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This group is different.

Many volunteer opportunities are posted.

If you want to make a difference and "be the change,"

Consider volunteering for community service events.

Giving back & helping others is rewarding, fulfilling, and satisfying!

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Examples of volunteering:

https://www.facebook.com/socalvolunteers/photos/?tab=albums

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3 groups to choose from:

• Volunteer in LA — https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer

• People Helping the Community in LA — https://www.meetup.com/LosAngelesVolunteers

• SoCal Volunteers United in OC — https://www.meetup.com/SoCalVolunteers

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Introduction & Elaboration:

https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/events/154455182

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Suggestion:

If anyone joins this group, editing your email settings is recommended. Many "reminder" emails are automatically sent everyday by Meetup.com, which can become annoying and overwhelming. Changing email preferences takes a few seconds and is worthwhile.

After joining this group, go to https://www.meetup.com/account/comm/LAVolunteer

...and set "Meetup reminders" to "Never"

Feel free to change other settings to reduce emails.

For anyone using the Meetup app, in the lower right corner, click "Profile"

...then in the top right corner, tap the 3 vertical dots and then "Manage notifications" and then "Email Updates" and scroll down to tap SoCal Volunteers United and set "Meetup reminders" to "Never"

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Excerpts by JFK:

"Never before has man had such a great capacity to control his own environment, to end hunger, poverty and disease, to banish illiteracy and human misery. We have the power to make the best generation of mankind in the history of the world."

"We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world."

"My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country."

"Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."

— John F. Kennedy

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Upcoming events (5+)

Play BINGO with Foster Kids (Altadena)

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Hi. If you are using the Meetup mobile app on your phone, look down a few lines below and tap the red-colored "Read more" to expand the description. TAP THIS --------- If you are using a computer or laptop/notebook, then you should be fine. Okay, everybody should now be able to see the full description on their screen. Reminder for everyone: If Meetup sends too many emails, then look at the bottom of their email and click Unsubscribe or Manage your settings or account page. Recommended for anyone new to this group or volunteering for the first time: https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/events/154455182 ____________________ Hi. Would anyone want to attend this event and help host? Hosting isn't hard. It involves being a point of contact in case others sign up and want to meet & volunteer together. If your plans/availability change, and you can't attend anymore, that's fine, just let us know and maybe someone else can step up to host, but if not, it's okay and we can cancel this meetup. ____________________ FAQ Q: Why isn't the address posted? A: I don't want anyone to show up to find out it's the wrong day or they have too many volunteers. So please continue reading and I'll explain. Thank you. ____________________ I try to spread the word about volunteer opportunities and raise awareness about non-profits/charities that do good work. This event is from Friends of Foster Children. http://fofcsangabrielvalley.com Their mission "is to enhance the quality of life for abused, abandoned, and neglected children in the San Gabriel Valley. Founded in 1976, FOFC provides goods, volunteer services, and financial support to children living in residential treatment centers and to newly emancipated teens." They "have been serving foster children in the San Gabriel Valley since 1976." ____________________ Examples of what FOFC helps with - http://fofcsangabrielvalley.com/volunteer.php So in this case, "Play BINGO with boys during monthly event" A little more info - http://fofcsangabrielvalley.com/events.php "BINGO is played monthly at Hathaway-Sycamores as a reward for good behavior by the boys. We provide prizes and special refreshments to make it a fun night. We play along with the boys and all have a fun time. The facility says, "The boys really enjoy BINGO and are happy when it is BINGO night." From this site - http://fostercareproject.org/index.asp?page_type=Partner%20Agencies&content_type=FRIENDS%20OF%20FOSTER%20CHILDREN&content_name=Friends%20of%20Foster%20Children On the bottom, it says, "No special requirements for volunteers, besides being friendly and having a concern for children in the foster care system. Youth under 18 may volunteer for some activities; children may volunteer with parents. Volunteers do not need to be FOFC members." ____________________ Not every month, but for most months, on one Wednesday night per month, Friends of Foster Children (FOFC) visits some boys (at a group home) called Hathaway-Sycamores. They typically meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month, but exceptions can be made. Some months it might be on the 3rd Wednesday (due to Halloween or Thanksgiving), while some months might not have a BINGO event (Christmas Eve in December or summer break in August). I will try to check the dates, but in case I forget or if they cancel/reschedule, please contact them to confirm a BINGO night is happening this month. This has important info/details - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZIu5fGsA3_lSLr84cLlkHt-xi1yUHRWs If anyone has questions or wants to ask if volunteers are needed this month, the person to contact is Paul Gibson. He's friendly and his contact info (email and phone #) are on the Google Doc: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZIu5fGsA3_lSLr84cLlkHt-xi1yUHRWs ____________________ Important: Regardless of the dates on the Google Doc, please contact Paul Gibson from Friends of Foster Children (FOFC). Maybe a date on the Google Doc might be rescheduled or canceled, so he will have the most current and accurate up-to-date info. Thank you. The Google Doc also contains the address and driving directions and instructions on how to enter their parking lot (via intercom). They sometimes post updates on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFosterChildrenSGV Before anyone just shows up, I highly recommend you check with Paul Gibson first to confirm the date and to ask if they need volunteers this month. Who knows, maybe they might have a large group from a company, church, rotary club, service group, or another group that will help this month, and maybe they'll have enough people...so checking with Paul Gibson is worthwhile. Again, his contact info (email and phone #) are in the Google Doc. BINGO starts at 7:00pm (until 8:00pm). Traffic and work schedules are challenging, but for any volunteers who can arrive early, they appreciate help with set-up around 6:30 - 6:45pm. ____________________ My guess is most people will drive north on El Nido Drive (approaching W Harriet Street). The group home has two entrances, but look for the gate on your left side (west). Look for the intercom, "push button to call" and when someone responds, say you're volunteering for the BINGO event, and they should open the gate for you. After parking, walk northwest and look for a walkway between some buildings. After walking north, look for a building on your left side (that has lights coming from some glass windows/doors): When I went, around 17 - 20 boys were there, and the various volunteers sat at different tables with them (4 chairs per table). ____________________ This is my opinion (I could be wrong) - this event can be challenging. During the BINGO event, listening to the numbers being called out is important, so therefore, being quiet is necessary in order to hear the numbers. However, some boys might want to talk or joke around, and I would imagine some volunteers would want to interact and talk with the boys too. So for example, when I went, 3 boys sat at the same table as me. Two were friendly and talkative, while one was a little quiet (which is fine and understandable). Two of the boys were willing and open to talking with me, and one actually initiated asking me a few questions. However, if multiple people at the different tables start talking, it's hard for everyone to listen to the BINGO numbers. It seemed awkward to expect the boys and volunteers to remain silent and have minimal interaction and conversation, but that appears to be how they do things. ____________________ If anyone lives/works in or near Altadena, I still think this is a worthwhile event. I could be wrong; most of the boys at this group home are teens/adolescent. I've volunteered for years at a children's shelter and also a few times with foster kids. From my observation...some kids might not be social/friendly because they are separated from their family and friends. Some kids have experienced negative things and might not trust adults/strangers. However, some kids might be friendly and appreciative of strangers/volunteers who visit. This BINGO event might be short in duration (1 hour) and the interaction might be limited, but maybe some kids will be encouraged by volunteers spending time with them and showing them that people do care about them. So if anyone does decide to participate with this, hopefully you all have a positive experience. Thank you. ____________________ Info about Hathaway-Sycamores: http://www.hathaway-sycamores.org http://www.hathaway-sycamores.org/about-hathaway-sycamores http://www.hathaway-sycamores.org/about-hathaway-sycamores/our-treatment-philosophy Reminder: Hathaway-Sycamores has several different locations - http://www.hathaway-sycamores.org/about-hathaway-sycamores/locations To get the address of where the BINGO event is, refer to the Google Doc and/or contact Paul Gibson - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4CM_3f9JQMJMDI2azkzSGEweWplV1JsenNmSnV2NDFZaXJB ____________________ btw, one group member criticized my description of kids living at a group home being foster kids was/is misleading. Sure, maybe "foster kids" has a common denotation/connotation as kids who are adopted by a foster parent, but from my understanding, kids placed in a group home are still considered as being in the foster care system. http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Foster-Care/Group-Homes http://family.findlaw.com/foster-care/types-of-foster-care-group-homes-and-kinship-care.html https://people.howstuffworks.com/foster-care2.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster_care

Food for the Homeless (Venice)

Share A Meal (Thursdays @ Venice)

Hi. If you are using the Meetup mobile app on your phone, look down a few lines below and tap the red-colored "Read more" to expand the description. TAP THIS --------- If you are using a computer or laptop/notebook, then you should be fine. Okay, everybody should now be able to see the full description on their screen. Reminder for everyone: If Meetup sends too many emails, then look at the bottom of their email and click Unsubscribe or Manage your settings or account page. Recommended for anyone new to this group or volunteering for the first time: https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/events/154455182 ____________________ I try to spread the word about volunteer opportunities and raise awareness about non-profits/charities that do good work. This event is from Share A Meal and hosted by Jacquie and her husband, Ravi. https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/members/244623652 https://www.shareameal.net/about ____________________ MANY regular/returning and new volunteers help them each week, but I still want to post their meal service so more people can learn about them and participate. Even if nobody else from this meetup group signs up, they probably will be crowded with others, so please keep that in mind if you decide to go. If several people show up, they try to get everyone involved, but some waiting/standing might occur. If possible, please try not to get mad/angry. Hopefully you can meet some nice and friendly people, and talk while waiting for the burritos to finish. ____________________ The founders of Share A Meal are awesome. I'm in awe and admiration of Jacquie & Ravi. Jacquie - https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/members/244623652 - The following videos show what they're about: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/how-sikh-tradition-inspired-program-gives-1-000-burritos-homeless-n911501 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7NcPOxBK3w https://vimeo.com/140434015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b30GFqtgNLY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ucBoHxDNo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KdD8L5rKbE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9hga3X1lwA ____________________ Five nights a week, they give out vegetarian burritos and water to people at different locations. Monday @ DTLA near Little Tokyo Tuesday @ Hollywood Wednesday @ DTLA near USC Thursday @ Venice Friday @ DTLA near Olvera St, Union Station, & Chinatown ____________________ All ingredients for the vegetarian burritos are provided by Share A Meal. Volunteers don't bring any food, but they appreciate donations of bottled water. A few volunteers help inside the food truck and "roll" the burritos. Once all the burritos are finished and warmed up, they go out to distribute. ____________________ If 6:45pm is tough due to work or traffic, arriving later is fine. Making the burritos is limited to a few people because space inside the food truck is limited. For passing out the food and water, more people can be accommodated and everyone can get involved. Note: You all know about traffic. The food truck usually arrives around 6:45pm, but if traffic is bad, they might be a little late. If anyone arrives and they aren't there yet, try waiting a few minutes. The food truck normally arrives by 7:00pm. Thank you for being patient. ____________________________________________ FAQ Q: Is this safe for women? A: Answering "Yes" or "No" is not up to me. It's up to you to decide. I sympathize if anyone feels anxious, afraid, and hesitant. For this, they go out in groups and nobody should be alone. Many homeless individuals are friendly, grateful, gracious, and appreciative of the food & water. And believe it or not, sometimes more women volunteer than men. Their photos are a good indication of who and how many people participate: https://www.facebook.com/ShareAMeal/photos Some people might feel uncomfortable going out on the streets at night and interacting with homeless individuals. Distributing is completely voluntary and optional, so please don't feel obligated or pressured. If anyone feels scared or reluctant, feel free to stop and leave at anytime (if it's safe to do so). ____________________________________________ Photos: Monday @ DTLA - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.987525381357505 Tuesday @ Hollywood - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.987528048023905 Thursday @ Venice - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.992192930890750 Friday @ DTLA - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.996583523785024 https://www.facebook.com/ShareAMeal/photos ____________________ Jacquie and her husband, Ravi, host this event. One of them is always there. Jacquie might not always check messages/comments via Meetup https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/members/244623652 So if anyone wants to help, go to https://www.shareameal.net/weekly-service-nights Scroll down and register on their site. Enter your name and email address and click on "Register" - You can also fill out their registration form via http://files.meetup.com/1339032/Share%20A%20Meal.pdf and email it back to Jacquie via [masked] She can be busy, so if she doesn't respond, check their FB for updates - https://www.facebook.com/ShareAMeal ____________________ If anybody arrives early, the food truck should eventually show up by 7:00pm. Traffic may cause them to be late. Wearing comfortable clothes & shoes is recommended. Maybe bring a sweater/jacket if it gets cold at night. Children can participate with parent supervision/approval. A liability release waiver form needs to be submitted upon arrival. http://files.meetup.com/1339032/Share%20A%20Meal.pdf All ingredients for making the burritos are supplied by them (food truck). If anyone wants to contribute, they appreciate donations of bottled water. If parking on a street, please check posted signs/meters. Public bathrooms may not always be readily available or accessible, so using a restroom before arriving is recommended. ____________________ On Thursday nights, they meet on 3rd Ave in Venice, between Rose Ave. & Sunset Ave. There's no physical address. If using GPS or a navigation app, try going to the intersection of 3rd Ave and Rose Ave, Venice, 90291. If your GPS or navigation app needs an actual address, the closest thing I could find is 320 3rd Ave, Venice, 90291. https://goo.gl/maps/TzEm4ZoNtjN2 The food truck will go to 3rd Ave, between Rose Ave and Sunset Ave. If you see tarps, tents, and people on sidewalks, then that's probably the right area. On 3rd Ave, south of Rose Ave, if you see on the side, a building with orange doors (Public Storage), then the food truck usually parks around there. Parking on 3rd Ave should be free...but please check signs to confirm. After serving people on 3rd Ave, the volunteers go in the back of the food truck. It's a short/quick ride to Venice Beach to serve people on the boardwalk. ____________________ If anyone wants to help on a different weeknight, refer to: https://www.shareameal.net/weekly-service-nights

Food for the Homeless (Woodland Hills)

Woodland Hills Korean United Methodist Church

Hi. If you are using the Meetup mobile app on your phone, look down a few lines below and tap the red-colored "Read more" to expand the description. TAP THIS --------- If you are using a computer or laptop/notebook, then you should be fine. Okay, everybody should now be able to see the full description on their screen. Reminder for everyone: If Meetup sends too many emails, then look at the bottom of their email and click Unsubscribe or Manage your settings or account page. Recommended for anyone new to this group or volunteering for the first time: https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/events/154455182 ____________________ Hi. Would anyone want to attend this event and help host? Hosting isn't hard. It involves being a point of contact in case others sign up and want to meet & volunteer together. If your plans/availability change, and you can't attend anymore, that's fine, just let us know and maybe someone else can step up to host, but if not, it's okay and we can cancel this meetup. ____________________ FAQ Q: Why can't I just show up? If I sign up here on Meetup, why do I also have to sign up with another person? A: I don't want anyone to show up to find out the event is canceled / rescheduled, or that they have too many volunteers and room isn't available for you to help. Registering with them will save you a spot with them and they can confirm the date, start time, address, parking info, instructions, and updates if anything changes. Scroll down for more info on how to register with them. ____________________ I try to spread the word about volunteer opportunities and raise awareness about non-profits/charities that do good work. This event is from Pastor April and her group, New Friends Homeless Center. http://www.newfriendshomelesscenter.org - "Over 500 hot meals are served on..." Tuesday nights 5:45 - 8:30 pm @ Encino Friday nights 5:45 - 8:30 pm @ Woodland Hills Sunday afternoons 1:45 - 4:30 pm @ Encino - "The guests include homeless veterans, senior citizens, those who are disabled, those with special needs, low income guests and often their pets." "At each dinner, guests also enjoy live entertainment which includes a variety of talented performers, singers, dancers and comedians who volunteer their time to be a part of what New Friends is doing." "After dinner there is distribution of hygiene kits, pet food, clothes, blankets, tents and other needs as the guests leave for the night to head back to the streets." http://www.newfriendshomelesscenter.org/about-us ____________________ Volunteers help with setup (tables, chairs, etc.), serving food & drinks, and cleanup (tables, chairs, sometimes help clean pots, pans, etc). Some of you might have helped at other events where volunteers serve food by scooping food onto a plate and recipients go through a line to get food. Well, this event is different. When the guests arrive, they are seated and volunteers go around, serving the people. It's kind of like being a waiter/waitress. My impression is Pastor April wants people to be treated with honor and respect, and welcomed into one's own home as guests, so serving them in this manner reflects that sentiment. I don't know if everybody would enjoy this, but if anyone is curious or interested, I suggest checking out their photos to get a better idea of their meal service. However, if you see photos of volunteers helping in the kitchen (i.e. food prep or cooking), those are dedicated, regular volunteers who arrive early to help. I could be wrong. My guess is new volunteers don't help in the kitchen. The photos of volunteers in the dining room reflect what new volunteers help with. ____________________ Photos: https://www.instagram.com/newfriendshomelesscntr https://www.facebook.com/pg/Newfriendshomelesscenter/photos Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBTe2eNbmCc ____________________ Photos from... Friday night in Woodland Hills - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1855605231216178 Sunday afternoon in Encino - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1855613957881972 Tuesday night in Encino - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1855670004543034 ____________________ To help, contact Pastor April via [masked] or [masked] - She wants volunteers to sign up directly with her. She might ask new volunteers where you heard about New Friends Homeless Center, feel free to tell her from an Asian guy name Wes (there is another Wes, so she might not remember me). I should have just told her my real name (Wiseman), but I drank Starbucks earlier, so I gave her my Starbucks name. Anyhow, Pastor April welcomes new volunteers. Totally understandable sometimes people get busy, stuck at work/in traffic, feel tired/sick, make other plans, etc. I know it's easy to RSVP on Meetup and not actually attend. Some people can be flakes/ghosts, but if anyone signs up with Pastor April, but can no longer help anymore, please contact her so they aren't short-handed and low on volunteers, and they have room for someone else to help. Thank you. - Redundant Reiteration: Signing up here on Meetup is insufficient. Signing up with Pastor April is necessary. Signing up with her helps them avoid having "too many" volunteers and she can update you in case anything changes. After registering with her, she can provide more info/details (when to arrive, where to park, what to help with, where to meet, etc.). ____________________ Photo Source/Credit: New Friends Homeless Center ____________________ The address for Woodland Hills Korean United Methodist Church is on Shoup Ave. From Shoup Ave, turn on Collins St to enter the church parking lot. https://goo.gl/maps/SfkKsRe75x12 Park near the main edifice, and look for a black gate that says "Keep Gate Closed." The gate shouldn't be locked. Look for a latch on the top to release. Walk straight and look for a large room. Ask for Pastor April and she should have a waiver form and name tag for you to fill out. She has done this meal service for years, so she has a structured routine and system. As long as you follow her instructions / directions, everything should go well. Thanks for helping. Have fun. Oh, btw, some other volunteers might be Christian and they might pray before the meal, but the event / meal service is inclusive. They told me being Christian / religious is not required. They welcome anyone/everyone who wants to help.

Food for the Homeless (Downtown LA)

Share A Meal (Fridays @ DTLA)

Hi. If you are using the Meetup mobile app on your phone, look down a few lines below and tap the red-colored "Read more" to expand the description. TAP THIS --------- If you are using a computer or laptop/notebook, then you should be fine. Okay, everybody should now be able to see the full description on their screen. Reminder for everyone: If Meetup sends too many emails, then look at the bottom of their email and click Unsubscribe or Manage your settings or account page. Recommended for anyone new to this group or volunteering for the first time: https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/events/154455182 ____________________ I try to spread the word about volunteer opportunities and raise awareness about non-profits/charities that do good work. This event is from Share A Meal and hosted by Jacquie and her husband, Ravi. https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/members/244623652 https://www.shareameal.net/about ____________________ MANY regular/returning and new volunteers help them each week, but I still want to post their meal service so more people can learn about them and participate. Even if nobody else from this meetup group signs up, they probably will be crowded with others, so please keep that in mind if you decide to go. If several people show up, they try to get everyone involved, but some waiting/standing might occur. If possible, please try not to get mad/angry. Hopefully you can meet some nice and friendly people, and talk while waiting for the burritos to finish. ____________________ The founders of Share A Meal are awesome. I'm in awe and admiration of Jacquie & Ravi. Jacquie - https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/members/244623652 - The following videos show what they're about: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/how-sikh-tradition-inspired-program-gives-1-000-burritos-homeless-n911501 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7NcPOxBK3w https://vimeo.com/140434015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b30GFqtgNLY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ucBoHxDNo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KdD8L5rKbE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9hga3X1lwA ____________________ Five nights a week, they give out vegetarian burritos and water to people at different locations. Monday @ DTLA near Little Tokyo Tuesday @ Hollywood Wednesday @ DTLA near USC Thursday @ Venice Friday @ DTLA near Olvera St, Union Station, & Chinatown ____________________ All ingredients for the vegetarian burritos are provided by Share A Meal. Volunteers don't bring any food, but they appreciate donations of bottled water. A few volunteers help inside the food truck and "roll" the burritos. Once all the burritos are finished and warmed up, they go out to distribute. ____________________ If 6:45pm is tough due to work or traffic, arriving later is fine. Making the burritos is limited to a few people because space inside the food truck is limited. For passing out the food and water, more people can be accommodated and everyone can get involved. Note: You all know about traffic. The food truck usually arrives around 6:45pm, but if traffic is bad, they might be a little late. If anyone arrives and they aren't there yet, try waiting a few minutes. The food truck normally arrives by 7:00pm. Thank you for being patient. ____________________ FAQ Q: Is this safe for women? A: Answering "Yes" or "No" is not up to me. It's up to you to decide. I sympathize if anyone feels anxious, afraid, and hesitant. For this, they go out in groups and nobody should be alone. Many homeless individuals are friendly, grateful, gracious, and appreciative of the food & water. And believe it or not, sometimes more women volunteer than men. Their photos are a good indication of who and how many people participate: https://www.facebook.com/ShareAMeal/photos Some people might feel uncomfortable going out on the streets at night and interacting with homeless individuals. Distributing is completely voluntary and optional, so please don't feel obligated or pressured. If anyone feels scared or reluctant, feel free to stop and leave at anytime (if it's safe to do so). ____________________ Photos: Monday @ DTLA - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.987525381357505 Tuesday @ Hollywood - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.987528048023905 Thursday @ Venice - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.992192930890750 Friday @ DTLA - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.996583523785024 https://www.facebook.com/ShareAMeal/photos ____________________ Jacquie and her husband, Ravi, host this event. One of them is always there. Jacquie might not always check messages/comments via Meetup https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/members/244623652 So if anyone wants to help, go to https://www.shareameal.net/weekly-service-nights Scroll down and register on their site. Enter your name and email address and click on "Register" - You can also fill out their registration form via http://files.meetup.com/1339032/Share%20A%20Meal.pdf and email it back to Jacquie via [masked] She can be busy, so if she doesn't respond, check their FB for updates - https://www.facebook.com/ShareAMeal ____________________ If anybody arrives early, the food truck should eventually show up by 7:00pm. Traffic may cause them to be late. Wearing comfortable clothes & shoes is recommended. Maybe bring a sweater/jacket if it gets cold at night. Children can participate with parent supervision/approval. A liability release waiver form needs to be submitted upon arrival. http://files.meetup.com/1339032/Share%20A%20Meal.pdf All ingredients for making the burritos are supplied by them (food truck). If anyone wants to contribute, they appreciate donations of bottled water. If parking on a street, please check posted signs/meters. Public bathrooms may not always be readily available or accessible, so using a restroom before arriving is recommended. ____________________ On Friday nights, they meet near 645 New High Street, Los Angeles, 90012 It's not a physical address. The food truck tries to park on New High St, between Cesar E Chavez Ave and Ord St. It's near Spring St, north of Cesar E Chavez Ave, and west of Alameda St. Street parking (meters) is available on New High St or adjacent streets in Chinatown. The rate for meters is around 50 cents or $1 an hour. Some meters require payment until 8:00pm, but please check signs & meter to confirm. If you see a tall apartment building and city hall in the background, then that's probably the right area. https://goo.gl/maps/GwBU2qMZ5WD2 If the food truck arrives late, after 7pm, thank you for your patience. When I went, the food truck parked on New High Street near "Sunshine Auto Park." Hopefully the food truck finds a parking spot in this area and is easy to see/find. After the burritos are finished, they walk around to pass out food and water. ____________________ If anyone wants to help on a different weeknight, refer to: https://www.shareameal.net/weekly-service-nights

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