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Help children out of POVERTY!
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The children of South Los Angeles are in extreme poverty! More than 63% of these children are children of incarcerated individuals. Their parents have either gone to jail or have remained in jail and was the main provider of ... More ...

The children of South Los Angeles, Detroit and Houston are in extreme poverty!

More than 63% of these children are children of incarcerated individuals. Their parents have either gone to jail or have remained in jail and was the main provider of the family which left them without a parent and virtually homeless. Here at IKHLAS CSP for Lifers Re-Entry, INC. we have set up programs to assist those families in need. Children in Watts, Los Angeles for example live with one parent in the home who is oft-times jobless or with a less than minimum wage income. California is ranked the fifth highest state in the nation for its percentage of homeless children according to Reuters 2012.

 IKHLAS CSP will donate some clothing, housing assistance and food to these families so the children don't suffer for what their parents' have done. 78% of these households live in housing that are not up to standards or substandard living that are oft-times pest infested. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics:

  • The nation’s prisons held approximately 744,200 fathers and 65,600 mothers at midyear 2007.
  • Parents held in the nation’s prisons—52% of state inmates and 63% of federal inmates—reported having an estimated 1,706,600 minor children, accounting for 2.3% of the U.S. resident population under age 18.
  • Growth in the number of parents held in state and federal prisons was outpaced by the growth in the nation’s prison population between 1991 and midyear 2007. -Bureau of Justice Statistics, Aug. 2008.

IKHLAS CSP was established to break that cycle. America's Youth are at risk and America is more concerned about who won the Grammys. What affects one society eventually affects the whole society. We as Americans can stop this and can help. Giving youth another option than joining gangs or getting into trouble ending up where their parents are. Everything from camping trips, movie nights, family fun days to wearing clean decent clothing to school with a full belly. The youth have given up on faith and religion for the most part because nothing has been done. Programs will be established to get them their religious education as their spiritual food. God blessed us all with something that we can bless others.

Now we almost forgot to mention about homeless Veterans and their families. Just imagine if you have given your blood, sweat and tears for this country to come back home to becoming homeless with your spouse and children? A hurtful thought isn't it? Sanity eventually goes to the wayside and self-preservation has to step in. After that point crime is not far away because at the end of the day, you gotta eat. Let's work for a better tomorrow for our fellow Americans.

Assist IKHLAS CSP in carrying out the mission to help these unfortunate families not only in South Los Angeles but in any impoverished communities in America. Your donation will make a difference in these children's lives.


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