Bringing Joy,

One Celebration at a Time

Because everyone

deserves a special moment

Our Mission

We are committed to bringing joyful and celebratory moments to those who need it most. Whether it's a birthday party for disadvantaged youth, a holiday gift exchange for families in need, or a celebration that honors veterans for their service, our experiences bring hope and happiness during times of distress.

About Us

Make it a Moment was founded by Alex Chun and Luke Arizpe, two Mira Costa High School students who are actively involved in their community. Inspired by the famous Maya Angelou quote, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel,” Alex and Luke wanted to do more than just volunteer hours, they wanted to meaningfully connect with the people they serve. Their idea of creating unexpected “surprise and delight” moments for impoverished families and individuals, as well as the organizations who support them, is meant to be a respite that also brings both dignity and hope to those who need it most.

Alex Chun

Luke Arizpe

Our Team

We are a student run service organization and rely on the kindness and dedication of those who want to make a difference. We are always looking for more people to join our cause and help us create moments that matter.

Alyssa Arizpe

Justin Newman

Tucker Fonoimoana

Fred Brown

Luca O’Neill

Asha O’Neill

Christopher Fire

Emery Arnold

Jake Newman

Tommy Nathan

Bridget Cotrell

Jordan Barash

What We Do

Through our partner organizations, we serve people and groups of all ages in the greater Los Angeles area who have been affected by life’s challenging situations.

In LA County,


people are living in poverty


people are experiencing homelessness

Our Experiences

These are just a few examples of the types of experiences we can create.

Clothing Fairs

We'll host a clothing drive and supplement it with a fun and engaging Clothing Fair where those in need can attend and "shop" for items for free. Additional elements would include complimentary beverages and snacks, raffle prizes, hygiene product kits, and "essential packs" made up of underwear and socks.

Birthday Celebrations

We provide everything needed for a memorable birthday celebration including cake, decorations, entertaining games and activities, food, beverages and of course, special gifts.

Special Occasion Events

Whether it's a gift exchange, a special holiday banquet for a local food organization, a celebration honoring veterans, or an evening of entertainment at a local nursing home, we'll make sure to bring a smile on people's faces.

Our Partners

The Los Angeles Mission breaks the cycle of homelessness and poverty, by stabilizing people in a safe and spiritual environment, connecting them to solutions and walking with them on their journey.

Amigos Unidos is a mother/son service organization providing hands-on support to philanthropies in the Southern California, South Bay communities and the greater Los Angeles area.

Dig 4 Kids

Dig 4 Kids is an after-school program, founded by Olympic Gold medalist Eric Fonoimoana, that is committed to providing youth in low-income communities with increased opportunities for academic and athletic achievement.

Ways to Help

There are countless ways you can help. You can make a donation (however big or small) to one our upcoming events or volunteer your time. To find out more about opportunities to get involved, contact us at or click here.

Help us create memorable moments that matter!