Leann Harris via Crowdrise
October 25, 2012
BENEFITING: ALL WAYS UP FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Dec 10, 2012
HOURS PLEDGED: 2
There are many homeless people out there trying to change their lives for the better. Food on Foot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets. They have made a great impact with previous donations, yet they still need your help!
I know all of you have seen a homeless person holding up a sign “Will work for food” and you think, “If I give them money, they’ll just go out and spend it on alcohol or drugs” and you just keep going. Some of you, including myself, have thought this and instead of giving them money, you gave them food. Didn't you love that feeling you got after providing them with that meal? I know I did. One of the many reasons I chose to fundraise for Food on Foot is because it has a very unique program: Work for Food. During this program, the homeless collect street trash to earn food each week. They are being proactive and actually working for food (not just holding up signs). Many have graduated Work for Food after approximately three months and now have full-time jobs that enable them to pay for their housing and leave all government assistance. I could go on and on about this organization, but, please, take the time to check out their cause on http://www.foodonfoot.org/.
I visited the organization and volunteered my time and I have to tell you, Food on Foot is a wonderful progressive program. Not only did I help feed the homeless, I got to hear the different stories from individuals on how Food on Foot changed their lives; It was all very touching.
I am reaching out to you in order to help make a difference in the lives of those who just need that extra little bit of support.
A donation of $10.00 will feed 2 people. That’s a fancy cup of coffee and breakfast sandwich at Starbucks.
A donation of $50.00 will feed a little more than 10 people. Some of you spend this much at dinner on a Friday night.
A donation of $500.00 will feed… OVER ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE… yup, I said it; Over 100 people. Some of you have gotten married or have thrown a party with a hundred people and have spent way more.
Any donation in the amount you feel comfortable with will make a transformation for many.
AWESOME NEWS: The Perlman Foundation WILL MATCH EVERY DOLLAR raised. So just think, the money you donate will be DOUBLED! Another plus, it's TAX DEDUCTABLE. Woot woot!
If you are unable to donate, I ask that you share this: http://www.crowdrise.com/perlmanfoodonfootinc Send to everyone you know, friends, family, neighbors, your hair stylist, your crush (oooh, you can now have a reason to talk to them) dog owners and cat owners... anyone! We must get the word out to help support this fundraiser.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this lengthy, yet, awesome message. We can help create a positive outcome in these people’s lives.
Thank you for your time and donation!