Organize a Snack Kit Packing Party for Women Experiencing Homelessness


The Downtown Women's Center (DWC) in downtown Los Angeles sits in the heart of skid row and is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. DWC is on the front lines protecting at-risk women who are experiencing homelessness in the epicenter of the homeless crisis in America. 

Last year, DWC's Dinner with a Cause, their annual gala, raised over $900,000 to help women move out of homelessness. WIth the COVID pandemic, a gala is not possible. 

This year, they are shifting gears and launching Together Housed, a three-week campaign to raise much needed funds. With your help, they can meet the increased demand for the critical services they provide daily such as meals, hygiene, and mental health services, while continuing to connect women with permanent housing and employment.


Host a Snack Kit Packing Party and Raise Money for Downtown Women's Center

By hosting a snack kit packing party, in-person or virtual, you will raise funds for DWC and provide critical items to their day center.  

  1. Set up a snack kit packing party fundraiser event on SameSide (see below). We recommend a $25 ticket price. 
  2. Send out to your network 
  3. If your event is virtual, make sure your guests pre-purchase the items for the snack kits
  4. Gather at the designated time and pack together - in-person (masked and socially distanced please!) or virtually
  5. Ship the snack kits to Downtown Women's Center or arrange a drop-off if you live in Los Angeles



Get Started: Host a Snack Kit Packing Party for Your Network

It's super simple to create a packing party event with SameSide and takes just two minutes. Here's how it works:

  1. Create an account with SameSide
  2. Once logged in, go to your account menu and choose "Create an Event"
  3. Follow the prompts in the event creation
  4. Be sure to choose "Every Woman Housed by Downtown Women's Center" in the campaign section
  5. Finish the prompts and if all looks good, hit "Publish"
  6. Start sending out the event using the links and share buttons
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Snack Pack Instructions

Use these instructions to make your snack kits and share with your guests. Making these kits is the perfect way to support women experiencing homelessness from afar!  


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