Reaching Our Nation’s Homeless Children, Thanks to Support from No More Poverty

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There are an estimated 298,000 homeless families in the United States, which translates into more homeless children in the country than at any other time since the Great Depression. Project Night Night appreciates the support of No More Poverty and its co-founders, the Omidi brothers, as they work to comfort the many children living in shelters.

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Project Night Night thanks No More Poverty and its co-founders, Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, for their support and sponsorship. Project Night Night is a nonprofit organization that provides care packages to homeless children living in shelters all over the United States.

“By providing objects of reliable comfort, Project Night Night reduces trauma and advances the emotional and cognitive well-being of the children we serve,” says Kendra Stitt Robins, Founder and Executive Director of Project Night Night. “We’d like to thank No More Poverty for their support, and we hope that together we can achieve our goal of providing all children with comfort and emotional security.”

Project Night Night donates more than 25,000 care packages to homeless children between the ages of 0-10 every year. These packages contain a children’s book, a stuffed toy and a security blanket, and are presented in a brand new tote bag. The books and stuffed toys are new or in like-new condition. To date, Project Night Night has repurposed more than 50,000 used books and toys.

Project Night Night has won numerous awards, including “Best Children’s Charity” from San Francisco Magazine and “Best Charity” from The San Francisco A-List and San Francisco Bay Guardian Online.

No More Poverty (http://www.nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization (with a pending 501(c)3 application) founded by brothers Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.

Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on the organization’s website. For more information, please visit the organization’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

The focus of Project Night Night (http://www.projectnightnight.org) is providing some stability in the lives of children who are otherwise transient. The lack of structure in the life of a homeless child, as well as the inherent threats and stresses of homelessness can lead to behavioral problems later in life. Homeless children are more likely to have problems in school, develop drug or alcohol dependencies or engage in criminal activities. By offering homeless children and their families opportunities to participate in family activities such as reading to the kids, Project Night Night gives children the tools they need to feel secure and helps to reduce the stresses and strain of homelessness.

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