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Contacts: Brookes May Natalie Schaffer
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HOMELESS YOUTH BENEFIT FROM LOCAL MAN LIVING IN CAR
Los Angeles Comedian Pledges to Document Experience, Raises Money for My Friend’s Place
Los Angeles, Calif. – March 12, 2013 – Charitable organization, My Friend’s Place and RepoComedy are pleased to announce a collaboration to raise awareness and funds to benefit homeless youth. RepoComedy comedian Tucker May is documenting his experience with videos, blog posts and social media updates as he lives out of his car for the month of March.
“My Friend’s place provides an incredibly essential service to the Los Angeles community. Youth homelessness is not an easy issue to discuss because it’s so heartbreaking. Every kid should have a home and a support system,” said Tucker May. “Hopefully, through my experience this month, I can shed light on this difficult lifestyle and raise some money to empower at-risk youth in the process.”
May will also maintain a budget of $20 per day for expenses, with a total monthly budget of $620. Supporters of this project are asked to give a small amount for every day through March to support the efforts of My Friend’s Place, as well as to spread information about the struggles facing homeless youth in Los Angeles.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are approximately 1.68 million runaway or homeless youth under the age of 18 in the U.S. each year. It is estimated that 100,000 children are victims of commercial sexual exploitation each year. Homeless and runaway youth are the most vulnerable population.
My Friends Place and RepoComedy are extremely proud to aid in the battle to reverse these trends and would strongly urge anyone following May’s journey to get involved in any way possible with My Friend’s Place. Follow May’s experiences here: http://repocomedy.com/helpinla/
About My Friend’s Place
The mission of My Friend’s Place is to assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. In collaboration with the leading social services providers and educational institutions in the region as well as over 400 volunteers, they offer a free and comprehensive continuum of care that combines emergency necessities with therapeutic, health, employment and education assistance, and creative arts services to homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 25 and their children. http://myfriendsplace.org
About Repo Comedy
RepoComedy is a comedy collective based in Los Angeles that specializes in newsworthy and socially trending topics. They make funny stuff about popular stuff. http://repocomedy.com