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3 charity events to look forward to in Los Angeles this weekend

Looking to make a difference this weekend?

From a meeting of Directors of Volunteers in Agencies to a clothing and food drive to help LA's homeless, there's plenty to do when it comes to good causes coming up in Los Angeles this week. Read on for a rundown.

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January 2019 DOVIA-LA Meeting - Happy, Healthy & Productive New Year!

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies - Los Angeles (DOVIA-LA) welcomes its members and guests to a gathering to celebrate the new year and look to the year ahead. Talia Gross, center manager at Valley Body & Brain Health Center, will discuss the importance of promoting self-care and stress management amongst volunteer professionals.

Get tips on how to increase productivity while establishing a healthy work environment. Complimentary coffee and bagels will be provided. Free underground parking is available behind Braille Institute, located off of New Hampshire Street.

When: Friday, January 18, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Braille Institute, 741 N. Vermont Ave.
Admission: Free (DOVIA-LA Member); $20 (Guest); $60 (Become a DOVIA-LA Member)
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Tu B'Shvat & MLK Day of Service Tree Planting Event

Join City Plants for a morning of tree planting in Jamie Beth Slaven park in recognition of the Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish New Year for trees, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The goal is to plant 70 new trees.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes. City Plants also encourages everyone to bring a reusable water bottle.

When: Sunday, January 20, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Jamie Beth Slaven Park, 7965 Whitsett Ave.
Admission: Free
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Models On A Mission

LA Fashion Fest is raising awareness about LA's homeless population with its annual Models on a Mission clothes and food drive.

Volunteer activities include distributing donated clothing, providing hot meals and distributing donated personal hygiene products. The aim is to help individuals who are hungry and in need of clothing. Donations are welcome.

When: Sunday, January 20, 12-3 p.m.
Where: Skid Row, 303 E. Fifth St.
Admission: Donation; Free. More options available.
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