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  • Thank You For A Successful Event And Performance!

    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!

  • ‘Unsheltered’ A Full Success

    Frankie felt immediately drawn to this piece by Kris Williams.

    Our opening reception for ‘Unsheltered’ – Art by Homeless, At-Risk Youth & Young Adults of Los Angeles on Saturday, February 4 was a full success!

    A seemingly endless stream people came in to check out the 44 pieces that were up on the walls of Wash On Western (WOW), a brand new, very hip laundromat in the heart of Hollywood. Friends, family, co-workers, strangers, some who had followed our invite, others who just happened to walk by.

    We had a full house, people loved the art and everybody enjoyed free tacos and lemonade, generously donated by WOW. And if that wasn’t enough, chiropractor Dr. Robert Zeravica set up a treatment table and offered free adjustments!

    At the end of the day, 15 works by young homeless people had been sold and will be displayed in someone’s home soon. For now though, they are still up on the walls at WOW, so don’t worry if you couldn’t make it last Saturday. The show will continue throughout the month, and WOW is open 24/7. There are still 30 unsold pieces, beautiful, exciting works waiting for someone to fall in love with them. Prices start as low as $15.

    Laura fell in love with  Neil Massey’s ‘Life Is Strange’.

    Claudia chose an original by Morgan Movesaround for her home.

    Ren picked ‘Blue Smoke’ by Neil Massey for her collection.

    Artist Andrew Washington was thrilled to sell this piece to Gus.

     

  • ‘Unsheltered’ – Art by Homeless, At-Risk Youth & Young Adults

    1 wall, 12 artists, 44 pieces. Framed, cataloged and ready for the grand opening  of ‘Unsheltered’ – Art by Homeless, At-Risk Youth & Young Adults of Los Angeles.

    We couldn’t be more excited. For the fifth time in two years, we are proudly presenting “Unsheltered’, a vibrant diverse collection of art, allowing a glimpse into the lives of  young artists, their struggles, hopes and dreams.

    Please join us on Saturday, February 4 between Noon-4 pm for the opening reception at Wash On Western. You will get a chance to meet some of the young artists, and maybe make one of their pieces yours. 100% of the proceeds go to the artist.

    Opening reception Saturday, February 4 Noon-4 pm at Wash On Western, 1548 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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    Prepping the art wall at Wash On Western

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    Every piece was carefully framed and cataloged

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    Clarence working on the exhibit descriptions

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    Art, art, art… as far as the eye can see

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    Artist Dondrell Lee dropping off his pieces

     

     

     

     

  • Huge Parking Lot Sale Saturday, April 16

    One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

    Join us for Rummage In The Parking Lot, our second fundraiser of the year.  Clothing, household items, books, electronics and more will be priced to sell!

    Bring a friend and join us for a fun morning of great finds that, in turn, help some of our neighbors in need.

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    See you this Saturday, April 16th, 7am – 2pm, 7990 San Fernando Rd, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (Enter parking lot on Lorne St./back of building.).

    Please share this with  your friends and tell them that all proceeds will go to A Million Drops to help the homeless and at-risk youth and young adults in Hollywood.

  • Hollywood Rummage Sale This Saturday!

    – Rummage In The Parking Lot –

    Join us for Rummage In The Parking Lot, our first fundraiser of the year.  Clothing and small housewares will be priced to sell; nothing will be over $5.

    We are also accepting donations of clothing and small housewares for this and future Rummage in the Parking Lot fundraisers. Donations can be dropped drop off on Saturday morning, anytime before 12 at the address below.

    See you this Saturday, January 30th, 8am – 2pm, 1548 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, 90027 (Between Sunset & Hollywood).

    Bring your friends because all proceeds will go to A Million Drops to help the homeless and at-risk youth in Hollywood.

  • HELPFUL TIPS

    Tips on Helping the Homeless

    Tip #1 – Acknowledge Them

    Life on the street can be very lonely. Imagine people walking by you, all day long, not even looking at you, as if you didn’t exist… I would very quickly lose any feeling of self worth. images-2

    A simple smile and a hello can make all the difference. Give a little of your time and talk to your homeless neighbor. There are so many paths that lead to homelessness, and each person has a different story. By  listening to them, you show that you care. And not just that. You will show by-passers that you care, and maybe inspire them to follow your example.

     

    images-4Tip #2 – Know How To Help

    It’s easy to provide practical and immediate help. You can keep granola bars and small bottles of water in your car, or pre-packed ziplock bags filled with travel size toiletries and a pair of socks. And don’t forget that many homeless have a dog for companionship and protection: fill some of the ziplock bags with dog food !

    Winter season brings extra hardship for the ones living on the streets.  Check your closet for warm clothes that you don’t wear anymore: a sweater, a hoodie or scarf, a pair of boots that you bought for a trip three years ago and haven’t worn since. Also, blankets, tarps, sleeping bags and tents are extremely helpful!

     

    Tip #3 – Understand

    Most of your homeless neighbors will be grateful for your offer, but you may also encounter someone who is having a really rough time and may be unable to appreciate your help. Please, don’t be discouraged. Just smile and keep on your way. You will find someone else to help. images-3

    One of the biggest problems homelessness face is being misunderstood, stereotyped and stigmatized. Every person living on the streets has his or her own story. Some are very educated and just down on their luck. Some are struggling with addiction. Others lost everything to medical bills, and some suffer mental illness. No matter what brought them to homelessness, they all deserve help.

     

    Tip #4 – Tell Others

    Talk with your friends, family and colleagues about what you have learned about homelessness. Maybe even start a blog and share your experiences with people outside your personal circle. If you talk and write from your heart, your compassion will spread; you will reach many, and they will want to join you in helping others!

     

  • JOSHUA ON GRATITUDE

    Homeless Joshua Talks About His Gratitude

    Homeless for over a year, Joshua discusses where he’s worked, the immigration challenges he has overcome and his overwhelming gratitude.  Help A  Million Drops help Joshua and people like him by donating at AMillionDrops.org.

     

    Joshua Is Homeless In Hollywood Part 2 from A Million Drops on Vimeo.

  • CHRISTMAS ART SALE

    Our Christmas Art Sale Was A Full Success!

    Lots of people came by, everyone had a great time and many went home with a new piece of art. Here some of the happy owners of a new, original piece of art…

     

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    Xochitl and Brian came all the way from Murrieta, and they went home with two new pieces

     

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    AMD founder Maike Both with Jaimie and Robert who purchased a piece by homeless artist Alexis

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    Ken bought these three pieces that were donated to us by L.A. artist Kymm Swank

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    A very happy camper: Nicole went home with an original, signed piece by famous photographer Glen Wexler

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    Robert bought this piece by homeless artist Andrew Washington

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved, artists, customers and AMD board members, and especially Lorna Donohoe and Nader Naderi, the owners of Wilde Wine Bar who invited us to have our art sale at their restaurant, we were able to raise $1,800 in just a few hours. This money will greatly help us help others, especially during the winter time, when even in L.A. the temperatures can go down to just above freezing at night.

    It was a beautiful event all the way round, and we are looking forward to the next one!

  • TROY ON GRATITUDE

    Troy Shares His Thoughts On Gratitude

    Troy, who has been homeless for some time on the streets of Los Angeles, discusses the challenges he has faced and the gratitude he has.  Troy lives in an RV with his friend Joshua, is going to school and trying to get back on his feet.  Please help A Million Drops help Troy by donating today.

    Troy, Homeless in L.A, Talks About His Gratitude from A Million Drops on Vimeo.

  • A Million Drops Art Sale

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    A Million Drops Art Sale

    On Sunday, December 20, from Noon  to 4 pm, A Million Drops is going to have a Christmas Art Sale to benefit the homeless and at-risk youth in Hollywood.  Special thanks to Lorna Donohoe and Nader Naderi for inviting is to have the ale at their Wilde Wine Bar and Restaurant.

    With Christmas coming, this Sunday is the perfect time to pick up an even more meaningful gift for a loved one!

    RSVP to the event here!