Well the first day of the MLK Family and Friends Program is officially a done deal! To put it modestly, it was a success. We provided 100 sack lunches, and toiletries to everyone we encountered, but most importantly, we were able to implement a system which dealt with the disbursement of specific goods based on need, but also participation in a program designed to help one help oneself. It also allows us to learn more about our friends strengths and deficiencies, and most importantly, it allows us to learn their names, and build relationships. Seeing how smoothly things were going, without hesitation we had more people sign up for participation in the program next month already. To join the program, you must sign up the month before you begin to participate, which in turn allows us to get and maintain an accurate count by which we plan our entire run, with regards to how much product to prepare and take out. We are still in the early developmental stages of it, so I won’t go to far into detail, since change is inevitable. Other than that bit of news, it was also a very cold day, and it’s getting colder. We are officially out of blankets, as my wife and I had to go back out to give what few blankets we had left, including one of our comforters that was doing no one any good just sitting folded in the closet. With all that’s going on around us, like fires, and unnecessary Government Shutdowns, people are either finding themselves homeless, or on the brink of it, so don’t think you’re exempt from a bad turn. That’s why we think it’s important to help those who are just in a bad way, be it from self inflicted wounds, or the nefarious acts of others. Whatever the reason, we don’t judge. Our only requirement is that you are in need and want some help. For that reason, amongst many, it’s our mission to provide more services as we grow, but it’s a slow process, and one that takes due diligence, proper planning, and purposeful application. It’s my true belief that whatever community you live in, you should do your part to make it better, and do your part to build a sense of unity. It’s the only way to have a loving and thriving community. But hey I’m no Dr. Phil, it’s just my heartfelt opinion, and nothing more, but certainly nothing less. I know that as a race, not black, not white, not anything, just the Human Race, we are better than what we’re choosing to be. 🤔 Just a thought, so I hope you make the personal choice to get in the game of brotherly love!! ❤️🖤💚💛 So that said, have a great evening doing what makes you happy. Tell the ones you love that you love them. Always remember to be kind to others. And oh yeh, Peace and May God continue to Bless Us All!! ✌🏾🙏🏾
P. S. To date the MLK Humanity Project has served 10,250 sack lunches, homemade meals, hot and cold cereal breakfasts, and family packages throughout the Vallejo area. It is our profound commitment to continue to help those who want to help themselves, and those who unfortunately no longer can. So See you in the streets next Saturday Vallejo!!
P.S.S. Special thanks to all of our wonderful donors, volunteers, and supporters, past present, and future. The MLK Humanity Project is a true grassroots organization , and without the support of others, none of this would be happening. So again, “Thank you!!”🤗 As always, likening us is lovely, but sharing is caring, so help us spread the word!! We aren’t shy about asking for help, so in addition to asking for your help to spread the word!!
Always fight the power and vote!! ✊🏾✊🏼✊🏻
Well we made it just in the nick of time!! The rain held off long enough for us to pass out 100 sack lunches today, amongst other things, to our friends in need in the wonderful city of Vallejo!! That’s right, wonderful!!! As always, it was a beautiful experience, and there was plenty of need, however I was personally blessed to see so many people that I honestly thought were gone, and that’s not always gone in a good way. Though it is bittersweet to still see them struggling, it’s always nice to know that people are at least still alive and kicking, and still hanging in there. For instance, one of our friends had been out of pocket for months, and we were worried about him, just for him to tell me that he’s been busy working at his new job all this time!! Right on!! 👍🏾 All in all, for such a seemingly gloomy day, you couldn’t miss the light that was ever present, and you can interpret that any way you’d like! Today reminded me that what we do really does matter to the ones we help, and that’s enough for me. I won’t be long winded today, because it’s off to work for me. So with that said, have a wonderful rest of your day. Tell the ones you love that you love them before you can’t! Always remember to be kind to others!! Peace, and May God continue to Bless Us All!! ✌See you in the streets next week Vallejo!!
P.S. To date the MLK Humanity Project has served 10,130 sack lunches, homemade meals, hot and cold cereal breakfasts, and family packages throughout the Vallejo area. It is our profound commitment to continue to empower others to empower themselves!! ❤️🖤💚💛
P.S.S. We want to start the new year by acknowledging and thanking everyone who has helped, contributed, supported, and donated to our effort. Your collective contributions are greatly appreciated, and we thank you all tremendously!! We are also working on new website, so we encourage you to visit it and hopefully interact!!
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“SOMETIMES GOD BLESSES OTHERS THROUGH US!!”🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Well it’s been an amazing adventure this past year, and what fitting end to it for our project. On a whim, we took a quick vote Saturday morning before our sack lunch program run, and decided that we would go out with oatmeal breakfasts and hot cocoa today, in addition to blankets and other extras. Now this was a multifaceted decision. First, we wanted to do something just because it would be nice on a cold day! Surprising our friends with a hot breakfast, along with fruit, waters, and most importantly hot cocoa, was a well received gesture by our friends. 😝 In addition to just being an act of kindness, it was also the fulfillment of a project goal. Initially, the idea of the project was to see where this would lead us, and by mid January of this year, we reached a total 1000+ meals, including sack lunches, homemade meals, hot and cold cereal breakfasts, and family packages all served throughout the Vallejo area. Well after that, we decided to see if we could reach 10,000 meals, and if so when? Well it’s my bittersweet honor to say that we reached that goal, and today loaded up with 95 hot oatmeal breakfasts, we surpassed 10,000 meals served, bringing our grand total to 10,030 meals served throughout the Vallejo area. (We lost to oatmeal cups due to damage during transport 😐) We are determined to help those who want to help themselves, and those who no longer can!! Now that we know we can do it, it’s time to look towards 2019!! We will be taking a break to recoup, regroup, and get everything ready for our new program, starting Saturday 1/5/2019!! We have signed up 117 people, and we can’t wait to get it started. We will provide more in depth details, including the name of our program, next year prior to it’s official launch in a post on 1/3/2019!! 👍🏾
Now for a feel good moment. People often wonder what we do, or what’s the point. Well I’ll give you an example of the power of relationship building. Saturday while we were out serving sack lunches, we met a young Native American man at the library, who we will call “Vern”. Well as he accepted our offer of lunch and toiletries, he began to speak with one of our wonderful team members and awesome secretary, Melissa, who also happens to be Native American. Long story short, he found himself not working, and alone, having been abandoned by his partner. Now we will always try to reach out on behalf others , by trying to connect people with resources, we might otherwise not have. So it’s our pleasure to say that, thanks to Melissa taking the mantle on this one, that young man, “Vern”, is on a bus heading back home this very minute! “Thank you, secret Santa!!” 🙏🏾 That’s why it’s important for groups to work together, just ask “Vern”! The day will come when we won’t have to outsource that type of help, but thank God for the groups that can and are doing it right now! So that’s just some of what our organization tries to do, and will continue to whenever possible!! ✊🏾✊🏼✊🏻
Anyway FB FAM, it’s been a wonderful year of service, and we couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of growing better and stronger, all with the goal of “EMPOWERING OTHERS TO EMPOWER THEMSELVES!!” See you all on January 5, 2019 in the streets of Vallejo, but until then we urge you to do the following things. Don’t forget to tell the ones you love that you love them, before you can’t! Always remember to be kind to others!! Know your value!!! Peace, and May God continue to Bless Us All!!✌🏾🙏🏾
P.S. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, MERRY XMAS, & HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! Thank you to everyone who helped us get through 2018!! We look forward to working together in 2019!! See y’all next year!!❤️💚🖤💛
P.S.S. Liking us is lovely, but sharing is caring, so help us spread the word!!! 🤞🏾
“SOMETIMES GOD BLESSES OTHERS THROUGH US!!” 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Always fight the power and vote!! ✊🏾✊🏼✊🏻🇺🇸