This year has been harder than any other. We’ve learned how to quickly adapt to the pandemic and to scale our services in ways we hadn’t previously considered or thought possible. Somehow, despite all the obstacles we encountered during the last 12 months, we found our way to a new version of normal. We know there will be many more challenges ahead in the new year, but the fact that we are not only standing but growing as an organization is in large part because of you, our community.
Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County continue to increase everyday now. When even one person doesn’t have access to proper hygiene, the health of the entire community is at risk.
Since our founding in 2016, our goal has been to help provide people experiencing homelessness in the county with access to hygiene essentials. This year, with your support, we resumed our Mobile Hygiene Service in June and added a Street Outreach Service for unhoused Veterans in October.
Our impact has grown significantly over the last couple of months — from serving 200 people a week to providing hygiene essentials to nearly 2,500 unhoused and low-income individuals and families a month through our direct service and impactful local partnerships.
Our 2020 Impact
2,510 unhoused individuals directly served
12,450 unhoused and low-income individuals and families indirectly served through our community partners
74,800 items of clothing distributed
35,000 pounds of clothing saved from ending up in landfills
9,000 face masks distributed
6,725 gallons of water distributed
7,500 hygiene kits distributed
7,500 pairs of shoes distributed
5,810 granola bars distributed
We are more motivated than ever to hit our goal of providing 2,000 unhoused people a week with vital hygiene supplies, PPE, sanitizing supplies, food and drinking water. But to achieve that goal, we need to raise $15,000 by the end of the year. We’ve already raised over $10,000. Help us get to the finish line.
Here’s how you can help:
1.) Donate $1, $5, $25, $100 — any amount is incredibly helpful to cover the increase in our operating expenses from the pandemic. DONATE NOW
2.) Help stock our closet by donating men’s and women’s winter clothing and toiletries. Shop our wishlist on GOODdler here or email us to schedule a donation pickup or drop off.
4.) Buy one of our limited-edition shirts from our Bonfire store here.
Every donation we receive will provide direct support to people experiencing homelessness as well as low-income individuals at risk of becoming homeless. Your support will help ensure that we can continue to empower lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other transmittable diseases.
Wishing you bright days ahead and a happy new year!
Founder and Executive Director