***Today was a very important day for the project for so many different reasons. Blessed with beautiful weather, we went out to share a message of hope, and the possibility of positive change. Personally, this weekend is of significant importance, because Monday will mark the 2 year anniversary of my abstinence from alcohol. Since I made that decision, my life has changed for the better, and I want our friends to realize that it’s never too late to change. To further push the narrative, I wrote a letter to our friends expressing our genuine concern for their well being and self improvement. To say the least, the message was well received.
***In addition to our message, we were on a mission to get people signed up for the second stage of our MLKHP FAMILY & FRIENDS PROGRAM. It too turned out to be successful venture, as we resigned almost 50 people to receive their membership cards. We are very excited about entering a phase of creating personal files for our friends, in an effort to help keep track of their particular needs. Doing so will help us to better help them to help themselves.
As an organization, we have grown and we are trying to do do in a responsible manner. We have recently partnered with a wonderful company called Bombas Socks! They will be providing us with enough socks on an annual basis, that we will be able to initiate a very ambitious sock exchange program. The main goal of which us to continue to pay it forward. (Details to come in the very near future.)
*** With regards to today, as previously stated, we went out to share a message of hope through self reflection and positive change. The conversations were amazing. However, we were touched by a young boy, who was as bright as he was polite! It was hard to know that he was in his situation, and it was hard to see his parents struggling. However, through it all, he was genuinely happy. He really took a liking to my wife, as she spent time with him talking with him, and eventually surprising him with pair of “funky fresh” sunglasses. Not my words by the way. Anyway, I personally had 4 conversations with individuals who were contemplating going home to their families, and for some to their children. It was hard to hear some of the stories without being sad and somewhat disappointed, however the fact that going back to family was an option, told me that they were getting tired of their present situations. You might be surprised at how many people can go home or stay with family, provided they get clean and sober. That’s definitely easier said than done, believe I know from personal experience. I also know that it’s doable, also from personal experience. I wish them all the best, and we will be here to do whatever we can to assist them in their efforts to make the necessary moves to get back to a support system that is firmly rooted in the strength that a living family can offer. ❤️🖤💚💛
***All in all, today was a resounding success, and we look forward to further growing the project, and even more so, the many programs and partnerships we have formed! With that said, please 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!! ✌🏾🙏🏾
P.S. To date the MLK Humanity Project has served 11,533 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!
We also want to thank all of our donors, partners, team members, and volunteers. We are a community organization, and we rely on the community to thrive. We always say,” LIKING US IS LOVELY, BUT SHARING IS CARING, SO PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!!” 🤗🤞🏾
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