UTW Day Coming Up in June – How You Can Help!

Looking to have a positive impact in your community AND meet great people? The local nonprofit A Million Drops will be renovating a sober living house for the 5th annual Unfuck The World Day (UTW), on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

For this to be a full success they don’t just need bodies, however. There are many necessities including more funding. If you want to participate check out some of the information shared with us below (or linked here as a downloadable pdf):

 

  • As part of the 5th annual Unfuck The World Day, LA-based non-profit A Million Drops is going to give a fresh look to a sober living house, 2nd Chance For Sobriety. The facility houses 70 men ages 20-45 – most of them court-ordered – and it operates on a shoestring budget. Our goal is to beautify three areas: the Visitation Room, the Dining Area and the Back Yard. It will be a joint effort between volunteers and residents.
  • To make this happen, we need your help. We are looking for individuals and organizations interested in providing materials, such as building supplies, furniture, etc. as outlined in the attached presentation. We also need volunteers experienced in the areas of painting and furniture making. Volunteers are needed to work on the day of the event as well.
  • If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, we will gladly accept donations in the form of cash, checks made out to A Million Drops, or payments via PayPal to donate@amilliondrops.org . A Million Drops is a 501(c)3, and all donations are tax deductible.

 

For more information about how you can help, reach out to:

A Million Drops
c/o Maike Both
357 South Fairfax Ave. Ste. 411
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-829-2830  •  maike@amilliondrops.org

Websites: www.unfucktheworld.net & www.amilliondrops.org

Quantum Rock Enterprises – Rentals that Help You Climb to the Top

bigWall200If getting to a location to do some rock climbing is not an option, why not have someone bring the challenge and the climb to you?

Owned and operated by experienced climber Fred Willis, Quantum Rock Enterprises offers a variety of portable climbing walls and rocks to entertain people of all ages. If the thrill of rappelling is your thing, they even have a mobile rappelling tower. Their walls and rocks are a great addition to any event, and are user friendly for all levels of climbers.

They have all manner of portable rock climbing walls and freestanding walls too which is perfect for for corporate events and promotions. Worried you don’t have any experience with rock climbing? All of their sets come with qualified and professional staff too.

Website: www.quantumrock.com

ZG04 DECOR – A Prop House w/ the Benefit’s of an Event Company’s Inventory

DSCN0199I swung by ZG04 DECOR the other day to see their constantly revolving inventory (plus I hadn’t been there since they first opened last year in April) and I was impressed.

According to Saul all displays are rotated every month or so to allow regular visitors to see different pieces from their inventory in different settings (or at all – they are seriously gaining quite a collection and there are some gems hidden in the corners).DSCN0204

One of the many benefits of their partnership with the event company known as 204 Events is they share inventories and fabrication talent. Need drapes made of a particular fabric and/or color? They can make it happen. Need a ridiculous amount of multiples of chairs, tables, or even chandeliers? Everything in the warehouse is an option.Lamps

Do yourself a favor, even if you have swung by already, and visit ZG04. I know Klaus is always on the search for something more. Their furniture and set dressing options also go beyond the normal Contemporary Furniture with pieces and collections from other time periods.

Website: www.zg04decor.com

Last Stop Props & Scenic Inc.

3a6dfa_fd54048e3bca7666530223ff0e0036f3.png_srz_p_279_207_75_22_0.50_1.20_0If you are looking for all of your set needs in one location, and in a short amount of time, then make Last Stop Props & Scenic, Inc. your first stop!

They have everything from rental furniture to cleared art and graphics, as well as a set shop capable of constructing whatever you might need. If you are looking for studio space for a project, they have that available to rent as well.

Website: www.laststopprops.net

FROST

show_photoChristmas and the North Pole in August? Complete with a sleigh, presents, tree, and stockings? Yes, thanks to the folks at FROST (a division of M&M Display, Inc.), this dream can become a reality.

Frost provides holiday rentals and has many different items to choose from to create your holiday masterpiece. Just need a quick display for an event? Then check out their “Santa Sets to Go!”, where you can have everything delivered setup and then removed. They also have Easter items as well! If you would like to check out the items up close, then stop by their showroom located in Torrance.

Website: www.frostchristmasprops.com

Benson’s Tropical Sea Imports

Bensons Display AdBeautiful tropical flowers, arching palm trees, and thatched umbrellas to relax under while enjoying a refreshing beverage. Sounds like a dream vacation, or is it? Could just be a paradise that has been put together in a downtown backyard, thanks to the items that Benson’s Tropical Sea Imports has to offer.

For over 60 years they have been providers of quality bamboo products, tiki items, and other décor to help create the needed look for a business, home or event. So the next time you are in charge of planning the big luau or just want to do a yard makeover, give them a call or browse their website. Your tropical dreamscape is waiting though they don’t have any beachfront property for rent, 🙁

Website: www.bensonsimport.com

Vitality Furniture

Vitality Furniture Display AdVitality Furniture, located on Pico near La Brea, is one of those secret gems you may have driven by every day and not noticed.

Vitality manufactures furniture for the hospitality industry and, to their great advantage, Vitality expertly designs and creates its custom furniture on-site. From the frames to finishing touches, upholstery and pillows, Vitality’s craftsmanship shows in the details. That’s why hotels, restaurants and design stores from Las Vegas to London call on Vitality to create a style that is fresh and exciting.

Vitality also rents its elegant furniture for events and staging. Next time, don’t drive by—stop in and see what Vitality has to offer.

Website: www.vitalityfurniture.com

FormDecor, Inc.

show_photoA splash of Dorothy Draper, a dash of Hollywood or a taste of Mid-Century modern—express your vision and style with furnishings and accessories from FormDecor. With its wide selection of iconic 20th-century pieces, FormDecor can set you up for a stunning affair.

FormDecor offers accurate 3D models to help with your design presentation and a design consultation service to help you through the project. There’s no need to worry about your location—delivery is available throughout the U.S., so let the festivities begin!

Website: www.formdecor.com

Greco Décor Prop & Event Rentals

Z-16From red carpet premieres to wild event parties Greco Décor Prop & Event Rentals has been dressing these events in style. From domes and tents to the actual furniture under under their cover, Greco Décor has got quite the inventory (and quite the experience)..

There showroom location is just off the 2 Freeway in case you need to see their collection in person. Pottery, mirrors, pillows, and carpets of all kinds are available for rent. Of course sometimes you need a little more than just rentals and Greco Décor can swoop in to help. They are more than happy to consult on your next big event, including rendering and floor layout planning!

If you are wary of their experience, there’s really no need to be. It’s where the Golden Globe Party of 2012, Paramount’s 100th birthday party, and the Cirque Du Soleil Iris Premiere have dressed their events.

Website: www.grecodecor.com

Folkmanis Puppets

9k=-26Puppets and puppet shows always seem to make us smile. Folkmanis Puppets has been creating puppets since 1976 and has every kind of puppet you can imagine. Roosters, bugs, animals, birds, pirates, politicians… Ok, no politicians. I threw that in there myself.

If you’re in need of a hand puppet or a little stage character, a finger puppet, or even a puppet kit you’ve found the right place. You might be wondering what the difference is between a hand puppet and the others (minus the obvious finger puppet). After all, don’t they all fit over your hand? Well, check out the Folkmanis Puppets website. Therein you’ll find the answer… and a smile.

Website: www.folkmanis.com