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Helping People From Streets to Shelters

Hosted by the Consul of the Los Angeles Changemakers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 11 Aug 09:00 - 13:30

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We'll be helping the homeless by working with L.A. Works on their annual day of service. This is a fun, family-friendly event in Santa Monica that includes a kick-off ceremony with celebrities and elected officials, music, food, and a festive volunteer fair.

You will need to sign up on the L.A. Works website, Protected content , as well as here on the InterNations site. You are not confirmed until you sign up on L.A. Works' website. When you register on L.A. Works, look for the drop down group sign up for "InterNations" so we'll be placed together.

We will work to assemble Protected content backpacks for formerly homeless youth; sort and tag 15,000 lbs of donated clothing for a thrift shop whose funding supports transitional living facilities; decorate 1,500 baby onesies for mothers living in transitional housing; and participate in a mentoring workshop to connect with formerly homeless individuals.

There are now more than 57,000 Angelenos who lack a “fixed, regular or adequate place to sleep” on any given night in L.A. County. More than half of the people surveyed by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority last year said they were homeless because of an eviction, foreclosure, unemployment or “financial reasons.” There is no one-size-fits-all solution to ending homelessness, so each organization that benefits from L.A. Works Day volunteers’ efforts is working to tackle this issue either through preventing homelessness or by providing resources for helping those in need of housing.

Hundreds of community and corporate volunteers will join together to learn about and address the critical issues affecting homeless families and youth. Volunteers will leave this festive event inspired by what they have created for their homeless neighbors and empowered with the tools to speak with elected officials and attend their neighborhood council meetings to voice approval for housing.

Casual attire and sneakers (sturdy closed-toe shoes). Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and bring your own eco-friendly water bottle if you have one.

Lunch is generously provided by the Jonathan Club. Coffee and light pastries will also be available in the morning during the kick-off.

Please only sign up here and at L.A. Works, Protected content , if you can make it. If something comes up, please cancel your attendance on both sites to make room for someone else.

InterNations cannot in any way be held legally responsible or liable for any property, financial, physical or emotional damage participants might incur while attending or resulting from, this activity. Participation in any activity is always at your own risk. No liability will be assumed for accidents, lost items, theft, or other loss or damage of any kind. InterNations only provides the infrastructure for our members to organize activities.

I hope you can join us for this very worthwhile day!