Would Works provides a work opportunity for people who are homeless or living in poverty.
Started in Los Angeles, Would Works creates and sells wood products that are hand-crafted by individuals who have an immediate financial need and are working towards a goal.
Simple needs for complex lives
When someone is living in poverty they are often preoccupied with the task of fulfilling simple needs that many of us take for granted.
Their goal could be a new pair of eyeglasses or dentures, a bus ticket home or money toward a first month’s rent. We provide a way for these men and women to finance their goals while gaining work experience, learning concrete skills and receiving a recent job reference.
How it Works
Is living in poverty or experiencing homelessness
Has a financial need and wants to work in order to meet it
Helps the artisan set a goal and work to fund their financial need
Hosts the workshops where they make hand-crafted products and gain woodworking skills
Provides them with a job reference
Buy hand crafted wood products from our online store, or donate
The revenue from your support funds our workshops
You are an essential part of the process that has given over 60 people and counting, the opportunity to work for immediate financial needs