The Giving Season at Penny Lane Centers

November 3, 2022
Dear friends,

Thanksgiving is a time of joyful celebration.  Penny Lane Centers is making plans once again to feed and provide our clients with a Thanksgiving meal box for them to prepare at home with their families.   Thanksgiving centers on that amazing meal, your family traditions, and the spirit of gratitude.  For some of our housing clients this will be their first Thanksgiving with a home to call her own.  Our clients have many struggles from job and food insecurity to struggles with mental health.  The families of our housing and community-based programs are thankful for the support they get from Penny Lane, especially during this time of crisis.   We hope to bring the community together to help the less fortunate.  

As we did last year, we are hoping to distribute bags with a turkey and all the fixings to our deserving clients so they can go home and make their meal and enjoy their family traditions.  We have more people seeking assistance with food and resources.

We are dependent on the generosity of donors to allow us to continue to provide much-needed services to families.  You can be a part of this by donating either the food items themselves or by making a monetary donation which enables us to purchase these items.   For $25 we can get a turkey while $50 allows us to get turkey, stuffing and dessert for a family of four.   Optimally we would love a donation of $100 which would allow us to provide a full meal for that family of 4.   If you want to help, please contact Nydia Barakat at (818) 894-3384 or via email at to find out how to get your donations to us or donate through our website at

Thank you in advance for your much needed support and have a great Thanksgiving.

With gratitude,
Nydia Barakat, Penny Lane Centers

Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Event

Wanna Volunteer at our Thanksgiving Drive-Thru? We will be distributing care packages for our wonderful families that will include Turkey, all the yummy sides, dessert and lots of smiles from our team of volunteers waiting to greet our families. Thanksgiving is about giving back to our deserving families so you can go home and make that home cooked meal with your loved ones.

If you are interested in attending, you must RSVP by November 15th to Nydia Barakat at (818) 894-3384 or via email at to find out how you can join the Penny Lane team this November 19th in North Hills!

Housing Thanksgiving Celebration

Join our Community partners Congregation Or Ami, Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth, About My Father’s Business and Tania Centeno for our 4th Annual Housing Celebration.  It’s the time to celebrate as we get together for Thanksgiving and give thanks for a lot of reasons including health, togetherness, and social gatherings.  

We can always use volunteers, if you are interested in helping out please reach out to Edwin Olmedo at

AV TAY Drop-in Center "Friendsgiving" Meal

Join us on November 23rd at our AV TAY Drop-in Center.    Penny Lane Antelope Valley Transition Age Youth (TAY) Drop in Center invites you to enjoy a free Friendsgiving meal!

We can always use volunteers, if you are interested in helping out please reach out to our AV TAY team at

TAYSTOCK 2022- California Dreaming

Penny Lane Centers’ TAY Drop-in Centers, Partnerships for Families, and LGBTQ+ Tailored Services to youth present TAYstock 2022- California Dreamin’.   Penny Lane TAY Drop-in Center’s Annual TAY Community Resource Fair.

Join us for Penny Lane’s annual TAYstock event celebrating art, music, and community! Come get free food, listen to music, create some art, collect awesome resources, and participate in fun and informative group activities! Open to new and current youth ages 16-25 receiving services at Penny Lane Centers in Commerce and the Antelope Valley!

RSVP today!

Commerce: (11/12)
AV: (11/19)