Michael Leiaghat, our CFO and Happy Trails for Kids Board Member has connected our business with a very worthy non-profit that is dear to all of our hearts here at Pom Pom at Home.
Happy Trails for Kid’s mission is to provide children in foster care with enriching outdoor adventures, invaluable mentorships, and a year round community, where youth are given opportunities to develop leadership skills and prepare for life after foster care.
Nearly one hundred times a day, a child in California is placed in foster care because of severe abuse or neglect. Happy Trails for Kids believes that fostering continuity and belonging through extracurricular activity is a critical intervention in combating the challenges of foster care and promoting success.
Please check out Happy Trails for Kids for further information.
Pom Pom at Home has also previously partnered with the following charitable organizations.
Dignity Not Despair: is a non-profit organization that donates makeup and hygiene products to female refugees. They understand that even a seemingly small deed can have a major impact on one’s state of mind. By donating these items, they aim to help these women maintain their dignity, a sense of normalcy, give a bit of hope, and as a result, promote emotional and mental well-being. Founded by Kristen Gibson and Stacy Lee. In March 2016, they volunteered as humanitarian aid workers in Greece to assist with the Syrian refugee crisis. While handing out donations, two women pulled them aside and shyly asked them if they had any makeup. They were struck by this request, and it continued to resonate with them after they came home. Providing food, shelter and clothing in crisis situations is essential, but they also realized that there is a need for goods that help provide something equally important, which is one's dignity.
Phase One Foundation: has raised more than 20 million dollars and has supported over 30 ground breaking cancer clinical trials and treatments. Alberto Valner and his mother were both diagnosed with very different types of cancer within days of each other. At the time, little was known about his mother's type of cancer. She passed away within days of Alberto being told he was "all clear" and cancer-free. Alberto and his wife Stacy, this experience galvanized them to act and PHASE ONE was founded. They gathered a small group of friends in Los Angeles to support early cancer research. Their mission was to find treatments that will transform what might be terminal illness into hope for a full and productive life.
GOOD+ Foundation: partners with a national network of leading programs to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated goods and services. Founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld shortly after the birth of her first child. 16 years later, they have donated almost 35 million items to a national network of over 155 antipoverty programs. Together with their partners, they have helped improve positive outcomes for families. Pom Pom at Home was glad to donate over $30k retail worth of baby bedding and pillowcases, many of which went to help the families from Hurricane Harvey.
Baby2Baby: Provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. By distributing to homeless and domestic violence shelters, foster care, and children's hospitals, Baby2Baby will serve more than 150,000 children in LA and thousands nationally. Pom Pom at Home donated over $75k retail of crib duvets, crib fitted sheets, baby pillows, and crib skirts to this lovely organization. If you would like to donate please visit their donation page HERE.
The WellHouse: Pom Pom at Home is truly honored to be a part of such an amazing organization like The WellHouse. The WellHouse is a rescue and recovery organization for women who are victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. The WellHouse is a nonprofit organization offering immediate shelter and long term housing to women who have been sexually exploited through human trafficking. Along with our other partners were were able to donate all of the bedding and home goods for 2 of the homes constructed that will ultimately house girls rescued from human trafficking. The WellHouse is home to 20 girls ages 18-59. In the past 5 years, The WellHouse has rescued more than 200 women.
Midnight Mission: Offers a bridge to self-sufficiency for people experiencing homelessness through recovery services, counseling, education, training, workforce development and continued care services. To make available the necessities of life to people experiencing homelessness: food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene needs and medical care. Pom Pom at home annually contributes monetarily but also with our time and effort. Twice a year the entire company visits the mission and spends the day helping out in the kitchen, preparing that day's meals, and finally spending the evening serving the local impoverished community.