Homelessness Comes in All Forms

Diverse Faces of Homelessness

“Where will I sleep tonight?” It’s a question that resonates deeply with anyone who has ever faced homelessness. My name is Kim Valentine, and at just 14 years old, I found myself grappling with this uncertainty. Though my own circumstances have improved since then, the memory of those nights has never left me.

Driven by empathy and a desire to make a difference, I founded Operation Helping Hands. As a mother of three, I’m committed not only to assisting the homeless but also to educating my children about the importance of empathy and social responsibility.

Operation Helping Hands is more than just a nonprofit organization; it’s a beacon of hope for those in need. We provide essential hygiene and necessity items to homeless individuals across Southern California, all while engaging local youth in meaningful community service.

In addition to our outreach efforts, we’re proud to introduce our scholarship program. We provide housing insecure students with $1,000 per month toward their rent, enabling them to focus on finishing their education without the burden of housing instability.

Join us in our mission to make a tangible difference in the lives of others. Your donation to Operation Helping Hands SoCal helps us continue our vital work, including supporting these students on their journey to a brighter future. Together, we can create a more compassionate and equitable world.

Make a donation to support Operation Helping Hands SoCal.

I no longer ask myself where I will sleep at night. But I know that so many people still do. So I continually ask myself a new question; one that I feel truly blessed to ask. How can I lend a helping hand today?

Kim Valentine-Founder and President


Think Big. Act Bigger.

Ways you can Help

  • Donate to the Spring or Winter Project to help purchase the backpacks and the items that go inside
  • Sponsor events such as the projects or annual golf tournament
  • Volunteer at our events or volunteer to be a chaperone
  • Volunteer to count inventory of items for the projects

Ways You Can Help

Donors can donate money to help sponsor a college student by providing a monthly stipend towards their housing so that they can focus on their educational goal. Donor can also not only donate money to purchase the goods necessary but are encouraged to come help on assembly day to pack backpacks full of the essential items. The day following assembly day, adults are encouraged to chaperone and supervise as the youth personally deliver the backpacks to the homeless right on the streets from city to city spanning Los Angeles County, The Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego County.