As explained in the video above, Homeboy Industries is struggling to survive during a tough economy which has left even the most stable of businesses hard hit.
If you would like to help Homeboy, vote online at the Chase Community Giving Facebook page to make them eligible for $250,000 in funding. If you’d rather get involved and donate directly, contact them through their web site or just go to the Homegirl Cafe for lunch and spend some dough!!!
Homeboy Industries provides comprehensive job training, job development, social and educational support services, all offered free of charge, to the most disenfranchised segment of our community, formerly gang affiliated youth, parolees, the under-educated and poor. Homeboy Industries is a beacon of hope and opportunity for those seeking to leave gang life, for whom the barriers and challenges are great, and for whom there is virtually no other avenue to have a second chance to enter the mainstream of society. (more…)
WHAT: City Labs – a fun one-day fair to browse, discover and connect with 50 local non-profits — organizations doing great things who need your support to maintain sustainability.
WHEN: Saturday, January 23rd, 11am-4pm
WHERE: California Market Center’s Penthouse, 110 East Ninth Street, Downtown
DONATION AT DOOR: $5 per person (includes entry, a free drink, and DIY workshops)
DETAILS: “Join City Labs to answer the call for community service in this great city. With a huge rise in the need for services from non-profits, and a drastic drop in funding and donations, LA’s community organizations need our help Imagine: If a few thousand people each dedicate themselves to 3-5 non-profit groups (signing-up to volunteer, making donations, offering their skills, joining email lists), we’ll have created over 10,000 new volunteers and donations in just one afternoon!!!”
“Sport Chalet will help collect footwear to support shoe charity Soles4Souls’ commitment to donate more than 250,000 pairs of shoes to affected areas… through Jan. 31, customers at Sport Chalet’s 55 stores will have the opportunity to drop off gently worn pairs of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes.” SOURCE
***Echo Park Paddleboat Regatta deadline is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!***
What: 826LA’s Echo Park Lake Paddle Boat Regatta
When: Sunday, July 26, 2009, 4pm
Where: Echo Park Lake. Duh.
Who: You! Sponsor a team! Donate prizes! Just show up to gawk and cheer or JOIN IN AND RACE – bring friends or join a pre-existing team.
Why: Because it’s great Sunday fun to mow down swamp turtles with a paddle boat! Oh, and it’s also cool to raise money for the kids of 826LA. *PLUS* there are PRIZES and goodie bags involved! Wheeeee!
Details: “On Sunday, July 26, 90 paddle-boaters (45 teams) will meet for the second annual 826LA Echo Park Lake Paddle Boat Regatta. These fearless navigators will brave the elements, the geese, and each other as they race through (the possibly monster-infested) Echo Park Lake to earn the title of World’s Best Paddle Boat Racers and to raise funds for 826LA. Teams pre-register online, then solicit donations from friends, family, significant others, passers-by on the street, and large corporations—all to secure a better starting position.” Registration and fundraising for the Regatta closes midnight on July 24th.