LOS ANGELES (May 27, 2022) – Christopher Street West Association Inc (CSW), the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that produces the annual LA Pride celebration, announces sign-up details for Angelenos wishing to participate in Pride Makes a Difference, their month-long volunteering initiative that launched in 2021 and this is being presented by TikTok and supported by Cedars-Sinai, Delta Air Lines, Instacart, Starbucks and Orangetheory Fitness.

Pride Makes a Difference: Hundreds of Volunteer & Donation Opportunities 

Starting today, Angelenos can register to sign up here to donate, volunteer or drop off goods all month long benefiting a variety of local and some national nonprofit organizations that work with underserved groups within and outside of our community. 

Pride Makes a Difference, the nonprofit’s month-long volunteer and giving initiative, began in 2021 and will center donation and volunteer opportunities on career/professional development, mental health, youth/elder, and food/housing insecurity. To celebrate Pride month, Pride Makes a Difference will host a kickoff volunteer event that includes providing meals for those experiencing homelessness and packaging toiletry kits for those in need. The event will take place Sunday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed and able to register via Eventbrite

“Pride shouldn’t just be and has never been solely about a party. As a nonprofit organization ourselves, we understand the impact that community support can have on marginalized individuals,” said Gerald Garth, CSW vice president of community programs and initiatives. “Last year, we saw what kind of difference was made by our community rallying together to give their time and resources to help those around them. That’s why we’re making this a regular month-long event.”

Supporters can choose to donate items digitally via the Pride Makes a Difference Amazon registry, an online registry that has been created for toiletry kits that are most in need by many of the listed organizations. The products will be shipped and, with the help from generous volunteers, packaged into hygiene kits to be donated to Casa de Zuma, a local trans shelter.

Further, Angelenos can drop off goods at Starbucks drop off locations and Orangetheory Fitness studios throughout Los Angeles. Additional dropoff location information can be found on the website. 

Starbucks store locations
Store Name Address
Sunset & Mohawk 2134 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hillhurst & Avocado 2138 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Sunset & New Hampshire 4700 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Sunset & Gower 6102 W. Sunset Blvd, Unit 6102
Santa Monica & Vine 6260 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Sunset & Hayworth 7915 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Sunset & LaBrea 7057 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Sunset & Alta Loma 8539 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
West Hollywood 1 8595 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
West Hollywood 2 8949 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Orangetheory Fitness Studio locations
Studio Name Address
Sherman Oaks 14006 Riverside Dr., Suite 120, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Santa Monica 1431 2nd St, STE A, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Brentwood 11661 San Vicente Blvd Ste 103 Los Angeles, CA 90049
Melrose 640 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Culver City 8770 Washington Blvd Ste D, Culver City, CA 90232
Marina Del Rey 4250 Vía Marina, Suite 10-S, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Century City 10250 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 1420 Los Angeles, CA 90067
Playa Vista 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ste 3-3120, Playa Vista, CA 90094
Koreatown 687 S Hobart Blvd Ste B, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Mar Vista 11924 W. Washington Blvd, Space F and G, Los Angeles, CA 90066

All volunteer events will follow health and safety guidance as outlined by LA County health officials and the CDC. Follow @lapride on TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or for more information about any Pride event, visit www.lapride.org.

About Christopher Street West (CSW)/LA Pride:

Christopher Street West (CSW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Over 50 years later, CSW remains an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Los Angeles. While best known for producing the LA Pride Parade & Festival (the second largest Pride celebration in the country) they also organize, sponsor or support community events throughout the year, and work with their nonprofit, philanthropic, and community partners to further diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit lapride.org for more information.

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