I attended the First Harvest of Hope Charity Breakfast this morning, sponsored by the Welcome Home Project, which is part of the San Francisco Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation. All of the proceeds from this event will be used to purchase new household items like bedding, cleaning supplies, small appliances and more for the homeless moving into permanent housing.
Did you know there are almost 7000 homeless people on the streets of San Francisco? That’s not an acceptable number anywhere, especially in a wealthy city like San Francisco. I learned this morning that we have a Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing in SF that is coordinating all of the different agencies that have acted separately in the past. The goal of the director, Jeff Kositsky, who spoke at the breakfast, is to take at least half of all homeless in the city off of the streets by 2018.
It seems fitting that Realtors, who help people move into homes, are now helping homeless people create a more comfortable home with the household items that their charitable foundation provides.