Thank you and Merry Christmas!!

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

Dear LOL families and friends,

I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed Happy New Year! May 2019 bring blessings, hope, peace and LOVE!

Once again, my heartfelt gratitude for an awesome 2018 Labor of Love Christmas Feed the Homeless Events!

Here is the summary of our Expenses, donation received-money and in kinds:
Christmas 2018 Donation: $2,305.00
Rollover Money from Easter 2018: $3,343.60
Expenses: $3,115.24 (for the Event on Dec 8, 2018 only-1,130 people served)
Chicken, Apples, Boxes, Ziploc, crackers, chocolates, pastries, chips, dinner rolls, additional water

Total Money: $5,648.60 minus $3,115.24= $2,533.36

Rollover Money from Christmas 2018: $2,533.36

Donation in Kinds:
Reyes CocaCola: Dasani water and PowerAde
In N Out: to go boxes
Carina: Energy Bars
Candy: Chips and Energy Bars
Patti and Sal: Rice Pilaf, Veggies and dinner rolls for the dinner at Winter Shelter in Covina
Eden and Chris: Grilled chicken, dessert (cookies and peanuts) and plates for the dinner at Winter Shelter in Covina

*** Eden, Chris, Patti and Sal donated the Dinner (200 people) for the Winter Shelter, Sacred Heart Church, Covina on Dec 14, 2018***

We served 1,330 people- AWESOME!!!

Thank you for allowing us to continue our mission to feed the hungry. Let us share and spread the blessings and love for the poor. For all new donors and volunteers, WELCOME and THANK YOU. I hope to see you again in our future events and please share your experience to others.

Please continue to pray for our sick friends and families. We will continue to dedicate our events to them.

Kindly share our blog to your families and friends and invite them to join us. The photos of the events had been posted. Everybody was simply beautiful! Love was among us!

Link to our blog: https://laborofloveproject.wordpress.com

2019 EASTER Feed the Homeless Events Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 3pm: Preparation of care bags at our home (809 S. Graybar Ave., West Covina CA 91790)
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7am: Final Preparation and Distribution in Downtown LA

We will be serving for 1,000 people. Ham and Cheese Sandwich, bottled water, fruit, honey buns, energy bars, chips and cookies.

Once again, I pray and urge you to join our 2019 Feed the Homeless-Easter Events. Spread the word that LOL cares!

If you have any ideas or suggestion/s, please share. Remember, SHARING IS CARING!!!! Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you for your generosity. God bless!

Love to all,
Tony and Shirley

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SHORT STORIES ABOUT KINDNESS AT RANDOM

Being involved with Labor of Love Project for many years made me witness even the smallest acts of kindness from people you least expect them from.

I know we’ve heard/read about many stories of selfless acts being posted on youtube, social media, and I am happy to be one of those to share this story about a simple act of kindness from somebody I have never even met.

Carol, a nurse director at my mom’s nursing home and a very good friend of mine, has been a regular donor and volunteer for the L.O.L. PROJECT. Last L.O.L. event, she came from their company party and handed to me a (disposable) cupful of coins and some bills. She said the barista they hired for the party heard about the L.O.L. event and unhesitatingly donated all her tips for the day!!! What a big heart!!!

Thank you Ms. Barista. It never mattered whatever amount you shared, it is the thoughtfulness, kindness of your heart and generosity that count the most! God bless you threefold….

Also would like to thank the very young Britney, a member of 9 Honors Society of Rosemead High School National Honor Society (NHS). She found L.O.L. project through the internet and selflessly gave her time to volunteer.

These are only two of the many wonderful volunteers who showed up to help out. Thank you so so much and God bless your hearts.

Happy Holidays!!

Shirley

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Looking Forward….

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

Let us be reminded to see Jesus in each of the homeless people we serve.

Dear LOL families and friends,

Hi everybody, I am just so overwhelmed by the generosity of so many of you. God is sooo good all the time! He always answers our prayers. We have so much to give our homeless brethren. THANK YOU! Let us celebrate this season with compassion and kindness to the needy. Let us celebrate Jesus Christ!

2018 Christmas Feed the Homeless Events Schedule of Events:

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:30pm: Preparation of care bags at this address: 809 S. Gaybar Ave., West Covina CA 91790
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 7am: Final Preparation and Distribution in Downtown LA
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:30pm: Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina. (Address: 344 Workman St, Covina, CA 91723)-This dinner is sponsored by Chris and Eden Ronggavilla, THANK YOU!

Our harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few! We still need volunteers to help us on Friday, Dec 7 and Saturday, Dec 8. We need more drivers for Dec 8 URGENTLY. Please invite your families and friends to serve the poor.

We have enough volunteers for next week, Dec 14 at Sacred Heart Church.

Once again, Reyes Coca Cola is joining us feed the homeless!!! They have donated 600 bottles of Dasani water and 360 bottles (32oz) PowerAde! As of today, we have collected $1,080.00. For those who sent their donations, money and in kind, THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

I was contacted by volunteers who googled us via internet and our blog. They are excited to join our events! Welcome and we look forward to meeting you. Please check out our blog and share to your families and friends. Here is the link to our blog: https://laborofloveproject.wordpress.com

We will be serving for a total of 1,180 people and these are our menus for these events:

***Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (180 people): Grilled Chicken with rice pilaf and vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee and tea

***Downtown LA (1000): fried chicken, potato wedges, bottled water/PowerAde, apple, honey buns, energy bars, chips and crackers, chocolates and toiletries.

Our roll-over funds from Easter was $3,343.60. As always, thank you Linda and Patti for planning and budgeting the meals that we lovingly prepare.

In order for us to have the resources and ability to continue with our mission for both Easter and Christmas, your participation is greatly appreciated. Please contact me if you wish to participate in any way with our mission.

Here is my contact information:
Shirley Mirador
809 S. Gaybar Ave
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel # 626-384-1816
Email: miradorshirley@gmail.com

Once again, I pray and urge you to join our 2018 Feed the Homeless Christmas Events. Spread the word that LOL cares! Please forward this email to your families and friends who would be interested in feeding the homeless this Christmas season.

If you have any ideas or suggestion/s, please share. Remember, SHARING IS CARING!

Thank you. MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.

God bless,
Tony and Shirley

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9 DAYS TO GO!!

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

Let us be reminded to see Jesus in each of the homeless people we serve.

Hi everybody, we are only 9 days away from our events. We need more volunteers, especially drivers for Dec 8 URGENTLY. Please invite your families and friends to serve the poor. Please let me know if you are volunteering for the Dec 7, 8 or 14 events. For those who sent their donations, money and in kind, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

As of yesterday, we have raised $905.00.

We look forward to seeing you. Serving the Lord through our less fortunate brethren is an awesome experience, please encourage your families and friends to join us.

Please check out our blog and share to your families and friends. Here is the link to our blog: https://laborofloveproject.wordpress.com

2018 Christmas Feed the Homeless Events Schedule of Events:

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:30pm: Preparation of care bags this address:
                                                                  809 S. Gaybar Ave., West Covina CA 91790)
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 7am: Final Preparation and Distribution in Downtown LA
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:00pm: Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina.
344 Workman St, Covina, CA 91723

We will be serving for a total of 1,180 people and these are our menus for these events:

***Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (180 people): Rotisserie Chicken with rice pilaf and vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee and tea
***Downtown LA (1000): fried chicken, potato wedges, bottled water, fruit, honey buns, energy bars, chips and cookies.

Our roll-over funds from Easter was $3,343.60. As always, thank you Linda and Patti for planning and budgeting the meals that we lovingly prepare.

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.

For those who want to donate in kinds, here is the list of items that you can donate. Please deliver to my home next week (December 2-6). Please call me before delivering as I might be out of the house.

Toiletries
1000 bottles of water
1000 energy bars
1000 chips
1000 apples
1000 cookies
1000 pastries/honey buns
200 plates; 200 dessert plates; 200 forks; 200 knifes; napkins
200 cups for the coffee and water

Here is my contact information:
Shirley Mirador
809 S. Gaybar Ave
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel # 626-252-8044/ 626-384-1816
Email: miradorshirley@gmail.com

Once again, I pray and urge you to join our 2018 Feed the Homeless Christmas Events. Spread the word that LOL cares! Please forward this email to your families and friends who would be interested in feeding the homeless this Christmas season.

If you have any ideas or suggestion/s, please share. Remember, SHARING IS CARING!!!! Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you for your generosity.

God bless,

Tony and Shirley

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – 2018 FEED THE HOMELESS

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

Let us be reminded to see Jesus in each of the homeless people we serve.

Dear LOL families and friends,

Hi everybody, we are only 3 weeks away from our events. We need more volunteers, specially drivers for Dec 8 URGENTLY. Please invite your families and friends to serve the poor. Please let me know if you are volunteering for the Dec 7, 8 or 14 events. For those who sent their donations, money and in kind, THANK YOU!

We look forward to seeing you. Serving the Lord through our less fortunate brethren is an awesome experience, please encourage your families and friends to join us.

Please share this blog to your families and friends. Here is the link to our blog: https://laborofloveproject.wordpress.com

2018 Christmas Feed the Homeless Events Schedule of Events:

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:30pm: Preparation of care bags at this address: 809 S.                                                                                Gaybar Ave., West Covina CA 91790
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 7am: Final Preparation and Distribution in Downtown LA

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:00pm: Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina.                                                                         344 Workman St, Covina, CA 91723

We will be serving for a total of 1,180 people and these are our menus for these events:

***Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (180 people): Rotisserie Chicken with rice pilaf and vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee and tea

***Downtown LA (1000): fried chicken, potato wedges, bottled water, fruit, honey buns, energy bars, chips and cookies.

Our roll-over funds from Easter was $3,343.60. As always, thank you Linda and Patti for planning and budgeting the meals that we lovingly prepare.

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.

For those who want to donate in kinds, here is the list of items that you can donate 2 weeks before the events. Kindly deliver to my home address.

Toiletries
1000 bottles of water
1000 energy bars
1000 chips
1000 apples
1000 cookies
1000 pastries/honey buns
200 plates; 200 dessert plates; 200 forks; 200 knifes; napkins
200 cups for the coffee and water

Here is my contact information:
Shirley Mirador
809 S. Gaybar Ave
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel # 626-252-8044/ 626-384-1816

Email: miradorshirley@gmail.com

Once again, I pray and urge you to join our 2018 Feed the Homeless Christmas Events. Spread the word that LOL cares! Please forward this email to your families and friends who would be interested in feeding the homeless this Christmas season.

If you have any ideas or suggestion/s, please share. Remember, SHARING IS CARING!!!! Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you for your generosity.

God bless,

Tony and Shirley

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CHRISTMAS 2018 FEED THE HOMELESS

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

Dear LOL families and friends,

I hope you had a good summer and are all doing well. It’s time for our Christmas Feed the Homeless events again! First and foremost, thank you dear families and friends of LOL for your generosity and kindness. Tony and I are so ever grateful for your continuing support of our mission to serve the poor. Here we are once again asking you to join us in our mission to serve the poor.

Last October 9, 2018, Tony, me and our friends were in Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain, while taking photos outside the Cathedral, I came across this sculpture, Homeless Jesus. If you look at it, it really looked so real—a sleeping homeless person like most of the sleeping homeless that I have seen, until Tony told me that it was a sculpture! That was the closest representation of our homeless brethren.

Let us be reminded to see Jesus in each of the homeless people we serve.

Please invite your families and friends to join us in celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ by serving the hungry. We look forward to seeing you. Serving the Lord through our less fortunate brethren is an awesome experience, please encourage your families and friends to participate by sharing this blog to them. 

2018 Christmas Feed the Homeless Events Schedule of Events:

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:30pm: Preparation of care bags at this address: 809 S. Gaybar Ave., West Covina CA 91790

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 7am: Final Preparation and Distribution in Downtown LA

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:00pm: Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina. 344 Workman St, Covina, CA 91723

We will be serving for a total of 1,180 people and these are our menus for these events:

***Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (180 people): Rotisserie Chicken with rice pilaf and vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee and tea

***Downtown LA (1000): fried chicken, potato wedges, bottled water, fruit, honey buns, energy bars, chips and cookies.

Our roll-over funds from Easter was $3,343.60. As always, thank you Linda and Patti for planning and budgeting the meals that we lovingly prepare.

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.

For those who want to donate in kinds, here is the list of items that you can donate 2 weeks before the events. Kindly deliver to my home address.

Toiletries
1000 bottles of water
1000 energy bars
1000 chips
1000 apples
1000 cookies
1000 pastries/honey buns
200 plates; 200 dessert plates; 200 forks; 200 knifes; napkins
200 cups for the coffee and water

Here is my contact information:

Shirley Mirador
809 S. Gaybar Ave
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel # 626-252-8044/ 626-384-1816

Email: miradorshirley@gmail.com

Once again, I pray and urge you to join our 2018 Feed the Homeless Christmas Events. Spread the word that LOL cares! Please forward this email to your families and friends who would be interested in feeding the homeless this Christmas season.

If you have any ideas or suggestion/s, please share. Remember, SHARING IS CARING!!!! Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you for your generosity.

God bless,
Tony and Shirley

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CHRIST IS RISEN!!

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

Dear LOL families and friends,

Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Blessed Easter to all!!!

We had a very successful 2018 Easter event. We have served the Risen Christ for Easter by feeding the Hungry. We delivered 1,050 lunch bags to our brothers and sisters in Downtown LA, Baptist Homeless Shelter in Buena Park, West Covina and Pomona.

Our 2018 Easter Event collection was $1,630.00. We received bottled drinks from Reyes Coke Cola, cookies, energy bars and chips from LOL donors.

As always, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your generosity and love for the poor! My Easter message to all, please let us continue our mission to serve Christ through our less fortunate brethren. Be reminded that whatever we do for the poor, we do it for HIM!!! Our care and love for the poor unites us with Christ.

2017 Christmas Rollover money ($3,343.60) plus 2018 Easter Collection ($1,630.00) is $4,973.60.

Our total expenses for this event is $1,781.71.

Balance is $3,191.89—>this is now our rollover money for 2018 Christmas Event.

Great gratitude and appreciations for allowing us to continue our mission to feed the hungry and spread the good news. Let us share and spread the blessings and love to the poor. For all new donors and volunteers, WELCOME and THANK YOU. I hope to see you again in our future events and please share your experience to others.

Please continue to pray for our sick friends and families. We will continue to dedicate our events to them. Let us also pray for JaKyshia Blandon, who joined us last 2017 Christmas Event in Downtown, LA. One of her lasting act of love was feeding the hungry. She has joined our Creator last February 2018.

Kindly share our blog to your families and friends and invite them to join us. The pictures of the events had been posted. Everyone was beautiful! Love was among us!

2018 Christmas Feed the Homeless Events Schedule of Events:

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 3pm: Preparation of care bags at  809 S. Graybar Ave., West Covina CA 91790
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 7am: Final Preparation and Distribution in Downtown LA, Pomona
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:30pm: Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina (to be confirmed). 344 Workman St, Covina, CA 91723

Take care, God bless and have a wonderful Easter!

Love to you all,

Tony and Shirley

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ARE YOU READY TO SERVE?

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

Hello families and friends!

ARE YOU READY TO SERVE???? Our LOL events are here- Friday (March 23) and Saturday (March 24). Tony and I are so excited to see you very soon. To all (old and new) donors and volunteers, THANK YOU! We are still in need of more volunteers! I urgently need drivers to deliver our care bags. The poor needs you, please volunteer to deliver the Good News and the food.

Love if not shared is not love at all. Please share your Love for Christ through our poor brethren.

Please sign up for the preparation and distribution of our event. For those who want to donate, please send your check to my address below. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Shirley Mirador
809 South Gaybar Ave.
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel #: 626-384-1816

Please invite your families and friends to join us in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ by serving the hungry. We look forward to seeing you. Serving the Lord through our less fortunate brethren is awesome experience, please encourage your families and friends to participate.

Once again we are dedicating our events to our volunteers and their family who are sick and are not able to join. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We are also asking your prayers for Rodell (son of Delia and Rudy) who is about to take his medical board examination. At LOL, we are all family! We care for everyone.

I have received $550.00 donation, 3 boxes of Cheez It, 1 box of energy bars, 500 chips and Coke is donating Vitamin Water and Fanta. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

The rollover money from the 2017 Christmas events was $3,343.60. We are going to feed 1000 people for the 2018 Easter Feed the Homeless Event.

Here is the schedule of our 2018 Easter event:

Friday, March 23, 2018 after 2:30pm– at 809 South Gaybar Ave. West Covina for preparation of 1,000 care packages
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:00am-distribution at Downtown, LA

Here is the list of what we are going to prepare for our Easter care bag:
Ham and cheese bolillo sandwich
Pastry
Water
Chips
Fruit
Energy Bars
Cookies

Please share our blog to your families and friends. Kindly invite them to join us in serving the poor this Easter.

Thank you, take care and God bless.

Love to you all,
Tony and Shirley

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Volunteer Drivers Needed!

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

Hello families and friends!

We are just a few days away! For those who volunteered to donate and serve, THANK YOU! We need more donors and volunteers! I urgently need drivers to deliver our care bags. The poor needs you, please volunteer to deliver the good news and food.

Love if not shared is not love at all. Please share your Love for Christ through our poor brethren.

Please sign up for the preparation and distribution of our event. For those who want to donate, please send your check to my address below. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Shirley Mirador
809 South Gaybar Ave.
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel #: 626-384-1816.

Please invite your families and friends to join us in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ by serving the hungry. We look forward to seeing you. Serving the Lord through our less fortunate brethren is awesome experience, please encourage your children and grandchildren to participate.

I have received $425.00 monetary donation, 3 boxes of Cheez It and 1 box of energy bars. Thank you for your generosity!

The rollover money from the 2017 Christmas events was $3,343.60. We are going to feed 1000 people for the 2018 Easter Feed the Homeless Event.

Here is the schedule of our 2018 Easter event:

Friday, March 23, 2018 after 2:30pm-at 809 So. Gaybar Avenue, West Covina for preparation of 1,000 care packages
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:00am-distribution at Downtown, LA

Here is the list of what we are going to prepare for our Easter care bag:

Ham and cheese bolillo sandwich
Pastry
Water-Laurie and Daniel are working to get donation from Reyes Coca-Cola
Chips
Fruit
Energy Bars
Cookies

There are a number of our members who are sick and unable to join us, please let us include them in our thoughts and prayers.

Thank you, take care and God bless.

Love to you all,

Tony and Shirley

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EASTER 2018 SCHEDULE

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

Good morning to all,

Our events are just 3 weeks away! For those who volunteered to donate and serve, THANK YOU! We need more donors and volunteers!

Love if not shared is not love at all. Please share your Love for Christ through our poor brethren.

Please sign up for the preparation and distribution of our event. For those who want to donate, please send your check to my address below. Please contact me if you have any question.

Shirley Mirador
809 South Gaybar Ave.
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel #: 626-384-1816.

Please invite your families and friends to join us in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ by serving the hungry. We look forward to seeing you. Serving the Lord through our less fortunate brethren is awesome experience, please encourage your children and grandchildren to participate.

I have received $200.00 donation last week. Thank you Gail!

The rollover money from the 2017 Christmas events was $3,343.60. We are going to feed 1000 people for the 2018 Easter Feed the Homeless Event.

Here is the schedule of our 2018 Easter event:

Friday, March 23, 2018 after 2:30pm – at 809 South Gaybar Ave. West Covina for preparation of 1,000 care packages
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:00am-distribution at Downtown, LA

Here is the list of what we are going to prepare for our Easter care bag:
Ham and cheese bolillo sandwich
Pastry
Water
Chips
Fruit
Energy Bars
Cookies

Please check out our blog and share to your families and friends. Kindly invite them to join us in serving the poor this Easter.

Thank you, take care and God bless!

Love to you all,
Tony and Shirley

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