by Sara Kitnick | Tue., Nov. 29, 2016 4:00 AM
Many of us have always had roofs over our head and a warm bed to call our own, however, there are hundreds of thousands of people across our country who do not have homes.
"It was right after I had kids, and it really hit me because I had just had a baby, and I was sort of floating around this idea that everybody is someone else's baby...I would want others who are capable and had the ability to reach out a helping hand, and my mom always taught me that you have two hands for a reason, one hand is for you and one is for some giving," the Good Place star shared with us while at P.A.T.H in Hollywood.
P.A.T.H is a nonprofit whose mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. They've been around for over 30 years, and in just the last three years they've helped more than 6,500 people in California find permanent homes. Kristen has helped move in many families with P.A.T.H and explains, "It's really important not to stay in our bubble, and we need to see all walks of life and all types of people and hear their stories and learn how we can work together."
She added, "because it's really just team human you know what I mean?"
Yes. And in working together, hopefully we can see our homeless population rate lower.
One way you can get involved with P.A.T.H is participating in what Kristen calls an "invisible feast," an event she has co-chaired for the last couple of years.
"It's an event we have here at P.A.T.H in the fall where we say we're not going to make you come to an event, get dressed up and feed you a rubber chicken—just whatever you would have spent on a night out with your family...$40, $70, whatever it is, donate it, and we will make sure 100% of the proceeds go to helping people find a permanent home."