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Humanity for Homeless Food Program and Festivities
Date Monday December 18
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
In front of New Leaf Market Monday the 18th between 6:00 and 8:00pm or longer.
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorTim Rumford
Emailguitarandpen [at] hotmail.com
Phone
Monday the 18th festivities – come join the fun!

Monday the 18th Humanity for Homeless will be putting on our largest meal of the year.

From local donations, we will serve ham, mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, apple pie, rolls, hot apple cider and homemade bread. Musicians are welcome as this will be a festive atmosphere. Children and adults are welcome and some will be serving. We ask anyone who wants to help or just join us to come on down - 6pm. in front of New Leaf Market on Pacific Ave.

So far, we have 100 pairs of new socks to give out and 28 blankets. Please consider collecting socks, blankets, and sleeping bags from your neighbors as many are doing now. I will pick up any donations in Santa Cruz County or you can bring any food or clothes or other donations to the event. We will serve in front of New Leaf market as every Monday at 6:00pm, or when the Kiosk closes.

I would like to thank KPIG, Debbie Lewis from Miss Jessie Mays, Debbie Dixon, Judy and Dan Atwell. Memebers of Safe, Robert Norse and all of HUFF , The Human Rights Organization and everyone who has just came by and dropped off food over the last 30 weeks. Many more people will be added to this list as I go and pick up even more donations today.

Humanity for Homeless works without permits. We bring the food and clothing directly to the homeless. We feel it is our Constitutional Right to serve food to anyone on public property. We have had success due to the many activists jailed for feeding the homeless in the 80's. We are ever grateful for their activism and willingness to go to jail for something they felt strongly about. They are the true heroes. In Santa Cruz, when an activist was jailed for feeding it brought international attention. Until the recent harassment of Potters Hand, the city has ignored or allowed feeding of the homeless. We fear this may change as we have noticed a rise in the draconian measures this and other areas of our County are taking against the homeless, even as Christmas looms and the cold closes in.

We hope Potters Hand is restored. This program has given hope to veterans for years. What has been done to Potters Hand is a shame and the residents of this City need to stand up and demand Potters Hand be returned to the Vets Hall.

We accept donations gratefully from people who are concerned in the community. We do not accept any federal grants, or money that comes with rules or stipulations – like permits. I have seen the effect this has on other organizations. The Armory does not allow medical marijuana patients, pushing them out into the cold, because they accept federal faith based grants. We are a non-religious organization. We ask for nothing from the people we feed except to keep the area clean and be respectful to those around them. We do not turn away any human being unless they are acting violent or dangerous. This has yet to happen in our 30 + weeks of service.

Humanity for Homeless is dedicated to ending the Sleeping Ban here in Santa Cruz and reclaiming public space for the use of all. We believe we can have a Downtown for everyone without using the measures the City Council has taken to push the homeless out of sight.

Please join us on Monday the 18th, bring food, musical instruments or just come on down and join us. Everyone is welcome.
Let us bring back humanity! Tim Rumford guitarandpen [at] hotmail.com

If you are interested in serving, bringing more food or have any questions you can e-mail me at guitarandpen [at] hotmail.com.

Peace Out
Tim Rumford
http://www.humanityforhomeless.blogspot.com
Added to the calendar on Saturday Dec 9th, 2006 1:12 PM
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