Swipes for the Homeless

Swipes for the Homeless

Nonprofit

Since its humble beginnings, Swipes for the Homeless has donated over 35,000 pounds of food just in Los Angeles and thousands of additional meals around the nation. In fact, we have recorded a whopping number of 57,268 pounds of food donated as of January 2013! All of this couldn’t have been done without our dedicated university chapters. We are continuing to spread our mission to university campuses, and additiona … Read More Since its humble beginnings, Swipes for the Homeless has donated over 35,000 pounds of food just in Los Angeles and thousands of additional meals around the nation. In fact, we have recorded a whopping number of 57,268 pounds of food donated as of January 2013! All of this couldn’t have been done without our dedicated university chapters. We are continuing to spread our mission to university campuses, and additional students from over 30 universities have recently reached out to us to establish a chapter on their perspective campuses. Swipes for the Homeless has been featured in many publications and media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, MTV, GOOD Magazine, Forbes, UCLA Magazine, and many others. Our biggest (and most exciting) achievement to date was when our organization was recognized by President Barack Obama as a Campus Champion of Change in 2011. The Champions of Change challenge was launched by the White House to honor five young leaders for outstanding leadership on their college campuses. After reviewing a record number of entries, fifteen Challenge finalists were announced and the public chose the top five projects they think best embody the President’s goal to win the future. Swipes for the Homeless was voted as one of the top five! Our members were honored with the opportunity to travel to the White House and personally meet Obama for a press conference with the other winners. In 2012, Swipes for the Homeless was also recognized as Most Influential College Organization at the 2012 Stay Classy Awards, the largest philanthropic recognition ceremony in America. From these various recognitions, we have been blessed with the opportunity to bring this important cause to further light on the national media scale, and would like to thank all of our supporters who have been with us every step of the way.

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