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Giving to the Los Angeles Community

Hello and welcome to the real estate minute. I’m your host Ivan Estrada with Ivan Estrada Properties at Douglas Elliman. Leading up to Thanksgiving, November is a time of giving. This month’s real estate minute, we will highlight three charities that you can support by giving because everyone should have a home. We will be highlighting Habitat for Humanity, LA Mission and LA Kitchen. So the real estate minute is going to work like this: there are three segments, one minute each, three minutes total. Let the real estate minute begin.

During this month, giving back is on our mind as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. An amazing organization to show your giving support is Habitat for Humanity. Habitat works with raising funds selecting site areas to build, home construction, mortgage services and furnishing homes to get families started. Habitat works all over to build homes in local communities to bring people together through volunteer labor. Founded in 1976, Habitat created hope by creating a concept where new homeowners’ house payments will be combined with no interest loans provided by supporters and money earned by fundraising to create the Fund for Humanity, which would then be used to build more homes. So in this season of giving consider volunteering with Habitat for Humanity through a helping hand building, funding, and/or donating to support your fellow humanity.

This week, we are highlighting LA Mission that works to support the homeless of LA in a facet of different ways. 53,195 people in LA are experiencing homelessness. LA Mission served 393,000 meals last year, provided 126,000 nights of shelter and 110,000 pieces of clothing. LA Mission provided shelter, food, emergency services, clothing, bridge housing, counseling and much more. You can be part of this mission to help give those in poverty a chance for a better life by attending a volunteer orientation at LA Mission. Reach out to LA mission to find out the next orientation this month at (213) 629-1227. We work hard to make our dreams come true in Los Angeles, let’s help others believe and have hope for their dreams, too.

Here we are days away from joining our friends and family at the dinner table for sharing a home cooked, Thanksgiving turkey dinner. With food our minds. We would like to highlight LA Kitchen this week, which is a local organization provides three main services: a restaurant industry employment training program for youth out of foster care, a collaboration between local farms and wholesaler companies, and social enterprise aimed at feeding the hungry and elderly. LA Kitchen offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities including gardening, kitchen prep, and leading budget-friendly grocery store tours for seniors. Another way to help out is by donating funds. As a non-profit all donations made through the end of the year will be matched up to a million dollars by an anonymous donor with the goal of raising $365,000 dollars from individuals. LA Kitchen is a great way to give during this Thanksgiving and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family.

Thank you so much for watching the real estate minute for the month of November. I’m your host Ivan Estrada with Ivan Estrada Properties at Douglas Elliman. I hope you enjoyed getting to know all of these organizations, and I hope you got inspired to help. Don’t forget to follow me on social media. I’ll see you next week.

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