We had the good fortune of connecting with Share the Warmth and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Share, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
It is evident that around the world, there are thousands of people without a home, who live in the streets, who are displaced, not working, and need the necessities to live a fulfilling life. In Los Angeles, being houseless is a growing epidemic and we wanted to help do a part to make a difference. There is a huge problem in Los Angeles and many cities around the world, where living costs are so high and jobs are hard to come by, which then causes many people to live on the streets. Because of this issue, we decided to create Share the Warmth International in hopes of making an impact in the community by helping those in need. We have a common goal of inspiring hope and systematically leaving a long-lasting contribution to the safety and well-being of those in need.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
we are a non-profit founded by 7 minority women – Jennifer Nnuro, Farida Labaran, Eleanor Olson, Ninjer Rochette, Anuoluwapo Bamiro, Jillian March, Lauren Maye, all from different backgrounds however we are all BLACK and almost all of us have immigrant parents. Some of us were born in other countries and some of were born in the U.S but as a collective, we all understand the fundamental concept of hardwork & giving back to the underprivileged. Having different upbringings and going through different life experiences with our families made us all come together in a beautiful way to create impact & initiate change in a community that needed it the most – Skid Row. Some of us know what it’s like to experience homelessness and would never want to experience that again. So with that in mind, we have a saying, “What I See Could Be Me,” to keep us grounded and never take what we have now for granted. We are mostly proud of how far we have come with this organization and the impact we have made thus far. We have helped so many people in need with the support of our corporate sponsors and our community. We hope to globalize and extend our reach in ways that impact all communities in need all over the world.
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Names: Jennifer Nnuro, Farida Labaran, Eleanor Olson, Ninjer Rochette, Anuoluwapo Bamiro, Jillian March, Lauren Maye