Five ways to help Project Shepherd

Published on November 04, 2022

Four smiling helpers in front of Project Shepherd work area

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we are reminded of those who are less fortunate. Over 1,500 individuals living in Lakewood, many of them children and seniors, will not able to enjoy the holidays without the food, gifts and toys that many of us have come to take for granted.  

With your help, Project Shepherd will ensure there’s enough joy for everyone in Lakewood during the holiday season. 

Five ways you can contribute to the program

1. Make a donation by check

Mail a check payable to Lakewood Project Shepherd and send it c/o Lakewood City Hall, 5050 Clark Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712.

Or, put the check in an envelope addressed to Project Shepherd and drop it off in the utility payment box outside City Hall. 

2. Fulfill a child’s wish on a Teddy Bear Tree

See the Teddy Bear Trees displaying paper ornaments from Wednesday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Dec. 2 at the Burns Community Center and at Lakewood City Hall in the Recreation and Community Services Dept.

Select a paper teddy bear ornament with a specific holiday wish for a child in need, purchase that gift, and return the ornament with the item to City Hall or Burns Community Center by Dec. 5.

3. Visit Project Shepherd’s gift registry on Amazon to purchase a gift and have it sent directly to the program. 

Starting Nov. 16, visit the link to Project Shepherd’s gift wish list on Amazon at  

4. Support the Virtual Canned Food and Toy Drive

Sponsor 1 to 35 canned goods for holiday meal baskets or donate to provide a toy for a child in need – or do both! It’s easy using the secure online form at

5. Donate $10 grocery gift cards

Next time you’re at the market, pick up a $10 grocery gift card or two to donate. 

Please drop off gift cards to the Burns Community Center, 5510 Clark Ave., Lakewood before Dec. 5. 




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