Book Soup Gives Back Organizations
PATH LA: People Assisting the Homeless - https://www.epath.org/regions/greater-los-angeles/
PATH's mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. They do this by building affordable housing and providing supportive services throughout California.
Elton John AIDS Foundation - http://ejaf.org/
A nonprofit organization, established by rock musician Sir Elton John to support innovative HIV prevention, education programs, direct care and support services to people living with HIV.
Environmental Defense Fund - https://www.edf.org/
A United States-based nonprofit environmental advocacy group. The group is known for its work on issues including global warming, ecosystem restoration, oceans, and human health, and advocates using sound science, economics and law to find environmental solutions that work.
Los Angeles LGBT Center - https://lalgbtcenter.org/
A provider of programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The organization's work spans four categories, including health, social services, housing, and leadership and advocacy.
ACLU Southern California - https://www.aclusocal.org/en/about/about-us
Their mission is to defend the fundamental rights outlined in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These include the right to freedom of speech and assembly, the right to religious freedom, due process of law, equality before the law and the right to privacy. The ACLU also relies on state constitutional provisions and federal and state laws that further these and similar rights.
Best Friends Animal Society - https://bestfriends.org/
An American nonprofit 501 animal welfare organization. The group does outreach nationwide with shelters, rescue groups and members to promote pet adoption, no-kill animal rescue, and spay-and- neuter practices.
Reading to Kids - http://readingtokids.org/Home/main.php
A grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for success in the future.
Black Lives Matter - https://blacklivesmatter.com/
An international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.
826LA - http://826la.org/
A Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6–18 with their creative and expository writing skills and helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Girl's Inc. - https://girlsinc.org/
In partnership with schools and at Girls Inc. centers, they focus on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, they also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
KCRW 89.9FM - https://www.kcrw.com/
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. KCRW is driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and delivers in innovative ways – on the radio, digitally and in person – to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.