Reaching Out California

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Providing food, shelter, clothing, and other forms of relief to the homeless, one life at a time

According to the most recent count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, 

there are 58,936 homeless people in Los Angeles County.  


With only 14,722 shelter beds available, 

44,214 homeless men, women, and children in Los Angeles have nowhere to sleep 

other than on sidewalks, in doorways, and on bus benches.

  

In 2018, 1,047 homeless residents of Los Angeles County died, nearly double the number of people living on the street in Los Angeles who died the year earlier.


Their problem is our problem, and also our responsibility.  

With your support, we can do something meaningful to change 

the dark and lonely world of the homeless in our community.


  Reaching Out California ​is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 

that reaches out to homeless people in Greater Los Angeles, 

one person at a time. 

 

We would really appreciate your help.


ReachingOutCalifornia@gmail.com

SOME OF OUR RECENT PROJECTS

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300 SACK LUNCHES FOR HOMELESS IN WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS

AREA RUGS, SHOES, AND CLOTHES PROVIDED TO THE HOMELESS

AREA RUGS, SHOES, AND CLOTHES PROVIDED TO THE HOMELESS

On April 23, 2020, in the midst of a pandemic that has ravaged the homeless community, Reaching Out California volunteers prepared 300 sack lunches for distribution at the Midnight Mission.

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AREA RUGS, SHOES, AND CLOTHES PROVIDED TO THE HOMELESS

AREA RUGS, SHOES, AND CLOTHES PROVIDED TO THE HOMELESS

AREA RUGS, SHOES, AND CLOTHES PROVIDED TO THE HOMELESS

On April  24, 2020, Reaching Out California volunteers returned to the Midnight Mission and donated area rugs, shoes, and clothing for distribution to homeless men and women.

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NEXT PROJECT COMING SOON!

AREA RUGS, SHOES, AND CLOTHES PROVIDED TO THE HOMELESS

NEXT PROJECT COMING SOON!

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FURNISHING AN APARTMENT FOR A HOMELESS MAN

SHARING THE WARMTH 2019: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR L.A. RESIDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

SHARING THE WARMTH 2019: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR L.A. RESIDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

On July 27, 2019, in partnership with PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) and PATH's "Making It Home" program, Reaching Out California volunteers furnished the home of a man who had been living for over five years in a tent. 

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SHARING THE WARMTH 2019: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR L.A. RESIDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

SHARING THE WARMTH 2019: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR L.A. RESIDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

SHARING THE WARMTH 2019: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR L.A. RESIDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

In November 2019, Reaching Out California sponsored its third annual clothing drive for distribution to homeless men, women, and children in Los Angeles County.

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DISTRIBUTION OF CHILDREN'S CLOTHING TO A LOCAL SCHOOL WHERE MANY KIDS ARE HOMELESS

SHARING THE WARMTH 2019: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR L.A. RESIDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

DISTRIBUTION OF CHILDREN'S CLOTHING TO A LOCAL SCHOOL WHERE MANY KIDS ARE HOMELESS

On December 20, 2019, volunteers delivered hundreds of donated shirts, sweaters, jackets, pants, and shoes to a local elementary school where many of the children are homeless.

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SHARE THE WARMTH 2018: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HOMELESS MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN

SHARE THE WARMTH 2018: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HOMELESS MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN

SHARE THE WARMTH 2018: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HOMELESS MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN

Between October 3 - 19, 2018, Reaching Out California sponsored clothing drives at two schools in Beverly Hills and a nearby courthouse.  

Donors generously contributed hundreds of pieces of clothing for distribution to homeless men, women, and children.

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DISTRIBUTION OF CLOTHES, BLANKETS, AND RUGS TO THE HOMELESS AT LAFAYETTE PARK

SHARE THE WARMTH 2018: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HOMELESS MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN

SHARE THE WARMTH 2018: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HOMELESS MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN

On October 21, 2018, as part of a Get Together Foundation Outreach Event, Reaching Out California volunteers distributed clothing, blankets, and rugs at Lafayette Park in Los Angeles, where many homeless people are underserved and have little access to basic necessities.

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DISTRIBUTION OF CLOTHING TO HOMELESS STUDENTS AT LIMERICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

SHARE THE WARMTH 2018: A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR HOMELESS MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN

DISTRIBUTION OF CLOTHING TO HOMELESS STUDENTS AT LIMERICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

On November 27, 2018, Reaching Out California volunteers delivered hundreds of jackets, sweaters, shirts, pants, and shoes collected during Reaching Out California -sponsored clothing drives in October 2018 to homeless children who attend an elementary school in suburban Los Angeles.  

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2018 CARE PACKAGE DISTRIBUTION AT THE MIDNIGHT MISSION IN LOS ANGELES

SHARING THE WARMTH: AN OFF-SEASON WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE TO SUPPORT THE HOMELESS

SHARING THE WARMTH: AN OFF-SEASON WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE TO SUPPORT THE HOMELESS

On March 21, 2018, Reaching Out California volunteers partnered again with the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles, providing clothing and hygiene products to over 250 homeless men and women living on skid row.

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SHARING THE WARMTH: AN OFF-SEASON WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE TO SUPPORT THE HOMELESS

SHARING THE WARMTH: AN OFF-SEASON WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE TO SUPPORT THE HOMELESS

SHARING THE WARMTH: AN OFF-SEASON WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE TO SUPPORT THE HOMELESS

Between April 17 - 21, 2017, Reaching Out California co-sponsored a clothing drive with El Rodeo School to collect new and gently used winter clothes for distribution to homeless men, women, and children. 

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SHARING THE WARMTH: DISTRIBUTION OF CLOTHES TO HOMELESS KIDS

SHARING THE WARMTH: AN OFF-SEASON WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE TO SUPPORT THE HOMELESS

SHARING THE WARMTH: DISTRIBUTION OF CLOTHES TO HOMELESS KIDS

On September 22, 2017, Reaching Out California delivered over 400 shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and pairs of shoes to an elementary school in Los Angeles where many students are homeless.

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FURNISHING AN APARTMENT FOR A HOMELESS WOMAN

HUMANITARIAN CARE PACKAGE DISTRIBUTION AT MIDNIGHT MISSION IN LOS ANGELES

ONLINE AUCTIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HOMELESS

On November 1, 2015, Reaching Out California partnered with PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) to furnish the subsidized apartment of a woman who had been living for many years on the street.

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ONLINE AUCTIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HOMELESS

HUMANITARIAN CARE PACKAGE DISTRIBUTION AT MIDNIGHT MISSION IN LOS ANGELES

ONLINE AUCTIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HOMELESS

Reaching Out California raised over $6,300 in three recent online auctions, thanks to over 40 businesses and individuals who very generously donated items for the Winter 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 auctions, as well as to supporters who purchased the auction items.  

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HUMANITARIAN CARE PACKAGE DISTRIBUTION AT MIDNIGHT MISSION IN LOS ANGELES

HUMANITARIAN CARE PACKAGE DISTRIBUTION AT MIDNIGHT MISSION IN LOS ANGELES

HUMANITARIAN CARE PACKAGE DISTRIBUTION AT MIDNIGHT MISSION IN LOS ANGELES

On July 4, 2016, Reaching Out California volunteers distributed body wash, shampoo, a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, a new shirt, new socks, and cold bottled water to over 250 homeless people on skid row. 

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HELPING THE HOMELESS: OUR FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO

HELPING THE HOMELESS: OUR SECOND YOUTUBE VIDEO

HELPING THE HOMELESS: OUR SECOND YOUTUBE VIDEO

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HELPING THE HOMELESS: OUR SECOND YOUTUBE VIDEO

HELPING THE HOMELESS: OUR SECOND YOUTUBE VIDEO

HELPING THE HOMELESS: OUR SECOND YOUTUBE VIDEO

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HELPING THE HOMELESS: OUR THIRD YOUTUBE VIDEO

HELPING THE HOMELESS: OUR SECOND YOUTUBE VIDEO

HELPING THE HOMELESS: OUR THIRD YOUTUBE VIDEO

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OUR FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO

12 YEAR OLD BOY HELPS HOMELESS PEOPLE IN LOS ANGELES

OUR SECOND YOUTUBE VIDEO

12 YEAR OLD BOY HELPING MORE HOMELESS PEOPLE IN L.A.

OUR THIRD YOUTUBE VIDEO

14 YEAR OLD BOY HELPING MORE HOMELESS PEOPLE IN L.A.

OUR GOALS

ADOPTING A HOMELESS PERSON OR FAMILY

  • The core purpose of Reaching Out California is to turn around the lives of homeless people, one person at a time.  
  • If you would like to be directly involved in saving the life of a homeless person or family, please let us know what you are able to give:  the temporary use of a rental unit or residence; medical or dental care; occupational counseling or support; or anything else you think would serve the needs of a homeless person.

SHARING THE WARMTH

  • The vast majority of homeless people in our community are not just without a home; they are without a change of clean clothes.  
  • We will gratefully accept your donations of wearable clothes and shoes and give them to homeless people who, in many cases, will be wearing clean clothes for the first time in weeks, if not longer.  

FEEDING THE HUNGRY

  • The homeless rely on the kindness of strangers for each meal.  While charitable organizations and individuals alike generously provide food to the more visible among our homeless population, other homeless people live in the margins of society and go hungry on a regular basis.  
  • We will gratefully accept your food donations -- including leftovers -- and make meals of the food for the homeless men, women, and children we encounter.    

CLEANLINESS AND HYGEINE

  • Their faces and bodies are soiled from the soot of the outdoors and the general inaccessibility of water to clean themselves, much less bathe.  Their teeth have been neglected.  
  • We will gratefully accept and distribute to the homeless in our community the hygiene materials or kits you donate for distribution:  sanitizing wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.

DRESSING FOR SUCCESS

  • The homeless seldom own the clothing that will allow them to look respectable at a job interview.  
  • If you own dress clothes that haven't been worn in a while for one reason or another -- a dress shirt or blouse, dress pants, dress shoes, a dress or skirt, a jacket, or maybe a suit or two -- we will find a homeless person who will give your closet-bound clothes new life, and who will feel like a brand new person wearing them.  

FURNISHING A HOME

  • When fate smiles on a homeless person like Dona, and he or she is able to leave behind an unthinkably uncomfortable life on the streets for a home with a roof, the household amenities most of us take for granted must come from somewhere.  Each time a homeless person is provided with shelter -- whether by PATH, Reaching Out California, or another charity or agency -- there will be a recurring need to fill the new home with furniture and other items of basic convenience.  
  • Please consider giving your surplus to Reaching Out California.

Thank you for your generous tax-deductible DONAtion

Your thoughtful gift will enable us to provide food, shelter, clothing, and other forms of relief to more homeless men, women, and children.  


Thank you very much for your support.  

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Please Contact Us!

Send us your name and email address below and tell us what you would like to do to help us help the homeless

And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world  

Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9; Yerushalmi Talmud