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INSPIRING PROJECTS BY
INSPIRED PEOPLE

Laguna Friends in Need

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facebook.com/LagunaFriendsInNeed

Shira Alcouloumre

Laguna Beach, CA | 16

2015 AWARD RECIPIENT

"We have held on to our project for five years and aspire to continue it into the future because of the deep emotional connection we have with each and every worker and their families."

Laguna Friends in Need

Laguna Friends in Need improves the lives of day laborers in Laguna Canyon by creating a safe environment in which they can wait for work, as well as by providing meals, clothing, weekly English classes, medical care, and holiday presents for the workers and their families. Shira and her team have raised more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind donations, and, in the process, have established a personal bond with the workers and helped break down local prejudices.