Wednesday, December 23, 2009

kikaCares about Hope Gardens

kikaCares joined together to make 31 customized gift packages for the mothers at Hope Gardens this month. We sent out a questionnaire to the women on their specific sizes and color preferences, then gave them a new kikaPaprika jacket, pant, and top! The women will open the gifts on Christmas Day.

Currently, 31 mothers and 59 children, as well as 22 senior adults reside at Hope Gardens Family Center. In just under a year, 16 families have successfully transitioned from Hope Gardens into permanent housing, a 55% success rate.
On July 21, 2008, Union Rescue Mission celebrated the first year anniversary of its Hope Gardens Family Center. Union Rescue Mission (URM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and the homeless. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and is the oldest in Los Angeles. It provides a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services, including food, shelter, clothing; medical and dental care; Christian recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to needy men, women, children, and families. For more information, please visit

1 comment:

  1. My sister went to a kika party and bought me for xmas a big bag of clothes. Well I just love every piece she gave me. I was just wondering how to plant my tags that I have saved from all of the pieces?