A Sense of Home (ASOH) is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that prevents homelessness by providing first-ever homes using donated furniture and home goods for youth aging out of foster care.
Foster youth who have overcome all odds to achieve a roof over their heads but arrive with only the means to live on the floor are more likely to become homeless. After an average of seven relocations in the system, a former foster youth may secure a Section 8 apartment but only has the means to sleep, eat, and study on the floor and keep their belongings in garbage bags. Without a bed, basic household items, and a place to work, eat, and study, self-sufficiency is not possible. ASOH helps them go from surviving to thriving.
ASOH is a conduit through which businesses, organizations, and individual volunteers collect and distribute home goods to create homes for those most in need. ASOH's entire inventory comes from individuals and businesses who donate home furnishings, accessories, and household supplies. Within 90 minutes, a community of loving volunteers work together to furnish each home with the donated goods.
Please watch the video link to learn more about A Sense of Home and to see firsthand how they change the lives of the recipients they serve.
RESA Los Angeles has selected A Sense of Home as our 2020 Charitable Organization to fundraise for this holiday season. We have set a goal of $5000 which is only half the cost to provide a fully-furnished home for a recipient in need. We hope not only to reach it but to exceed it and suggest a minimum donation of $25.00 to help us reach our goal. We welcome any monetary amount you can comfortably commit to. All donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided.
Please consider helping a foster youth who is transitioning out of the system and working towards financial independence. Your contribution will help provide them with their basic need for shelter so that they can pursue pathways to a self-sufficient life.
On behalf of the Board of Directors for our Los Angeles Chapter, we want to thank you for your donation and your generosity of spirit. Many blessings to you in return.