|Twenty Eight Blankets donated by
Sylvias39.com and Alex & Gina donated
blankets too--Thank You!
|Second Harvest Food Bank and Donate A Coat Drive
|90 E San Carlos St, San Jose, CA
On Saturday, December 13, 2008 we went to Saint James Park to distribute coats, blankets, bottle water, burgers and cookies to the homeless and needy people.
Thank you again for your help and support with this cause.
Blvd BombS Car and Bike Club distributes tote bags which includes bottle water, gloves, beanie cap,
poncho, umbrella, new white socks and candy. We set up tables and the coats that were donated are
placed in bins by sizes. The homeless people form one line and each person are given a coat or two.
Wienerschnitzel's donates corn dogs and McDonald's donates hamburgers. Tote bags and blankets
were donated by Walmart. We've donated over two hundred pairs of new white socks to City Team.
The homeless people are grateful for their coats, food, tote bags and conversations. For the moment
they are happy to see us and appreciate everything. The image I cannot seem to erase from my mind
is the one homeless that was a sleep on the grass with no shirt on and we were all wearing our coats.
Our members took tote bags to distribute on the other side of the park and when we saw the man on
the grass it clearly broke our hearts. We left him a tote bag and coat.
Some have lost their homes, jobs, wife, husband, and some their health insurance. Some people were
in the service and when coming home they were unable to find a job, etc.. Some homeless are sick,
drug attics or alcoholics. Regardless for their reasons, we cannot ignore them. They are all human
beings. The little help we as a community can give them will help them thru the day, the rain, the with
Thank you for your help, support and donations, we could not do this without you.
Having you attend our yearly fundraiser and car show at the Berryessa makes this possible to
help the homeless and much more.
Thank you to the Berryessa Flea Market for being an awesome partner.
|Thanks, we couldn't have done it without you!
|Donated Turkeys & food to Second Harvest &
Turkeys to a Turkey Drive
Thank you to the people that donated food at our
Show 'N' Shine.
A special thanks to George and Richard for all the
food they donated. Turkeys were purchased with
the money raised at the Berryessa Flea Market
Socks donated into the tote bags for the
homeless and to City Team.
Each tote bag has a bottled water, beanie cap, gloves, rain poncho, three pairs of white socks, umbrella, blanket and candy.
|Double click inside video to enlarge to full screen.
12/22/07 ----Took coats and blankets to a Park for the homeless and a few needy people.
Thank you to Debra "Deb" Coffman for the coats and for the five gift cards. They were given
to five different homeless people. A couple of them said they were going to go buy coffee.
Thank you to everyone that donated coats. All the people there were so grateful and enjoyed
shopping for a coat. They had a smile on their faces and there was one homeless man that
was singing and dancing.
A special thank to Hospice of the Valley. Not only did they help me when my grandma went to
heaven but this is the second year they donated a HUGE amount of coats. Thank you to
Carlene Schmidt for bringing them to us again.
The sad part about today was not only seeing the homeless but last year we had less coats
and had extras. This year we had a lot more coats and we did not have any left. It is getting
worse instead of better.
Thank you to everyone that helped.
|Second Harvest Food Bank
Thank you to Carlene and
Lucy for their hard work
in collecting coats.
Blvd BombS donated 40 turkeys,
almost five hundred pounds. We went
in the rain knowing we had to get the
turkeys there to help people that are
having difficult times. There is a
possibility this could be our last year
to donate turkeys. It has gotten
difficult to purchase more than one
turkey. The stores only limit you one
turkey and you have to spend $25.00.
This evening we went out in the rain to take sleeping bags and tote bags filled with gloves, umbrellas, beanie caps, white socks and bottle
waters. It was amazing because when we were driving it was raining, then when we parked, it had stopped raining. Since before
Christmas there was a homeless camp near Eastridge Mall. Today there was only one person. My husband Tony calls out to the person
inside the tent and says Is anybody home? The man said, yes sir. Tony asked him how many of you are in there? The man said, one, sir.
Tony told him you don't have to call me sir, I'm not the police. Tony told him, I'll be right back we have some goodies for you. The man not
knowing what we had for him was so HAPPY!! When we went to give the man his sleeping bag and tote bag he was soooo grateful!! This
is what it's all about. We plan on going back to take him a couple of coats and food and a rain poncho and a few other items. I pray that
nobody bothers him. He's just trying to survive. He was such a kind and nice man. God bless him and all the homeless people on the
streets. Thank you again, to everyone that supports our fundraiser shows. P.S. I forgot to mention, when I saw the man it brought tears to
my eyes. We complain how cold it is inside our house, then we put the heater on. = (