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List of Volunteer Opportunities at the CMC

Volunteer Opportunities at the Cardinal Manning Center (CMC)

We welcome those of you who wish to assist us in our mission to aid those in need by donating to help finance our continued services or by donating your time onsite. Please use the contact information below.

For more information about any of our services please contact us at 213-229-9971, or email us at

Serve a hot lunch for 80-100 day center guests! Unsure about what to serve? We’re happy to help provide suggestions!
Donate baseball caps/hats, earphones, blankets, watches, drink tumblers/thermos, men’s clothing (M-XL), and shoes (sizes 9-13). We ask that all items be new and never used.
Donate non-perishable items for shelter program alumni: pasta, pasta sauce, rice, canned goods, oatmeal, pancake mix, snack packs (pretzels, chips, nuts), granola bars, peanut butter, jelly, instant coffee, tea, etc.
Help us support shelter program alumni with a one time or recurring donation towards rental assistance during times of financial hardship.
We recommend putting the following travel-size items in sealable bags: tooth brush, toothpaste, shampoo, body soap, razor, lotion, wet wipes, and a pair of socks. We also accept individual hygiene items.
Donate breakfast items for day center guests: breakfast burritos, muffins, croissants, etc. for at least 50 people or coffee grounds (50 lbs.), sugar (30 lbs.), and/or dry creamer (30 lbs.).

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