• We are thrilled to announce that A Million Drops was chosen as one of two non-profits to benefit from the theatrical release of American Street Kid, a full length documentary about the lives of youth and young adults in Los Angeles experiencing homelessness. We are very grateful to director Michael Leoni and his producing team for selecting us!

  • Our 1st Annual Charity Poker Tournament was a full success! We couldn’t be happier! Five lucky winners took their prize money home, and we were able to raise a nice amount for our A Million Drops Learning Center. Please enjoy a few snapshots of the event, from setting up to the final three players.

    Frank Uchalik Jr, owner of Alpha Medical Props, had cleared out space in one of his showrooms.

    Pam Elyea and Linda Busquet, two of our wonderful volunteers, with AMD board member Don W. Neil

    The calm before the storm… during registration, the player enjoyed the yummy taco dinner, provided by Jim and Maria Knox

    Our very cool, event themed signage was created by NCIS graphic designer Doug Reilly

    We showcased pieces that were created by youth and young adults experiencing homelessness

    More beautiful works by some of the peeps who come to our A Million Drops Learning Center

    We started out with eight tables…

    As more and more players were eliminated, tables were taken out until the final eight players were seated at the last remaining table.

    A large monitor displayed the current time, round, blinds and minutes left.

    Tension and anticipation grew with only seven players left.

    Larrick represented A Million Drops at one of the tables and made it about 2/3 through!

    Everybody was holding their breath; you cut have cut the tension with a knife

    The rush of adrenaline was too much; one of our players had to stand up to release tension….

    The final three, Lisa, the tournament director and excited spectators

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    Wow, what a wonderful 10 part class! Thank you Charles Malki of IV Organics for teaching such a great class and congratulations to all of our graduates.

    All participants had the opportunity to learn ‘new era’ gardening techniques to help give them information to put them ahead of 90% of the industry! All graduates received certificates to showcase their work and understanding!

  • We had our first storytelling workshop (Concrete Heartbeat) this week with Beowulf Jones (Risk!, Nerdist, MTV)! We are glad to have him teaching here! The first workshop was loaded with great information and storytelling concepts. If you are interested in storytelling, confidence or public speaking please come on over to A Million Drops next Thursday (May the 2nd) at 5pm! Thanks for the great turn out everyone who showed up (the picture obviously doesn’t do the turn out justice).

  • Thank you everyone who came out to see the Pop-Up BENEFIT PERFORMANCE by New York Actor & Playwright Robert Galinsky, directed by Jay O. Sanders this past Wednesday!

    Robert Galinsky, who is also the coach of our weekly Improv & Acting Workshop, used the event to raise funds to help us pay rent, so that we can continue to serve young adults experiencing homelessness. 100% of the proceeds went to A Million Drops. A Million Drops is not government funded and runs completely on donations. It is these acts of generosity and your support that help us keep going! Thank you!!!

    Also, a big thank you as well to all of those who worked behind the scenes to help setup and take down this event. This event was a team effort and it came together to help showcase an amazing show and performance!

    Please keep checking in regularly to see what future events A Million Drops may bring!

  • A Pop-Up BENEFIT PERFORMANCE by New York Actor & Playwright Robert Galinsky, directed by Jay O. Sanders

    Robert Galinsky, who is also the coach of our weekly Improv & Acting Workshop, is raising funds to help us pay rent, so that we can continue to serve young adults experiencing homelessness. 100% of the proceeds go to A Million Drops.

    Based on true stories, THE BENCH explores the emotional heartbreak of five individuals experiencing homelessness. With brutal honesty and absurd humor, Galinsky transforms himself into five incorrigible and equally lovable people whose lives become forever entwined.

    TICKET PRICE/ONLINE: $15
    TICKET PRICE/DOOR: $20
    Admission is free to clients of A Million Drops
    DOORS: 7:30 PM
    SHOWTIME: 8:00 – 9:00 PM
    FREE PARKING in the church parking lot

    Benefit Raffle Items Provided by MPOWERD

  • So we had our first ever Game Night at the A Million Drops Learning Center! It was a full house with games of Scrabble, Jenga, Chess, Catan and others! It was lots of fun and had a bunch of delicious food! Thanks to our awesome supporters Heidi and Robert Urbina, Ed and Dana Robledo and Karen Cota Sheahan. A special thank you to Mother Moo Creamery for donating the most delicious, organic ice cream!

     

  • We went on a small outing to view our very own Brian Sicurella portrayed in Jovrnalism’s 360 degree documentary, Homeless Realities. The documentary was a surprisngly intimate and beautiful piece of art spotlighting several people who are experiencing homeless in Los Angeles. The spotlighted participants were not only the focus of the documentary, they were also trained on new emerging technology while being involved in the creative side of the project!

     

  • Thank you to all the beautiful people who generously donated needed items through our Amazon Wish List. If you haven’t already taken a look, our Amazon Wish List can be found here:

    A Million Drop’s Amazon Wish List

     

  • Our first free haircut day was a success! Thanks so much Erick Orellana, Donnie Thorpe and Robert Rea from Cristophe Beverly Hills and José Eber Hair who had volunteered their time and skills, tirelessly working all day, cutting, styling and blow drying the hair of dozens of people who had signed up for a free hair cut! While waiting, clients enjoyed free coffee and snacks and the music program put together by DJ Aaron Paar. Thank you Andrew Froemming and the Hollywood Adventist Church for providing space for the event. Thank you Joshua Townsend, Brian Sicurella and Andrew Froemming for helping set up!