Los Angeles, CA
Heart2Heart is a compassion-led non-profit organization already having an impact on the homeless community, and asking for your help to further enhance their two-fold approach to helping the most vulnerable and needy of our society. The saying goes, If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish, youll feed him for a lifetime. Heart2Heart is intent on helping teach how and leading the homeless toward building healthy, independent lives, and at the same time, addressing the humanity of those in crisis by offering short term relief. Short-term goals and objectives include offering basic survival needs such as food, tents, and hygiene kits in addition to offering them a safe and convenient place to shower. Heart2Heart is asking for help to cover the costs of some of lifes most basic needs (and including storage space for the following: food to serve a growing community of 150-200 people per outreach event, hygiene items, tarps and tents) that we disburse routinely on a grassroots level as we visit the many growing encampments. We also to need to purchase camping showers that we can more easily transport. In drought-ravaged Southern California and as we expand into Oakland and other suffering communities, the need for safe showering locations in most encampments is great. Also, Heart2Heart has undertaken to help the homeless find solutions for rehoming their pets. As any pet owner can attest, the notion of forcing a family pet to also endure the indignities and suffering of ongoing homelessness, is a shattering experience. So far Heart2Heart has had great success finding forever homes for animals even when it meant safely transporting a puppy to a happy family waiting in Chicago. The help doesnt end with those immediate, pressing needs either. Long term goals are at the forefront of Heart2Hearts mission of impacting and decreasing the epidemic that homelessness has become. Heart2Heart regularly assists the homeless in finding financial assistance, homing options, and employment solutions. We have helped find homes and we provide transportation for people to get the correct IDs and fill out necessary forms to begin their journeys back to independence and success. In order to follow those steps, both the homeless population and Heart2Heart need your assistance. Please, donate today and help someone start the long walk back to an independent life. They are so much more likely to be successful when they have a helping hand and heart walking with them. The Holidays are soon approaching... With your help, You will make Thanksgiving and Christmas very special for our Homeless Brothers and Sisters by providing over 500+ Holiday meals, 500+ hygiene kits and Christmas gift giving! How your donations will help: $5 = Meal for 20 people $10= Socks for 40 people $20= Personal hygiene for 50 people $40 = Water for 200 people $50 = Transportation for homeless services such as housing, ID, financial, ect. $100 = 2 large tents $150 = Pet Care $200 = 1 mobile camping shower (in need a total of 6) $500 = 1 outreach event (includes meals for 200 people, water for 200 people, complete hygiene kit for 200 people, 200 pairs of socks and pet food for cats and dogs) $1,500 = 3 outreach events in different homeless communities in CA. 100% of the donations we receive will be given directly back to help better the lives of our homeless brothers and sisters. Thank you for your generosity, kindness, time and effort in helping our homeless brothers and sisters in need. Sincerely, Heart2Heart Follow Us: Facebook.com/heart2heartca Instagram.com/heart2heartca Photography credits to Arthur Cortez and Julian Alecxander at our Heart2Heart Outreach events in Skid Row, Anaheim, Carson and Oakland.