2018 is nearly behind us, and most everything on that long list of resolutions is looking like it’s not going to get done. Before you beat yourself up too much, though, there are plenty of opportunities to do some good for others right now; Los Angeles is home to plenty of amazing nonprofits, and all of them could use a little help.
Yes, you can (and should) make a financial donation to a cause near and dear to you, but there are so many other ways you can lend a hand, too. Even something as simple as sending socks and sunscreen to a homeless shelter, reading to kids on a Saturday morning, or spending your lunch hour bringing a meal to someone in need can make a world of difference. We’ve highlighted a solid variety of local organizations you can consider helping -- and be sure to check out sites like VolunteerMatch and LAWorks, where you can find nonprofits that fit your interests and skill sets. It sounds cliché, but you really can change with just a little time and effort. So just do it.