UTW, A Million Drops, and what you can do to help.
WHY UTW POSTS SO MUCH ABOUT A MILLION DROPS
Many of you have seen reference to A Million Drops in our newsletter and on social media and asked who and what it is. In 2013, UTW founder Maike realized the need to give the movement security and expand to a charity. After climbing a hill of red tape, in the spring of 2014, Unfuck the World gave birth to the non-profit charity A Million Drops.
This exciting progression has helped UTW gain more avenues to help people and raise funds. To keep up to date on events and to further support the UTW movement through our charity, like A Million Drops on Facebook and visit AMD’s website for more information.
WHAT WE DO
A Million Drops is dedicated to providing help to homeless and at-risk youth in Hollywood. We pay for gym memberships, so they have a place to go and do something for themselves, and most important, take showers. We help when one of them needs a haircut or new clothes to go for a job interview. We sit and listen so we can get to know them. Every kid has a story about their journey to homelessness. A Million Drops will be part of their way out of it. We decided to document it, and we started to shoot little videos while talking with them.
The first interview we did was with Joshua and Troy, two of the young people whom we met on the streets of Hollywood and whom we are proud to work with. We have followed and supported them during their odyssey from sleeping on the street to moving into an old, discarded RV, that they now officially own. The next step is to get is smog checked and registered. You can watch the video and listen to Troy’s and Joshua’s stories here.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Winter brings more challenges for the homeless in Los Angeles. Even here in California, temperatures can go down to the 30s at night, and we are in dire need of socks, blankets, and sleeping bags, so we can provide our protégées with protection against the cold.
We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your ongoing support! We are looking forward to sharing more positive news with you in 2016, and we wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year.
“Ships don’t sink because of the water that is around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside of you and weigh you down.”
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