Have you thought about Giving Up?

I used to care more about others: their lack of a smile, the lack of family support, and the lack of knowing how to be independent and getting an education.  As I am in my late 60’s, I realize that over the last ten years I have become more selfish. Maybe be it’s because I […]

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Homelessness and Hygiene

Saturday (7/25) three of us went out to Venice Beach in the morning to help the youth living on the main beach area. Here is my walk through of our time spent on the Venice Beach strip. We arrived at 10:30 AM, parking on the south end of the strip. For those who don’t know, […]

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Outreach Means Teamwork

As I have learned more and more about this travesty we call homelessness, I volunteered with a nonprofit today (7/5/15) LA on Cloud 9. It was our goal to pass out food and care packages. Driving to the event, I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I just walked along with this team with an […]

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Which Nonprofit do I give to?

With so many causes out there to choose from, “What are you most passionate about?” The question really is, “What are you most passionate about helping NOW?” It’s hard to pick just one, I know. Everything seems so close to us, too close to home. With things like cancer, heart disease, child abduction, autism, animal […]

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Be a Blessing

“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” -Joel Osteen I often think back to when I was in grade school and a classmate was picked on because instead of wearing ribbons in her hair she had pieces of cloth. I felt bad for her, but […]

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2014 CMP

Back in 2010 people were getting hit hard by the recession. I guess I was lucky to have kept my job and that my skills were always needed. But, my friends and some family members weren’t so lucky. I started meeting people who were having a tough time adjusting to this new “lifestyle”, if we […]

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