June Newsletter

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We Are Here to Help Those in Need

The NCJW|LA Critical Response team is working hard to meet the needs of Angelenos who are in dire need of assistance because they are unemployed or cannot work due to COVID-19. As Los Angeles reopens, the number of employers re-hiring their workers has not increased. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (RAP) was activated to assist community members who struggle to pay their monthly rent and will remain open as long as the unemployment rate and spikes in those infected continue to rise.

We are thankful to the many donors whose funding made it possible to respond to this community crisis. The amount of daily rental assistance requests has not lost its momentum since the COVID shutdown began, but we are responding quickly and are able to issue out checks within three to five business days of the initial contact. Our work continues because of your generosity.

The Council Shop is NOW Accepting Donations! 

Drop-off your gently-used donations at any one of our newly reopened Council Shop Contactless Donation Centers. To ensure your safety and the safety of our staff, we have implemented safety guidelines and digital donation receipts to eliminate contact during your donation experience.

Please visit The Council Shop What We Accept page for the current comprehensive list of acceptable donations. To help you prepare your donations and to know what to expect when donating, please view our Donation Center Guidelines. 

Reopened Contactless Donation Centers
Donation Hours: 10 am - 5 pm | 7 Days a Week
Venice: 12120 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066
Fairfax District: 360 N. Fairfax Ave, 90036
Studio City: 12203 Ventura Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 91604
West Los Angeles: 10960 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025


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Buy Online Today!

Our newly revamped Council Shop eBAY store has reopened. Scroll through pages of carefully selected, timeless pieces and discover the item that you will treasure for years to come. For your safety, all items are quarantined for three days, handled using masks, gloves, and disinfected whenever possible, before being shipped directly to your home. Begin your search today!

Advocacy Working Group is Now Virtual

Our monthly Advocacy Working Group meetings are NOW ONLINE and are taking place on the 3rd Friday of each month from 3:00 - 4:15 pm. Join us for our next AWG meeting:

July Meeting: Friday, July 17

These monthly AWG meetings are a space for community members, leaders, and advocates to learn, plan, and reimagine what is possible WHEN communities join forces and advocate for the issues impacting those most in need. NCJW|LA is an open and safe place; we encourage, and welcome, and celebrate diversity and inclusivity at our meetings.

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Lobby Day Recap

We are so proud of the many advocates from Los Angeles who joined us for our first ever Virtual California Lobby Day on Tuesday, May 19th. This stellar group met with 14 State Senators, Assembly members and legislative staff to discuss critical issues facing Californians and to advocate for safety net protections. Given the very unusual circumstances, this virtual CA Lobby Day 2020 engaged in two forms of lobbying: (1) virtual meetings with legislators, and (2) legislative staff and a major email/phone campaign to targeted legislators. 

This year’s CA Lobby Day advocacy efforts focused on elevating three priority “asks” amid the COVID-19 crisis by advocating for: safety net programs to extend to all Californians, including those who are undocumented; protections for essential workers; and addressing the needs of homeless Californians.  

Donors Needed!

We have partnered with The Red Cross to host a Community Blood Drive in the Council House auditorium on July 9th from 10 - 4 pm. The Red Cross is reporting shortages of healthy, life-saving blood. Your blood donation will help to give hope to a fellow community member, a neighbor, or a friend who needs it most in this trying time.  

For your safetythis blood drive will be by appointment only to ensure safe social distancing is practiced. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie@ncjwla.org. 

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