UPDATE ON CHRISTMAS FEED THE HOMELESS

Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words. St Ignatius Loyola

Hello LOL families and friends!!!!

Good morning! I hope all is well with everyone. We are just 5 weeks away to our 2 main events. Wow, how time flies so fast. Didn’t we just do our Easter event?

As we get closer to the busy festivities of Thanksgiving and Advent Season, let us look back and reflect on all the blessings that we have received. Last Oct 14, Tony, Eden, Chris, Beth, Rante and I had the greatest blessings and pleasure of seeing Pope Francis so close (he was just about 6 feet in front of us!). Seeing him and feeling his presence reminded me of his most constant and important message….love and care of the poor. His message is simply echoing Christ’s message to all of us. Let us listen and take heed of the message. Please make it happen!!!

I urge you all to express our gratitude and share the blessings to our least fortunate brethren. We have the moral and spiritual obligation to care for the poor. This is our birthday and Christmas gift to the Infant Jesus!

“For all that has been, THANKS. For all that shall be, YES!!!”
~Dag Hammarskjold

YES, we will serve the poor!!! Yes, we will give our love!!! YES, to GOD….. Amen.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all and meeting new friends. Thank God for this opportunity to continue our mission together in serving the less fortunate brethren. Congratulations and more power to us for keeping our mission stronger than ever. We continue to grow and provide one decent meal twice a year because of your generosity and kindness. What a blessing to all!!! To our new friends, thank you for your support and we hope and pray that you will continue to stay with us.

Here is the schedule of events for this year: please save the dates in your calendar. We need you!!!

Friday, Dec 4, 2015 at 3pm: Preparation of care bags (email us through the contact form for venue details)

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 at 7am: Final Preparation and Distribution in Downtown LA

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 6:00pm: St Christopher Church (629 S Glendora Ave., West Covina, CA 91790)

We will be serving 1000 homeless for this event!!! That is 200 people more than last Easter.
St Christopher (150): Meatball with Noodles; Steam Veggie/corn and cake for dessert.
Downtown LA (850): fried chicken, potato wedges, bottled water, fruit, honey buns, energy bars, chips and cookies.

Our funds from Easter is being handled by Linda and Patti and as always, they are doing a great job of budgeting our expenses. Thank you ladies!!! In order for us to have the resources and ability to continue with our mission for both Easter and Christmas, your participation is greatly desired. Please contact me if you wish to participate in any way with our mission. As of today, I have already received cash from 4 donors. 850 cookies were donated by Robert and Sam. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generosity.

Here are the items we need for these 2 events:

850 bottles of water
850 apples
850 chips
850 honey buns
1700 fried chicken
1700 potato wedges
850 energy bars
850 chocolates
150 cupcakes for the dinner at St Christopher (please bake for the homeless!)
VOLUNTEERS to help us prepare, distribute and serve

Here is my contact information: Shirley Mirador
Email: miradorshirley@gmail.com or use our contact form on the Contact Us page of this website, for inquiries regarding venue, volunteering and how you can make your donations

I am forever inspired to go on doing this because there are so many of you willing to partake in this great mission. Thank you for your generosity and love for the poor.

Once again, I pray and urge you to join-in our Christmas Events. Please forward this email to your friends and family who would be interested in feeding the homeless this Christmas. Let us celebrate His birth through our homeless brethren. Let us continue to show our kindness to the poor.

If you have any ideas or suggestion/s, please share. Remember, SHARING IS CARING!!!! Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you always and take care. Best regards from Tony and Kiko.

God bless and love to all,
Shirley

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