November 2016

Invisible Neighbors.. Do You See Them Now?

Nov
30
2016

On this 30th day of November we mark the last day of our ’30 Ways in 30 Days to Give’ calendar which started the 2016 Giving Season at the beginning of November. HomeAid San Diego has been sharing a simple way each day for the 30 days in November to give to those who are hungry or homeless. You can st …

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Happy #GivingTuesday!

Nov
29
2016

You scored tremendous Black Friday deals and scoured Cyber Monday websites. Now most of the Holiday shopping’s done. It’s time to give back. Give 10% of what you spent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday to HomeAid San Diego today, #GivingTuesday …

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Give From Your Heart: Promises2Kids

Nov
27
2016

Each year at Thanksgiving I am filled with warm memories of my family and our Thanksgiving Traditions. For me, I remember big family gatherings with the children playing while my mom and Aunts were busy cooking and sharing all the joys of the past year. The day always ended with a fabulous meal and sharing …

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Small Business Saturday: Home Start

Nov
26
2016

Come find the perfect holiday treasures for friends and family this Small Business Saturday at Home Start’s Thrift Boutique! Your purchase and support will help strengthen local families and protect children. Also, don’t forget to take clean out that closet and check your garag …

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Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Nov
25
2016

Since 1969 Center for Community Solutions has worked with individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. We provide comprehensive prevention and intervention services that include a 24-hour bilingual crisis hotline, emergency shelters, counseling services, lega …

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Why and How Father Joe’s Villages Provides 1 Million Meals a Year

Nov
24
2016

Did you know San Diego has the fourth largest homeless population in the country? In addition to being without a place to live or sleep, most homeless individuals do not have access to nutritious food. According to Feeding America San Diego, nearly 480,000 San Diegans struggle with food insecurity, and of those, more than 160,000 are children. …

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National ‘Tie-One-On’ Day

Nov
23
2016

We give THANKS on Thanksgiving… but do we do enough GIVING back?

National ‘Tie-One-On’ Day is an opportunity to GIVE back to the community just before the festivities of Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Eve, we invite you to Tie One On (an apron of course!) and …

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Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays: North County Lifeline

Nov
22
2016

The holiday season sometimes seems to creep up on us unexpectedly and as most of us begin to make preparations for the Thanksgiving meal and Christmas or Hanukah gift buying, there are many in our community who struggle to simply get by …

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National Stuffing Day

Nov
21
2016

By: Brian Fish, Partner at Dentons & HomeAid San Diego Board President
As many of you know, I have a quirky sense of humor. When asked to write an article for National Stuffing Day, all kinds of possibilities came to my mind. However, …

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Modern Day Slavery

Nov
20
2016

Human trafficking lives in our backyards, with our daughters, neighbors and friends all vulnerable to being lured in. It is not “just” a problem overseas or “just” in another city. San Diego is among the top cities in our country for commercial sexua …

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National Adoption Day: Walden Family Services

Nov
19
2016

Imagine you are a young child in foster care. Now imagine that you are a foster child with epilepsy, autism, asthma or other chronic health condition who is awaiting adoption.

Nearly 50% of children in foster care have specia …

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Essentials for Young Lives

Nov
18
2016

Did you know that women with children is one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population? For many families already struggling to make ends meet, necessities lik …

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AFP’s 44th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards

Nov
16
2016

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Memory Care Homes: Noah Homes

Nov
16
2016

Almost all people with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s as they live into their 60s – starting as early as their 40s – and yet there are no homes specialized for their needs …

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National Philanthropy Day: Casa de Amparo

Nov
15
2016

Abuse and neglect can take many different forms. Sometimes that means a child is abused, sometimes that means a child goes hungry and experiences neglect, sometimes much wors …

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Restore Hope this Holiday: South Bay Community Services

Nov
14
2016

The holidays are especially hard for many. Hundreds of children and their families in San Diego will find themselves struggling to have just the basic necessities this holiday season …

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Building Futures for Homeless Youth: San Diego Youth Services

Nov
13
2016

Did you know there are over 1,000 transition-age-youth and unaccompanied children living on the streets in San Diego County each day? Sadly, from the 2016 WeALLCount Point-in-Time Count, the numbers are up from 2015 …

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Housing Our Heroes: Wounded Warrior Homes

Nov
12
2016

Having served nine years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Robert Caudill was medically discharged in 2012 in San Diego with no home to go to …

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They Fought for You, It’s Time to Fight for Them

Nov
11
2016

The Military will train a service member for five months to get ready for Military life, but oftentimes just 5 days to prepare them to transition back to civilian life. Not only can this make the transition stressful for service members, but many of the skills learned in the Military will not transfer over into the civilian sector …

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Why I Advocate for the Homeless

Nov
10
2016

By: Devin Beale, HomeAid San Diego Board Member

I have been a HomeAid San Diego Board Member since 2011, and I’ve always believed in the importance of philanthropy and giving back to my community. I have volunteered building houses for families living in very harsh conditions …

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Meals on Wheels: Seniors, The Hidden Hungry

Nov
9
2016

Did you know that today in America over 9.6 Million seniors are food insecure?

In San Diego County there are over 131,000 seniors that aren’t sure where there next meal is coming from or have the ability to grocery shop, let alone cook for themselves. These are not the seniors you see out …

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Delivering Donuts & Kindness

Nov
8
2016

Yesterday, HomeAid San Diego teamed up with Turner Construction to deliver donuts to our friends at Alpha Project’s Casa Raphael.
It is an honor to be able to serve the communities in which we work …

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Jewish Family Service: Supporting Aging with Dignity

Nov
7
2016

Our nation’s older adults are a population at disproportionate risk of going hungry. On any given day, there are as many as 9.5 million Americans over the age of 60 who struggle to pay for food. Here in San Diego County, where one in five seniors have incomes less than $18,000 a year …

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San Diego Rescue Mission: Crush the Cardboard

Nov
6
2016

Herb Johnson, President and CEO of San Diego Rescue Mission, could not have said it better when stating that hunger and homelessness is, “the biggest tragedy in America’s Finest City.” Homelessness is an epidemic in San Diego. On any given night, an estimated 10,000- 15,000 people are without a home in our own county …

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Exposure – Community Resource Center

Nov
5
2016

Kickflips, McTwists, Slams and Smith Grinds. These were terms once relegated to the brooding adolescent minority of smelly, rebellious teenage boys shredding their way through the streets of Southern California and onto the revenge list of property owners across the country. But with everything that’s happened in the last forty years no one could have prepared the skateboarding world, or general public, for t …

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The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank: Hunger Matters

Nov
4
2016

11.3% of the world’s population is hungry- that’s roughly 805 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis. Hunger in San Diego is a problem that many of us do not see, yet it affects people all around us… …

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National Sandwich Day – Offering a Hand Up

Nov
3
2016

HomeAid San Diego teams up once again this year with C2 Imaging to serve sandwiches to the homeless and at-risk homeless at Interfaith Community Services in honor of National Sandwich Day… …

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Kitchens for Good: Re-imagining Food Waste

Nov
2
2016

We believe that food is simply too good to waste. However, in the United States, we waste over 40% of all food produced.

​There’s an excitement growing about the topic of food waste, and how to reclaim and use the staggering amount of food that is wasted due to cosmetic imperfections… …

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Invisible Neighbors…do you see them?

Nov
1
2016

The results of the 2016 Point-in-Time Count showed that there were 8,692 homeless men, women and children counted on the streets of San Diego – these are the homeless folks we can see. What about those we cannot see or who are visible during the day on the street corners, but disappear into the night into a car, or on a friend’s couch, or under a bridge? We call these folks our ‘Invisible Neighbors’… …

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