November News: A Month of Thanks
Join us in a recap of this month's events, in which we give thanks back to our community in a number of ways!
From our Turkey and Chicken Giveaway with Council member Alexa Avilés on November 16 and Community Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway with UnitedHealthcare on November 22, we joyfully distributed free and healthy meals for families to enjoy together, spreading warmth and smiles to our wonderful community.
Turkey and Chicken Giveaway with Council member Alexa Avilés - November 16
Community Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway with UnitedHealthcare - November 22
We also hosted a Family Arts and Crafts on November 19 with families in our neighborhood, creating different I'm Thankful For... Trees and turkey hats and cards to share what we're most thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Family Arts and Crafts - November 19
Blooming Hope: The Daffodil Project Honors 9/11 Victims
The community's participation in The Daffodil Project, a symbolic and impactful initiative, serves as a heartfelt tribute to the victims of September 11, fostering unity, hope, and resilience through the planting of daffodil bulbs as a living memorial.
Mental Health Conversation
On November 8th, we held a mental health conversation, led by mental health education specialist Echo Song. This conversation helped us understand the importance of mental health and relieved stress and strong bonds with families and friends.
Bystander Intervention Training
In our diverse society, we addressed the issue of discrimination. Community members attended a special lecture that delved deep into the root causes of discrimination and the actions we could take to stop it. Professional speakers shared their insights and practical experiences, helping us better understand and respond to discrimination.
Combatting Electronic Benefit Theft
In our community, there has been a concerning rise in instances of families experiencing electronic theft of benefits, particularly those associated with programs like SNAP. Over the past few weeks, we have provided assistance to no fewer than 60 individuals grappling with the unauthorized compromise of their benefit resources.
Adult Art Class
Every Friday, members of the community join us for our free art class- an opportunity for parents to express their creativity and find a new hobby.
Inform community members about the benefits they are eligible for and help them apply.
Fine Arts Training Course
Help set up tables, chairs, and drawing supplies and assist the teacher in teaching students how to draw.
Tutor and read along with children from grades K-5 to complete homework and improve children's reading and math skills.
Make sure you check out our website for weekly opportunities, such as Park Cleanup or Street Cleanup.
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