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
Billingsley will close off the four game series with Atlanta. How odd that the fourth game is on a Monday and that the game will be played at the regular time of 7:10 ET time. By the time the Dodgers get back it will early Tuesday morning.
Tuesday it will be Matt Kemp’s bobblehead night. with the Colorado Rockies in town.
Is Lorena’s birthday!
Andre Ethier will visit the Union rescue Mission from 11:30 am – 1 pm to serve food and Dodger Dogs to the homeless. Dodger partner Farmer John’s tailgate truck will provide 500 Dodger Dogs for the people that th mission serves on a daily basis. This will be Ethier’s third visit to the mission.
Taking public transportation thru downtown LA, I have noticed the increase in homeless people. I am glad that Andre, the Dodgers and Farmer John are part of this.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and Los Angeles native Warren Moon will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Ryan Theriot will take kids on a back-to-school shopping spree at the Staples store in El Monte from 11:20 am – 100 pm courtesy of the Dodgers Dream Foundation and Staples.
With the Reds in town, Friday is 90’s night. The first 20,000 fans will receive Andre Ethier posters in honor of the 90’s
Friday is the annual Shirts off Their Backs auction. All of the Dodgerss’ game-worn, autographed jerseys from the team’s victory over the Yankees on Saturday, June 26 will be auctioned off on the club level outside of the Vin Scully press box from 5:10 – 8:45 p.m. Goodie baskets made by Dodger wives that include their husband’s favorite things will also be up for bid. I’ve bid on a couple of baskets in the past. Is always very interesting what is included in the baskets. One of the most elaborate baskets was Grady Little that included a ride on his motorcycle. Broxton has included a nice handmade wooden box. Inside the baskets you can find candy, a glove, batting gloves, shirts, movies, certificates, popcorn, spikes, a bat, etc.
The first “Bark in the Park at Dodger Stadium” will take place on Saturday presented by Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Fans that purchase an AYCE (All You Can Eat) ticket in the right field pavillion for $25 per human can bring their dog. I’ve never been to one of these events at other parks but why are the Dogers charging $25 per dog?
Sunday is the usual Viva Los Dodgers Sunday.
God willing, I’ll try to make it to all the games. Go Blue!
photo from the Union Rescue mission.