are collecting essential items to create care kits for those in the 818 area experiencing homelessness. These kits will be assembled and distributed during our upcoming Love the 818 week in August. Thank you for your donations to help us care of our community!

LEAD: Steph Carcara

AMAZON WISHLIST

BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR

We are collecting school supplies in preparation for the Back to School Fair. The Back to School Fair is a resource fair for both parents and school-age kids. Here, children ages K-12 will receive a backpack filled with school supplies and they will get the opportunity to find out about existing child focused programs, services and support. Local non-profits, educational groups, civic organizations and municipal departments set up kiosks offering information, direct services, referrals as well as fun activities. Local beauty professionals will be offering free haircuts and complimentary dental and vision screenings will be available.

LEAD: Lorri Hubert

AMAZON WISHLIST

TEACHER AND STAFF BASKETS

Help South Hills show some love to our community teachers and staff by purchasing gift basket items from our Amazon wish list!

The teachers in our district work hard for our kids, so let’s show them how much they are appreciated! We will be building baskets for them as well, during Love The 818 week in August. Be on the lookout for more details!

LEAD: Adrianne O'Neill

AMAZON WISHLIST

BLOOD DRIVE

We are partnering with Cedars Sinai for our bi-annual blood drive. There will be a mobile bus on site and they have no finger prick technology! Thank you for helping save countless lives.

LEAD: Lorri Hubert
Date: Sunday, August 4th
Time: 8:00AM-2:00PM
Location: South Hills Church 222 S Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
(Ages 16+)

Appointment Signups TBD

ON-GOING LOVE THE 818 OPPORTUNITIES

MENTORS NEEDED - OPTIMIST YOUTH HOMES AND FAMILY SERVICES

Want to make a difference in the life of a youth in foster care? Consider mentoring an Optimist resident!

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