Thank you Saint Teresa of Avila School!

Saint Teresa of Avila School donation for Housing Works participants…


Saint Teresa of Avila School donation for Housing Works participants…

Los Angeles, CA – On the morning of Tuesday, December 20th Housing Works was proud to pick up a very generous donation of household goods from Saint Teresa of Avila School.

Through the direction of Lower Grade Vice-Principal and 2nd Grade Teacher Mrs. Carmen Ponce, for several weeks, students from Saint Teresa of Avila School have been collecting much needed household items ranging from non-perishable food and hygienic products to toys as well. In addition to these items, a number of gift cards, useable for purchasing groceries and Christmas gifts for needy families was also generously donated.

This gift represents an ongoing and lasting relationship that has been established for several years between the school and Housing Works.

The children’s hard work of collecting these items will allow Housing Works team to redistribute them to numerous households throughout Los Angeles County. This acts to further enhance the enduring and supportive relationships needed to stabilize the lives of formerly homeless participants.

About Saint Teresa of Avila School
Saint Teresa of Avila School is a community committed to Jesus Christ’s mission of reaching out, teaching, modeling and helping others. Our goal is to see the children advance in wisdom, maturity and goodness. We recognize our duty to respect and involve all members of our diverse community and strive to enable our students to live in the world of today while preparing them for the world of tomorrow.

Ho Ho Housing Works!



Kick start the holidays with Housing Works, California and a reading of
by Michael Kearns, Dale Raoul, and Raymond Thompson. Featuring live music by the “Fruitcakes” and a children’s choir, along with free refreshments.

This event is family friendly and LGBTQ friendly.

Traditionally a donation of a gift card in ANY amount to Target or a grocer is suggested as we try to raise funds for our clients’ benefit. This year we are opening the event free to anyone who would like to learn more about our organzation, or the homeless crisis in Los Angeles. If you would like to learn more prior to the event, please read the article by Steve Lopez featured in the LA Times about our work and staff:

Hope to see you there!!!

Can’t attend, but would love to support us? Consider a cash donation!

Please RSVP so we may order enough refreshments for all.

The Housing Works Wish List


Can you donate an item from the wish list today? Purchase an item and then send us an email or give us a call. Drop off your items or order online and have them delivered. Every item delivered makes a difference.


  • Coffee
  • Bottles of water
  • Paper towels
  • 50 x Housing Works t-shirts (the t-shirts and the screen printing!)
  • Toiletries – care packages!
  • 10 x Jack-in-the-Box gift cards
  • Socks
  • Diapers
  • Electric wheelchair
  • 10 x Complete bed-in-a-bag (unused) Full size
  • 5 x Heavy duty pots and pans set
  • 10 x Pillows (new)
  • 1 x Macbook Pro Laptop

Deliver to: 1277 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90038

Call: 323.466.0042

Housing Works California

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