Lamps Plus Partners with A Sense of Home to Create New Homes for Former Foster Care Youth
Lamps Plus will team up with the non-profit organization to provide lighting and home furnishings for young people transitioning out of foster care
LOS ANGELES – Oct. 22, 2019 – Lamps Plus, the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer, announced today a new partnership with A Sense of Home (ASOH), a non-profit organization that helps change the lives of former foster youth.
The Los Angeles-based organization creates first-ever homes for former foster youth who “age out” of the foster care system having never been adopted. As part of the partnership, Lamps Plus will donate new lighting and home furnishings to create homes.
Lamps Plus’ partnership with ASOH will be on display during the seventh annual WestEdge Design Fair, Oct. 24-27, at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport. The company is showing a display vignette of exclusive designs curated by Lamps Plus brand ambassador and interior designer Lori Dennis within WestEdge. New products shown in the display will be auctioned off and shipped to winners in an online silent auction, with all auction proceeds benefiting ASOH, and the floor models will also be donated to ASOH for use in a new home creation.
In addition, Lamps Plus and Lori Dennis partnered with ASOH for a Designer Challenge, designing a new home in the Los Angeles area for a family in need. The video of that project will be shown at WestEdge and made available on the Lamps Plus YouTube channel.
“A Sense of Home has created a remarkable program in Los Angeles for helping transitioning youth,” said Dennis Swanson, Lamps Plus founder and CEO. “Lamps Plus is a family owned private company, so the ASOH mission hits home for us, and we are honored to be a part of their growing program. It’s an exciting opportunity to help expand it to more regions and to broaden our efforts to serve more at-risk individuals in the coming years.”
“Lamps Plus has long supported charitable housing programs as part of its goal to strengthen communities and families,” said Georgie Smith, founder of A Sense of Home. “We’re so grateful to Lamps Plus for its support and commitment of our efforts to serve foster youth, and we look forward to opening an exciting new partnership with them.”
Founded in 2014, ASOH relies on a network of volunteers and corporate donors to supply everything needed to create a home. Recipients pay it forward, working alongside a community of volunteers and an all former foster youth staff to create the homes. ASOH began in Los Angeles and is ready to expand to other regions. In close to five years, the organization has created almost 500 homes serving 1,400 at-risk youth.
ASOH estimates that there are over 500,000 young people in the foster care system nation-wide. Thirty percent of them are at risk of ending up homeless.
The ASOH partnership is the latest corporate giving effort by Lamps Plus to help families and individuals in need. Additional information on all of the Lamps Plus charitable efforts can be found at www.LampsPlus.com/Giving.
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