Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

I'm so excited to say this is the 5th year we're hosting the Thanksgiving project!!!!

The Thanksgiving Project started in 2011 when a group of people decided to give a special meaning to Thanksgiving. This holiday represents sharing, unity, team work and kindness. Your donations are hand delivered to our families in need for their celebrations. Any extra donations are delivered to LA mission and help our skid row family. 

This could have not been possible without the help of you all and I Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for all your previous contributions. 

Over the years you all have helped put a meal on someone's table, that is what thanksgiving means to me.

For year 5 we are doing a special celebration and expanding our horizons.
If you would like to host a family please let us know. If you of a family in need this holiday season please send us information.

Ideas for donations are listed below and not limited.

Donations Needed
¨       Turkey
¨       Ham  
¨       Chicken (any; Whole, drumsticks, thighs etc.)
¨       Turkey stuffing
¨       Vegetables (all kinds)
¨       Fruit  (all kinds)
¨        Rice 
¨       Beans
¨       Past 
¨       Mashed Potatoes
¨       Gravy
¨       Dinner Rolls
¨       Cases of Water
¨       Beverages
¨       Desserts (ex. Pies, cookies, brownie etc..)
¨       Canned Food
¨       Gift Cards
*All food must be uncooked

Monday, November 9, 2015

Friendship Talk

Friendship talk.

Last September I went through a tough time. Family is the most sacred thing to me, perhaps the only thing that can shake my world. I didn't tell my friends exactly what was wrong. All I stated was something was wrong. Sometimes you only need people to show up and be there, not to fix your problems just to talk about them. We don't only need friends for the fun parts. Without question 2 of my bests showed up at my door with food and vino. When I think back on that time I knew everything was going to be ok and in the end it was. I have a close family even if we annoy each other there's always love. One trouble is all our problem. We're closer than we've ever been before. We set our minds together and we were a great team, we are a great team. Even with all that I couldn't have been back to myself without my friends, those 2 that showed up that night no questions asked. It taught me a lot about friendships and about the friend I want to be. When somebody calls me and tells me they have a problem, I listen. There's no problem too small or too large. The point is to be there, no questions asked. When I ask my friends now " How are you? " I make sure it's not superficial and I actually care to be there if it's not fine. I make sure to answer honestly as well. When you ask your friends about their day make sure you care enough if they're not okay. You have no idea what a difference it makes. ��

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mexicans in Iowa

Dear Brother, 
Thank you for making my parents so proud. We were the only Mexican Americans attending  Orientation day in Iowa. People were looking at us funny for speaking Spanish. It made me speak more Spanish. 
Never Forget you are part of that low percent of Mexican kids that makes it into Medical School. I know I always remind you of how I made you take Spanish instead of French in H.S. But those Spanish classes will come in handy. One day you will help many people. Till then I'm glad you took the pressure from us to become a doctor or a Lawyer. 

With love, your big Sister. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

We Love LA

 Hello May, we have started this Month with a Dodger game, food and Fireworks. 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! 

P.S. There's so many new snacks on the menu! Enjoy :)