LOS ANGELES — Ahead of “Giving Tuesday,” The Los Angeles Dream Center is kicking off its “Make 30 Matter” campaign, hoping to help the citizens of Los Angeles overcome steep financial hurdles heading into 2023. With inflation currently at 7.7%, 14.2% of LA County residents living below the poverty line, homelessness up 4.1% in the city, and over 700,000 residents struggling with substance abuse disorder, the Dream Center’s staff and volunteers are looking to become a backstop against economic headwinds.
“Our lives are filled with trivial distractions every day, so I hope that Americans don’t miss the very real needs of the average family right now,” said Dream Center co-founder Matthew Barnett. “Anyone willing to part with $30 could have the satisfaction of helping a single mom feed her children, a homeless veteran find a bed to sleep in, a young man battling addiction, and many others who are desperate for a second chance. A one-time or monthly gift of $30 would go a long way to offering hope and rebuilding lives.”
Thirty dollar contributions will go towards a variety of Dream Center initiatives, including:
1.) Food and essential resources that serve 45,000 people on average each month via:
- A Community kitchen
- Food pantry
- Mobile food bank
- Foster care intervention
2.) Empowerment through education that combats homelessness with:
- Free skills training
- Transitional housing for families & individuals
3.) Restoration and transformation for addiction recovery via:
- Job training
- An emergency shelter
- Recovery transitional housing programs
Matthew Barnett is available for media interviews to discuss why this Giving Tuesday offers a critically important opportunity to help those in Los Angeles who are struggling emotionally and economically today. Please reach out firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with Matthew.
For more information about #Make30Matter and what the Los Angeles Dream Center is doing to help vulnerable individuals and families throughout the city, visit dreamcenter.org/make30matter.
About the Los Angeles Dream Center
The Los Angeles Dream Center is a faith-based non-profit organization located in Echo Park, dedicated to transforming lives and underserved communities in the city of Los Angeles. By offering residential and outreach programs to individuals, families and communities in the areas of homelessness, hunger, poverty, addiction, domestic violence, education, and human trafficking, the Dream Center is committed to enabling immediate and long-term transformation. The Dream Center welcomes those in need into our community completely free-of-charge with the resources, training, and support they need, regardless of faith, age, gender, orientation, nationality, or any other defining factor.