From a Random Act of Kindness to

950 HOMES & COUNTING

From a Random Act of Kindness to

950 HOMES & COUNTING

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

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Home of the
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Long-time A Sense of Home supporters Megan and Hannah gathered their friends and family to create a home for former foster youth and young mom Edina.

Sponsor a Home Creation

  • Sponsoring the creation of a home in the individual or family’s apartment
  • $8k donation
  • Up to 24 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
  • ASOH provides all items for the home including refreshments and lunch for you and your family
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Sponsor a Home in Someone’s Honor

  • Donate $8k to sponsor a home in honor of someone you adore
  • We will send an animated card revealing this gift to the individual you are honoring
  • We will send you the video of your home creation and can further dedicate it to the individual you are honoring
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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 $8,000 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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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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Say that again! A strong sense of community, support systems, and services designed to keep families together is critical to reducing the numbers of children and youth in the foster care system. 💙💙💙

Thank you Daniel for sitting down with @devinenews and sharing so openly at #ASOH’s Fostering Change event about your advocacy work and vision for foster youth. 🙌

It takes compassion, understanding, and dedication to create a system that truly supports the well-being of every child. We deeply appreciate your ourage and commitment to making a difference during #fostercareawarenessmonth!🫶💙

#asenseofhome #FCAM #fosteryouthempowerment #fosteryouthmatter #communitypowered
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An amazing #homecreation for an amazing mother Tijera and her two children!❤️❤️❤️

It was such a heartwarming experience to have so many new faces show up for Tijera and her family. Thank you @la2050 for selecting #asenseofhome as a Volunteer Activation Mini-Grant recipient. This opportunity allowed us to raise awareness for our mission to prevent homelessness by creating homes and a community for aged-out foster youth. 🙌

Help us welcome home Tijera in the comments below!🏠🫶

#ASOH #fosteryouthempowerment #homelessnessprevention #communitypowered
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At our inaugural Fostering Change event, #ASOH Alumni had the opportunity to sit down with @devinenews to share their experiences within the foster care system and changes they are advocating for. 💙

Michelle is a valued member of our #ASOH community. As a Pay-It-Forward Alumni, Michelle is always so encouraging to our new #homecreation recipients. She is also a strong advocate for foster youth and has even referred her siblings to #asenseofhome. 👏

Thank you, Michelle, for sharing your story and vision with us during #fcam!You are cultivating the spirit of community in all that you do!🫶

Keep following #asenseofhome to view highlights from our Fostering Change event, we’ll be sharing all month long throughout #fostercareawarenessmonth 💙💙💙

#fosteryouthempowerment #fosteryouthmatter #fosteryouthadvocate
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An amazing #Homecreation for an amazing young woman who has dedicated herself to giving back to her community. Jamie is an advocate for foster youth, volunteers for an after school program teaching at-risk young, and is obtaining a degree in sociology in order to pursue a career that will enable her to make a difference in the world. 👏👏👏

Congratulations on your new home Jamie! We know exciting things are on the horizon for you and we are so lucky to have you as an advocate in the foster care community. 🙌

#asenseofhome #ASOH #communitypowered #fosteryouthempowerment #transformationtuesday #fostercareawarenessmonth💙
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Thank you to all the mothers 🙏💕who lead by example, are passionately being of service and lifting up all around you. Thank you to all who are affording their own kids or any children — a more promising future. Thank you for your immense support of the young mothers we serve. In honor of a mother you love please consider sponsoring a home today. Please see link in the bio for more detail. Happy Mother’s Day 🎶❤️🫶🎁 #mothersday #support #formerfosteryouth #care #community ...

Tomorrow only! Shop @dsanddurga on Abbot Kinney Blvd., in Venice from 2-5 PM to support #asenseofhome!⁠

15% of all sales will be donated to #ASOH to help create homes and a community for former foster youth. 🏠️❤️⁠

Take a mom in your life and make a day out of it! D.S. & DURGA will be pouring champagne 🥂, gifting floral bouquets 💐, and providing custom engraving on perfume purchases. ⁠
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A very special thank you to @carolinedamore, founder of @pizzagirl, for creating a beautiful home for Diane and her son Jayce, complete with a pizza grill and all! 🏠❤️🍕

Diane is a incredible young mother who has recently transitioned out of the foster care system and into her first-ever home with her son just in time for #mothersday. 💕

#Pizzagirl is helping #asenseofhome support young former foster youth mothers like Diane by donating a portion of their online sales until May 12th to #ASOH!!

This Mother’s Day consider shopping pizzagirl.com to support  foster youth mothers and their children. Click the link in our bio to shop.🍕🫶
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What a way to honor and celebrate #FosterCareAwarenessMonth ! Our first-ever Fostering Change event with ASOH’s Pay-It-Forward Alumni was such an inspiring day filled with insightful and empowering conversations about foster care and how we can create positive change in the system.

Thank you to our courageous, kind, and resilient Alumni leaders who used their voice to advocate for those impacted by the foster care system. The love and leadership that you provide to our community is immeasurable! Thank you to @devinenews our long time friend and foster youth champion for facilitating this important conversation and using your platform to bring awareness to these issues!

Follow along throughout Foster Care Awareness Month as we learn from and lift up the voices of these incredible Pay-It-Forward Alumni 🫶💙✨
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A heartfelt thank you to Megan, Hannah, and each and every one of the volunteers who helped Edina and her daughter Riley with the essentials they needed to turn their first-ever apartment into a home. You showed up with the ASOH spirit and filled up their home with so much warmth and love! 🏠❤️

#asenseofhome #ASOH #volunteer #giveback #communitypowered #fosteryouthempowerment
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It fills our hearts with joy to witness the growth of our #ASOH Alumni as they pay it forward to other former foster youth. 🥰Since receiving her #HomeCreation, Olivia and her mother Michelle have continued to pay it forward, creating homes and fostering a community for those we serve. 👏👏👏

By volunteering with #asenseofhome, Olivia and Michelle have found and created structure, support, and confidence. Olivia has even developed public speaking skills and offers support to her peers at each Home Creation!❤️

We are incredibly proud and thankful for Olivia, Michelle, and all our remarkable volunteers! Happy #nationalvolunteermonth from A Sense of Home. Let’s celebrate the generosity and compassion of our volunteers not just this month, but every day. Thank you to all volunteers for making the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time.🥳

#fosteryouthempowerment #volunteer #giveback #communitypowered
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🚨JUST ANNOUNCED - An anonymous donor was so inspired that they have generously agreed to match donations made through Mother’s Day to help A Sense of Home purchase crib and toddler beds!🫶

CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT and help support young foster youth mothers and their children! 💞

#1mother2another #asenseofhome #ASOH #mothersday #fosteryouthempowerment #communitypowered
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A heartfelt thank you to Molly Sims for sponsoring Taneil’s #HomeCreation! @mollybsims and the entire @ysebeauty team went above and beyond for Taneil, creating a home that enables her to study more comfortably, rest more peacefully, and live more securely in her home. 🏠🫶

Molly and her team showed Taneil what it means to have the support of a loving community. We extend our best wishes to Taneil the best as she completes her education in Political Science and continues advocating for other former foster youth! ❤️❤️❤️

#asenseofhome #ASOH #fosteryouthmatter #fosteryouthempowerment #communitypowered
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