When the world is riddled with huge issues that often make us feel tiny in comparison, it may be easy to feel our impact is minimal, too. But we both know that isn’t the case—especially when we work together. In fact, we have seen countless times this year alone the significant change we can inspire in our own communities through simple collective actions in our daily lives. The quote “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day” springs to mind—even as we keep up with the news globally, it’s crucial to remember how much we can affect locally.
This holiday season, we’re bringing you the Everyone In Gift Guide with a bunch of L.A.-based businesses that give back in so many amazing ways to their communities, including advocacy and support for our unhoused neighbors. Consider getting your holiday shopping done with some (or all!) of these businesses to help people experiencing homelessness and to help strengthen their economic wellness.