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Together We Can End the Cycle of Homelessness!

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THE STORY:

Piece by Piece is raising funds to provide opportunity to more residents susceptible to homelessness in Skid Row and South LA. Our partner, Skid Row Housing Trust provides housing coupled with help, and together we work towards ending the cycle of homelessness

We think the reason you should support us is best told by our own participants.  Three years ago John was homeless, his first step was finding housing through the trust, he then overcame isolation through our program and this month has achieved level 2 of our certificate program and is now earning income!

Our participants earn income through sales of their art and wares, visit www.thepieceshop.com to purchase holiday gifts with heart!

John's Story:

Following a long stay in the LAC-USC Medical Center, I moved into the Skid Row Housing Trust's Star Apartment Building. After having been bedridden for nearly a year I decided to drag myself out of bed to try to take advantage of some of the many community activities available to Star tenants.

I met Piece by Piece artist instructors and they invited me to join them for a sandwich lunch and informed me that there was a beginning mosaic class every Wednesday. I showed up, met the instructors Betty and Tracey and have been a piece of Piece by Piece ever since.

My favorite piece was my first, a simple landscape inspired by a trip to the Great Pyramids of Giza. It felt like a gift, a gift of previously undiscovered talent. It was easy, it was natural, it was… right. I heard no words of criticism, suffered no judgment, experienced no pressure, I had no fear of getting it wrong.

Through Piece by Piece, I’ve grown more confident, more personable, more trusting and more willing to associate with like-minded people.

The association with Piece by Piece has revived my sense of creativity. It has given me a sense of optimism, a sense of joy, a freedom, a sense of achievement and a reason for being. I have been enlightened to the point where I’m willing to identify, improve, and hopefully eliminate any debilitating character defects that continue to affect my life.

What I like about Piece by Piece is the attraction of endless variety, the high degree of abstraction, the invitation to boundless imagination, but most of all, the incredible beauty of the Piece by Piece people.

My only regret would be that the same personal neglect that led to my physical maladies has put me in the unenviable position of having embarrassingly little tangible evidence to leave as a legacy for the rich life experience with which I have been so generously blessed.

I once heard the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say that, “The tiny light from a single match will challenge a roomful of darkness.”

Thanks to what has become available to me through Piece by Piece that little match of mine has burst into flames. I have a renewed desire to explore, to do more, to see more… to be more. This is what drives me, it’s what gets me up in the morning these days. I’ve found a talent that gives me a reason for being. My fear is dead, my depression vanquished, my hope has been restored.

Read John's full story!

$4,705

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ellie Altshule

    $250

  • Becky Nowalski and Howard Baron

    $50

  • Lana & Dave

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sue & Barry Brucker

    $500

  • Christine Metro

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Arnold and Ruth Colman

    $100

  • Backbay Design Studio

     

  • Jane and Larry Ulman

    $180

  • Angie Rimmon

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Molly Moen

    $500

  • George and Susan Sugarman

    $100

  • Ellie Altshule

    $100

  • George Caspar

    $200

  • Amy

     

  • Victoria Eichler

    $50

  • Becky Nowalski & Howard Baron

    $50

  • Monique and Rigo Bejarano

    $25

  • Lauren Rashap

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • LINDA GACH RAY

     

  • The Alpert-Waldman Family

     

  • Fred and Chris Jones

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

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24% Raised of $20,000 Goal

The Team: $4,705 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sophie Alpert

Amount Raised

$1,580

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Villa

Amount Raised

$825

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Caspar

Amount Raised

$600

Fundraiser Title

Faye-Sha Smoley

Amount Raised

$600

Fundraiser Title

Molly Moen

Amount Raised

$525

Fundraiser Title

PIECE BY PIECE

Amount Raised

$475

 

2% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

WC Levin

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Derek Alpert

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Fred and Chris Jones

Fred and Chris Jones

DONATION: $100

In honor of Jennifer Schwab Wangers birthday, January 3 9 months ago

The Alpert-Waldman Family

The Alpert-Waldman Family

9 months ago

LINDA GACH RAY

LINDA GACH RAY

Honoring your amazing work for our community Sophie! 9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

10 months ago

Lauren Rashap

Lauren Rashap

DONATION: $250

Sophie, proud of the work you do! 10 months ago

Monique and Rigo Bejarano

Monique and Rigo Bejarano

DONATION: $25

Keep up the great work!!! 10 months ago

Becky Nowalski & Howard Baron

Becky Nowalski & Howard Baron

DONATION: $50

In memory of Gail Gornick 10 months ago

Victoria Eichler

Victoria Eichler

DONATION: $50

Merry Christmas 10 months ago

Amy

Amy

10 months ago