WEST HILLS — More than 65,000 men, ladies and youngsters go through their evenings either in the city or without a home to call their own in Los Angeles County.
In any case, one West Hills gathering, The Sunshine Club, is doing what it can to help the unhoused populace discover solace and network.
“It’s simply a lot of individuals getting together, attempting to accomplish something pleasant for their locale and for our destitute companions,” Aida Abkarians, who helped to establish the gathering, said. “In the event that we can help them in any shape and structure, it’s acceptable.”
At the point when Abkarians established the gathering with Daniel Brin and Esperanza Butler, the thought was to impart warmth and backing to their West Hills neighbors — through all kinds of challenges.
“At whatever point there is a need, we gather for the destitute,” she said. “Shampoos, toothpaste, toothbrushes, whatever an individual would require.”
The gifts are then coordinated into singular packs and distributed to those out of luck. Abkarians said each time they do a drive, individual consideration things are given to somewhere in the range of 300 and 500 individuals. Be that as it may, there’s one gift she said the gathering won’t acknowledge.
“We don’t acknowledge any money from individuals,” she said. “We simply need individuals to give products.”
Abkarians accepts that by buying things implied for other people, individuals feel the “excellence of support” and become some portion of the gathering attempting to make life simply somewhat better.
“We don’t have cash, we can’t get you a house or a condo, yet we can unquestionably get you clean clothing,” she said. “Individuals can generally come to us. We are consistently open.”
What’s more, regardless of the work Abkarians has accomplished for the gathering, she said none of it would be conceivable without the endless network volunteers and her prime supporters.