HOMELESS MINISTRY

Ministries of charity and justice are important to Hollywood UMC. Being the hands and feet of Christ, we demonstrate care and concern for those less fortunate.

Each Tuesday, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Hollywood Campus, volunteers positively impact the lives of over 150 individuals. Our guests in need are provided with sack lunches, toiletries, clothing, blankets, as well as books from our library.

Help make a difference in these lives, as we need donations of the following:

ITEMS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS MINISTRY

Pre-packaged Individual Servings of:

• Tuna Salad
• Chicken Salad
• Sardines
• Vienna Sausages
• Pudding Cups
• Jell-O Cups
• Fruit Cups
• Cookies
• Crackers (saltines, or ‘sandwich’ packs with
  cheese/ peanut butter)
• Raisins
• Juice Boxes
• Bottled Water

We also hand out personal hygiene items, travel size, including:

• Deodorant
• Shampoo
• Soap
• Lotion
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrush
• Comb/Brush
• Band-Aids
• Socks
• Shoes
• Clothing Items in good condition
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Donations of these items can be brought to the church campuses during Sunday worship services or dropped off at the church office of the Hollywood campus on Monday through Thursday between 10am and 3pm.
For more information, please contact us at homelessministry@hollywoodumc.org.


HIV / AIDS MINISTRY

Since the 1980s, Hollywood United Methodist Church has offered a ministry of hospitality to persons living with HIV/AIDS. Red ribbons adorn both of our campuses, proclaiming we are a sanctuary of hope and love.

From the outset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Hollywood UMC supported The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. And HUMC has continued its support, which includes outreach efforts for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The Wall/Las Memorias, the Serra Project and Project Angel Food. Since 2005, HUMC members participate in "Strike Out AIDS" at Dodger Stadium, joining hundreds of others in raising awareness of HIV/AIDS. Also, HUMC sends a team to take part in the AIDS Walk Los Angeles.

For those person living with HIV/AIDS and for their families, pastoral counseling and referrals to supportive services are available. For more information, contact Senior Pastor Kathy Cooper-Ledesma at revkathy@hollywoodumc.org.