Sunday, May 16, 2010

Homeboy Industries Needs Your Help!

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I have some incredibly sad news to report.  Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the world, serving Los Angeles’ youth, is losing 75% of its staff for failing to meet the $5 million it needs to provide job development, case management, tattoo removal, mental health counseling, curriculum and legal services for gang members.  Its motto: “Nothing stops a bullet like a job,” says it all.  Lead by influential Jesuit priest Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries’ mission has been praised by everyone from the White House down to the LAPD and leading celebrities but our homeboys need our help more than ever.
How to support: Donate as little as $10 via their website or by mail, Visit the Homegirl Cafe or Homeboy Bakery, located at 130 W. Bruno St (just three blocks north of Union Station at Alameda St.) for a meal, Support Homeboy Silkscreen and Embroidery for your t-shirt ordering needs for teams, schools or business, or even buy a Jobs Not Jails t-shirt to support the cause.  Or learn how to volunteer or hire a homeboy or homegirl for your business here.