Did you know that there are over 53,000 homeless youth in California? This is an unfortunate statistic that needs to change and together we can make a real difference! Please join The Clay and Angela Helton Foundation & Safe Place For Youth in the fight to end youth homelessness in Los Angeles. This summer SPY will begin their newest project, housing for the homeless youth families of LA. Angela and Alison Hurst & Rachel Stich from Safe Place for Youth met to discuss funding for this new project and how the foundation can lend a helping hand in the process. Stay tuned for updates on the new Safe Place For Youth housing facility coming this August!
SUMMER KICK OFF AT MY FRIENDS PLACE
We kicked off summer this week with an amazing lunch and toiletry kits for the youth of My Friends Place. We are so thankful to be able to provide a great meal and spend the day. There is something so special that happens when you spread kindness with a smile and a simple hello. Thank you to everyone that has donated to our foundation to make these meals possible and to these awesome friends for spending their day at My Friends Place.
SAFE PLACE FOR YOUTH CLOSET REVAMP
Did you know that over 30,000 of our LA neighbors don’t have a place to call home or have any other clothes other than the ones on their back? We had the opportunity to help out our wonderful neighbors at Safe Place For Youth in LA! We brought donations and lent a hand in organizing the SPY clothing closet. Please consider donating clothing to Safe Place For Youth making a donation to help put an end to youth homelessness.
MY FRIENDS PLACE CLOSET REVAMP
One of the ways MFP serves the homeless youth of LA is by providing them with clothing. A huge thank you to all who donated clothes and shoes to the MFP closet and helped organize their clothing racks & shelves. Please consider making a clothing donation to My Friend’s Place at 5850 Hollywood Blvd.
BEVERLY HILLS FUNDRAISING DINNER
We would like to thank Karen Lowe for taking an idea of a fundraiser for our foundation and turning it into a beautiful night of people coming together for the common purpose of ending youth homelessness. We would also like to thank all of the food distributors & restaurants that donated food for our fundraiser dinner and a very special thank you to Morton’s Concept Executive Chef-Trevor White & Mastro’s Regional Chef-Justin Floerchinger. It was truly one of the most amazing dinners. Thank you for contributing your time and talents to help raise money for homeless youth.
MY FRIENDS PLACE 2019 GALA
For one special night, more than 500 leaders, community members and advocates came together to celebrate My Friend's Place and the champions of our community who create transformative opportunities for youth experiencing homelessness. An evening of festivities that included entertainment, dining and auctions to help bring an end to youth homelessness. The My Friends Place 2019 Gala was as beautiful and inspirational as the people of My Friends Place. Thank you MFP for what you do everyday for our community and thank you to all who came out or contributed to this special night!
WINE SIPS & TOILETRY KITS PARTY
Together we made over 100 toiletry kits for the homeless youth of Los Angeles and then were able to distribute them to the young people at Safe Place For Youth! A huge thank you to all who came and contributed to this wonderful event.
VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY AT MY FRIEND'S PLACE
We had the pleasure of spending our Valentine’s Day with the wonderful people of My Friend's Place! Together we made various valentines crafts and decorated sugar cookies. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this very special day.
MY FRIEND'S PLACE GALA KICKOFF EVENT
We hosted a wonderful kickoff event for the annual My Friend's Place Gala. Everyone was so excited about helping out and making a difference. These ladies were able to contribute lovely auction items, some bought tables for the gala and others were able to get corporate sponsors to help donate to this wonderful cause! We greatly appreciate all who attended and look forward to the My Friend’s Place Benefit Gala to bring an end to youth homelessness.
3RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
We would like to thank all that donated to our third annual Christmas party for homeless youth parents. We were able to provide these families with a beautiful meal, gifts, and a visit from Santa.
3RD ANNUAL SNEAKER DRIVE
We would like to thank all that participated in our 3rd annual sneaker drive during the USC v. Arizona State game. We were able to donate over 500 shoes to the homeless youth of greater Los Angeles.
SWIRL & SIP
We would like to thank all that attended our first fundraiser. We raised over $5000.00 which will allow us to serve over 3 full days of meals and snacks.
2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
We would like to thank all that donated to our second annual Christmas party for homeless youth parents. We were able to provide these families with a beautiful meal, gifts, and a visit from Santa.
2ND ANNUAL SNEAKER DRIVE
We would like to thank all that participated in our 2nd annual sneaker drive during the USC v. Texas game. We are looking forward to surpassing our goal of 5,000 sneakers at next years annual sneaker drive.
1ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
We would like to thank all who attended and donated to our very first annual Christmas party for homeless youth parents. We were able to provide these families with a beautiful meal, cookies to decorate, gifts and a visit from Santa.
1ST ANNUAL SNEAKER DRIVE
We would like to thank all that participated in our 1st annual sneaker drive during the USC v. Notre Dame game. We were able to donate over 1,000 shoes to the homeless youth of greater Los Angeles.