Record breaking numbers were made at HomeWalk 2014 -- United Way’s annual 5K Run/Walk to end homelessness.
Here are a few: 13,300 walkers. $1.3 million raised. 1,300 will be housed.
In case you missed it, LA hosted its first Budweiser Made in America Festival in downtown at Grand Park -- with 70,000 people in attendance and an eclectic mix of performances including LA natives Capital Cities, Kendrick Lamar and Steve Aoki.
But this was more than just a festival.
We all see homelessness when we walk down or drive down the streets of our community, but do we really see it? Do we see the real faces and stories of those experiencing homelessness? Join us for an evening showcasing the real stories of homelessness through art and film on September 17 from 6-9pm at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood.
Budweiser Made in America is a music festival to benefit United Way of Greater Los Angeles' work to end poverty. Stop by our #United4LA booth for free swag and merch to show you support the movement!
Official LA line-up below:
Angela Rouse recently volunteered her time as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteer to help low-income families in Los Angeles with their taxes. Read more about her experience and passion to our Greater Los Angeles Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign, which helps working families save money by providing access to free income tax preparation, tax credits, and information about other free financial services.
On Wednesday, July 16, it was a historic moment for veterans across the country when First Lady Michelle Obama and United Way of Greater Los Angeles reaffirmed our commitment to ending veteran homelessness and unemployment in Los Angeles County at the Unite For Veterans Summit.
In a silent protest organized by Communities for Los Angeles School Success (CLASS), the education advocacy coalition that United Way of Greater Los Angeles helps to lead, 375 desks lined Beaudry Ave in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District on the morning of April 8th.