We are so proud to announce beginning our 10th year as a Charitable Organization! The Sheehan Adopt A Family Project has accomplished so much with your support including: opening 2 computer labs and assisting in growing a 3rd computer lab, partnering with the Vikings to help feed over 12,000 people, and given away over 5000 toys at 10 children’s Holiday parties. With your contributions, SAF has directly given away over 250 backpacks filled with toiletries and clothes for children in need and put 75 computers into children’s hands who had no access otherwise to technology. Every cent of what we have raised went directly into the hands of the needy, with all administrative costs costs covered within our family.
Even with the USAs booming economy the rate of homelessness in Los Angeles is growing exponentially each year. According to Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority, youth homelessness, is up 24 percent since 2018. Seventy-six percent of these are kids who turned 18 and “aged out” of the foster care system and/or group homes/orphanages. Their personal belongings are placed in trash bags on their 18th birthday, and they are left to fend for themselves. SAF’s goal has moved from only giving holiday gifts of food, toys and clothing to taking more direct action to prevent these vulnerable kids from becoming homeless by getting technology into their hands to use to apply for internships, scholarships, grants, employment, housing and colleges. Our main objective this year is to raise $15,000 to continue helping kids who WANT to learn and want to get a job and/or further their education get the training and equipment needed for them to achieve their goals. Monetary donations will be used to continue to feed families and bring them toys, as well as purchase or re purpose laptops. I will hand deliver these gifts as well as a backpacks to vulnerable children on Christmas Eve.
You can safely contribute online on our Donate page OR mail your charitable contribution to The Sheehan Adopt a Family Project 1590 Rosecrans Ave, Suite D 360 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Donations are tax deductible.