System Pavers Joins HomeAid in Efforts to Assist Growing Numbers of Homeless Teens Press Release SuperUser Account Jul 23 2013 In the U.S., more than 550,000 youth and young adults spend at least one week living on the streets, homeless. About 380,000 of these are under the age of 18. These numbers are from the National Alliance to End Homelessness which also reports that around 50,000 youth sleep on the streets for at least six months. (www.endhomeless.org). To help give homeless children in our regions a chance for a better future, System Pavers based in Santa Ana, CA, is teaming up with HomeAid (www.homeaid.org), a national organization that works with the building industry and local homeless service agencies to create temporary housing for homeless children and families. Most recently, System Pavers’ team in Oregon installed a walkway and patio made of interlocking paving stones for a home in Beaverton operated by Boys and Girls Aid, an organization that provides specialized care and services for children, teens and young adults moving out of homelessness. "We believe that it is not only our responsibility to serve our customers and maintain a profitable company for our employees, but it is critical to give back to every community in which we operate,” says Ila Barot-Oldakowski, Director of Marketing for System Pavers. "Being part of HomeAid’s mission is the perfect opportunity for us to share our expertise in creating peaceful, personal escapes for homeowners with those who would not otherwise have a place to relax, regroup and recharge in the privacy of a home setting." System Pavers’ involvement with HomeAid will span all of its markets in California, from San Diego to the Bay area, and the Pacific Northwest which covers Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and Denver, CO. For more information about System Pavers’ community projects, and leadership in outdoor living engineering and design, visit systempavers.com.