From a Random Act of Kindness to


From a Random Act of Kindness to


A Home For The Holidays

Help us create 25 homes for the holidays. Give the gift of home this holiday season.

A Sense of Home strives to prevent homelessness by creating first-ever homes for youth aging out of foster care with donated furniture and home goods. 50% of those struggling with homelessness are former foster youth. The homeless crisis can only end through prevention.










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Fashion Designer Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, and their family & friends create a home for Enrique.

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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Latest Press

Michelle Rodriguez Recalls Being ‘Ripped Away’ from Mom and Placed in Foster Care at 6 at the A Sense of Home 2022 Gala.

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Create Your Own Fundraising Campaign

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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Explore items available for bidding at A Sense of Home’s exclusive online auction, including a VIP Heitz Cellars Napa Valley Experience package! All proceeds will go towards creating homes for aged out foster youth.

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After creating a home for mother and daughter, Liz and Naomi, @sukiwaterhouse was so touched and inspired she has joined #ASOH in our mission to create 25 Homes for the Holidays! ☃️💕

THANK YOU Suki for generously donating the proceeds from your new single, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to ASOH’s holiday campaign! 🎄🎁


#fosteryouthempowerment #communitypowered #giveback

Throwback to when @parishilton and @kathyhilton created a home for Jamie and Sage just in the time for #slivmas! 💖☃️🎄

Thank you Paris, Kathy and the entire @11.11media team for turning their vacant space into a cozy sanctuary. 🏠💕

Click the link in our bio to learn how to support ASOH as we create another 25 homes this holiday season! 💗

#throwbackthursday #TBT #fosteryouthempowerment #communitypowered #giveback #ASOH #asenseofhome #sliving

Help us put more smiles on the faces of youth, and their families, impacted by the foster care system just in time for the holidays! ❤️☃️🎁

#ASOH is half way to meeting our goal of raising $100,000 to create 25 homes by the end of the year. Every donation makes a difference, click the link in our bio to donate today AND like and share this post to help us spread the word!📯❤️❤️❤️

#Communitypowered #fosteryouthempowerment #giveback #asenseofhome

On #GivingTuesday, this global day of giving, please consider donating to #asenseofhome. 🏠💕 All proceeds will directly benefit our 25 Homes for the Holidays campaign - bringing holiday joy and cheer to those who need it most. 🥰

#giveback #fosteryouthempowerment #communitypowered #fosteryouth #ASOH
... the #ASOH Amazon Wishlist to ensure that no child moving out of the foster care system ever has to eat on the floor. 🫶⁠

CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO to shop now. ⁠

#shopforacause #giveback #fosteryouthempowerment

As we celebrate this day of gratitude, we would like to take a moment to extend our sincerest thanks to the wonderful #ASOH community. ❤️❤️❤️⁠

Your unwavering support allows us to make a profound impact on the lives of deserving former foster youth, such as Adelaida. Her words are a testament to the transformative work that our supporters enable us to do every day. ⁠


#gratititue #communitypowered #asenseofhome

Support #ASOH Pay-It-Forward Alumni and their children this holiday season by sponsoring their holiday gifts! 💖☃️🎁

Help us make the holidays brightest for our most dedicated #ASOH Alumni who show up, again and again, to volunteer to create homes and a community for other youth aging out of the foster care system and moving into their first-ever homes. 🏠💕

CLICK THE LINK OUR BIO to be matched today!

#asenseofhome #fosteryouthempowerment #giveback

Thank you @bettolinokitchen for hosting a kitchen item donation drive for #ASOH! 🍳🍽️🥘

Your support fills more than cupboards, these kitchen kits will fill the hearts and homes of aged-out foster youth moving into their first-ever apartments. 🏠💕🫶

Thank you to everyone who donated and to #bettolinokotchen for making it possible!

#communitypartners #fosteryouthempowerment #givebavk #asenseofhome

Proper lighting makes all the difference in a home! 🛋️✨

Thank you @lampsplus for brightening the homes and lives of hundreds of former foster youth over the years by providing them with luxury lighting! Your continued support and generosity is truly a beacon of light for those we serve.💖

#asenseofhome #communitypowered #fosteryouthempowerment

Ty entered the foster care system when he was only 10 years old. Being separated from his mother and four siblings took a heavy toll on him, and without a support system, he fell into homelessness at 18.

Despite facing numerous challenges while living on the streets, he persevered. Ty enrolled in culinary school and worked hard to lift himself out of homelessness. ❤️

Today, we are thrilled to welcome Ty to his very first apartment! 🏠🫶 After all that he has been through, we are honored to witness this joyous occasion and to support Ty in his dream of becoming a Personal Chef. For those affected by the foster care system, Ty’s message is simple: keep pushing towards your goals and have faith. 💕

#ASOH #asenseofhome #fosteryouthmatter #homelessnessprevention

We can’t thank Legacy Program 197 enough for all they have done to support #asenseofhome!!🫶

@lp197forever members volunteered 22 hours in the #ASOH warehouse assembling a total of 36 pieces of furniture that will be used in our next #HomeCreations. Together, they raised $55,000 dollars in support of ASOH!! And sponsored a Home Creation for Renicia and her son JJ!🏠💕

We are truly in awe of Legacy Program 197’s spirit, compassion, and commitment to our mission to prevent youth homelessness by creating homes and a community for aged-out foster youth. 💕

Thank you Legacy Program 197 and @tashatheolympian for selecting A Sense of Home to be your charity of choice and leading the charge!❤️❤️❤️

#Grateful #giveback #volunteer #communityparterns #fosteryouthmatter #homelessnessprevention

Thank you @Poosh team for sponsoring Mercedes’ #HomeCreation and making her feel seen, supported, and secure in her new home!🏠❤️

Your small but mighty team worked hard to create a space that perfectly embodies Mercedes’ unique personality and style.

The kindness and generosity the #poosh team showed Mercedes is something she will never forget. She now has the confidence and support of her new #ASOH community to help her achieve her dreams. 💖

#fosteryouth #giveback #interiordesign #pooshtheboundaries

Make a meaningful difference in the lives of former foster youth and their families with #ASenseofHome as we strive to create 25 Homes for the holidays! 🏠🫶☃️

Help us spread love, joy, and belonging this holiday season through the power of community. ❤️❤️❤️ LIKE AND SHARE THIS POST and click the link in our bio to donate!!

#ASOH #FosterYouth #HomelessnessPrevention #Giveback #CommunityMatters #ASOHHomesfortheHolidays

This is a #DesignTip anyone can try!!

We had the pleasure of working with design and organization professionals from A Detailed Life during Kameron’s #HomeCreation - and they nailed it! 💅

Thank you @adetailedlife for sponsoring Kameron’s Home Creation and creating such a beautiful home for him and his family. 🏠❤️

Do you love this Design Tip? Let us know in the comments!

#ASOH #asenseofhome #giveback #interiordesign

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