Early this year, I went to to one the monthly pizza projects that Hiccups Payaso puts together to feed the homeless. I have not updated my blog lately, but one of the posts I’ve been meaning to do is this about Hiccups project.
Hiccups Payaso along with all the volunteers _many of them Dodger fans meet at 6th and Gladys once a month. Members of Team Doryan were also there.
Below are some pictures I took that day.
Here is a video
Using public transportation to work, I do get to see a lot of homeless. I do notice the women that are homeless because it must be extra hard on them. There were these two particular women that I used to see at Union Station but I have not seen them lately. I remember some time ago, I went to use the women’s bathroom at Union Station and I found one woman there applying a wet cloth to her face. I could see bruises on her face. Sometimes I see women that probably have just arrived from somewhere, maybe a bus has brought them to Los Angeles. They don’t look homeless with the exception of carrying a lot of stuff but after seen them day in and day out, living on the streets start taking a toll on them
The next Hiccups Payaso pizza project is SUNDAY MAY 25h AT 1130 am 6 st and Gladys ave in downtown LA skid row.
From Hiccups Payaso’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/hiccupsclown?fref=ts
I always wonder what happened to this quiet homeless woman, i only saw her twice the first two times when we started the pizza project.She only whispered “thank you” and smiled gently.i wondered if she had children,or was someones aunt or …perhaps was a teacher.This was when i was just learning. Theres many women like this in skid row,forgotten human beings surviving the mean streets of a forgotten city in out city of angels. join us on Sunday May 25th for our next feed the homeless event,we will be serving 300 homeless friends a decent meal that includes hot pizza,cold bottled water,a banana,a frozen boli,cupcakes,and a new pair of socks,,,in addition honoring mothers day month this may,,we are collecting gently used or new women’s clothing (only blouses,tops,jackets or dresses that can be hanged on racks) we will distribute 100 tickets to all the women that line up this will allow them to shop and choose two garments and two pairs of shoes,,they will also get a large zipper bag were they will each have,other goodies,,basic women needs ,,including a new pair of summer shorts,sun hat,perfume,and roses,,,if you know someone that can add other basic needs let me know,,,,we will need 100 pieces,,,and also our goal is to gather at least 200 women’s clothing and 200 pairs of shoes so they can grab 2 each ,,,,,,,,,if you are planning to volunteer please bring a case or two of water,,they will be a large ice barrel to place them in,,thanks friends ,,,anything counts,,,everyone is welcomed.,,,,1130 am in skid row downtown LA wear blue,,,,,sunday may 25th