Favorite Charity: South Hayward Parish
I work in the Hayward Community Action Network program of South Hayward Parish--an independent non-profit started in 1964.
|Hayward Community Action Network (CAN) was founded in 2007 to bring individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness together with members of the faith, business, and social and government service communities to develop sustainable solutions to end homelessness in Hayward.
Hayward CAN conducts community outreach with a pocket full of angels. Literally.
These small beaded charms (made of components from Fire Mountain Gems) are part of our efforts to eliminate obstacles to self-sufficiency for individuals who are homeless in Hayward, California. Made by women and men living on the street, these angels honor one of our members who lost his life attempting to help his peers.
A portion of the proceeds from jewelry sales are given to the CAN members who make the jewelry, with the balance of the funds reinvested directly into the program. The majority of staffing is volunteer.