You have money. Do you “sow a seed with a church to grow your blessing”, or do you use your money to reduce the human suffering of your neighbor? Yes, your blessing might increase your money and perhaps you could reduce a lot of suffering later; bit your neighbor will die of hunger while you […]Read More Church , Money, Blessings
Education: what am I teaching my daughter in the non school hours. This is the 6th year I have worked in a charity gala…I’m not quite one of the “ladies who lunch”, I am one of the ladies who munch in the evenings in conference rooms around the valley – finding ways to share joys […]Read More Charity is Learned at Home
Sometimes helping people means sitting with them and listening sharing a meal connecting people to housing teaching life skills arranging public assistance But if case management, therapy or social work isn’t your thing, there are other ways to help out. Galas are fun! Some folks enjoy attending them and using their money for good acts. […]Read More There is fun in FUNdraising!
Grab on to that urge to give. Dont let it slip away. Please leave a comment with a place that you know of where people can donate money, food, items, clothing, or their time. These places can be at local disaster sites like Texas and Tennessee during Hurricane Harvey or local nonprofits. The reason you’re […]Read More Donating After Disaster
Every well run fundraiser is well planned. Sometime in September the lights stay on for late Wednesday evening meetings at the MEND center on San Fernando. I have never been a “lady who lunches”, instead I am a “lady who grabs my kid from daycare, zooms through McDonald’s and rushes up a flight of stairs […]Read More MEND Gala Wrap Up
View this post on Instagram Thank you @sfvrescue for partnering with MEND every Tuesday for our Homeless Outreach Day. Your mobile shower always helps meet the needs of our clients! #peoplehelpingpeople #SFRescueMENDingPoverty A post shared by MEND Poverty (@mendpoverty) on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:06am PDT The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission and MEND combining […]Read More Homeless Showers
Meet Each Need with Dignity. What does that look like?Read More Let’s Discuss Dignity
I am still feeling sick about the #Charleston AME shooting last night. I have heard it is not #Terrorism because it isn’t politically motivated and the shooter was “mentally disturbed”. Umm, Sitting Senator Clementa Pinckney was one of the nine victims murdered. I would call that a political shooting, wouldn’t you? At any rate … […]Read More Help the Charleston Families and Other Assistance agencies in the Neighborhood.
It makes me nervous to see folks standing on the side of the rode, the off-ramp, or intersection asking for money. I am afraid FOR them, not of them. Hospitalizations are a common occurrence for someone who falls into traffic or doesn’t vacate the roadway fast enough or just wants to be hit by a […]Read More The People on the Offramp
Sure, sure, I can play seven instruments proficiently and sing and draw and have written a newspaper column and won awards for this here blog and some of my charity work – and I have two beautiful and smart daughters. Oh, I have had my paintings and my written works published in real books and […]Read More I am “Not Accomplished” – but I am offended. In Defense of the “Slackers”