We are recruiting volunteers to our newly formed NCJW|LA Program Committee! We are seeking committee members who can bring fresh perspective, personal experience, and/or expertise on the topics of public benefits, universal basic income, financial education, or nonprofit program development. All are welcome to join! We anticipate 4-6 hours per month with opportunities for you to bring your skills and passion directly to our programs.
The Council Shop has reopened four locations to shoppers and donors. Stop by today and explore our newly revamped stores, complete with restocked shelves of high-quality merchandise and of course, safety procedures to keep you safe. Stores are cleaned and sanitized daily and deep cleaned weekly by professionals to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. For your safety and the safety of our staff, face-coverings are required to enter the stores. We have also reduced the number of shoppers allowed in our stores to ensure social distancing is practiced.
Prefer an online experience? Shop The Council Shop online through our eBay store, featuring premium, high-end merchandise and hard to find collectibles.
Since March, we have aided over 275 households through our Emergency Rental Assistance Program (RAP) and distributed more than $400,000 to help applicants cover up to two months of rent. Since March, the number of applicants requesting rental assistance has increased two-fold with no sign of slowing down.
As Los Angeles continues to experience insurmountable job loss due to COVID, we remain determined to continue supporting our community members who have been affected. While these numbers do not even scratch the surface of this county-wide struggle, we will continue our efforts to keep Angelenos housed.
We are grateful to the generous donors who have helped increase our rental assistance coverage. If you would like to support the program, please consider donating today. Your gift can be earmarked specifically to help ensure fellow Angelenos stay housed during this continued crisis.
UPCOMING ADVOCACY EVENTS
We invite you to join us on Friday, July 31 at 2:00 pm for an interactive Zoom presentation on our Get Out the Vote efforts.
COVID-19 may have limited our ability to engage in traditional Get Out the Vote activities, but we still have effective ways to encourage underrepresented Americans to make their voices heard. NCJW-CA is partnering with Vote Forward to write personalized letters to registered and possible voters in underrepresented communities, who do not always make it to the polls, urging them to vote.
During our time together, you will hear from our State Policy Advocates on the importance of this statewide action. We will also take you through ALL the steps for Vote Forward registration and answer any questions you may have. RSVP to receive the Zoom link and campaign handouts.
These monthly 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.
Our monthly meetings are NOW ONLINE and are taking place on the 3rd Friday of each month from 3:00 - 4:15 pm. Our August meeting is on Friday, August 21. During our August meeting, we will discuss our new Get Out the Vote efforts, review the highlights of our in-district visits, share updates on our local efforts, the Fair Workweek Campaign, and much more!
NCJW|LA invites you to mark your calendars to Join a Virtual Celebration for the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
We are working on finalizing our speaker line-up and registration link! Stay tuned for more information, and to experience a virtual event, like no other.
We will be hosting another Community Blood Drive in partnership with the Red Cross on September 15, 2020, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Just as before, this blood drive will be by appointment only to ensure safe social distancing is practiced.
California is now amongst the highest in the nation experiencing increases in new COVID cases, with Los Angeles County reporting the highest numbers in the state. We are asking our community to do their part to respond to this devastation as the levels of healthy blood are still critically low and lives are being lost. Your generosity will increase a patient’s chances of survival.