We are blessed to say that our first mission was an experience that everyone involved will forever remember. Our participants (who we like to call CARE GIVERS) came from near and far to serve as beacons of hope to 100+ homeless individuals in need.
Each package included deodorant, shampoo, lotion, toothbrush, Q-tips, combs, band-aids, a notepad, mints, a fruit and a nutrition bar. Our Care Givers split into 5 groups to deliver the parcels and returned with humbled hearts, tears and remarkable stories.
Care Givers from Pennsylvania Tanira, Shanee and Catherine, met a man who needed a hard hat and steel toe boots in order to start a construction job. As the conversation progressed they learned that he had two daughters who stayed at a shelter in Philadelphia while he begged for money in hopes of saving enough for a pair of boots. Moved by his story and determined to help in anyway that they can, these young ladies walked to DSW and bought a pair of boots- talk about paying it forward!
Another Care Giver, Dorine, brought her mother and sister along for the experience. After the delivery she came back and told the group that she met a homeless man named Perry who denied the care package. Not because he didn’t want it, but because he felt there were other homeless individuals who would need it more than he does. This shows that someone who doesn’t even have as much is willing give up an opportunity to receive, just to give to someone else.
Thank you everyone who came out, supported, donated and spread the word via social media. Without you we would not be able to bring this dream and idea to fruition. Thank you for caring!
Check out some photos below and be sure to check back for our recap video!
FUCKING BLESS THIS SIGNAL BOOST REBLOG NOW! THIS IS SO NECESSARY
you can find this on my tagged/wizardmickeyls for future reference.. this is so damn important.
as someone who works a safety team at events I can promise you this is accurate and incredibly useful! Honesty is truly the best policy with this stuff when things go south
I’ve always known this and super glad someone put this into a simple but informative post. Reblog reblog reblog
There’s an electro festival close to where I work and every year, we admit a few dozen overdoses. Knowing what we’re up against makes it so much easier for us to take care of you. We’re not here to judge, we’re here to help. We realize you didn’t intend to overdose, you just got unlucky.
To all my fellow defqon attendees, be careful on saturdayyyy!