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Make a Real Difference

The homeless youth in our communities need more than a handout. They need a hand-up — the chance to develop real-world skills, which enable them to become productive members and contributors in our society. They need a hand-up for an opportunity to realize their potential. A hand-up to experience the satisfaction that comes with knowing that their lives are meaningful. A hand-up to feel hope and to experience pride. A hand-up to make a difference and carry that lesson through life.

Here’s your chance to make a real difference in their lives, and in your own community. Purchase 8 West soap and give what you can to support the 8 West program. We’re helping those most in need of help to sustainably overcome homelessness. We’re disrupting the pathway to chronic homelessness. With your help, we’re going to win this battle and change lives for the better – forever.

We launched a 45-day fundraising campaign in September, 2015. Now that 8 West is operational and we’re selling our premium, handcrafted soap in the U.S. and the U.K., we’ve moved the crowdfunding effort to an unlimited platform at – powered by Indiegogo. You can access the campaign below when you give a much-needed #HANDUP, which will enable you to support 8 West with donations that are critically needed to help us end youth homelessness.

We’re opening doors for homeless youth to transition off the streets for good. Your contributions allow us to provide transitional employment + supportive housing opportunities for individuals who are ready to leave the streets behind forever … and with your support, we’re able to help them make the change. Our goal is clear – to help over 100 homeless youth off the streets by the end of 2020. Will you help us meet this goal?