We are honored to announce that Love Beyond Walls is the recent recipient of a philanthropic grant for $5000 through the organization, See Beautiful.
See Beautiful empowers & educates individuals to see the beauty in themselves and others while supporting causes to create a better world.
Through our grant partnership, we are able to bring the safety of sanitation to vulnerable populations as well as other vital resources to ensure quality of life and instill dignity.
How beautiful is that?
This partnership will support:
- Over 150,000 people experiencing homelessness the ability to wash their hands daily; keeping them safer from COVID-19.
- Granting access for people experiencing homelessness to community, emergency food services, laundry facilities, hair cuts, school uniforms for their children, suits for job interviews, and overnight stays to support them in their goal to be self-sufficient.
- The development and dissemination of our Dignity Museum into a virtual experience to encourage and support empathetic growth among our communities.
A world full of equity, justice, and inclusivity is a beautiful world. Together, Love Beyond Walls and See Beautiful are making the world a more beautiful place for ALL of us to live in.
Our #LoveSinksIn campaign has officially reached 27 cities (providing sanitation around the U.S. and Canada)!
By the end of the week, we will reach 30 cities. If you don’t see your city and you would love to partner with us, reach out.
We are also excited to announce that we have officially reached our first country outside of the U.S. We have partnered with two groups to install sinks in Canada.
A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to each of you who have supported and carried ‘Love Sinks In.’ Together, we can take handwashing across the world.
We met Eugene underneath a bridge for the #LoveSinksIn campaign.
“You don’t know if you’re going to live in the next minute…the next hour…you don’t know.”
We’re grateful to have met Eugene, and are currently working with him to help him recover his ID and housing.
During this difficult time, Love Beyond Walls is continuing to work to meet the basic needs of people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19. In the last six weeks, our #LoveSinksIn campaign has served thousands of people experiencing homelessness across multiple states.
At a time when we are all experiencing this unprecedented pandemic in different ways, generosity and service to each other, is what brings us together.
Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others. Will you join us in making a difference in our community for #GivingTuesdayNow?
Here are some ways you can join our efforts:
Make a donation so that we can continue working to support more people on the streets.
Sponsor a sink for our #LoveSinksIn campaign.
Spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues about why Love Beyond Walls is important to you.
Don’t forget to tag @LoveBeyondWalls!
This week, we partnered with a shelter and the YMCA in Columbus, OH to serve women and children with handwashing stations.
Additionally, we planted the first round of stations in Austin, Texas in partnership with Hope Community Church Austin & The Immigration Coalition.
The beginning of next week, we are planting stations in New York and New Jersey to work with teams on the ground to serve people experiencing homelessness.
Thank you to those of you that support our work. We are working to take handwashing across America.
Today, we celebrate volunteers like Taye that help us maintain the cleanliness of the Handwashing Stations in one of our locations. He selflessly volunteers weekly to ensure stations are sanitized for the community that we love.
Taye, we salute your service!
In one week, we have raised 30 sinks for our “Love Sinks In” campaign. Our goal is to install 100 sinks around the city.
Could you help us make this happen?
It costs about $100 dollars to assemble this important station. This could literally save lives.
Our work with this campaign will not be finished until we have successfully installed wash stations in the highest homeless traffic areas across this nation. I always say, service isn’t an event; it’s a lifestyle.
So, there is still much work to be done. We are challenging mayors and cities to help us address an invisible population.
What we are doing now, is giving homeless people access to soap and water; which is a basic human right. We hope to have 10 cities agree to join us in this initiative in the next 45 days.
Over the next 2-3 months, we plan to raise more and keep planting sinks to give people experiencing homelessness protection.
Check out the video below of how this all started!
Yesterday, we partnered with Lecrae and a few volunteers to assemble portable handwashing stations to plant them in Atlanta.
Immediately, people started washing their hands and expressed gratitude for this opportunity they haven’t been given. Since handwashing is a requirement, this is our small effort to protect people experiencing homelessness.
Thank you to those of you that donated. This has made national news and people have reached out from around the country to do similar efforts. We have raised enough to create 20 more stations.
It costs about $100 dollars to build these, you can give by clicking [HERE]! We are going to start shipping these across the country. This could literally save lives.
“My name is Chilly. I’ve been in the hospital for three months. I just got out and have been living on the streets since I don’t have enough money to get home to my wife.”
“I’ve had people say all kinds of mean things to me. Some people will just say they got nothing for me, but one guy pulled a pistol on me and told me to get away from his car. But it’s ok, cause there’s always some good people out there.”
“My wife is my everything. She’s what keeps me going out her. Herand God. She had a stroke so she depends on me to take care of her. I’m just trying to get back to her.”
We were able to get Chilly the funds to get home to his wife. But he reminded us how easy it is to end up on the streets because of a medical emergency. Be kind to people, because you never know when it could be you on the other end of your words.