Courtesy of Zachary LaGuardia | Zachary LaGuardia, the creator of Kits with Kindness, stands with volunteers who work diligently to make kits for the homeless.

Athletics ticketing director starts community nonprofit

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged in early 2020, California Baptist University gave issued a work-from-home order. Having to work from home and with fewer sports games going on, Zack LaGuardia, director of ticketing and sales of CBU athletics, had more time on his hands to help the community. LaGuardia started a non profit called Kits […]

Hayden Schuljak | Banner | A homeless woman in downtown Riverside sits outside an abandoned gas station with all of her belongings.

Riverside seeks solutions for city’s ‘homeless situation

While the rate of homelessness in Riverside County has decreased in recent years, public perception is that it has increased. According to the city’s 2017 Homeless Point in Time Count, Riverside county has 1,638 unsheltered homeless people living on the streets and 814 living in shelters. This is a 12 percent decrease from the 2015 […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Ashwin Sharma, first year medical student at the University of California, Riverside, conducts the Point in Time survery with Tanya, 52, who has been homeless for 4 years.

Locals help count Riverside’s homeless

Hundreds of volunteers woke up before the sun Jan. 29 with one goal in mind, to help Riverside county’s homeless population as part of the annual Point-in-Time count. Armed with phones and electronic devices, volunteers scoured the county and met their neighbors without homes. A total of 747 volunteers were split into separate groups that […]

Construction club serves homeless

The Associated General Contractors Student Chapter at California Baptist University partners with HomeAid, a nonprofit organization, to help fund homeless services in Riverside. HomeAid Inland Empire is the nonprofit wing of the Building Industry Association and includes the Riverside County chapter. The organization currently works with 13 different homeless shelter service providers to walk alongside […]