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Santa Love in Downtown Santa Cruz

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Date:
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Time:
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Brent
Location Details:
Pacific Ave at Soquel (New Leaf), Santa Cruz, CA

Several Santas will be downtown offering loving Santa hugs, hot cocoa and cookies and warm clothing to passersby. He will offer love to everyone but especially those who seem to need it the most. He will be profiling people seeking just those Santa Love-needy folks and then doling out the love. There will be several elves ladling cocoa and offering cookies, wool mittens and warm clothing.

The dichotomy is that it is illegal to sleep outside (tickets are plentiful) and rangers trash homeless' belongings when camps in wooded areas are discovered. The excessive amount of tickets written to homeless folks downtown sends the message that they are not welcome. Santa Love would like to send the message that they are welcome and loved.

We welcome you to join us at Santa Love. Please bring warm clothes, wool mittens, warm socks, lots of cookies and most of all, your Santa Love.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Dec 17, 2009 9:11PM
§oops, I left out a passage
by Santa Love
Somehow I left out this passage when posting to Indymedia, but I have it right on Facebook. Oops, my bad. Without the first sentence the second sentence makes no sense.

"I made a visit to Santa Cruz's Homeless Resource Center and found that showers and laundry services are easily obtained shifting the focus of this event. The dichotomy is that it is illegal to sleep outside (tickets are plentiful) and rangers trash homeless' belongings when camps in wooded areas are discovered."
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It's too obvious
Tue, Dec 22, 2009 4:09PM
Robert Norse
Sun, Dec 20, 2009 11:28PM
It's too obvious
Sun, Dec 20, 2009 11:23AM
Robert Norse
Sat, Dec 19, 2009 4:12PM
its not a diatribe
Sat, Dec 19, 2009 11:25AM
Becky Johnson
Sat, Dec 19, 2009 10:35AM
When they respect the camps`
Sat, Dec 19, 2009 7:24AM
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