Alpha Project Golf Tournament Aims To Help The Homeless
We at Kids4Community have found it in our hearts to help the homeless get back on their feet and live better lives. It’s gratifying to learn that other people – individuals, groups, and organizations – are also making an impact in the lives of people who need shelter. One of these groups is Alpha Project, a nonprofit based in San Diego that also helps homeless individuals.
What is Alpha Project?
Alpha Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986 that started out as a simple project to provide work opportunities for homeless men. As of this writing, the group serves over 4,000 men, women, and children each day. The organization has successfully created over 600 units of affordable rental housing projects and has sponsored home ownership programs.
Alpha Project offers the following services:
- Basic and emergency services for the homeless
- Community services
- Emergency shelter,
- Employment training
- HIV/AIDS medical assistance
- Mental health counseling
- Outreach and prevention
- Preparation and placement
- Residential substance abuse treatment
- Supportive housing for people with special need
- Transportation assistance
Alpha Project empowers individuals, families, and communities by providing work, recovery and support services to people who are given the motivation to make a difference in their lives and become self-sufficient. The programs that the organization provides are available to individuals in need, regardless of gender, religion, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
The Difference that Alpha Project Makes
Similar non-profit organizations have one goal in mind, and that is to alleviate suffering in homeless people by providing them shelter and food. However, what makes Alpha Project special is that it does not only provide the homeless with their needs, but empowers them by giving them the respect they need and by providing them jobs that can help them live a brand new life.
Instead of merely giving the beneficiaries what they need, participants are encouraged to reach their optimal level of independence through completion of the organization’s programs. Beneficiaries receive better education, employment, sobriety, and stability.
How to Get Involved
There are a number of ways on how you can give your share of support to homeless people through Alpha Project. Here are some of them:
Visit their website to fill up the Online Donation form and specify which program or campaign you would like to support. Click on the amount that you would want to donate.
Donation of Goods
You may donate necessities like blankets, beds, pillows, hygiene products, towels, soaps, socks, food, and clothing. Donations are accepted from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mondays to Fridays. Drop off locations are at:
550 14th Street
San Diego, CA 92101
North County – Casa Raphael
993 Postal Way
Vista, CA 92083
Planned Giving and Gifts of Real Estate
The organization accepts pledges in terms of gift annuity, a will, an income fund, or real estate.
Alpha Project also welcomes donation of vehicles, whether it’s a car, truck, motorcycle, trailer, or boat.
Alpha Project Annual Golf Tournament
Alpha Project also hosts an annual charity golf tournament to help sustain its programs. The 8th Annual Charity Golf Classic will take place on September 29, 2017 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa.
Registration & Lunch: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Shotgun Start: 12:00pm
Cocktail Hour: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Awards Dinner & Silent Auction: 6:00pm
For those who would want to take part in this annual event, you may visit this page for more details.
Participating in such programs can help ease the lives of the homeless as we fulfill their dreams of one day becoming better individuals with a brighter future. We hope you can share your time, money, and efforts to help nonprofits like Kids4Community and Alpha Project.