The Los Angeles Dream Center to Help the Vulnerable Communities in LA for Giving Tuesday

The Los Angeles Dream Center

Ahead of "Giving Tuesday," The Los Angeles Dream Center is kicking off its "Make 30 Matter" campaign, hoping to help the citizens of Los Angeles overcome steep financial hurdles heading into 2023. With inflation currently at 7.7%, 14.2% of LA County residents living below the poverty line, homelessness up 4.1% in the city, and over 700,000 residents struggling with substance abuse disorder, the Dream Center's staff and volunteers are looking to become a backstop against economic headwinds.  

"Our lives are filled with trivial distractions every day, so I hope that Americans don't miss the very real needs of the average family right now," said Dream Center co-founder Matthew Barnett. "Anyone willing to part with $30 could have the satisfaction of helping a single mom feed her children, a homeless veteran find a bed to sleep in, a young man battling addiction, and many others who are desperate for a second chance. A one-time or monthly gift of $30 would go a long way to offering hope and rebuilding lives." 

Thirty dollar contributions will go towards a variety of Dream Center initiatives, including: 

1) Food and essential resources that serve 45,000 people on average each month via

  • A Community kitchen  
  • Food pantry

  • Mobile food bank  

  • Foster care intervention

2) Empowerment through education that combats homelessness with 

  • Free skills training 

  • Transitional housing for families & individuals 

3) Restoration and transformation for addiction recovery via 

  • Mentorship 

  • Job training 

  • An emergency shelter 

  • Recovery transitional housing programs  

For more information about #Make30Matter and what the Los Angeles Dream Center is doing to help vulnerable individuals and families throughout the city, visit



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