Vietspices Search

Friday, June 17, 2016

Loaves and Fishes - June 2016

I woke up this morning with a joy filled heart as I thought of one of my favorite motivational and inspirational quotes, "There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them."

What makes my day today is holding a 100 bus passes in my hands. My daughter and I drove to the Regional Transit early this morning to purchase them for the homeless children. Your donation makes it possible and it is precious. Thank you everyone for joining me in making life a little easier for those going through a difficult transitional period.

I would like to take this opportunity to send my gratitude to all the donors, and volunteers who made the last breakfast service a success.

A special thank you to my neighbor Sandy Lombella who recruited her walking group to gather at her kitchen to wrap breakfast burritos; Parm Sandhu who woke up at 5:00 am to cook oatmeal; Sherrie Redfearn Cahoon's father for boiling dozens of eggs; Sophia Rooney who spent half of her day with me grocery shopping, and driving around to drop off the food; all the volunteers who cooked the food, and took time off from work and your busy schedule to come out to serve in the very early of the morning.  What a group effort!

It has been two months since then. A few of my blog readers and friends emailed or texted me to remind me of our next breakfast service. One of those touching emails came from a reader who was concerned about the heat in Sacramento and she wanted to send a check to supply bottled waters to the 300 homeless people. Again, thank you so much for inspiring me and giving me the motivation to do more for those in need.

PLEASE COME and JOIN ME to spread some more good cheers.

Our upcoming breakfast serving is Thursday, June 30th at 7:30 am inside the Friendship Park at Loaves and Fishes.

Help any capacity you can; you can participate in one of three ways or from beginning to end:

1. Food Preparation 
2. Donating food/drinks or money to purchase food/drinks 
3. Serving Breakfast

Food items needed:

1. Turkey/Ham Sandwiches = $110 (donated by c Yen)

2. Hot Oatmeal with raisins = $50 (donated by c Linda)

3. 300 Hard Boiled Eggs = $25 (donated by Ethan)

4. 300 Granola Bars = $50 (donated by Thuy)

5. 300 Cups of Instant Noodle = $78 (donated by Ethan)

6. 300 Bananas = $46 (donated by Kristine)

7. 300 cans V8 juice = $86 (donated by Tonhi)

8. 300 Bottled Waters = $50 (donated by c Duyen)

Please let me know if you need a donation receipt so I can notify Loaves and Fishes. Thank you!

May your days be blessed.

1 comment:

  1. Bless you and everyone involved. I have come close to becoming homeless and not having anywhere to turn to for help. Bus passes help immensely. Bless you for teaching your children about compassion and community.