Get Together Foundation offers immediate assistance for people who have nowhere else to turn. While shelters are becoming overcrowded and the homeless are forced onto waiting lists, there are people who have no other choice but to live on the streets. There is already a major issue with the criminalization of the homeless in America and this foundation seeks to provide basic needs through community support for those needing assistance that is accomplished through the willing cooperation and altruism of conscientious individuals without suffering a cost to taxpayers.
OUR FOCUS AREA
HOW WE WORK
Get Together Foundation is a nonprofit organization that operates exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation’s purpose is to leverage the family assets of Kevin and Mare Wachs to inspire 1960’s ideals of peace, togetherness, and love to bear on contemporary problems of systemic homelessness.
Get Together Foundation was founded in 2004 as a 100% volunteer-based family foundation. The organization operates on a programmatic basis by raising community awareness and charitable support through seasonal music showcases and charity drives in the greater Los Angeles and metropolitan areas, bringing together music-lovers and social do-gooders in service of worthy causes.
Through the power of music and a feeling of family, Get Together Foundation aims to make a difference in the world, with a focus on one of the greatest global challenges of our time: homelessness.
OUR GIVING PROGRAMS
Get Together Foundation works to provide the basic necessities of life—food, water, shelter—to homeless people to reduce harm and high-risk behaviors often associated with street survival.
We purchase and take in donations of basic goods that are distributed at quarterly events throughout the year. Our community volunteers distribute the goods based on an at-need and first-come-first-serve basis. Whenever possible, Get Together Foundation will partner with local shelters, churches, businesses and social service organizations throughout Los Angeles to amplify its reach and deepen its impact.
Get Together Foundation leverages the Wachs family’s for-profit assets to support the foundation’s nonprofit mission, including targeted sales from merchandise, media outreach exposure from traditional inbound and outbound marketing tactics, and collaborative fundraising with like-minded brands and organizations. Get to know the foundation’s two major partners!
The Wachs family proudly serves the following charitable organizations and
individuals through personal philanthropy:
ABC7 Feed SoCAL
Acres 4 Life
Ahead with Horses
The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
The Beauty Bus Foundation
Center for Assault Treatment Services (C.A.T.S.) c/o Northridge Hospital Foundation
City of Hope
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
DIRECTED DONATION: Joanne La Bounty
DIRECTED DONATION: Mike McKay Memorial Fund
DIRECTED DONATION: Terrence Kenney
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation
Let’s Ride Los Angeles Equine Therapy
Los Angeles Fire Department’s Spark of Love Toy Drive
The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Music to Heal
North Valley Athletic Club
Pure Water for the World
The Rescue Train
Rock the Classroom
The Teen Project
U.C.A.A.N. (United Cancer Advocacy Action Network)
Widows, Orphans, and Disabled Fireman’s Fund c/o LAFD Fireman’s Relief Association