Create a Home

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Create a Home, Change a Life - $5,000 and 2 hour time commitment

Have a big milestone coming up? Use it as an opportunity to create a home and rite of passage for someone who wouldn’t otherwise be afforded such an experience. Best for corporations or groups celebrating once-in-a-lifetime or once-a-year events. 2 hour on-site time commitment.

  • You create your own team to create a home and you sponsor a home creation.
  • Many corporations seize upon this as a team building opportunity. Once company sends up to 4 teams/ per month and they say it has greatly improved their corporate culture.
    • You host a fundraiser for ASOH or an online campaign or simply donate $5k via this link (http://asenseofhome.org/donate/ ) or mail the check to 4712 Admiralty Way #1203, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
    • The most popular way to host a fundraising campaign is via — https:// www.crowdrise.com/a-sense-of-home
    • You schedule your home creation date on a Friday or Saturday and it commences at 11am.
    • Your team arrives at 11am and you complete the home creation with 90 minutes. Lunch & refreshments provided. Allow an extra 30 minutes for mingling.
    • Volunteers receive photos and a video of their home creation.

Start your campaign now by visiting CrowdRise.

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Bring joy to 20 homes - $0 cost and 10 hours time commitment

Want to focus your energy on bringing love and light to 20 new homes? This option allows volunteers to create 20 kits (eg Dining Kit, Bedroom Kit, etc) for 20 new homes. A great option for important events such as birthdays, school projects, high school clubs or bar/bat mitzvahs. No specific time requirement – can be modified to fit your schedule!

  • Choose one kit from the image of the house (include image of the house)
  • Ask your community to deliver these specific items to your home or school.
  • Gather friends to go through the donations to make up 20 kits.
  • Once you have created 20 amazing kits the ASOH truck collects the kits.
  • You schedule your home creation date on a Friday or Saturday and it commences at 11am.
  • Your team arrives at 11am and you complete the home creation with 90 minutes.
  • Lunch & refreshments provided. Allow an extra 30 minutes for mingling.
  • Your team receives photos and a video of their home creation.

Here are some fun ideas how to rally your friends/ community:

  • Host a paint and sip party and have each guest bring a piece of art and donate the art they create for an “art kit”
  • Host a slumber party and have each guest bring an item for the bedroom kit
  • Host a dinner party and have everyone bing one item for the cooking kit or dinner kit
  • Host a bridal shower and have everyone bring an item for the bathroom
  • Host a kids birthday party have guests bring an item for the kids play area kit or kids kit
  • Gather your community at church or school and make cleaning kits
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Original Act of Kindness - Walk in the Founder’s Shoes - $0 cost and 15 hours time commitment

The spark for ASOH was born from a random act of kindness by Georgie. You can take a walk in our founder’s shoes by gathering everything that a new home needs. Perfect for high school ASOH clubs or an ambitious Bar/Bat Mitzvah project.

  • Host a furniture and home goods drive at school or within your neighborhood & the ASOH truck will collect from your home or school.
  • Collect donations of every item listed within the image of the house (include image of the house)
  • You schedule your home creation date on a Friday or Saturday and it commences at 11am.
  • Your team arrives at 11am and you complete the home creation with 90 minutes.
  • Lunch & refreshments provided. Allow an extra 30 minutes for mingling.
  • Your team receives photos and a video of their home creation.
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Start a ASOH High School Club

High Schools are the ideal place to establish empathy and generosity as a core value – we have all the information you’ll need on starting your own ASOH club and inviting your peers to join you in changing other people’s lives for the better.

  • Download this PDF with all the ways your high school club can help A Sense of Home serve more youth and grow across the country.
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Find Sponsors - Expand the ASOH Community

Everything from food in the freezer, art on the walls, to computers on desks, we need your help reaching out to larger organizations and corporations who might want to donate goods en-mass. We have the warehouse to store items till they’re place in a home.

Reach out to organizations that can donate items that ASOH needs:

  • Appliances — (fridge, microwave, toaster oven, blender, TV, fan & heater)
  • Apple devices — Laptops and iPads
  • Food — we currently provide frozen organic meals for all youth we serve but need all food
  • Cleaning supplies — see the attached cleaning kit.
  • Furniture (see attached)
  • Home goods — furniture decor, art, linens etc — see image of the house (include image of the house)
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Create care packages for recurring supplies

Serve as family for these inspiring aged-youth who overcome great odds to get themselves in a home. Gather your friends once a month or once a year to create care packages of ongoing supplies.

You can decide on what you feel is most helpful in each care package. Choose from one of the below care packages and make as many as 150/year.

  • Spring cleaning, (ie linens, cleaning & hygiene supplies, cooking utensils, health bars )
  • School supplies
  • Holiday decoration kit
  • Holiday hamper
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Ways to Create a Sense of Home

Here are some fun ideas how to collect donation items for Sence of Home:

  • Host  a paint and sip party and have each guest bring a piece of art and donate the art they create for an “art kit”
  • Host a slumber party and have each guest bring an item for the bedroom kit
  • Host a dinner party and have everyone bing one item for the cooking kit or dinner kit
  • Host  a bridal shower and have everyone bring an item for the bathroom
  • Host a kids birthday party have guests bring an item for the kids play area kit or kids kit
  • Gather your community at church or school and make cleaning kits
  • Do a furniture or home goods drive at school or neighborhood & the ASOH truck will collect from you.

You can also just click and order a partial or entire room on Amazon and ship to ASOH 22673 S. Wilmington Ave, Carson CA 90745. Here is our Amazon Wilshlist

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Full List of Needs for Each Home

 

6x knife, fork & spoon set, utensil drawer holder, wash cloths, napkins, place mats, 4x platters, 4x salad or fruit bowls, 4x glass mixing bowls, 6x dinner & salad plates 6x cereal bowls, 6x drinking glasses, 6x coffee cups

View Amazon Wishlist

utensil set (tongs, whisk, spatula, ladle, turner, wooden spoon, pasta fork), utensil holder, salad servers, scissors, peeler/parmesan shaver, can opener, small cutting knife, mid size cutting knife, bread knife, 2x cutting board, baking dish, 2x pots, 2x pans, strainer, 6x mason jars, set of tupperware

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queen size linens including fitted sheet, flat sheet, comforter & comforter cover, 4x pillows, 4x pillow cases, 2x euro pillows, 2x euro shams, 3x throw pillows & bed skirt, throw blanket, 4x plain curtain panels, area rug

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3x trays, 2x buddhas, objet d’art (i.e. shells, sculptures or bowls), 2x candle holders/lanterns, 2x candles, 10x varying sized vases, fake flowers, 4x throw pillows to match 4x plain panel curtains, 4x coffee table books, area rug

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2x bath mats, shower curtain & hooks, 3x bath towels, 4x hand towels, 4x wash cloths, waste paper basket, soap holder, soap, tooth brush holder, tooth brush, tooth paste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner

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Bed frames (with new mattresses), small dining/kitchen table, dining chairs, sofas , love seats, ottomans, side tables, coffee table, media cabinet, console, small book shelf, bedside tables, dresser, crib, baby changing tables & table & floor lamps

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16 pieces of art including 6 pieces that work together in living room, 6 pieces that work together in bedroom, 2 pieces that work together in kitchen, 2 pieces that work together in bathroom

windex, multi surface wipes, bathroom cleaner, chlorine wipes, gloves, paper towels, dish washing soap, washing sponge, broom, dustpan & brush, Swiffer sweeper wet kit, swifter sweeper wipes, magic eraser, trash can, trash bags

twin size linens including fitted sheet, flat sheet, comforter, comforter cover, 2 pillows, 2x pillow cases & bed skirt, 2x throw pillows, throw blanket, 4x plain curtain panels, area rug, play table, 2x chairs, books, stuffed toys, games, clothes, 7x pieces of art, area rug

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fridge, fan, heater, microwave, toaster oven, blender, TV, laptop/ iPad

Sponsor a Fan or Heater
Sponsor a Refrigerator

 

Create a Home - A Sense of Home