Projects

Project: Freedom

This is a project where we offer help to many homeless people that have become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Often they have no means of “escape” from addictions. We offer ways to be “free” from addictions and to bring them to a place of self-worth and confidence. This project is very meaningful and necessary because of the amount of addiction that is rising in the homeless population. Please consider a donation today! Donate through PayPal by using our donation button on the “home” page or if you would like to volunteer, you can do that through our “contact” page.

Project: Easter Dinner For The Poor

This is a project that is new this year for 2014. We are going to serve 450 people an Easter Dinner and also bring encouragement and hope to everyone that will come! This will be just like our dinner that we serve over the Thanksgiving holiday. There are so many people who will not be able to afford this meal that many of us can. If you would like, you can donate to us or come and volunteer! Donate through PayPal by using our donation button on the “home” page or if you would like to volunteer, you can do that through our “contact” page.

Project: “Home Run” (Ongoing)

This project consists of sending the individuals home to where their family is or to a location where employment is available for them.  Receivables are used to purchase travel for the individuals. Travel consists of a one way ticket and meals provided during the time of travel.  Clothes are also purchased if needed for employment interviews.

Project: “Giving Tuesday: Impacting Children in Need”

This project is a new project for 2015. It is implemented during Thanksgiving time of year and will continue throughout the year. There are so many children who are without food and are not eating healthy when they do. AOLF will make a difference in their life and diet!

Receivables are used to purchase the ingredients for a healthy dinner for a family in need. Each family will be given a food box with all the ingredients to prepare a healthy and wholesome meal.  All food is always purchased fresh from health conscious vendors.

 

Project: “Birthday” (Seasonal)

This project is our Christmas outreach.  We provide gifts, such as socks, warm clothes, i.e. coats, jackets, shoes, sweaters, sleeping bags, blankets, and toiletries.  Receivables are used for all these gifts.  Also a shared meal is provided for the needy.  Food packages are created with meat, potatoes, vegetables, diary, and grain for preparation by individuals who have a home to live in.

 

Project: “Hunger” (Ongoing) 

This project is our food distribution.  We consistently seek receivables to give out to people for their basic food requirements.  Companies, such as Pacific Cookie Company, Google, Costco, and Corralitos Market donate to this project. There is always room for food on the shelves.

 

Project: “Warmth” (Seasonal)

This project is a specialized one that we use during winters months.  Receivables are used to purchase sleeping bags, tents, clothes, shoes, and tarps.  Utility bills are also paid.

Project “Instruct To Succeed”: (Coming in Spring of 2014)

Receivables will be used to educate individuals so that they may be able to be employed and start a new life to be successful in.  Job training is a necessity so the individual can have opportunity to succeed.

Project: “Homeless Connect” (A Partner Project)

Acts of Love Foundation supports this project put on by:

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect changes the way homeless services are delivered in Santa Cruz County and helps address new needs in the community. It is a one day community-wide event that provides housing, support, and quality of life resources to homeless individuals in the community. The project is centered on the consumer, immediately providing them with the services they require and welcoming them back into the community. Project Homeless Connect creates a community of care that helps homeless individuals move off the streets and into housing. The one-day event creates an active and engaged volunteer base that consists of local businesses, nonprofits, and individual community members all working together to help end homelessness. It provides a new forum for local service providers to collaborate, share their best practices and become more effective in their delivery of services. It allows our community to come together and make lasting differences in the lives of local homeless individuals. The project is not a resource fair; it is not about signing up on long waiting lists or creating false expectations. It is about delivering services and providing results. It creates one place for individuals to access the resources the community has to offer, rather than forcing people to travel to multiple agencies and face multiple bureaucratic barriers. In one day, clients can accomplish what would normally take months.