Shoes & Sandwiches Mobile Outreach Event in Downtown Sac Today |
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Shoes & Sandwiches will be having a Mobile Outreach Event in Downtown Sacramento December 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..
This organization will be distributing donations of sweatshirts, coats & blankets, as well as providing care packages for our homeless community on Christmas Eve.
They have a group of volunteers in place that go out into the community to provide essentials to the homeless population. "We feel that it is necessary to raise awareness about the homeless population, the struggles that are faced in managing them, and the necessity for community assistance to truly affect change with this problem. Awareness is the first step—donations, understanding, and change will follow. We believe that if we all work together and do the best that we can, that we will make a difference."
Shoes and Sandwiches was founded in April of 2011 and has worked to promote awareness of the homeless problem that Sacramento has, as well as provided an outlet for the community to get involved and help on all levels. We accept donations of all types and distribute them at our Outreach Events. We generally serve 300+ people at each outreach event and provide them with a hot meal, clothing, shoes, and other items that we collect through community donations. We give community members the opportunity to get involved throughout the entire process-- collecting, sorting, transporting, assisting at the actual events, and performing at fundraiser shows.
On a bi-monthly basis they put on a Fundraising Show where they invite local comedians and improv troupes to perform. We collect donations of all types at these events and use 100% of ticket sales to purchase food for our Outreach Events.
Recently, Shoes & Sandwiches has opened a boutique thrift store at 1910 P Street in Midtown Sacramento. The Firefly Exchange is different kind of thrift boutique with an eclectic mix of styles and items, including designer clothing and accessories for women, men, and children with many items still having the tags attached. There’s even a little home decor. The incredible thing about The Firefly Exchange is that all proceeds above operating costs go to fund Shoes & Sandwiches outreach events.
The Christmas Eve Elves Outreach Event will start at The Firefly Exchange at 1910 P Street.
Source: Karen Henry, Shoes & Sandwiches
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