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GOOD Maker Challenge: Give a GOOD Hand to the Homeless and Win $500

51,000 people live without a home in Los Angeles. GOOD wants to address this issue and we want to hear your ideas.


Do you notice the homeless on the streets of Los Angeles and try not to stare? Do you feel guilty about not helping? There are over 51,000 homeless in the greater LA area - the largest concentration in the country. Here’s your chance to make a difference. GOOD wants to address this issue throughout LA and we want to hear your ideas.

GOOD Maker is calling for your ideas to give a GOOD hand to our neighbors in need. Whether you want to create pop-up housing, provide books or resources to the community, or hold a hands-on training day, GOOD Maker can help your project become a reality. Simply tell us what’s innovative about your project and how it will alleviate homelessness within LA county, and we’ll award a $500 grant for the top voted submission.

Entries to the Give a GOOD Hand to the Homeless in LA challenge will be accepted from July 20 through August 15 at noon Pacific Time. Voting will be open from August 16 through August 30 at noon Pacific Time.

Interested in participating in upcoming Challenges on GOOD Maker? Drop us a line at maker[at]goodinc[dot]com, sign up for our email list, or check out the current challenges on GOOD Maker.

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