Wicked Witch of the Welfare Office

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Amen to MEND for the Merry Christmas Adopt A Family Program

as written about in @ladailynews. This is why I love @mendpoverty1. Dennis McCarthy wrote this lovely story: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_19521454 . To be honest, this is not just a story of how two families connected – it is the spirit of MEND in Pacoima, and the reason I  (way out here in Arcadia) love the San Fernando ValleyContinue reading “Amen to MEND for the Merry Christmas Adopt A Family Program”

Gift Giving Ideas for Homeless and Poor Children #fb

When you are constantly moving, and sometimes in and out of shelters where your entire family can only have 3 bags : bikes and x-boxes and stuffed animals get left behind. Anything big, bulky, or requiring electricity is simply not practical. So, as kind and generous as you want to be to a poor littleContinue reading “Gift Giving Ideas for Homeless and Poor Children #fb”

$1 a Day to Being Scrooge #fb

Remember in “A Christmas Carol” when Scrooge sent the Holiday Goose over for Christmas Dinner? You too can be Scrooge! We are about 49 days away from Christmas Dinner. If you can find just under $1 a day – you can buy this: http://www.vons.com It is Heat and Serve and comes in an easy toContinue reading “$1 a Day to Being Scrooge #fb”

Where Did You Learn Philanthropy aka Meet My Folks

#fb How did you learn to be kind, to care for others, to lend a helping hand?         Was it The Golden Rule “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (sounds like the Pay It Forward campaign to me)…, The Girl and Boy Scouts “Do a Good Turn Daily” and “On myContinue reading “Where Did You Learn Philanthropy aka Meet My Folks”


  The sign bearers are not just asking for one meal, one night of sleep, or one hand out – they are looking for momentary hope so they can face the bigger issues they are up against. They are asking for one bite sized morsel of HOPE.  How often do you help by giving hopeContinue reading “Hope”

“THOSE kind of people”

I received a comment that Koch Industries funding for the homeless would be wasted because “those kind of people” are not good press and instead of supporting the effort to end the causes or symptoms of homelessness – funders will be “bemoaned”. Really? What kind of people are the homeless really and how do you seeContinue reading ““THOSE kind of people””

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