From a Random Act of Kindness to


From a Random Act of Kindness to


Join us at our 2023 Gala

A Celebration of Humanity

Saturday October 21st










Support a college student by ensuring their dorm room feels & functions like home

You can make a $1,000 donation here or
create a dorm-room kit with help of your friends.

Sponsor a Home Creation On-site

  • Sponsoring the creation of a home in the individual or family’s apartment
  • Location is typically in the South Central area
  • $7k donation
  • Up to 15 volunteers (depends on the size of the home)
  • You will receive details of the individual or family you are creating a home for
  • Feel free to bring anything your heart desires, for example — welcome home gift baskets
  • Videos and photos provided
  • Only available if/when the daily Los Angeles COVID caseload drops below 500 cases/day
  • ASOH provides all items for the home including refreshments and lunch for you and your family
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Sponsor a Virtual Home

  • A virtual home sponsorship has been popular way to participate during the pandemic
  • $7,000 donation
  • A video of the home creation is dedicated to the sponsor and often the sponsor chooses to dedicate the home (to staff or clients)
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Wishlist Shopping Online

  • You may want to share with your community & colleagues the ASOH wishlist
  • This is updated weekly to reflect the items ASOH is in most need of to install all 250+ items in the every home that we create.
  • For example if you click on our wishlist you will notice that we are in great need of crib mattresses and decor.
  • Your colleagues could shop online for this list, or you might choose to do a decor drive at your company — where everyone brings in decor to the office on a specified date and then you deliver all of the decor donations to the ASOH warehouse on a Tuesday.
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From One Kid to Another

Are you ready to change a child's life?

  • Take a look at your possessions. What don’t you really need?
  • If you are an 8-year-old, and you have out grown your amazing 7-year-old clothes — Please collect and prepare them for a child who needs these right now.
  • Neatly fold all of your favorite 7-year-old clothes and place it in one of your largest organizer boxes.
  • Then add shoes, socks, schools supplies, books, toys and games.
  • Write a note especially for the 7-year-old who is going to receive these items.
  • Create a label for the outside of the box and label “7-year-old”. Then tell all your friends to do the same!!
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Volunteer at the ASOH Warehouse in Hawthorne

  • Schedule 2 hour or 4 hour volunteer activities
  • Tuesdays through Saturdays 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Individuals and/or small groups of volunteers
  • Create custom kits for homes
  • Build furniture
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Donate Furniture & Homewares

With every new beginning, comes the opportunity to donate furniture & homewares. We thank you for thinking of A Sense of Home for your donations.

  • It is important to note that we only accept undamaged items.
  • Donors are asked to have all items delivered by their movers or companies, such as Lugg or Dolly.
  • Deliveries are made to the ASOH warehouse: 3457 W. El Segundo Blvd. Unit A. Hawthorne CA 90250.
  • All donation deliveries must be scheduled.
  • Go to for more information and to complete your donation form.
  • Upload photos of all furniture items to ensure the size will work within the small spaces in which we create homes.
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Love Library – Book Drive

We welcome and thank you for undertaking a book drive to inspire and help enhance education for the amazing young people we serve.

  • We install a Love Library in each home both for kids and for the young adults we serve.
  • To participate in the book drive, you can collect donated books or purchases.
  • Go to for our suggested reading list and where you can purchase.
  • We ask that you ship your “Love Library” packages to the ASOH warehouse: 3457 W. El Segundo Blvd. Unit A. Hawthorne CA 90250.
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Creating your own Fundraising Campaign

  • Raise $7,000 to sponsor a home creation on site
  • Go to
  • Your team gets to create the home, or make it a virtual home creation and you will receive a video and dedicate it to a loved one or a group of individuals.
  • On-site home creations occur when daily LA COVID caseloads are lower than 500/day.
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Create Welcome Home Kits

  • Prepare welcome home baskets and kits for ASOH recipients.
  • The kits and baskets are designed to serve a specific function or to make a specific room functional.
  • For example, cooking kits ensure a fully functional kitchen and yummy cooking.
  • Go to for a full list of each kit.
  • Watch this video to get inspired
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Rally your community and friends in innovative ways to ensure A Sense of Home can keep up with increasing demands for home creations in Los Angeles, and help ASOH open in cities across the country.

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Homes Created
Youths in Bed
Volunteer Hours
Donated Items Installed

Sep 18th - 24th is National Recycle Awareness Week! ♻️💚⁠

At #asenseofhome, we envision a world where furniture and appliances are never sent to landfills but always given a second life. 🛋️🪑🛏️🖼️🍽️⁠

On average #ASOH saves 82 TONS of used furniture and home goods annually from going into our landfills! ⁠

Do your part to help reduce waste by donating your gently used furniture and home items to ASOH. CLICK THE LINK IN BIO TO LEARN HOW. ♻️💚♻️💚⁠

#NationalRecycleAwarnessWeek #NRAW #Sustainability #ReuseRecycle #Recycle #Donate

Thank you @casper for your unwavering support of #asenseofhome since the very beginning! ❤️🫶

Beds are by far the number one requested item we receive from those we serve. Before receiving a #HomeCreation, many youths resort to sleeping on the floor, on blankets, or on an air mattress.

As the costs for home essentials continue to rise, beds are becoming harder to secure, especially for those moving into their first-ever homes with little to no support.

We are grateful to have partners like #casper that we can depend on to help us move former foster youth off of the floor and into safe, comfortable, warm beds of their own. 🛏️🥰

#partners #grateful #giveback #ASOH

Thank you to our amazing sponsor group, @lp197forever for giving Renicia and JJ a sense of peace, a sense of community, and #asenseofhome they never had before! 🥰

We had a blast partnering with #LegacyGroup 197 to create a home for Renicia and JJ. This #HomeCreation marks the start of a new chapter for Renicia, one in which she now has the foundation she needed to achieve all of her dreams. ❤️

Welcome home Renicia!🏠💕🫶

#asenseofhome #ASOH #formerfostertyouth #homelessnessprevention #volunteer #giveback

Volunteering with #asenseofhome during a #HomeCreation is an experience like no other. You become a part of something larger than yourself - an #ASOH community and
chosen family for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. 🥰

In only 90 minutes we completely transform the empty spaces in which our recipients were living, into a fully furnished home that is cozy, bright, and personalized just for them. 🛏️💕🛋️

The spirit of a Home Creation is one of pure love, joy, and gratitude. 🫶❤️

How would you describe the spirit of a HomeCreation? Let us know in the comments below!

#fosteryouth #preventhomelessness #volunteer #givebac #actsofkindness

Thank you @adetailedlife for sponsoring Kameron’s #HomeCreation!! 🏠❤️ The love and thoughtfulness your team put into every detail of Kameron’s home is evident everywhere you look - from the meticulously organized shelves and drawers, to the fully stocked kitchen!

We are #grateful to have partners like #adetailedlife who understands the practical and functional needs of our recipients who have never had homes of their own before.

Congratulations Kameron, hope you enjoy making wonderful memories with your family and friends in your first-ever home! 🫶💕

#asenseofhome #asoh #fosteryouth #homelessnessprevention #grateful #giveback #organization #homedecor #interiordesign

Today we are in #LongBeach creating a home for Kameron with our amazing sponsors @adetailedlife! ❤️ We can’t wait to get started and create a space for Kameron and his family that they so deserve! 🫶

Check back in #transformationtuesday to see Kameron’s #beforeandafter.

Thank you to our volunteers from @MychalsLearningPlace! 🙌❤️⁠

Elsie, Karina, and Anthony were a huge help in the #ASenseOfHome warehouse. Together, they assembled packages of bedroom essentials for our next #HomeCreation recipient! 🥰⁠

We love collaborating with our community partners like Mychales Learning Place. If you’d like to learn how to get your organization involved with #ASOH, click the link in our bio!⁠

#volunteer #giveback #fosteryouth #homelessnesprevention

Did you know 250+ items are provided in every #HomeCreation⁉️

That’s like getting a new home essential everyday this year!On the 250th day of the year we are spotlighting each of the truly essential items that it takes to transform an empty space into a home. 🛋️🪴🪑🛏️🖼️🍽️

When aging out of the system, many of the foster youth who obtain their own housing, do so with little to no furniture or home goods. Think back to your first apartment. What items did you go without? What items do you consider essential today? TELL US IN THE COMMENTS.

Have extra essentials to share? CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO TO DONATE! 🫶❤️

#giveback #payitforward #resuse #interiordesign #fosteryouthmatter

Like many youth impacted by the foster care system, for Monica receiving a #HomeCreation was a healing experience. 🫶

Growing up, Monica lived in several homes and had very few belongings to call her own. Now, that has all changed! Not only does she have a stylish bedroom AND living room, but she now has a fabulous workspace where she can comfortably focus on her school work.

Congratulations Monica! We hope you are enjoying your new space! 💖

#asenseofhome #ASOH #fosteryouth #interiordesign #beforeandafter #backtoschool

September 5th is International Day of Charity! 🥳Sharing the anniversary of Mother Teresa’s passing, we honor her and her philanthropic efforts by encouraging our communities to follow in her footsteps. 🙌⁠

There are so many ways you can show your support for charities like #asenseofhome. ⁠
❤️ SPONSOR a #HomeCreation.⁠
❤️ #DONATE furniture, home goods, or monetarily.⁠
❤️ Organize a FUNDRAISER at your school, workplace, or with friends and family.⁠
❤️ #VOLUNTEER with #ASOH.⁠
❤️ LIKE AND SHARE this post to help us grow our community and reach even more former foster youth!⁠

#InternationalDayOfCharity #giveback #endhomelessness #fosteryouthmatter

Nicole traveled all the way from Las Vegas, Nevada to receive a #HomeCreation from #ASenseofHome!!⁠

Despite living out of state, Nicole was determined to make her space feel like a home. We are thrilled to have provided Nicole and her son with furnishings and home essentials, turning their empty space into a warm and cozy home. 💞⁠

As a single mother, Nicole’s main priority was to provide a good life for her 3-year-old son and this Home Creation will help her do just that. Congratulations on your new home Nicole! 🥳⁠

Click the link in bio to request your own Home Creation. ⁠

#FormerFosterYouth #ASOH #fosteryouthmatter

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