They Are One wants homeless children and families in need on the Monterey Peninsula to keep warm and dry throughout the winter season. Chalè , means warmth in creole, the native language of Haiti where the organization also supports orphans and vulnerable children.

TAO:local is looking to our community for donations of winter jackets of all sizes, blankets and umbrellas. The goal is to provide 100 families with these winter essentials and notes of encouragement.

Donation barrels are located at Star Market at 1275 Main Street Salinas, The Bagel Corner at 818 Park Row and Victory Toyota at 5 Heitzinger Plaza in Seaside. The Chalè Campaign will run through the end of November. Cash donations can be made through PayPal at  

The first priority is to build a long term relationship with the organizations, staff and families that TAO supports. The Chalè Campaign will be accomplished through a partnership with the Salinas City Elementary School District's Family Resource Center, Dorothy's Place, Shelter Outreach Plus and more.

The mission of They Are One is to love vulnerable kids by meeting their practical needs, lending resources and gifts, and connecting them with people in the local community.

For more information on how to give or volunteer, visit or contact Kristy Nunes at (831) 238-1505


  • Please RSVP (asap) if you will be attending the Homeless Awareness Training on October 18th at 11:30am and will be held at the Good Shepherd Church. Lunch will be served....thank you Mike and Fallon Filice!! This is an important training if you are looking  to get more involved with the homeless families. 


  • October 19th is the official start of the Chale Campaign. Chale means warm in Creole. We will be collecting jackets, blankets and umbrellas for local families. Drop off bins will be at Bagel Corner, Star Market and Victory Toyota in Monterey. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!