Larkin Street Community Project


Help us create a legacy, by giving back to our host city!

AAOE's Legacy Taskforce, led by AAOE President, Jim P. Kidd, CMPE, hopes you'll join us in supporting Larkin Street Youth Services to help the homeless and at-risk youth in San Francisco.

Larkin Street provides youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to rebuild their lives. Each year, more than 3,000 youth walk through Larkin Street's doors seeking help where they are given a place where they can feel safe; rebuild their sense of self-respect, trust, and hope; learn school, life and job skills; and find the confidence to build their future.

Larkin Street was founded in 1984 by a group of local business owners, church members, and neighbors who were concerned by the rising number of young people engaging in risky behaviors on the streets of San Francisco. With comprehensive youth service programs located throughout San Francisco, Larkin Street Youth Services is now an internationally recognized model successfully integrating housing, education, employment and health services to get homeless and at-risk kids off the streets.

You can help by making a monetary donation when you register for the 2016 AAOE Annual Conference. On the registration form, there will be a checkbox where you can elect to donate to Larkin Street Youth Services. 


How you can help

Attendees can make a supply donation from the list below.  Bins will also be placed throughout the conference hotel to collect donations.


  • New or washed gently used clothing and shoes (nothing ripped or stained)

  • Youth/young adult oriented

  • Business casual & plus-size clothing

  • Men’s jeans/pants & men’s shoes are especially useful

  • Socks & Underwear – new only

  • Jackets, sweatshirts, outerwear

  • Gloves, scarves, & hats


  • New only

  • Full size or travel size

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, disposable razors, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, etc.

Want to learn more about Larkin Street Youth Services?  Visit



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