Beyond Shelter relies on the contributions of private donors,
corporations and foundations to help operate its programs and
services. Below are suggestions of ways you can get involved and make a difference.
Your generous donation will help us continue our work of combating poverty and
homelessness among families with children. We gratefully welcome all levels of
donation, and every donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
Every dollar raised helps to end family homelessness.
The Adopt-A-Family Program
connects sponsors with families to "adopt"
by providing them with a detailed family profile and wish list. Sponsors buy presents for their specific families and deliver
them wrapped to Beyond Shelter. Case Managers then deliver the presents to the
families in the week before Christmas. Through both the Adopt-A-Family Program and the Holiday Toy Drive, homeless
families get a chance to celebrate something in the midst of what is probably
the most difficult period of their lives. Just knowing that somebody cares for
them makes a huge difference in their lives.
Every year, Beyond Shelter coordinates a Holiday Toy Drive where we collect new
and unwrapped toys, arrange them by gender and age-appropriateness, and
distribute them unwrapped to the parents. In this way, the presents can come
from the parents and not from us. We rely entirely on donations to do this.
Homeless families who are moving from a shelter into an apartment often move in with nothing. The families have no furnishings, no beds, no household items - no belongings at all.
To help these families, please visit the Beyond Shelter gift registry at K-Mart, and purchase as many items as you would like, for a family of 4. Your K-Mart gifts can help make a difference in their lives. After filling your cart, provide the following shipment address: Beyond Shelter, 1200 Wilshire Blvd., #600, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
All gifts are delivered to Beyond Shelter (this is a tax-deductible donation) and Case Managers will deliver the gifts to the families.
to visit K-Mart Gift Registry.
Beyond Shelter welcomes contributions of stock, real
property and other assets to support our programs. Like cash donations, you can reduce
your capital gains taxes by contributing through this method. Please call Beyond
Shelter at (213) 252-0772 if you would like
to support its work in this way.
Establish Planned Gifts
As you consider your estate, you can make a lasting
contribution towards furthering the important work
of Beyond Shelter, ending, preventing and
combating family homelessness, by naming Beyond
Shelter as a beneficiary in a will or bequest.
Please call Beyond Shelter at (213) 252-0772 if
you would like to support its work in this way.
Contribute to the Family
The Beyond Shelter Family Fund was established to help homeless families pay for special needs, such as work uniforms, eye glasses, car repairs and other special items. By contributing to this fund, you can directly help families without other resources.
Beyond Shelter continually seeks donations of items to support the families we serve. Every item donated is distributed directly to the families and children or to the programs that serve them. We do not re-sell any items. While we appreciate all donations, we can only accept new items. If you would like to make a donation or need additional information, please call: (213) 252-0772. All donations are tax-deductible.
Basic Household Supplies
Homeless families who are moving from a shelter into an apartment often move in with nothing. The families have no furnishings, no beds, no household items - no belongings at all. To help them in their transition from homelessness to housing, we collect the following items:
Pots & Pans
Bed Linens (sheets, pillows, blankets)
Small Appliances (toaster, iron, etc.)
Other Household Necessities
(See our K-Mart Gift Registry for "housewarming" gifts)
Infant Furnishings Equipment & Supplies
Many of the families we serve have infants and are in critical need of the following items:
Diapers (all sizes)
Cribs & Crib Bedding
Baby Lotion & Wipes
Items for Children
The families we serve have children ages 0-18. We are always in need of items for the kids. Suggestions include:
Books (for all ages)
Sports equipment (i.e. basketballs, soccer balls, footballs)
Backpacks & School Supplies
Music & DVDs
Professional Clothing for Working Mothers
Our Employment & Trainings programs help primarily single mothers find and maintain employment. Many of these jobseekers are in critical need of professional attire for job interviews and employment. All professional clothing should be clean and in excellent condition. New clothing is preferred.
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