SANTA MONICA—On Wednesday, November 11, the city of Santa Monica announced ways to donate and volunteer this holiday season.

To provide a holiday meal for one family individuals can donate to the city’s Giving Thanks(giving) holiday drive-thru. Every $50 donation provides a family with one Thanksgiving meal. The city of Santa Monica is also trying to raise $30,000 to support food-insecure families through their food pantry at Virginia Avenue Park.

Each $30 donation can give one holiday meal to a family of four. A $100 donation supports a family with a food box for the month of December.

Gently used business attire can also be donated through the city’s Gently Loved Business Clothing Drive. Curbside drop-off is available at 2427 Main Street, text (424) 443-8830, 15 minutes ahead of arrival, and a staff member will pick up the donation.

The Giving Tree With Loews Hotel is an opportunity for residents and businesses to personalize a holiday tree to be showcased in Loews “A Miracle on Ocean Avenue” holiday display. The winner of the best Giving tree will receive a $1,000 donation for a participating nonprofit. Contact or to participate.

Santa MoniCARES is partnering with Perry’s Cafe for a blanket drive. New and Used blankets for homeless individuals and families can be dropped off at 4 locations. Perry’s café at 2400 Ocean Front Walk. Visitor Information Kiosk at 1400 Ocean Avenue. Santa Monica Pier Shop & Visitor Center. Curbside drop off is also available at 2427 Main Street.

Volunteers for the Venice Family Clinic Toy Giveaway can sign up at

Meals on Wheels West also needs volunteers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Contact the Meal Delivery Volunteer Coordinator at (310) 394-5133 Ext. 2.