July 24, 2017
Thanks to our generous participants, HomeAid San Diego’s Second Annual ‘HomeAid Essentials for Young Lives’ Campaign was an incredible success!
This year, we surpassed our goal of 100,000 items and collected more than 120,000 ‘essential’ items for homeless families and their babies, more than doubling the number of items collected during our first annual campaign.
The ‘essentials’ collected included diapers, wipes, baby food, formula, bibs, bottles, and more!
On average, a family needs more than 3,000 diapers a year to care for one child and that cost can easily exceed $1,000 a year. For many families already struggling to make ends meet, necessities like diapers, wipes, and formula can be simply unaffordable. The purpose of the Essentials campaign is to support families with young children as they move out of homelessness and back to a stable life.
All donated items are being distributed to local nonprofit organizations serving homeless families and children. For more information on the recipients click the following links: STEP, Interfaith Community Services, Walden Family Services, East County Transitional Living Center, YMCA of San Diego County, YWCA of San Diego County, and the Black Infant Health Program.
To everyone that participated in our second annual ‘HomeAid Essentials for Young Lives’ Campaign thank you for playing a role in ensuring the lives of our homeless will continue on the path to self-sufficiency.
It is because of YOU and the generous spirit of our community, that HomeAid San Diego is able to accomplish our mission and play a vital role in the elimination of homelessness.