In 2020, Elizabeth launched LOOPin, a social good platform,
to connect Loopers with meaningful opportunities to give back
and “loop in” together.
The annual Grant Program awards resources to select non-profit organizations supported by the Looper Community. Each year Loopers are invited to nominated a non-profit that they love so that in turn we can share this love with the larger LA LOOP global community. 5 non-profits are selected each year and are awarded a $1,000 grant. The goal is to inspire Loopers to make the world a better place, one small act at a time.
2022 LOOPin Grant Winners and their Nominating Loopers are:
Wesley Staples Nominated Swan's Island Educational Society
Kim Castellano Nominated Project Hawaii
David Livingston Nominated Hollywood Food Coalition
Stacy Durant Nominated Project DIVA International
Diego Ramos Nominated Team Awareness Combatting Overdose (TACO)
Our 2021 LOOPIn recipients:
Nonprofit Welcoming the Stranger
Nominated by Looper Inez Recupido, Yardley PA
Welcoming the Stranger provides free educational opportunities in English, computer skills, and citizenship preparation to adult immigrants and refugees, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, or national origin.
I have taught English with WTS for about nine years. The days I teach are always the best part of my week. I retired from the Philadelphia School District after teaching English for 40 years… READ MORE ABOUT INEZ
Nonprofit Swipe Out Hunger
Nominated by Looper Libby Jacobson, Los Angeles CA
Swipe Out Hunger fights food insecurity on college campuses nationwide through direct support, student empowerment initiatives, and our Peer Navigator Network. We’ve authored and facilitated anti-hunger legislation in more than five states.”
I met Swipe founder, Rachel Sumekh, on the last day of classes fall 2015 and immediately signed on to mission to address food insecurity… READ MORE ABOUT LIBBY
Nonprofit St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels
Nominated by Sandy Flynn, Los Angeles CA
St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels delivers 100,000+ meals a month to seniors who are at risk of hunger. There are over 250,000 seniors facing hunger insecurity in Los Angeles and many of them are homebound. In 2020 St. Vincent served 995,655 meals across Los Angeles making them the largest privately funded Meals on Wheels program.
While working with St. Vincent I helped deliver meals to thousands of elderly, homebound and other vulnerable residents throughout Los Angeles... READ MORE ABOUT SANDY
Nonprofit Children's Action Network
Nominated by Looper Rory Laurie
CAN is currently dedicated to raising awareness about and finding homes for the more than 100,000 youth in foster care in the U.S. awaiting an adoptive family and improving outcomes for the more than 400,000 youth in foster care.
“Initially, I organized an event called Wine, Woman and Shoes. The event raised money to aid in foster children funding homes. Now I work with them also at their Fresh Outfitters storefront and events to find clothing for job interviews or just to fill their closet as they go out on their own. I always meet the most incredible foster youth at these events. There is a growing amount of foster children in Los Angeles." READ MORE ABOUT RORY
Nonprofit Reading is Fundamental
Supported by Looper LeVar Burton, Los Angeles CA
For more than 20 years LeVar — whom you might recognize as Geordi La Forge from Star Trek: The Next Generation — has been a loyal Looper, collaborator and a tireless advocate for children’s literacy.
100% of the proceeds of THE LEVAR go to support Reading is Fundamental which gets books in the hands of children and helps to turn every kid into a reader. Loop in and join LeVar and… READ MORE »
Downtown Women’s Center
Lavena Lewis, Los Angeles CA
Lavena is the founder of the vegan and leather goods brand Vena Vena Handcrafted which she launched in 2017 while she was a resident of Downtown Women’s Center, a homeless shelter in Los Angeles. (How amazing is that?)
DWC changed her life. And Lavena inspires us to
dream and spread goodness all around. LOOPin supports women like Lavena through… READ MORE »