Thank you for visiting the SWEET day LA site. I am embarrassed to admit that I used to think that homeless people were dirty, mentally ill, and alcoholics to be avoided at all costs. Then, on Christmas Day 2012, I went to a shelter in Los Angeles and realized how utterly wrong I was. The shelter residents were kind, loving, sweet, and clean too! They were so touched that we cared about them.
My mission is to connect us (the non-homeless) with them (the homeless) by gifting them with a sweet treat to let them know that we care.
You can view pictures, videos, and sponsor information from our first five Sweet Day events below. Enjoy!
Adeline Arjad Cook describing (emotionally) at breakfast why she created SWEET day LA with a team of volunteers.
At our fifth annual SWEET day LA on August 19, 2017, we had 9 total volunteers!
We served homeless people from 23 years old to 82 years old.
At our fourth annual SWEET day LA on July 2, 2016, we had 10 total volunteers!
We served homeless people from 20 years old to 65 years old.
At our third annual SWEET day LA on August 29, 2015, we had 19 total volunteers!
We served homeless people from 36 years old to 62 years old.
At our second annual SWEET day LA on June 14, 2014, we had 36 total volunteers!
We served homeless people from 3 years old to 74 years old.
There were 38 total volunteers for the first annual SWEET day LA on May 4, 2013.
Some that handed out treats but we also had donors, chocolate makers, and wrappers too!
There were homeless people from 2 years old to over 80 years old.
The little boy in the photo below was so generous as he wanted to share his CHOCbite with us!
The design, IT, and technical parts were also done by generous and sweet people. Thank you all!
Sweet Corporate Gifts