Monday, July 20, 2009
Extra items included new socks, underwear, toothbrushes, combs, and snacks.
Lunch Bunch would like to thank Valerie, Vanessa, Estela G., Rod, Estela H., Ally, Sven, Diana, Jen, Chet, Nicholas, Tiffany, PrintsAhoy, Allison, Mathew, Penelope, Scott, Mary and Mere's lovely mother for all their support and contributions in the past couple weeks and for making lunch bunch bags extra special today. We were able to include bonus items in the bags (things that people asked us for last week) like new socks and underwear and toothbrushes and extra food items. We had 49 Bags today and spent and extra $30 on new socks from the 99 cent store. Each bag cost about $2.27 this time.
We got a new slicer from Mere's mom!
Since it's been so hot outside lately, we decided to get a cooler and put the water bottles in ice in the car so we can pass out cold water. This was a little extra work while handing the bags out but I like that we were able to fit extra items in the bags instead of the water.
There was some special people that we have been visiting regularly each week and we made customized bags for them. The nice lady in the blanket-fort community was so excited to see the toothbrush kit in her bag. Last week when we dropped off the two large bags of clothing to her community, she started crying. It seemed like no one had been nice to them in a long time and we want to do something special for them each week.
Ara took over my spot after I had a little accident with the new slicer.
This is how we do it.
Ara helped us out again this week in the car and he filmed some video footage of the streets. I will post that in the next couple days, once I'm finished editing it. We are also putting together a list of things our supporters can do to help Lunch Bunch and their community.
Most of the streets we drive down are covered in trash because there aren't enough bins in the area for people to throw their trash away properly.
Case in point.
In the meantime, all proceeds from the items in my Etsy shop will be donated to Lunch Bunch. You can purchase them here.
Postcard Set - $15 + sh
Limited Edition Print - $50 + sh
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