Avid surfer Scott Randolph commutes to downtown Los Angeles daily, driving past countless homeless individuals. Randolph realized that unfortunately, many of the homeless were kids and teens.
In Los Angeles County alone, approximately 82,000 people are without shelter on any given night, and more than 7,500 of these people are unaccompanied youth. Randolph discovered many of these individuals are homeless due to abandonment, or poverty stricken families.
Randolph teamed up in 2009 with Ryan Dorazi to form their pocketed towel company, Towelsafe. These pocketed towels provide a convenient way to carry miscellaneous items at the gym and beach. This year, Randolph and Dorazi started The Caresafe Project this year.
While they aim to help the entire homeless population, their focus is on homeless youth from 9 to 24.
The Caresafe Project aims to help as many people as possible and give direction for the future. The Caresafe product has 3 key features in every package. The first aspect is the signature pocketed towel. Within the towel is a toiletry kit that includes organic soap, shampoo, shower gel, a comb, toothbrush and toothpaste. The first two elements help now, but the packaging will help tomorrow, and the following days.
Every package has contact information of organizations that will help homeless individuals have a better opportunity for the future.
The goal of this campaign is to donate 8,200 Caresafe’s to homeless youth, shelters, outreach teams and support organizations. It costs approximately $7 to make a Caresafe package and get it delivered. With the help of donations, Caresafe hopes to raise $70,000 with all the money raised going directly toward the cause. There are also larger donation options that include personalized thank you videos and other great options.
There are many ways to get involved. The Caresafe Project is taking donations now at Indigogo.com and anything helps make a difference. More importantly, help spread the word through twitter and facebook at www.facebook.com/TowelSafeCares.