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Homeboy Industries

Today I will be spending my morning at Homeboy Industries.
Last week, I brought my friend Shannon on a bit of an adventure (the girl is up for anything fun) to check out what Homeboy is cooking up-  and apparently that would be baked goods and salsa (among other things).

Homeboy Industries serves at-risk and gang involved youth with a continuum of services and programs designed to meet their multiple needs, and runs four businesses that serve as job-training sites. – source

I mentioned to our Director of Marketing at the Fayye Foundation that I visited Homeboy Industries. He replied, “Isn’t that who makes the bad-ass salsa from the farmers market?” – Why, yes it is.

Homeboy’s business includes:  

  • Homegirl Cafe & Catering
  • Homeboy Farmers Markets
  • Homeboy Bakery
  • Homeboy & Homegirl Merchandise
  • Homeboy Diner
  • Homeboy Grocery
  • and Homeboy silkscreen and embroidery.

Homeboy Industries also provides programs and services:

  • Employment Services
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Legal Services
  • Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence Services

The boys and I will be there today to check out their Baby and Me program.

(right to left) Me, Deandre “Dre”, Shannon, and Edward

 

I’ve been receiving a lot of emails from women in the Los Angeles area asking about local volunteer opportunities. Here is a great way to be a part of the community we live in. Homeboy is always looking for volunteers and your presence can make a difference. Check out the Volunteer Page for more information.

Want to learn more? Watch Homeboy’s founder, Father Greg Boyle, speak at UCLA about the beginning of the organization and what it is today:

 

Read about Shannon’s (The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful) experience HERE

 

This post was sponsored by a generous donation to Fayye Foundation from Sacred Lotus. Siobhan and I have similar interests in a natural and organic lifestyle and her products are wonderful compliments to this lifestyle. Check them out and thank her for supporting our projects to fight the global orphan crisis.

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