Community and social action
There are some groups and organizations out there doing really great and important work to better our global community. I am very appreciative of them, and am excited to support them through a combination of volunteer work and financial support. I want to share them with you for 3 reasons: 1) It is a way for you to check out something that is important to me. 2) So that you can see, when you hire us, where a percentage of your investment goes. 3) To introduce you to some groups that you might like to support as well.
Mustard Seed Communities - based in the inner city of Kingston, Jamaica
Food on Foot in Hollywood and Venice - Feeding the Poor
Food on Foot is a non-profit organization that has been feeding and clothing over 500 poor and homeless individuals and families each week.
Clay Works for Kids is an after-school program that gives pre-teens the chance to express themselves artistically while staying off the streets during peak crime hours. It also gives their families access to case management to ensure these kids are growing up in strong and healthy homes.
Venice Family Clinic is currently providing a medical home for 18,500 low-income men, women, children, teens and seniors who lack health care. My heart-felt congratulations go out to them for 25 years of community service.
I know this is a lot to read on a web site, so I am going to just list the links to other groups we support. However, I would love to talk to you about them in person!
Habitat for Humanity
Putting volunteers together with people in need to build non-profit homes.
They are about preservation the simple way. If they feel something is in need of being preserved, they buy it, done. So far they have protected 116 million acres around the world!
AFSC (American Friends Service Committee)
Doing a great job to provide both immediate aid and long-term development for people on all sides of violent strife. www.afsc.org
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, the Center is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.
Boys and Girls club of Venice
Helping to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, caring citizens.
American Red Cross - offers biomedical, blood-donation, disaster, and emergency services. It seems like every time there is a big need, the Red Cross is there.
Bringing the urban forest to life in Los Angeles.