Mayor Garcetti's Welcome Home Project


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Fri Sep 30, 2016 - Fri Dec 02, 2016


Your choice of locationWithin LA County, CA 90012



The Welcome Home Project seeks to engage Angelenos in conversations about homelessness to educate them on the City’s solutions and mobilize them toward action. This project reminds us that homeless Angelenos are not statistics: they are people with stories, families, and dreams of building a future. The Welcome Home Project creates a cultural shift in the way we treat those experiencing homelessness by gathering in private homes, community centers, faith-based sanctuaries, and places of business to talk frankly about homelessness. Angelenos are encouraged to sign-up as volunteer hosts and invite friends, family, and neighbors. The Mayor’s Office will supply talking points and reference materials so that hosts are comfortable leading a discussion about homlessness in LA.


The goal of the Welcome Home Project is to promote dialogue across the City and collect 1,000 baskets for recently housed Angelenos before the end of the year. The first and second round of the project received 519 baskets total from caring Angelnos like yourself. We need your help to reach our goal!

Hosting A Gathering

When gathered, participants are invited to take direct action through the creation of a Welcome Home Basket. The host encourages guests to purchase new household items such as a set of dishes, bedding, kitchen-ware, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies prior to the gathering to assemble the basket. Laundry baskets make a great base in which to assemble items into for new apartment dwellers. Assembled Welcome Home Baskets can be dropped off at designated locations across the City. Then, on one day, volunteers from across the City will participate in the Mayor’s third Big Move-In and deliver the baskets to recently housed individuals and families.

The Mayor recently hosted his own Welcome Home gathering two weeks ago to honor brave Americans who have worn our nation’s uniform. Recently housed and employed veterans worked together to create 100 move-in baskets for their fellow veterans.
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