Thursday, September 21, 2006

How can you Make a Difference??

Sponsor a week's worth of foodbags!
Currently, B.A.S.I.C. hands out about 100 or so foodbags each week to people who need them in Orlando. These foodbags contain a can drink, vienna sausages, a sleeve of saltine crackers, and a little debbie snack, not much, but it something that they can eat right away, or save and eat the next day at work. Most of the homeless people I know work at least one day (%80 last time I took a survey) a week, and most of them do so to try and get a hotel room for at least a night. Shopping at Wal-Mart and sam's club (generally the best prices), we can get the things for the foodbags for about a buck a bag, depending what's on sale, or available. We usually wind up making 120 bags a week, and spending about $125-$130 on the material. That can add up pretty quickly! You can help out though with a donation to B.A.S.I.C., you'll get a thank you letter, and oval bumper sticker that says "Urban Outdoors". Just make a check out to :

Southeast Christian Church and put "For BASIC Orlando" on the Memo Line.

You can mail the check to
"B.A.S.I.C. Orlando, C/O Southeast Christian Church"
2413 S. Goldenrod Rd.
Orlando, FL. 32822

Thanks for considering a donation!
Remember there's a free sticker in it for you!

-Your Positive Activist

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