While celebrations took place, guests also contributed donations to support and honor the work of Los Angeles Men's Place (LAMP) Community and Downtown Women's Center (DWC). Ming commented on the heartwarming holiday spirit of her guests, saying, “It's great to know that while people were completing their gift lists, they were also making a contribution to help the community.” A strong supporter of community efforts, Amy Ming embraces opportunities such as this to help those in need.
LAMP welcomes its 28th year in the community and continues their mission to end homelessness by providing permanent supportive housing, healthcare, job training, and Harm Reduction services to LA's homeless. Currently, their winter SOULstice campaign is helping to raise funds to keep thousands of LA's homeless men and women out of the frigid temperatures. Giving a voice to LA's homeless through art, LAMP also showcases the talents of the community through their Art Project, which offers a safe place for members to express their creativity.
Administering exclusively to homeless and low-income women in the Skid Row community, Downtown Women's Center offers services such as permanent supportive housing, self expression classes, job counseling, and medical care. DWC's Day Center provides meals, showers, and a stable mailing address to 200 women daily. Recently recognized by KTLA news for their efforts to aid their clients with job creation, DWC helps women gain job skills and confidence through their MADE program, in which women make high quality items like soaps, lotions, and candles to be sold in local boutiques and retail stores.
Amy Ming's jewelry can be purchased online (www.amyming.com (http://www.amyming.com/))