Thanks to you, for the past 13 years of HomeWalk raised over $10M, mobilized more than 100,000 walkers, and housed over 20,000 of our formerly homeless neighbors. The pandemic has made our work even more critical.
In L.A. County: more than 66,000 people experience homelessness on a given night; nearly one-third of renter households spend more than half their income on housing; roughly 850,000 students attend inadequate schools; and nearly 1.5 million people in our region live below the poverty line.
The pandemic deepened and magnified the equity gaps in our systems and between our communities. We cannot let our most vulnerable neighbors fall further behind.
WalkUnitedLA is not the end of Homewalk, but the beginning of something new and powerful. To permanently break the cycles of generational poverty we are broadening our reach by addressing the interrelated root issues of homelessness and housing stability, education, and economic mobility. Your support will power the ideas and creative solutions that provide housing, education and opportunity for ALL.
For more information on United Way's mission and how we're creating lasting positive change towards a more just and equitable LA County, refer to our FAQs page.
Thank you for continuing to support our work.
Here are some examples of how your dollars will have impact:
$25 - Helps to keep the power on for one low-income household for one month, through utilities assistance
$50 - Empowers one student to become a community leader through one year of leadership training through the Young Civic Leaders Program
$100 - Enable 10 low-income families to file their tax returns for free, claiming an average of $1,500+ in essential funds
$250 - Sponsor ten low-income parents in the fight for more equity in LA’s public education system through the Communities for Los Angeles’ Student Success (CLASS) Coalition.
$500 - Helps a low-income senior afford housing on a fixed income.
$1000 - Helps someone exit homelessness by helping pay a security deposit or move-in expenses.
With your help we will unlock the full Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Match of $400K to end homelessness and the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation Match of $350K to provide quality education to all students, and create opportunities for working families and individuals. An economic mobility match is pending, bt don't let that stop you from fundraising to create opportunities for working families and individuals.
Support all three of our focus areas and together, we can end poverty and homelessness for all!
United for Housing. United for Education. United for Economic Opportunity.
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