Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Cocktails and School Supplies

If you live in the Los Angeles Area, a friend of ours, Meg Martin, is hosting a night of drinking and pool Friday, August 4th at Hollywood Billiards (5750 Hollywood Blvd.) at 7:30 PM, to raise money and collect school supplies for a school Covenant House is opening in Tijuana. Covenant House is a shelter that houses 18-24 year old homeless and runaway youth. In mid-August Meg will be one of the people taking a group of youth from Covenant House to Tijuana to open a school which will serve one of the poorest communities in the city.

Here are some of the things that the school needs need:
  • Any school supplies - pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, sharpeners, etc.
  • Backpacks - especially for children 8-12
  • Shoes and socks - in any childrens size
  • Clothing - in any childrens size
You can bring the school supplies to the party, or contact Meg at (818) 298-4779, or megmartin AT mac.com and she will arrange to pick them up. Bring as many people as you like, the place is huge. Valet parking is $5 and street parking is possible, with a little patience.

If you can't come, but would like to make a donation, please send a check (before August 14th) to:

Sr. Margaret Farrell/Covenant House
Covenant House California
1325 N. Western Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027

Be sure to write, "Tijuana School Supplies" in the memo field, and make the check out to "Sister Margaret Farrell" (this earmarks the check for the Tijuana trip).

Send me pix if you go. I have some friends visiting from out of town that weekend, but I'd love to be there.

Photo credit:
Caleb, Caleb, Caleb by Crystl

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