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2022 Grants Challenge

Celebrate every child

Families experiencing homelessness often lack the resources needed to celebrate their children on their birthdays. We step in by transforming their environment and providing all-expenses-paid birthday parties for children and families facing homelessness in Los Angeles County & Houston, Texas.

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What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?

Housing and Homelessness

In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

Central LA

South LA

West LA

County of Los Angeles

Other:: Sylmar

In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?

Expand existing project, program, or initiative

What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?

We have thrown birthday parties for almost ten years for families experiencing homelessness. We would like to hire interns from the shelters to learn event management and help them gain permanent employment in the industry.

Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.

We will hire interns to go through a 12 week program to become a production assistant or a vendor that we hire for one of our birthday parties. Will also offer wrap around services to all paid interns to gain mental healthcare and support from our team and partnerships.

Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.

We could employ family members that can stop the cycle of homelessness in their family unit.

What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?

We will start with 1 intern and then add two more by the end of 2023. We will determine the success by helping each individual with full or part time employment.