From a Random Act of Kindness to

800 HOMES & COUNTING

From a Random Act of Kindness to

800 HOMES & COUNTING

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FUNDS

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FURNITURE

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SPONSOR

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
  • $6k 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 asenseofhome.org/asoh-wishlists.
  • 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 asenseofhome.org/donate-furniture-housewares 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 asenseofhome.org/love-library 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 $6,000 to sponsor a warehouse home creation
  • Raise $7,000 to sponsor a home creation on site
  • Go to justgiving.com/campaign/asenseofhome
  • 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 asenseofhome.org/welcome-home-baskets for a full list of each kit.
  • Watch this video to get inspired youtu.be/kVCBWn9_F7I
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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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Thank you @parishilton and all #GivingTuesday supporters who are #slivingForACause and going the extra mile today to be of service and exercise their humanity✨.

A Sense of Home is thrilled to celebrate this #GivingTuesday with @parishilton who created a lovely home for the holidays for Jamie and her baby boy Sage🙌✨! Installing her new furniture collection @thenovogratz and her new @amazon kitchenware collection, Paris, along with @kathyhilton and their amazing team, ensured that Jamie and Sage felt the immense love poured into their first-ever home🤗. What a generous manner to spread holiday cheer✨!

Join us and help change lives this #givingtuesday by supporting us in raising $10,000 for the upcoming holidays! Click the fundraiser button located on our profile page. When you donate through our profile page, 100% of your donations go towards creating more homes for former foster youth and their families! HOORAY🙌!! And guess what? In honor of this #GivingTuesday, @ncentineo and Paris are donating $1 to ASOH for every 10 people that sign up for their #Sliving giveaway! This means that you will have the opportunity to win Paris’s new @thenovogratz furniture AND @amazon kitchen collection AND you will be supporting a great cause❤!

Make sure to go to our Youtube channel (link in bio) to watch the full experience of Paris, Kathy, and ASOH volunteers creating an incredible home for an incredible family💖.

#homethrivelove #asoh #asenseofhomeorg #formerfosteryouth #love #loveinaction #parishilton #kathyhilton #communityoflove
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A roof is not enough - upcycling and volunteers change EVERYTHING✨💖!
Thank you @foxla for bringing awareness to the importance of encouraging former foster youth to transform from surviving to thriving🙌!

YOU too can help transform lives by:
❤ Filling out our online donation form and donate your gently used furniture/home goods
❤ Visiting our Amazon Wishlist and having your donation shipped directly to our ASOH warehouse
❤ Helping us reach our fundraiser goal! Click the Fundraiser button on our ASOH profile and help us reach our goal of $10,000🙌!

Let’s do this community!
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#homethrivelove #asoh #asenseofhomeorg #formerfosteryouth #fosteryouth #loveinaction #community #lovewins #foxnews #fox11news
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We are sending you our thanksgiving love to you all. We are so grateful for the @asenseofhomeorg community and for one another. This little team changes lives everyday all the while preparing for chapters in other cities. We couldn’t do it without the powerful love that the community shares with us every day and that which enveloped us at our gala last week. We are still floating from the outpouring and the raw humanity expressed through ever single element of the experience at last Thursday’s gala. We are wishing you all a loving & fulfilling day of thanks with your favorite people. ❤️🙌🙏 #homethrivelove ...

One of our favorite moments of the unforgettable night we shared was when Michelle Rodriguez, Tobey Maguire, and Sarah Gilbert gave so much love and praise to the amazing recipients of #ASenseofHome — Johna, Chy, Michelle, and Elizabeth. Each of these amazing young women had an important role to play in our magical and deeply moving gala. The astonishingly talented, Johna bared it all in a brilliant spoken word poem. Thank you Johna for performing your heart out. We hope you soaked up the love of all gathered. Chy bravely defied her stage fright to share one of her exquisite poems that touched our souls. We will never ever forget how their courage, talent, hearts, wisdom, and bravery moved us to the core.

We thank all of the very generous and chic sponsors of last night @ruggable @moethennessy @thecaviarco @dovetailfurniture @gilbert_films @cadogantate @annenbergfdn @curateur @lorenstewart @theouai @saint.owen @_littlesaints @osea
@corefoods @dolcidelivered @lagencefashion @drinkzenwtr @drinkmymuse …. who made the extraordinary gala a truly special night for absolutely everyone in attendance.

We thank our munificent and magnificent hosts, honorees, champions, performers, and supporters @thesaragilbert @patsypalmerofficial @mrodofficial @kaiagerber @tedsarandos @slevydirect @rosannaarquette
#Deborra-LeeFurness #TobeyMaguire @thehughjackman @rachelzoe @camilamorrone @bazzi @charlotteslawrence @charlottemckinney @georgiesmith_home @melissagoddard @therealreginalouise @holllllllly @lucilasola @ivechie @missbellpr @juliedarmody @serenalevy @ebfavs @jfavs @tommyvietor @hannavietor @peggypnorth @jenevabell @harveymasonjr @signsfromtheuniverse @irenamedavoy @gilbertgary @charlottekaars @rbermanus @nicoleavantofficial @desiperkins @stevenperkins @jenatkinhair @mrmikerosenthal @tararudesdann

We thank the very small team at A Sense of Home who daily defy what is possible. You are all astonishing and we are so proud of our ASOH family. We love you❤.

Thank you one and all. You all have worked so hard to preserve the integrity of what we do TOGETHER. Thank you for baring your humanity and grace. We are humbled by you all.

xoxo ASOH
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For two decades and as adoptive parents, Deborra-Lee and @thehughjackman have dedicated their philanthropic efforts, time, talent, and energy toward children in foster care💓. Deborra-Lee co-founded Hopeland, in NYC — which is a global platform to mobilize and influence leaders across government, business, and civil society, to create innovative solutions and policies to ensure children belong in a safe loving home. In Australia, Deborra-Lee founded @adoptchangeau which works toward every child in Australia growing up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent family home🏠. Hugh Jackman, as we all know, is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer. He also serves on the board of the organizations Deborra-Lee founded and together, they work tirelessly in efforts to create greater equity, peace🕊, and justice for children😊. For her work, Deborra-Lee has received numerous honors such as the Order of Australia from the Queen, the United Nations Women for Peace Leadership Award, and the Women's Advocacy Award from the US Congress. And guess what? Deborra-Lee and Hugh are supporting the efforts of #ASenseofHome launching in NYC! Deb, Hugh, and their team at Hopeland will throw all of their passion and support behind A Sense of Home so that the chapter in NYC thrives just as it has thrived here in LA🙌!

For this reason and for all of the good that they do in their work, we are very proud to honor them TONIGHT. You too can help make a difference😀! After 3 years of having no fundraising events during the pandemic, we are so excited to gather, celebrate, and ensure we raise funds for the upcoming year. The need couldn’t be greater as we prepare to scale to new cities and expand services in LA😀🙌! Join us! Donate! Click the fundraiser button on our profile page to donate and please help share our amazing mission with others! ALL proceeds go directly to those we proudly serve which means that every dollar you donate will go towards helping youth feel empowered💪✨ in their first-ever homes. #letsdothis #homethrivelove
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Let’s make a difference TOGETHER! Please donate today, help spread our mission of love with others, and let’s continue to encourage former foster youth to thrive in their first-ever homes🏡! Thank you community of love ❤️ ...

A Sense of Home | The After-Foster-Care Community
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