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Celebrate Cesar Chavez Community Service Week

Here are a few suggestions of where to donate your time or money for this year's Cesar Chavez Community Service Week

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    Celebrate Cesar Chavez Community Service Week
    Chavez, who died in 1993 at the age of 66, is credited with helping to secure a U.S. law that recognized farmworkers' rights to organize unions and engage in collective bargaining.

    Monday kicked off the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Community Service Week.

    Volunteers are honoring the memory of the civil rights leader and non-violent protester by planting trees, serving the homeless, or picking fruit --just a few of the activities highlighted by the county supervisor's office.

    Celebrations of Chavez's life continue through March 31, his birthday.

    Check out our suggestions below or visit the L.A. County website for more information. 

    Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

    L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control

    • Socialize with pets, clean animal enclosures and assist with laundry, among other tasks at shelters county-wide
    • Call 562-256-7116 for more information

    L.A. Works and Food Forward

    • Pick excess fruit from trees and lawns and discuss food justice as part of a special partnership between L.A. Works and Food Forward in honor of Chavez
    • Find more information here

    Los Angeles Public Library

    • Assist with homework, read during story time, prepare crafts for children and sort, clean and straighten book at participating county libraries
    • Find more information on volunteering here or call 213-228-7540

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