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[infobox]This year approximately 1.6 million children will experience homelessness.[/infobox]

Dulag 39[infobox]84% of families that face homelessness are female-headed and over 92% of homeless mothers have suffered severe physical and/or sexual abuse in their lifetime.[/infobox]

These heartbreaking statistics prove that there are families all around us that need our help and support. It is crucial that we give back to our communities and what better way than by providing support to the families in need. When we give women and children the help they so need, we are also giving them hope.

Instead of surviving in a world of limited possibilities, we are showing these women and children that their community cares for them. We will carry them when they are too exhausted. We will care for them when they cannot. We will give them the chance to get back on their feet.

Now thru May 3rd, Verizon FiOS is offering residents of Southern California the chance to win $1,000 for their favorite charity. Verizon FiOS is the fiber-optic communications network that provides bundled internet, television, and telephone services, and now it is connecting with the communities it services while offering help for those in need.

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VerizonFiOSConnectsYouToYourCharitySweepstakesHow to Enter the Sweepstakes

  • Fill out the official entry form at http://FiOSSoCal.com/sweeps-home/
  • Take a picture that illustrates your favorite charity and upload it on Instagram or Tag your photo with #FiOSConnectsSoCal and include the charity’s full name or you can tag their social page. – Your photo could be shared on www.FiOSSoCal.com!
  • One winner will be chosen randomly and they will get to choose which Southern California Charity will receive $1,000
*only open to legal residents of the State of California who reside in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, San Bernardino County or Riverside County, who are 18 years of age or older as the date of entry.

My charity of choice if the Los Angeles House of Ruth. They provide temporary and transitional housing to battered women and their children. In the winter I crochet scarves to donate and try to include my son in the process as much as possible.

By showing people, especially children, the importance of charity we are creating a cycle of kindness. You get what you give. Spread love and joy across your city.

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Give back to your community by entering this sweepstakes. With this simple gesture you could help touch many lives right in your own neighborhood.

*Statistics provided by Green Doors: Homes Through Community Partnership. 

This post is written on behalf of Verizon FiOS by me. All opinions remain my own.

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