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Blast Off with Books is One of the Many Charitable Things to Do in Orange County and Los Angeles



Blast Off with Books is One of the Many Charitable Things to Do in Orange County and Los Angeles

Southern California locals love that there are so many things to do in Orange County and Los Angeles. But sometimes, we want to step back from our own wants and needs and help others! Well, if you’re looking for charitable events, then you’re in luck! The Assistance League of Los Angeles brings you Family Day of Service: Blast Off with Books! This is a community book drive that the organization holds every year to promote literacy and help children in need. 

The Assistance League of Los Angeles has been helping homeless, foster, and underserved children for 102 years. Every year, they serve at least 22,000 children in the community. Now, YOU can make a difference by joining this event. There are a plethora of charitable things to do in Orange County and Los Angeles, which means that there is a huge need for volunteers. When you join this free, family-friendly event, you will help bring over 1,500 books to preschool children and foster programs. Volunteers will also be asked to help make some cute bookmarks to encourage the kids to read.   

You can register NOW for the event on the Eventbrite page

If you are an organization, please only register one lead contact. 

Event Details

Event: Family Day of Service: Blast Off with Books!

Location: Assistance League Theater

1367 North Saint Andrews Place

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Day & Time: Saturday, Feb. 20th, 2021 from 10am to 12pm

*On Saturday, February 27th there will be a family-friendly Zoom party to celebrate the accomplishment of the event. All participants will be invited. 

There are exactly 4 ways you can participate in this charitable event:


If you can’t make it to the event, then you can always donate money! The organization will use this to purchase books throughout the year. Visit or send checks to this address: Assistance League of Los Angeles, Attn: Blast Off with Books, 826 Cole Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038.

#2 You can ORDER BOOKS

If you want to send books instead of money, then you can view the organization’s Amazon Registry. The books that you order will be shipped to their office and they can send you a donation receipt in return. Visit the registry here: 


If you have some books that you would like to donate, then you can bring them to the event. Event coordinators are looking for new or gently used bilingual books, early picture books, chapter books, and young adult books. NO textbooks, religious texts, library books, or adult books. There will be a contactless drive-thru available during the event or you can schedule an appointment before or after.  


Finally, the event coordinators will need help decorating some fun bookmarks. If you are interested in doing this, then register to receive the decorating instructions. You can also enter their bookmark challenge on Instagram to win a special prize. The prize will be announced during the Zoom party on Feb. 27th. 

Contact the events planners at or call 323-469-1973. 

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