This Spring, Whole Foods Brentwood continued their tremendous support for The Giving Spirit by making us the beneficiary of their “5% Days” program. On April 27, 5% of the stores revenues were donated to TGS. Our organization was given prominent signage at the front of the store. TGS was also happy to spread the word, encouraging our volunteers to shop that day and nearly doubling the store’s previous best “5% Days” turn-out. The result is what you see pictured here: an incredibly successful partnership and a generous $3,897.90 donation to TGS. We look forward to putting it to good use!
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Make An Instant Impact On Our City– Los Angeles has the largest population of homeless children and women in the country. Nearly 40% of all the homeless in LA, numbering over 19,000 are women and children under the age of 18. Not only are they the most vulnerable to every predator on the streets, they are the fastest growing segment of homelessness in the US.
Do you want to give them hope, sustenance and relief from the heat of a LA summer? Then join us, Friday and Saturday June 10th and 11th for The Giving Spirit’s (TGS) Annual Reach Out Saturday – focused on seeking out and providing aid to homeless children and women. Gather together with folks from all over the city to assemble 1250 backpacks filled to the brim with all the essentials anyone would need seeking shelter from the savage summer sun. This is an ideal event for families and children of all ages to make a difference together while learning the truth about poverty and homelessness in LA.
After assembling the packs we will deliver them to over half a dozen TGS non-profit partners who provide tireless and selfless aid to our clients 365 days a year. Many of our shelter partners are specifically dedicated to helping women, children and families, these amazing organizations include: Covenant House, Downtown Women’s Center, Jeff Griffith Youth Center, San Fernando Valley, Rescue Mission, Stand Up for Kids and My Friend’s Place. Spend quality time with our clients getting to know their stories and allowing them to reconnect to a world that has long since forgotten them.
Shelters are overflowing with families and young children. A substantial majority of LA’s 5000 homeless families are headed by a single mother. 45-50% of children in those families are below the age of 6. And the most horrific statistic – 13 homeless youths die on average every day in America. Help us bring comfort, smiles and respite from the harsh realities of the streets to 1250 souls. Bring your kids, your friends, your school mates. Just come.
We only have 100 volunteers registered with a goal of 400. Spread the word!
Click here to register now.
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Whole Foods Brentwood will donate 5% of all sales on
Wednesday, April 27 to The Giving Spirit.
Whole Foods Brentwood is located at 11737 San Vicente Boulevard
We have been selected by Whole Foods Market in Brentwood to be the recipient of the store’s community giving day
known as 5% Day. On April 27, the store will donate 5% of sales from purchases to The Giving Spirit.
On April 27 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. customers who shop at this Whole Foods will support The Giving Spirit’s efforts to help improve the lives of the homeless in Los Angeles. Let’s get the word out for everyone we know to shop at Whole Foods Brentwood next Wednesday.
Also, please share the event on Facebook with all of your friends.
The Giving Spirit www.thegivingspirit.org is an all-volunteer, Los
Angeles-based non-profit organization that unites students and
concerned citizens with local individuals and families who are
homeless. Twice a year volunteers gather in Brentwood to assemble
survival kits filled with vital essentials. The kits are specifically
designed to help people experiencing homelessness survive their harsh
realities. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to distribute the
kits directly to those who need them most. Over the past eleven
years, 6,000 volunteers have delivered a total of more than 13,000 kits
to souls on the street.
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“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Engraved on a bronze tablet within the pedestal on which stands the Statue of Liberty.