Path (People Assisting the Homeless) Hosts Fourth Annual Making It Home Tour
Experience a Virtual Guided Tour Celebrating the Meaning of Home
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) hosts their fourth annual Making It Home Tour on Saturday, June 5, 2021, a virtual, guided journey through the homes of PATH supporters and residents across California. The virtual compilation of unique home tours and personal interviews celebrates the meaning of home after a year of accelerated homelessness due to COVID-19.
In March 2020, staying inside to keep local communities safe was paramount, and having a home was a privilege. Last year, PATH provided services to more than 26,000 people and helped 1,800 people move into their own homes.
“While we have made many adjustments this year, including teleworking and virtual events, one thing has remained the same: our mission to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. The Making it Home Tour provides vital funds to sustain our work and an opportunity to showcase what home means to our supporters and the people we serve”, said Joel John Roberts, PATH CEO.
The Making It Home Tour will feature historic and architectural gems throughout
California, including the famed Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.’s Warwick Evans House in Brentwood and one of the esteemed Architect Jeff Shelton’s Santa Barbara properties.
In addition to in-depth tours of each home, attendees will tour PATH Housing Sites in San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego and also gain access to interactive DIY home, decor, and design workshops from A&J Floral Designs, Loft & Bear Vodka and BobCat Room.
For ultimate viewing pleasure, special event packages are also available, mailed to each participant’s home the week of the event. Event packages include exclusive PATH wine glasses, wine from noteworthy California vineyards, travel-safe charcuterie items courtesy of Trader Joe’s, and more!
The Making It Home Tour streams on June 5, 2021 from 3 P.M. to 4 P.M. PST. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/path-making-it-home-tour-tickets-142755408269. All proceeds will go toward PATH’s mission of ending homelessness for individuals, families and communities.
Event sponsors include Variety, 805 Living, Urban Catalyst, Consumer Insights Group, The Tyler Family and Baked It Myself. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carley Berkowitz, Community Event Specialist at PATH, at email@example.com.
Associate Director of Philanthropy & Community Affairs: John “JB” Bowlin
Our mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. PATH envisions a world where every person has a home. Our values include creative collaborations, strategic leadership, empowerment for all, and passionate commitment.
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PATH relies on the generosity of food donations and volunteer kitchen support to make three nourishing meals each day for residents. Being well nourished and cared for can be the first step on a person’s journey to healing and home.
Help PATH Do What It Does Best
Responding to Santa Barbara’s homeless crisis requires a robust fundraising operation. For 2022 alone, the overall goal is to raise $700,000.
A portion of this comes from PATH’s annual event in June, A Toast to Home, in partnership with Sunstone Winery. PATH’s annual holiday campaign, which launched in November, also aims to raise much-needed funding.
Individual donations will help PATH strengthen its services like its food rescue program and invest in improving its interim housing facility in Santa Barbara, which provides shelter and case management for up to 100 people. PATH recently completed the first phase of a three-part renovation to the facility. A second phase will overhaul the bathrooms to ensure the site becomes, as CEO Jennifer Hark Dietz puts it, “a trauma-informed space.”
“By donating, you are part of the solution to ending the crisis of our time,” Dietz says. “By giving, you are helping someone make it home.”