Doors of Change (aka Photocharity) is a 501(c)(3) organization that has been fulfilling their mission of helping homeless youth get off the streets of San Diego since 2001.The organization has utilized teaching music and art as a way of gaining trust quickly with homeless youth and has helped place over 2,000 youth in safe housing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced even greater challenges for homeless youth. Although their in-person programs are suspended, they have nevertheless expanded their reach by shifting their outreach and case management virtual. This big change has helped more youth now than ever before, including the addition of helping homeless students at local universities.
For many years, the music industry has supported Doors of Change by donating signed memorabilia. Billy Joel will soon sign his 6th keyboard. The Rolling Stones, Elton John, B.B. King, Chris Isaak, Boz Scaggs and many others have also helped. While these donations have been an important part of their fundraising, Doors of Change is requesting the support of the local community.
In particular, Doors of Change is seeking Corporate Angels to support their upcoming Homeless Youth virtual Symposium on December 1, 2020 with Supervisor Gaspar: From Invisible to Invincible- Success Stories of Homeless Youth that will showcase former homeless youth who include a doctor, lawyer, engineer, nurse and a law student. As soon as it is feasible to do so, the organization plans to resume benefit music concerts (which attract 1,500-3,000 guests) and other fundraising events. As a Corporate Angel, your company can truly help save homeless youth while you promote your business.
If you would like to become a Corporate Angel, please contact:
Doors of Change COO, Reed Maltbie at 619-772-0266.