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resisterhoodLA is a 100% volunteer-run 501c3 non-profit that produces thoughtfully curated volunteer events that connect and serve the Los Angeles community. We want to create inclusive spaces, accessible & welcoming to everyone.

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Established in 2016, resisterhoodLA launched as a way to introduce folks to volunteering with a wide variety of non-profits & causes.
 

Since 2019, we have focused on one cause: homelessness. By partnering with local non-profits doing direct outreach and inviting people with lived experience to share their stories, we give volunteers a comprehensive understanding of housing & homelessness issues and empower them to participate in local solutions.

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Our Mission

Enact positive change in the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding communities and promote and facilitate volunteer efforts, philanthropy and fundraising by:

 

(i) providing volunteer, financial and other support for charitable and non-profit organizations;

(ii) developing original community programs that benefit the greater Los Angeles community;

(iii) organizing events that promote and/or support other non-profit organizations; and

(iv) educating the public about ways to advocate for, engage with and support their community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is resisterhoodLA?


Resisterhood LA, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization, pairs with non-profits to curate unique volunteer opportunities for Angelenos.

The mission of Resisterhood LA, Inc. is to enact positive change in the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding communities and promote and facilitate volunteer efforts, philanthropy and fundraising by:
(i) providing volunteer, financial and other support for charitable and non-profit organizations; (ii) developing original community programs that benefit the greater Los Angeles community; (iii) organizing events that promote and/or support other non-profit organizations; and (iv) educating the public about ways to advocate for, engage with and support their community.




What does "resisterhood" mean?


RESIST•erhood. We resist complacency. We can make phone calls to our elected representatives, sign online petitions, and participate in marches, but we believe it's more important than ever to "show up" in our communities. We want to do more than just advocate, we want to participate. “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”




Sisterhood?  Are you a women-only group?


Resisterhood LA, Inc. is not gender specific. We are a community that welcomes people of any age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language, or cultural background.




I want to get involved - How do I become a volunteer?


Start by signing up for our bi-weekly newsletter and following us on social media so that you can stay up to date.

You will be able to register for events via our website.




Are you a political group?


Resisterhood LA, Inc. does not have a political affiliation, participate in political campaigning, or endorse candidates. As a 501c3 non-profit, we only participate in non-partisan acitivites and issue advocacy.

However, we believe volunteering is inherently political!

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”
- Marjorie Moore




I want to donate - Where does my donation go?


You can donate at resisterhoodLA.org/donate

Resisterhood LA is a non-profit organization with a mission of supporting other non-profit organizations! From time to time, we incur costs: Whether it's website hosting, snacks for volunteers, or an event-space for a fundraiser. By donating to Resisterhood LA, Inc. you're helping us continue our mission. We are 100% volunteer-run. We will always do our best to keep overhead low so that we can focus on supporting charitable causes.
If you are interested in donating to a non-profit we are supporting, we encourage you to donate to directly to that organization via their website.




How do you decide what organizations to support?


Since 2019, we have focused on one cause: homelessness. We form friendships and partnerships from our work in the community. We are always interested in learning about local non-profits and charitable causes in the Greater Los Angeles-area. If you are interested in partnering with us, please e-mail Mary at volunteer@resisterhoodLA.org.




How did resisterhoodLA start?


In October of 2016, in lieu of getting together for birthday drinks, Mary Kenny donated her birthday to LA Family Housing, where she reguarly volunteered. She raised $1000 through online donations and, with the help of her friends, threw a birthday party for the kids at LAFH's Comunidad Cesar Chavez. The idea quickly spread and friends began dedicating their birthdays to great causes. With each friend sharing the responsibility of organizing an event, it was easy and fun to volunteer consistently, and often introduced the group to the work of a local organization or the importance of a local cause.
In January of 2017, Mary asked 11 friends to commit to organizing one event, thereby curating a full calendar year of monthly volunteer opportunities... and resisterhoodLA was born.
Since 2019, we've focused on one cause: homelessness.





 
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resisterhood LA, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization, EIN 82-3554233.

We are a 100% volunteer-run organization.

 

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