North Pier is proud to support many great causes throughout the year, including organizations that members of our team are affiliated with and donate their time and resources to like CASA of Los Angeles, Kids in the Spotlight, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and CAL FIRE.
This year, with the help of our community and the numerous charities they nominated, we held a drawing and selected five organizations to receive our 2019 Holiday Donation. These five charities are working hard to make a difference in the world, and we’re honored to support the work they do. Learn more about each of the five charities selected below.
We are proud to donate $2,500 to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA). The ASPCA is a national leader in animal rescue and protection. They work towards putting an end to animal abuse and neglect, providing resources like behavioral rehabilitation, medical care, and finding homes for thousands of animals each year. They were founded with the believe that animals deserve respectful and kind treatment and must be protected under the law by humans. State by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, the the ASPCA’s mission is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” Learn more here.
The following charities will receive a $500 donation from North Pier.
Feeding Westchester’s goal is to end hunger in Westchester County, New York. They source and distribute food and resources to those in need, ensuring that none of their neighbors go hungry. As a member of of Feeding America, the nationwide network of over 200 food banks serving every state in the US, they have access to millions of pounds of donated food and products from national companies. They’re proudly responsible for 95% of all food distributed throughout Westchester. Learn more here.
Students 4 Students establishes and promotes collaborative shelters for young people, by young people, to end college homelessness. Founded, managed and staffed by UCLA students, they are the first shelter in the nation to exclusively serve homeless college students, meeting the basic needs of homeless college students and connecting them to resources to finalize post-shelter housing plans and a path to graduation. Learn more here.
Wells Bring Hope drills wells and brings safe water and sanitation to Niger, West Africa. When a well is drilled, everything changes for the country in need. Deaths from water-borne diseases are eliminated, girls can go to school when they don’t have to walk miles everyday to find water, women have time to start small businesses, gardens flourish with life-sustaining vegetables and grains. 100% of every Wells Brings Hope donation goes directly to drilling a well, and they have currently funded 616 wells and counting. Learn more here.
LA County has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the nation, and Shelter Partnership is working to reverse this trend. Shelter Partnership addresses the cause of homelessness by building the capacity of community based agencies, developing resources for affordable housing, and providing decades of housing policy and expertise to state and local government. Their focus areas include veteran homelessness, family homelessness, chronic homelessness, and homeless older adults. For over 30 years, Shelter Partnership has worked to make itself one of the leaders in the fight to end homelessness in LA. Learn more here.