The donation which went pretty under the radar, was only discovered by the Sussex Squad thanks to an Instagram post by The Mission Continues. In the post, audiences got a peak into the thank you note sent by the Duke and Duchess.
Homeboy Industries, based in Los Angeles, California, is the largest gang rehabilitation program in the world. Founded in 1988, by pastor Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries provides a variety of resources to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women.
Homeboy Industries offers an 18-month employment and re-entry program as well as services such as tattoo removal and substance abuse help. The organization is able to provide employment to members of their community by way of their bakery Homeboy Bakery and Homegirl cafe. Homeboy Bakery and Homegirl Cafe are both located in downtown Los Angeles and work as a fully functioning bakery and coffee shop open to the public (outdoor seating available soon!). Homegirl Cafe in particular, employs women who have experienced domestic violence or face challenges of single parenthood; in fact, it is Zagat-rated.
So yes, you can purchase and enjoy your coffee knowing your money is going towards a great cause.
More recently, they launched a new program by the name of Feed Hope. Feed Hope works with Homegirl Café and Homeboy Bakery to provide meals to those in need during these unprecedented times. The best part: you can place an order for some of their most popular baked goods entirely online and enjoy nationwide shipping. You can place your order through Homeboyfoods.com– each purchase made from Homeboyfoods.com provides one meal from the Homegirl café to someone in Los Angeles who is food insecure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are many ways to show your support for Homeboy Industries, check them out here: If you are in Los Angeles, stop by their bakery and cafe, for a full menu and details on hours visit them here. To purchase one of their delicious baked goods, check out Feed Hope by visiting them here. To donate, click here. And lastly, to volunteer be sure to visit here.
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