November Social Action 2017

November 12th:  Nashuva’s 13th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at Hope Street- Downtown Los Angeles

Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11:00am – 1:30pm

Please join us this year to celebrate Nashuva’s 13th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon with Pico-Union Family Preservation Center/Hope Street.  Our joint celebration consists of a Thanksgiving luncheon, arts & crafts for the children and gift baskets filled with staples and other treats for the families – thanks to your help!

Hope Street Family Center is a community health, education and recreation resource of California Hospital Medical Center that seeks to educate children, strengthen families and transform the community.  The families of Hope Street have come to look forward to our joint Thanksgiving celebration.

Read more about the Hope Street Family Center.

This year’s event will be a success with your help!  Please let us know what you will be bringing.

We need food in large quantities for the banquet and lots of items for gift bags!

We ask all attendees to bring (new, unexpired and unopened) items to fill the 100 gift bags in addition to their donation to the buffet.


We will be providing a full Kosher Luncheon for around 350 people.

BANQUET FOOD (350 guests)

Homemade or purchased foods are OK.  Our banquet is Kosher, so please no dairy or meat.  


Turkeys are an integral part of this event.  Let us know if you can sponsor one or more kosher turkeys.  You can donate by clicking on the Donate button below. All donations welcome!  Please email us ASAP at to let us know that you will donate.

Please click Donate button below to donate $100 for a Kosher roasted Turkey:

We are looking for volunteers to bring:


Please bring foods in large quantities, in bowls ready to serve with serving utensils.

  • Salads (large with dressing) in serving bowls and utensils
  • Vegetable dishes:  i.e. green beans, broccoli, roasted vegetables
  • Yams and/or Sweet Potatoes
  • Bread Rolls
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Desserts


  • Water Bottles and Juices
  • Ice


  • Tablecloths for 4 Banquet Tables
  • 350 Dinner Paper Plates
  • 500 Paper Cups (6 oz)
  • 350 Plastic Knives, Forks and Spoons
  • Rubber Gloves, Garbage Bags
  • 500 Napkins
  • 350 Name Tags
  • 100 To-Go Boxes
  • 350 Dessert Plates
  • Disposable Paper Towels


We need to set up 5 booths – such as face painting, cookie decorating, picture frame making or the like.  Please let us know if you are able to set up a booth.  Contact us if you’d like more information.

GIFT BAGS (quantity 100)

Every year, we prepare beautiful gift bags for the families.  These include food items, staples, toiletries and other goodies for the families.

Requested items (new, unexpired and unopened):

Beans, Pasta, Rice, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Tuna Fish, Cereal, Instant Oatmeal, Granola and/or Energy Bars, Canned Food, Toiletries such as Socks, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Soap and Laundry Detergent

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!  PLEASE SIGN UP!  We need your help.  Community Service hours offered.  Run a drive for gift items with your local school or group.  It’s an amazing celebration not to be missed!  Save the date!

WHAT: Thanksgiving Luncheon at Hope Street 
California Medical Center – Leavey Hall
1401 South Hope Street  (Entrance on Grand or Hope St.)
Parking will be validated for volunteers   
WHEN: Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11am to 1:30pm

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