YOUR FRIENDSHIP CARDS ARE THE MOST CHERISHED PART OF OUR SURIVIAL KITS AND STUDENT BACKPACKS
We are delighted to let you know that you have helped us reach our goal of 6,000 Friendship Cards for just as many homeless students. Yet, our work isn't over as there are still tens of thousands members of our human family living on the streets. With a number of new outreach programs in formation for 2021, we will need more Friendship Cards that deliver messages of hope, solidarity and love.
This is where you come in . . .
Please connect with your family, House of Worship, school or other safely socially-distanced group to share your special messages through hand-made Friendship Cards. The instructions are easy to follow. Please note that although the video was created for a successful campaign last year, the guidelines for messaging remain pertinent -- albeit for new programs in 2021.
Please watch the instruction video or follow the easy steps below. The drop-off information on this page has been recently updated for touchless delivery of your masterpieces. You may also mail your Friendship Cards to us at the address provided below.
Thank you and happy creating!
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. You might want to comment our friends on their tenacity, courage and send a message of welcome and inclusion. Just think about what you’d want to hear during this very scary time, particularly if you are facing COVID-19, cold weather and uncertainty on the streets. And feel free to 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 as many as you can make – so get your family, friends and classmates involved!
OUR CURRENT DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Brentwood Presbyterian Church | 12000 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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
DEADLINE: The Giving Spirit needs as many cards as possible in the coming weeks. Please ensure delivery or drop-off of your Friendship Cards by February 2, 2021.
You can also mail your Friendship Cards to:
THE GIVING SPIRIT
11693 San Vicente Blvd #113
Los Angeles, CA 90049