YOUR FRIENDSHIP CARDS ARE THE MOST CHERISHED PART OF KITS
Though poverty touches everyone, 90% of homeless families are led by young single mothers without any financial or emotional support – which means nearly 20,000 women are sleeping on the street any given night in Los Angeles County.
This is why The Giving Spirit is committed to serving 3,000 homeless women by building and delivering new Kits specially tailored to their needs.
And just as with our traditional Survival Kits, each Women’s Kit will include a handmade “Friendship Card” – it’s often the first item that the recipients pull from the bag because it tells them just how much we care and gives them hope that they are not forgotten!
This is where you come in…
We would love your compassion and creativity to help create these handmade cards. Below are step-by-step instructions for anyone wishing to help.
First, fold a sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper in half, lengthwise
Then fold it again, to make your card
This is the front of the card
Here is where you show off your art skills! We encourage the use of color in your drawings: markers, crayons, colored pencils – whatever arts supplies you already have in your house. This is the inside of the card.
Your personal, written message goes here. Write from the heart. Share your love, your encouragement and wishes for the recipient’s good health and safety. Just think what you’d want to hear if you were in their position.
And please sign your name, so they know who spent the time and effort to brighten their day.
If you’re feeling inspired, make 2…or 10. We need to reach 3,000 – so get your family, friends involved!
Completed cards can be mailed to:
The Giving Spirit
11693 San Vicente Blvd #113
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Or you can seal your cards in a plastic bag and drop them off at various “touchless” drive-up locations listed below -- new locations will be added daily.
Monday August 2nd. So grab your art supplies and start sharing your loving kindness!
OUR CURRENT DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Brentwood Presbyterian Church | 12000 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
After 7/18/21: The Canyon School | 421 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402 (Please use East Channel Road Entrance)
Hesby Oaks Elementary School | 15530 Hesby St, Encino, CA 91436 (Please use Aqueduct Road entrance)
St. Paul the Apostle |1536 Selby Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024