In over 25 years of running National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, we have found that one of our biggest challenges in making lasting impact to stem the tide of hunger, homelessness and poverty is upholding the values of basic human rights. A clear route for protecting our shared human needs is through compassion. We are excited to offer two special partnerships for HHWeek participants to take advantage of!

  1. We are excited to partner with CompassionIt for the 2018 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. CompassionIt makes compassion a verb. As a nonprofit organization and social movement, their mission is to inspire compassionate actions and attitudes.Registered participants will receive an exclusive coupon code for 65% off CompassionIt wristband 2-packs and Self-CompassionIt 2-packs. Further volume discounts are available on the CompassionIt website: are also invited to take part in a unique “Introduction to Compassion” online training that will occur on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – which also happens to be World Kindness Day . Registration is just $25, and will give you an hour-long insight into how to use compassion for yourself and those around you to help lift up your communities and work towards an end to homelessness. Register at
  2. We are also excited to be able to offer exclusive access to a free screening of the short film, The Mission. The film depicts a struggling family of three living out of their Van, but trying to carry on as normal, and revolves around Sunny, a teenage girl desperately trying to pursue her passion: playing the trumpet in her school band. Her dire situation of living in a van with her little brother and father on the streets of Los Angeles presents seemingly insurmountable obstacles which work against her – and the film then examines the challenges behind everyday routines easily taken for granted, and how the struggle to comply with the rules of society takes a toll on keeping a family together. See the trailer: .

    The film was made in collaboration with The Harmony Project, a nonprofit that provides tuition-free music education and social support to youth across Los Angeles. To further draw attention to the issue of homelessness, The Mission is being released in conjunction with National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. H&H Week participants are able to screen the short film for free, and can use this link to access discussion questions to round out the screening.The Mission is produced by BRF (B-Reel Films), an award-winning and modern production company working across commercials, feature films, documentaries, branded content, interactive, and music videos. BRF operates out of Los Angeles and Stockholm.

So please be sure to register your events, and take advantage of these unique opportunities to expand your awareness events next week!