LA Family Housing is already thought of as a ‘Cause We Love’ here at Advertise Purple.
This year, though, we think what they are doing is going above and beyond what they’ve already been doing over the many years they’ve been supporting those in need in the Los Angeles area around the holidays (and year round).
This November 4th, Terry Lotka Donations Coordinator from the LAFH team is going to speak to our staff over Zoom about ways to support, similarly to how we did last year, under the new circumstances with COVID-19.
Safety is still a concern, and while we normally would love to volunteer or show up to their location, we’ve come to the conclusion that donations might carry even more weight than usual this year to allow their team to have more resources available to do their amazing work.
Of course the now infamous disease’s spread has only exacerbated the issues for those in our community that LAFH supports year-round. However, right now there are still ways to get involved and we plan to do just that.
So, without further ado, here is how LA Family Housing intends to help this Thanksgiving and ways you can get involved.
As a community-driven organization, LA Family Housing relies on generous supporters like you and me to help provide thoughtful, festive Thanksgiving experiences for the people they serve.
For a breakdown of what LAFH has done during this difficult time and what they plan to do around Thanksgiving, check out the two flyers below…
LAFH has impacted over 700 Angeleno’s lives directly by providing housing during COVID-19
Thanksgiving Bag Drive will provide some semblance of normalcy for families this year in LA who could really use the support
As you can see, each bag is estimated to be worth about $50-$75. The goal here is to give those in need the ability to feel the love and achieve their dream of having a normal and festive Thanksgiving.
What I love about LAFH is that they are sparing no expense to create a real and incredibly delicious Thanksgiving experience. I know having worked with other food banks and nonprofits that the offering supplied to the families isn’t as robust as this.
But what really is the point of doing this if you’re not going to do it right?
Some of us have the luxury of being guaranteed a turkey dinner this Thanksgiving. That’s not the case around the rest of Los Angeles. We recognize our privilege and want to pay it forward this year, especially.
Our president Kyle Mitnick plans to match 3x whatever our team donation is and we want to take this opportunity to help our community we care so much about during this difficult time.
According to him, “Assisting those in need has become a tenant of what it means to work at Advertise Purple. We can’t thank our first responders and philanthropic organizations enough for their tireless dedication to helping humanity through, what could be, the most challenging year of this century. We are all hands on deck to assist LA Family Housing in providing tools to help the cause.”
That’s what having a great company culture is all about. It’s not always all about us. It’s about taking the time and money and resources we have available and putting them to good use. We think this is well worth it.
Feel free to contact LAFH and confirm your donation at [email protected] or give them a ring at 818.220.6936.
For more information about giving back this Thanksgiving, visit their website at LAFH.org/holidays.