Philanthropies highlighted
during the Generosity Project


Ascencia, Glendale (formerly Path Achieve). The mission of this organization is to lift people out of homelessness, one person, one family at a time. They help people find services, resources and safe, affordable housing. They are currently in high need of: New underwear, new T-shirts and new sweatpants for men and women of all sizes. They currently have 30 clients including 6 children.  

Address: 1851 Tyburn Street, Glendale, CA 91204

Phone: 818-246-7900


Lutheran Social Services, North Hollywood

Lutheran Social Services provides emergency services, social services, transitional services and housing services. This is the food bank that Salem supports. Food, grocery gift cards and financial donations are requested for donations. They have limited hours so please contact them prior to delivering your donations.

Address: 7400 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605 

Phone: 818-901-9480


Contact person: Jan Maseda -


Family Promise

Family Promise of the Verdugos - since 2010 it has served homeless families with children in the Burbank and Glendale area - it serves 50 families at a time. It works closely with churches in Burbank and Glendale. In 2019 it helped 147 families find housing. They have an Empty Bowl fundraiser in October and they are in need of towels and Blankets. When we can do things with people again, this is a philanthropy that will ask for in-person volunteers to share an evening meal and play games with the kids. A great way to practice generosity.

Phone: 818-562-7778


Albert Hernandez, Executive Director

Walter Hoving Home

The Walter Hoving Home houses a dozen women that have been on the street. Please call them to inquire about donations (feminine products and toiletries). Items may be dropped off at the location.

Address: 127 E. Molina Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: Zoe, Facility Coordinator 626-405-0950



Door of Hope

Since 1985, it has been a Christ-centered organization equipping homeless and imminently homeless families and single parents to rebuild their lives. It has 3 locations and continues to provide its services in the midst of the pandemic. Financial donations, grocery store and gas gifts cards are the most needed donations.

Address: 669 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: 626-304-9130


Rev. Megan Katerjian, Executive Director






If you have any extra pandemic

non perishables or can purchase some items,

please donate!

You may drop your donations off on Karil & Dave Starleaf's front porch and they will deliver them...

3046 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank 91504

Also if you have extra fruit on your trees or garden veggies, it can be donated to local food programs - Contact Karil Drake Starleaf and she will pick it up! Oranges are especially great for vitamin C.

For questions contact Karil Drake, Social Outreach

818-243-9573 or

Salem Lutheran Church and School      1211 N. Brand Blvd.  Glendale, CA 91202      818-243-3193