According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, about 50,000 to 60,000 people can be found homeless on any given night in Los Angeles County. By empowering at-risk individuals to excel and become self-sufficient by addressing both their immediate and long-term needs through job training, education and career placement, 2 Hands 2 Cans strives to make a real impact in the lives of others.
Coming to the realization that nearly one in five children struggled with hunger, entrepreneur Chris Willard decided to lend a hand. Collecting canned goods from his local neighbors every Friday, he spent weekends sharing food and conversation with the homeless just to give encouragement. However, he eventually found this wasn’t enough – he could do more. Partnering with agencies that could help those through rehabilitation and assist in extended education, Willard created 2 Hands 2 Cans to help the at risk individuals such as homeless, veterans, foster care and juveniles eventually pre-qualify for careers in hotels and restaurants, lifting them out of poverty. Working together to address immediate needs such as clothing, hunger and transportation, 2 Hands 2 Cans also focuses on the long-term systemic issues of employment and education.
2 Hands 2 Cans is hosting their fourth Annual Night of Growth Gala at THE LINE Hotel – Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
Billed as a night to celebrate and raise awareness for a worthy cause, each ticket donation goes towards the cost of their programs and helps 2 Hands 2 Cans continue to serve people in the Los Angeles community in need of help.
Tickets are available for purchase at, https://www.2hands2cans.org/nightofgrowth.
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