The Believe In Giving Project’s (B.I.G.) mission is to give hope and put a smile on every underserved family in our community. We have expanded our outreach by partnering with Avalon-Carver Community Center—a multipurpose community-based, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization with a mission to care for the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of individuals and families who reside in South Los Angeles. To that end, we touch families whose lives are often upended by chronic unemployment and under employment; as well as, those who are housing burdened, at risk of homelessness, and who experience food insecurity. In fact, More than 45% of the population are considered below the poverty line in our district. As a result, we recognize there are many who are unable to provide full meals or gifts for their families during the holidays.
Last December (2018), we launched our 1st annual B.I.G. holiday event. With the generous support of people like you, we were able to provide over 300 hot meals for children, youth, and adults. As well, 160 children and youth received three items from their personal holiday wish list and we were able to distribute 100 care packages for homeless youth ages 16-25.
On Saturday, December 21, we will host our 2nd annual B.I.G. holiday event at Councilman Curren D. Price’s Office located at 4301 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90011).
We are looking to raise $30,000. We can’t reach our goal without the help of people like you.
We respectfully ask for your consideration in assisting us in sponsoring a child’s wish list, providing toys, gift cards or a monetary donation of any kind. 100% of your contribution will help feed families, provide holiday gifts for children, and purchase care package items (e.g., toiletries, socks, etc.) for youth who reside at Ruth’s Shelter (a shelter for youth ages 16-25) who’ve emancipated from the foster care system and who are considered homeless. Many of these youth have experienced significant trauma including; physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
We hope we can count on you to make this year’s event bigger and brighter than our last.
We encourage donors to sponsor as the following:
$50 (Holiday Helper)
$100 (Holiday Angel)
$150+ (Holiday B.I.G)
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity! Let's Go BIG again and keep a smile on our community! For more information or any questions, please contact us via email at BIG@avalon-carver.org.