Monday, March 14, 2011

PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT Santa Cruz, March 22, 2011

Huge Event To Help Homeless Folks
A Week Away ~
Here's A Way To Participate

We can all pitch in to help our displaced neighbors and refugees of the road; this event is a huge open door, welcoming the many strata of homeless families and individuals.

Help collect material donations! Get involved with Project Homeless Connect by gathering up the following items:

Reading Glasses
Lip Balm.

See what you can do before next Tuesday, March 22. I'm guessing somebody in your family or close circle has a sock drawer full of sample-sized things which can make homeless people's lives work, and feel, much better for a bit.

Or maybe your church or club would want to get in on the fun?

If you have questions, call Megan Carlson, one of the very busy volunteers who helped create, and recreate again for this second year, Santa Cruz County's Project Homeless Connect event, being held at the Civic Auditorium again.

Megan's number is 831-458-6020, xtn 1104. Or you can email her at

It is a great event, check out their website for tons of pics. I am inclined to add these two items to the list, based on meeting many homeless folks: skin lotion or moisturizer and phone cards for their cells. No everybody can't afford a cell phone, but a lot of homeless people can, just like a lot of housed folks can. It's a nice blessing to take care of one's feet and hands when you're "out in the elements" almost all the time; and it's very very important to help people avoid isolation.

I'll be there next Tuesday, hope to see some friends, too. Hoping to get in on the "mixer" hot meal, where nobody uses a caste system and volunteers and homeless people sit down together for a time and get to know each other.

Be there or be square!

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