An acceptance to UCLA calls for an embarrassing photo from four years ago. Congrats, Gio! #ucla #classof2021 #🤔
A few families from a recent serving enjoyed helping Skid Row so much they wanted to do it again. So, Gio and I made it happen this afternoon. Similar to last time, we were well-equipped with donations. This afternoon we had an assortment of blankets, socks, care packages, water, coffee, and clothing. Everything was distributed/served in about an hour’s time but not before Gio caught this photo. It is a prime example of the smiles our volunteers and sponsors sparked in Skid Row. More pics in bio ☝️☝️☝️. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Separatetly, I took a vanload of clothing, shoes, and miscellaneous items to @lets.give in benefit of migrant farm workers. Special thanks to @la1aaron, @las2winz, and @marlyntalks for their sizable donations.
What's up, y'all. Received confirmation today of a sizable clothing donation. Gio and I want to distribute it on 2/11 before we join @lunchonme at their Valentine's Day event. Send me a message if you would like to join either event. #skidrow
The future is bright.
We lost a handful of volunteers due to too many shots of Don Julio 1942, but the rest of us made it happen. @wfmlosangeles, @UnitedLA, @itshalo, @trashfreeearth, @blacklistla, @alleviateskidrow, and our supporters distributed roughly 500 blankets this morning to provide Skid Row a warm start to 2017. Thanks y'all. #skidrow
It was a special morning at the Downtown Women's Center. Thank you to all involved. Pics ☝️. #skidrow
Thank you for allowing us to help you yesterday, Mr. Burton. Thank you to all donors and volunteers that were a part of our collaborative distribution of 500 pairs of shoes and over 100 care packages. #movementrunners #alleviateskidrow #skidrow
It has been a crazy week so far. Giovanni is inundated with final assignments/projects, finals, and 8 additional college applications. Not much better on my end. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Despite the current challenges, this photograph is a welcomed sight. It is a pleasure to know that each pair of shoes will end up on the feet of someone in great need. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️◽▫️▫️▫️▫️ Thank you to @movementrunners, their donors, and our donors. Teamwork makes the dream work. Believe that! ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ #skidrow
I started mentoring Giovanni in late 2011. No instruction manual or how-to guide, but simply two young men willing to put in the work and give it an honest shot. I think we are doing all right. Looking forward to what we make of the last days in 2016 and start of 2017. Let's get it!