We need PANTRY VOLUNTEERS. Help distribute food, organize shelves, etc. Also DRIVERS to pick up food at Woodland Hills/Canoga Park locations weekday mornings. Please sign up through VolunteerMatch at the link below. Thank you!

We are so grateful for this wonderful village of people! It’s been heartwarming to watch our community come together these past two days to prepare backpacks for many children in need. We had a goal of filling 600-650 backpacks for homeless and low-income LAUSD students...and we exceeded our goal! Thank you to all who donated school supplies, backpacks, money and/or volunteer time! We can’t wait to see the happy faces on the children who receive these backpacks tomorrow at Family Rescue Center!!! Come join us if you’d like to volunteer (Sat, Aug. 11th, 8:00am).

Day 2 of Backpack Drive set-up is complete! Thank you to all of the fabulous volunteers who showed up from our community! Tomorrow is the big day! We have prepared backpacks filled with school supplies for 600-650 homeless and low income LAUSD students. Come join us if you’d like to volunteer! We begin set up at 8:00am (event begins at 9:00).

So grateful for these wonderful volunteers and for our community of givers!!! Family Rescue Center Backpack Drive! This year, our goal is to give free backpacks and school supplies to 600-650 homeless and low income LAUSD students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Come join us today, tomorrow and/or Saturday: 22103 Vanowen Street, Canoga Park

It’s that time of year again!! We are very grateful to all who have donated so far...our goal is to able to give new backpacks and school supplies to 600-650 homeless and low-income LAUSD children (Kindergarten through 12th Grade) this coming Saturday, Aug. 11th. You can still donate school supplies!! And come join us if you’d like to volunteer (Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday)!

We need donations of school supplies to fill 600-650 back packs. Here's a list. THANK YOU EVERYONE! Still good sales at several stores like Staples and Office Depot! Collecting through August 9. Please drop off at our center - open Mon thru Fri, 9AM - 1PM. (22103 Vanowen St, Canoga Park) 3 Ring Binder College Ruled Lined Notebook Paper Wide Ruled Notebook Paper Colored Markers (thin and thick) Colored Pencils Crayons Glue Sticks Highlighter Pens Index Cards Pencil Case Pencil Sharpener Pencils Pens Pink & White Erasers Pocket Folder Protractor/Compass Ruler Scissors

We need donations of school supplies to fill 600-650 back packs. Here's a list. Thank you everyone! (Office Depot and Staples sales started this week!) 3 Ring Binder College Ruled Lined Notebook Paper Wide Ruled Notebook Paper Colored Markers (thin and thick) Colored Pencils Crayons Glue Sticks Highlighter Pens Index Cards Pencil Case Pencil Sharpener Pencils Pens Pink & White Erasers Pocket Folder Protractor/Compass Ruler Scissors

Serving those in need, with food, clothing, medical assistance, and vocational training scholarships that encourage independence.

Serving those in need, with food, clothing, medical assistance, and vocational training scholarships that encourage independence.

Serving those in need, with food, clothing, medical assistance, and vocational training scholarships that encourage independence.

Very interesting article on homelessness in Los Angeles. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-homeless-how-we-got-here-20180201-story.html

Serving those in need, with food, clothing, medical assistance, and vocational training scholarships that encourage independence.

A big thank you to Mad Science & Brandon Parrish for entertaining and engaging with the children at our toy drive on Saturday! The slime activity was a big hit, and your scientists were GREAT with the kids!!! It’s so nice to see companies like yours giving back to the community!

Our cup runneth over!!! To see the complete joy on the children’s faces today at the Family Rescue Center toy drive event...well, it doesn’t get much better than that! Thank you to all of the terrific people in our community who donated so that 850 homeless and low-income children could each receive a gift for Christmas. Thank you to every wonderful volunteer who showed up today to wrap gifts, help with shopping, serve warm drinks/treats to the children and families who had slept outside in line overnight, and those who came with fun activities to do with the children. You made the children and families feel so valued today! Note: there are still more children coming to FRC for their Christmas gifts this week, so we need a few volunteers each day from 9:00am-1:00pm to help give them their gifts. If you would like to help out, just call the FRC office at: 818-884-7587.

Woohoo!!!! You pulled it off! Tomorrow morning we WILL indeed have enough toys and gift cards to give 850 homeless and low-income kids & teens each a fantastic gift (and a stocking stuffer) for Christmas! Plus, all of the teens will receive some new clothing items. The children and moms were already in line this morning and many will sleep outside in line tonight, so...we are thrilled that no one will be turned away tomorrow; all will receive gifts! Thank you to all who donated, help spread the word and/or volunteered! We cannot wait to see the children’s joy-filled faces tomorrow as we spend a fun-filled morning together!! Come join us if you would like to volunteer at tomorrow’s toy event! Just show up at Family Rescue Center (22103 Vanowen Street, Canoga Park) at approximately 8:15am.

Wow! Thank you so much, Kirk O’ The Valley School!!!! What an amazing, giving community you are!!!

It truly does take a community👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🎄 to pull together an event like our CHRISTMAS TOY DISTRIBUTION. Thank you BIG SUNDAY, WEST HILLS, and THERMO FISHER for your toy (and other) donations this week! 👏🤝

David from Big Sunday, filled my car with toys donated by Hasbro and Mattel!

Day #1 of The Family Rescue Center Toy Drive set up went great! Thank you to all who volunteered today and all who have donated toys, gift cards and money towards toys. We are thankful for all of you! We still need more toys and especially gift cards (for the teens), so come on by tomorrow, 11:00am-5:00pm, to volunteer or bring donations as we continue setting up the “toy store”. 😊🎄

Toys and gifts GREATLY needed!!! Thank you to all who have donated thus far; we are so grateful! We now have 461 donated toys/gifts....but we have approximately 850 homeless and low-income kids registered to each receive a Christmas gift this Saturday, Dec 16th. So....we have only TWO DAYS to come up with 389 more gifts!!!! Please help us spread the word! Many of these children will have slept outside in line overnight, in hopes of receiving one Christmas gift, so we are hoping and praying to be able to get 389 more new toys, gifts and gift cards donated between now and this Saturday morning! Please drop off donations at Family Rescue Center, 22103 Vanowen Street, Canoga Park (near the Topanga Mall, on the corner of Glade and Vanowen, behind the Canoga Park Presbyterian Church). Gifts are for ages 3-17 yrs old.

Toys and gift cards GREATLY needed!!! Thank you to all who have donated thus far; we are so grateful! We now have 461 donated toys/gifts....but we have approximately 850 homeless and low-income kids registered to each receive a Christmas gift this Saturday, Dec 16th. So....we have only TWO DAYS to come up with 389 more gifts!!!! Please help us spread the word! Many of these children will have slept outside in line overnight, in hopes of receiving one Christmas gift, so we are hoping and praying to be able to get 389 more new toys, gifts and gift cards donated between now and this Saturday morning! Please drop off donations at Family Rescue Center, 22103 Vanowen Street, Canoga Park (near the Topanga Mall, on the corner of Glade and Vanowen, behind the Canoga Park Presbyterian Church). Gifts are for ages 3-17 yrs old.

Serving those in need, with food, clothing, medical assistance, and vocational training scholarships that encourage independence.

Thank you to Gail VanDyke and Ted Dall, for hosting their 2nd annual toy drive dinner event at their home last night. They, along with their guests from The Church at Rocky Peak, have once again collected many fantastic toys for the homeless and low-income children who will be coming to our Christmas Toy Drive event this Saturday. Thank you so much, Ted and Gail, for your enormous generosity! You do so much for Family Rescue Center! Some of the toys are pictured here, along with the wonderful group of people who donated.

Thank you Turning Point Church for all of the wonderful donations for this coming Saturday’s toy drive event! Your church members donated 345 new toys, 29 awesome gift cards, 301 stocking stuffers, plus monetary donations of $910 to buy more toys. We are enormously grateful for your thoughtful generosity!!! We have approx 850 homeless & low-income children registered for this Saturday’s toy drive...so this kind of community support makes all the difference!!!

Only 9 more days!!! We are in GREAT need of gifts for approx. 850 homeless and low-income kids and teens. On Dec 16th, we plan to bring hope and joy to these kids at our annual Christmas event, and we hope to be able to give one toy or gift card (and one stocking stuffer) to each of these 850 local kids in need. We would gratefully appreciate donations of new toys, gift cards or monetary donations that we can buy toys with. You can donate online at our website or bring toys & gift cards to our office (22103 Vanowen Street, Canoga Park; behind Canoga Park Pres. Church). Thank you so much for giving to the children of FRC!

CHRISTMAS TOYS for about 800 children of our registered low-income families. We're gearing up for this event that brings joy and hope to these struggling families. Make a #GivingTuesday donation to help fund the toys for this event. THANK YOU! www.familyrescuecenter.org/donate

JOIN THE #GivingTuesday MOVEMENT - put your thankful feelings into action, donate to help feed hungry families here: www.familyrescuecenter.org/donate

Serving those in need, with food, clothing, medical assistance, and vocational training scholarships that encourage independence.

Serving those in need, with food, clothing, medical assistance, and vocational training scholarships that encourage independence.

Serving those in need, with food, clothing, medical assistance, and vocational training scholarships that encourage independence.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT is what keeps us going! THANK YOU!

Contact

Family Rescue Center
22103 Vanowen St
Canoga Park, CA 91303
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(818) 884-7587

Hours

Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM