A Trabajar (To Work) is open on Thursday, August 7th, from 12pm-4pm. Everyone is welcome and no need for identification. Call (323) 267-9749 or e-mail mrojas@plazacs.org.

 

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The A Trabajar Center Free Clothing for your Family Every Thursday

 

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
NOON TO 4PM

1605 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 267-9749

The A Trabajar (To Work) Center will be permanently open every Thursday from noon – 4pm. For updates or changes, please visit
www.thenonprofitnetwork.org and click “A Trabajar” on the menu bar.

What’s the easiest way to get to the A Trabajar (To Work) Center?

You can take the Gold Line to the Pico I Aliso (Los Angeles Metro station). Walk east two blocks on the left hand side. You can also follow us by visiting The Nonprofit Network at www.thenonprofitnetwork.org and click the “A Trabajar” button on the menu. We update this blog regularly.

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The A Trabajar (To Work) Center

Opening, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Dear Friends,

Last week, Plaza Community Services distributed over 9,000 clothing items to over 800 families.  While the event is held in East Los Angeles, attendees came from throughout Los Angeles.  The picture below is of the June 23rd event.

Over the last few months, Plaza has continuously received hundreds of phone calls from families in need of clothing and food.  Most families are in dire need because of the

recession and the lack of employment.  In order to meet the needs of families, we have decided to make the A Trabajar (To Work) event permanent through the A Trabajar Center.

Beginning on Thursday, July 12th, from noon to 4pm and continuing every Thursday at the same time, Plaza will operate the A Trabajar Center at 1605 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033.

 

Please forward this e-mail to as many people as possible.  During these tough economic times, everyone needs help.

 

The A Trabajar (To Work) Center is located at:

1605 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 267-9749
mrojas@plazacs.org

Opening-Thursday, July 12, 2012 Noon to 4pm

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

If I want to donate clothing or non-perishable food, how can I do this?

You can deliver clothing or non-perishable food to our main office at:

4018 City Terrace Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90063

Or

The A Trabajar Center (To Work Center)

1605 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

You can also call Mariela Rojas at (323) 267-9749 or e-mail her at mrojas@plazacs.org with additional questions.  Our offices are open from 8:30am – 6pm, Monday through Friday.

 

If I have clients that need your service, what do they need to take?

Beginning on Thursday, July 12th, from noon to 4pm, anyone can come to receive clothing and food.  We only allow individuals to receive 5 items of clothing and food per week.  Those receiving clothing and food or simply attending with their families do not need to show any type of identification.  We are simply trying to help as many people and families as possible.

 

Is there ever any cost to the clothing or food?

Receiving clothing or food is FREE through the A Trabajar (To Work) Center.   You can bring or refer as many people as possible, it is always free.  Example, if there are four individuals in your family, you can choose twenty items of clothing and twenty items of food.

 

What’s the easiest way to get to the A Trabajar (To Work) Center?

You can take the Gold Line to the Pico / Aliso (Los Angeles Metro station).   Walk east two blocks on the left hand side.   You can also follow us by visiting The Nonprofit Network at http://www.thenonprofitnetwork.org and click the “A Trabajar” button on the menu.   We update this blog regularly.

 

If I am a nonprofit organization, church, union or government agency, can I refer clients?

Yes, please refer your clients.   Have them visit http://www.thenonprofitnetwork.org and click “A Trabajar” (To Work) on the menu bar for updates.  This is a service you should refer your clients to.

 

What else should I know?

We are attempting to connect attendees to jobs.   If your nonprofit organization, union, church or government agency has job opportunities, please post them free at http://www.thenonprofitnetwork.org.   Posting is always free.  This is a resource that can help clients and your nonprofit, union, church or government agency.

 

What if I don’t have clothing, is there any other way I can help?

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mariela Rojas at (323) 267-9749 or e-mail her at mrojas@plazacs.org.

 

How can I make a monetary donation to help?

To make a monetary donation, you can visit http://www.plazacs.org and click “donate” on the top left hand.  You can make a onetime donation or choose to make a monthly recurring donation of your choice.  Donations are the lifeblood of our organization; your monthly recurring donation in any amount will help ensure we can continue to provide goods and services to those in need.

 

 

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Read SB-1070 Rulling

The following is the ruling regarding SB-1070:
http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-182b5e1.pdf

Take a look and read for yourself:

Does it matter that the Supreme Court allowed parts of SB-1070 to remain?  What are your thoughts?

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900 Individuals recevie free clothing and food in East Los Angeles

The Nonoprofit Network is attempting to coordinate free clothing to everyone who needs it.   While we have had several events throughout the years, this past Saturday was our last as a mobile project.   We are now moving into a permanent facility where families can receive clothing each week.

If you want to donate clothing all of the time, please e-mail Mariela Rojas at mrojas@plazacs.org or call her at (323) 267-9749.   Updates will be forthcoming.

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Should Governor Brown Have Appointed a Latino Supreme Court Justice?

Please read the following article about Goernor Borown appointing U.S. Berkley Law Professor Goodwin Liu as the next California Supreme Court Justice.   Some Latinos and African Americans have complained of no representation.   What are some of your thoughts?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/07/california-supreme-court-nominee-likely-to-draw-criticism-from-some-groups.html

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Santa Ana man suspected in Guatemalan massacre is deported

While generally suspicious about ICE.   Glad to see they are deporting this individual.

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Higher Education No Longer For Californians

Please read the following article.   It is distrubeing to find out student tuition at the CSU is going up again.  Why aren’t people complaining about taxes being increased on students.  Increasing student fees is the equivelant to raising taxes.   Where is the student lobby?

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Fernando Valenzuela Is Back!!!!!

The Nonprofit Network is excited that Fernando Valenzuela will be throwing out the first ball at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, March 31, 2011.   Fernando made us proud when few other Latinos did.

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Home Prices Fall Around Country

It’s incredibel that housing prices have continued sliding.   Check out where your city stands.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011/03/home-prices-decline-in-january.html

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