Care packages and sweet treats/snacks for the skid row community

Hi Volunteers! We will be distributing care packages and sweet treats to our neighbors in the skid row community. Please consider bringing the following items:
* face towels
* men's socks
* men's shoes
* blankets
* umbrellas
* toothbrushes and toothpaste
* lotion
* any other items you believe will show you care
* for dessert: cookies, granola bars, chips, packaged crackers
* bottled water
* for Thanksgiving, we could prepare Thank You notes either from your children or from yourself with the theme "I'm thankful for..."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great, the weather wasn't too bad, God gave us 2 dry hours! We asked the people what they wanted next time--bottled water was always on the list, also good bags with handles, like the reusable supermarket kind, BIG garbage bags (for rain coats & their stuff), blankets & tarps & tents. 99 cent stores have tarps & the big garbage bags (30+ gal).

    November 17, 2012

  • Molly S.

    Hi Volunteers, just to confirm, we are a "GO!" for today despite wettish weather. It'll be clear and crisp. Let's meet up at same time same location 2:00pm at 515 Stanford in Los Angeles. My cell/text[masked]

    November 17, 2012

    • Chris

      Sorry I will miss you guys today!!! Have a wonderful time : )

      November 17, 2012

  • Kathy

    I, unfortunately, can't make it due to conflicting obligation. Sorry.

    November 16, 2012

  • Molly S.

    BTW does someone have my red 'old lady' shopping cart/carrier? If yes, please bring as we really will need it!

    November 15, 2012

  • Molly S.

    Hi all volunteers, as Lisa suggested, please bring healthy snacks and bottled water too. Again, we won't be doing any 'assembling' this time around, so whatever you bring should be easy to hand out direct. Here's my cell/text should you not be able to locate us Saturday afternoon: [masked]-8409. THANKS!!

    November 15, 2012

  • Francie Y.

    I'm just bringing what ever I can find that I can afford. I went to the Dollar store today and found some tube socks and tooth bruch and tooh paste set. So check out your local dollar store!

    November 13, 2012

    • Francie Y.

      Thank Marsha, I'll have to make a trip to Walmart then!

      November 14, 2012

  • NAVEEN

    hi Molly..Can you please update numbers for each item. I'm in with 100 water bottles & 100 granola bars.

    November 9, 2012

    • Molly S.

      I don't have a number for this month's program. We are not going to 'assemble' anything. It'll be passing out what you've got. For example, we'll hand out bottled water until they run out. For food, we'll pass those out directly (not necessarily in lunch bags since they are just snacks). I will bring lunch bags though if people want to use them. Thanks Naveen!!

      November 11, 2012

  • Yessy - Isabel's M.

    I don't know how this group works yet. I have emailed organizer several times but got no response. I plan to attend this event with my daughter to help out. I get from the postings, everyone brings their own items to donate. However, I do not know what the numbers are like. I'm not sure I can afford too much but would love to help out. Maybe, someone can guide me a little bit about the system you guys have. Thank you so much and look forward to meeting you all and helping out in anyway possible.

    November 11, 2012

    • Molly S.

      Hello Yessy, This Saturday's program will be meeting at the posted address and we will distribute care packages and sweet and savory treats/snacks. You could just put care packages together yourself such as produce bags of underwear & socks and toothbrush and toothpaste and consider volume according to how much you can contribute. You could alternatively bring some pacakaged crackers or granola bars to pass out or bottled water. THANKS!

      November 11, 2012

  • Paula

    You can also include thankful, healing, faith, or strength, scriptures with your packages. Jus sayin'.....

    1 · November 11, 2012

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