The chilo foundation is excited to have you visiting us. There is so much to learn and inform yourself about. Please take your time to explore our site and see the amazing things we are currently working on .Below you will find some of our programs and I am excited to introduce to you our #chilokids program , you will discover how a group of like minded individuals gather together and fundraise for societies more vulnurable children. We explore and go on adventures together learn more and click of the box below.
The founder of the Chilo Foundation Louie Chavez started this foundation with intentions to teach his family the gift that you receive from giving, the values that are required to raise kindhearted children. Louie and 7 family members began to drive to skid row and walk around serving sandwich bags with drinks. T hey would prepare the sandwiches the night before so they would be fresh. As the 7 heroes continued their mission and became consistent with arriving at the same location and the same time, the little group started to get noticed and others began reached out to the community and the community listened. The group began to grow and started to change the menu and added toiletries. The beginning of a extraordinary mission.
As an organization we continue to grow, we stay true to our mission and hope to partner up with other organization so can build a network of organizations all centered with strategies to assist our homeless population. We want to build a network of organizations that can work as one to develop and share strategies to end homelessness for good. If we all just did a little bit to help our homeless population we would soon realize the our dreams become a reality. Below you will see the list of organization we are working with , together we are finding solution for societies most vulnerable.
Every month, close to the last Sunday of each month, our Chilo family sets up an event where we serve approximately 1,000 meals, give out over 2,000 pieces of clothing, shoes and (on Christmas) toys for our homeless families and individuals in the heart of skid row at San Julian Park located in the Skid Row Neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles.
#Chilokids is the pride and joy of the chilo foundation. As a group our volunteers and amazing donors and sponsors gather funds to take homeless children on experiences and adventures to bring joy into their lives. e dedicate a day out of the month to plan different trips like Disneyland, Raging Waters and many other magical experiences. This brings them hope and love into their lives.
Youth Program is a group of teens that have experienced homelessness with their family in the past. A youth group that supports and bonds together to encourage current homeless teens that join us on our experiences and instill hope for them to continue in the difficult journey homeless families face on a daily bass.