Press Room

> Back to Press Room

HomeAid Distributes Hygiene CareKits to Partner Family Promise of St. Tammany


Community outreach activity kicks-off month-long campaign to raise awareness and fight homelessness

HomeAid America, a nonprofit organization and one of the nation’s largest builders of housing for the homeless, visited the New Orleans area and donated CareKits to Family Promise of St. Tammany. The community outreach activity kicked off HomeAid’s Homelessness Awareness Month, an annual campaign held every November to increase awareness about the issues of homelessness.

 
HomeAid America’s mission is to rebuild lives for America’s homeless through housing and community outreach.  HomeAid identifies charities working to end homelessness and collaborates with the building industry to provide additional or upgraded facilities in which to house people.  HomeAid’s community outreach efforts help to off-set everyday living expenses by providing basic necessities such as clothing, food and hygiene items to those in need.
 
Family Promise of St. Tammany accepted 100 HomeAid CareKits on October 29th that they will be able to gift to the families they serve.  CareKits are backpacks stuffed with the essential hygiene items needed to provide dignity, hope and a fresh, clean start for someone experiencing homelessness. Each kit includes shampoo, conditioner, soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, razor, shaving cream, wet wipes, tissues, feminine products, a comb, hand sanitizer and socks.
 
“We are so pleased to be able to help out a great charity like Family Promise as they help those in need in the New Orleans area,” said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America. “Family Promise and HomeAid have partnered in numerous locations across the country, usually in the form of housing development projects, and they always put our contributions to productive use in helping those facing homelessness in those communities.”
 
Family Promise’s mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.  Through a national partnership, HomeAid and Family Promise have been partnering across the nation for the past four years to provide food, shelter and support services for homeless families.
 
To learn more about HomeAid America and Homelessness Awareness Month and see a complete list of activities, please visit www.homeaid.org/homelessnessawarenessmonth
 
To make a donation to fund more community outreach opportunities like this, please visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/homeaid

Chapter Spotlight

HomeAid Los Angeles Hosts Successful Under the Stars Gala Event

On October 25th, HomeAid Los Angeles held its 3rd Annual Fundraiser Gala at the beautiful CenterPointe Club in Playa Vista. With up to 200 guests in attendance, this was a hugely successful event, exceeding its fundraising goal thanks to generous sponsors! The event featured live jazz music, delicious paella catering, and a silent auction. 
..More

Donor Spotlight

Taylor Morrison Foundation Gives Back at CareDay in Phoenix

The Taylor Morrison Foundation participated in a HomeAid Care Day on October 12th. 175 employees from Taylor Morrison volunteered their time to sort more than 10,000 hygiene items and to assemble 600 HomeAid CareKits for Phoenix-area nonprofit partners Sojourner Center and Family Promise of Greater Phoenix.
..More

Outreach Spotlight

HomeAid America Distributes CareKits to New Orleans Area Families

HomeAid visited the New Orleans area and donated 100 CareKits stuffed with essential hygiene items to Family Promise of St. Tammany in Slidell, LA.  The community outreach activity kicked off HomeAid's Homelessness Awareness Month, an annual campaign held every November to increase awareness about the issues of homelessness.  
..More