Herb Smith, President of the Los Angeles Mission, said of gift “We are especially grateful for this gift, as it will provide the means to serve hundreds of homeless men and women who are in desperate need in our community.”
Alex Von Furstenberg was especially impressed with the Los Angles Mission’s work. “It was immediately apparent what a true and powerful impact the Los Angeles Mission is having on people in need,” said Alex von Furstenberg. “I was particularly inspired by the stories of women who have regained their way through the rehabilitation and career development program at the Anne Douglas Center, and I am honored to support such a significant cause. I am in awe of what this organization is achieving.”
The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation is supporting a wide range of organizations that servicing community. The Diller- Von Furstenberg Foundation has funded such initiatives as afterschool programs; salaries that permit social workers to reach more people; endowments to educational institutions at all levels; and programs to encourage artistic literacy and individual achievement in children.
For more than 70 years, the Los Angeles Mission has served the homeless community of Los Angeles, providing emergency services such as shelter, food, clothing, as well as medical and dental services. The Los Angeles Mission also has residential rehabilitation programs, including education, job training and placement, transitional housing, and counseling.
Source: Alex von Furstenberg Provides Support to the Los Angeles Mission (PR Web via The Earth Times)