Imagine your world has crashed down to where you are literary sleeping on the streets during the holidays. The only thing good that is happening is Ascencia and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, along with the City of Glendale, have opened up the winter shelter system. Each night around 80 people get a cot, a warm meal, a hot shower and a safe place to stay for the night.
Thanks to an event sponsored by the Los Angeles Social Media Club on Dec 18th, that is a fundraiser for Invisible People, I started thinking about how wonderful it would be to be able to just give each one of our homeless friends a little gift bag on Christmas Eve. But we need your help to make it happen!
The SMCLA Holiday Event is Dec 18th. You can find more details here. If you cannot make the event please consider making a donation. But if you happen to be in Los Angeles, don’t miss this event. Lots of great bloggers including my hero Jessica Gottlieb. This last 140 Conference in NYC I shared about my first SMCLA event and meeting Jessica, which played a huge role in Invisible People moving forward.
If you’d like to bring items to the event here is a suggestion list:
Burger King Gift Cards ($5 is fine)
(travel size only): Shampoo/Conditioner, Body Wash, Lotion, Hand Sanitizer etc.
Travel-sized Baby Wipes
(travel size only) Toothpaste
Travel Sized Kleenex
Wide Tooth Combs
Batteries (AA and AAA)
***we would like to make each stocking ‘gift bag’ identical
After the event you can still donate at any time by visiting http://invisiblepeople.tv/donate
We are also looking for a group or a caterer to help with a nice holiday meal. If you are interested or know of someone please email me at: mark at invisible people dot tv