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Five ways to help Project Shepherd this holiday season

Five ways to help Project Shepherd this holiday season

As the holidays approach, we are reminded of those who are less fortunate. Over 1,600 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 to Lakewood Project Shepherd, 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. 17 through Friday, Dec. 3 at the Burns Community Center, 5510 Clark Ave. and at Lakewood City Hall, 5050 Clark Ave. 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 by Dec. 6.

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

 Starting Nov. 17, 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. 6.

Project Shepherd is operated by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and the City of Lakewood.

Project Shepherd would like to thank our Platinum Sponsors H&H Nursery, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Life Center Church, and Macy’s, Gold Sponsor Farmers and Merchants Bank and Silver Sponsors Assembly Member Anthony Rendon, L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn and R.F. Dickson for their generous support this holiday season.

For more information about Project Shepherd, call 562-925-7512, or visit