Backpacks and Making Sandwiches for the Homeless

PLEASE READ BELOW IF YOU RSVP?  THANKS!

Join us in making PBJs for the homeless. Another Meetup group will be handing them out downtown the following night... we'll just be making them.

If you want to join us, please bring at least one of the following items:

- Jar of Peanut Butter

- Jar of Jelly

- Sliced Bread - You should be able get discounted loaves of bread at King Soopers stores for less than .50 a loaf.  Just ask the service desk where their discounted bakery items are located.  We usually buy loaves when they are on sell then freeze them right away if we buy them ahead of time. 

- Bag of apples, oranges or bananas AND/OR a package of cookies

- If EVERYONE can bring the following as well, that would be AWESOME - a gently used or new backpack.  If you don't have a backpack, a gently used blanket will also do!

PLEASE????  If you RSVP then have to cancel, PLEASE drop off any items at our place prior to the Meetup? Feel free to leave them on the porch with a note. It is difficult for the shelters downtown to count on us feeding their homeless when folks don't show up who have committed to helping pitch in with the food (usually about half of the folks who RSVP do this on a regular basis : (.  We understand things come up, and we REALLY have appreciated those of you who have dropped things off prior to our Meetup if you haven't been able to make it last-minute.  THANKS! : )

We are limiting this Meetup to 8 people, but that's 8 people we are COUNTING ON in coming or at least pitching in.  Please do not RSVP if you are not willing to fully commit. Thanks and see you soon! : )

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  • Christine K.

    I will be dropping off some bread before the meetup. My hubby has to go out of town so I have the kids. Sorry I can't help..:(

    February 17, 2014

    • Christine K.

      No, no...you didn't miss me I was planning on bringing them tomorrow but I won't be able to get to your house before noon..:( I would most likely get there by 12:30 is that too late?

      February 20, 2014

    • Valerie F.

      Christine! Thanks so much for dropping those off! : ) Total lifesaver and we should have enough for the potato salad now. THANKS!

      February 21, 2014

  • Marie

    Val- so sorry just got notified that I got off waitlist. Will not be able to attend due to work conflict.

    February 18, 2014

    • Valerie F.

      Marie - no worries... sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. : ) Being on the waitlist can totally throw things off for folks, so I completely understand. : )

      February 20, 2014

  • Valerie F.

    To everyone who came last night.. you guys ROCK! Casey and I tell everyone we know, "We have the BEST people in our Meetup group!" Thanks for coming last night and giving so much of yourself to bless others who truly need it. See you next time! : )

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Iliyana

    I always love the cause and the people who put this event together! Thank you, Val & Casey! :-)

    February 19, 2014

  • Mindy C.

    I really enjoyed meeting everyone, such a fun group! Thank you so much for organizing this, Val!

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Kay

    Thanks Val and Casey for a great night--you guys rock! It was great to see how we can accomplish a lot in a short period of time. Fun group - looking forward to seeing you all again.

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Sandra

    Great group! I enjoyed meeting everyone! Thanks to the kind gentleman for the flowers:)

    2 · February 18, 2014

  • Michelle

    Got my first real estate client meeting tonight so have to do that first. So bummed I cannot make it. I could swing by after around 7:45 to see if you are still there. What is needed? Toiletries?

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such a great idea. Wonderful energy.

    February 17, 2014

    • Valerie F.

      Thanks, Ray! We'll have another one next month, so hopefully we can get you in then : ) We COULD use some help tomorrow night handing them out 5:30-8pm downtown by Colfax and Pearl. Let me know if you are interested and I'll send you more details. THANKS!

      February 18, 2014

  • Iliyana

    I'm bringing a jar of jelly, peanut butter and bread :-)

    February 17, 2014

  • Sandra

    I'll bring travel size toiletries

    February 10, 2014

    • Sandra

      I have some I mean

      February 17, 2014

    • Valerie F.

      Great, Sandra! Just bring what you can. No pressure. : )

      February 17, 2014

  • Kay

    So far I have 6 loaves of bread and one container of jelly for the event.

    February 10, 2014

    • Valerie F.

      Thanks, Kay! Okay, I guess that covers bread! hehhee : )

      February 10, 2014

    • Kay

      I couldn't resist the 99 cent sale at King Soopers. :-) I have a couple packs of buns that I would be happy to bring too.

      February 11, 2014

  • Mindy C.

    I will bring zip lock bags and fresh fruit

    February 10, 2014

  • Michelle

    I live around the corner! That's a kid free night so I really would love to join you guys and meet my neighbors.

    1 · February 5, 2014

  • Michelle

    I live around the corner! That's a kid free night so I really would love to join you guys and meet my neighbors.

    February 5, 2014

  • Michelle

    I live around the corner! I have peanut butter and would love to come!

    February 5, 2014

  • Erin

    Out of idle curiosity, is this located at/near the Denver Rescue Mission? I am hosting a Coupon Swap and am asking participants to bring a donation item, so maybe I can knock out two <mechanical> birds w/ one stone! :)

    January 22, 2014

    • Valerie F.

      Hey, Erin! Unfortunately, it's not really near the Denver Rescue Mission. : ( We'll be taking sandwiches down the next night to a place near Pearl and Colfax, but that's a bit aways from the DRM, I believe.

      January 22, 2014

  • Mindy C.

    I'm happy to drop off food even if I don't get called from the waitlist. What a great way to help out. Thanks for organizing this!

    January 8, 2014

    • Mindy C.

      Sounds good to me! I will drop some PB off to your house! Thanks!

      January 9, 2014

    • Valerie F.

      AWESOME! THANKS SO MUCH! : )

      January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, this is pretty cool! There's so much interest in making sandwiches for the homeless that there's a waiting list! Good job gang!

    1 · January 10, 2014

    • Valerie F.

      Agreed, Kyle! Thanks everyone!

      January 10, 2014

  • Iliyana

    Val, would you let me know if I move to the Attending List ... since I am on the Waiting List at the moment. Thank you very much! :-)

    January 9, 2014

    • Valerie F.

      Will do. THANKS, Iliyana! : )

      1 · January 9, 2014

  • Richard

    I will bring a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jelly.

    January 8, 2014

  • Christine K.

    I will bring sliced bread!

    January 8, 2014

  • michelle D

    I will bring bread.

    January 8, 2014

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