As we find ourselves amid a busy holiday season – we are continually touched by the generosity of those in our community. During the Sunday following Thanksgiving, we were able to enhance our holiday meals using the remaining monetary donation from Supervisor Janice Hahn, as part of the County’s holiday grant program. Our staff and over 60 volunteers created quiet a festive holiday presence for nearly 140 guests at our drop-in center on December 1st.
CityHeart arranged for Santa to visit, chat with our guests (especially the children), and give out toys to the children.
The children were thrilled to have their unhurried sessions with our Santa and his helper.
Nurse Anne and her team of volunteer nurses were on-hand to dispense toiletries, check blood pressures and tend to other health concerns.
Guests were grateful to receive supplements, first-aid supplies and advice from our nurses.
During the past two weeks, staff and I worked to help families and individuals with apartment and job searches and continued to provide limited rent assistance and transportation passes.
We appreciate the support and generosity of our donors and encourage you to consider making end-of-the-year contributions to “UCO” by visiting our website www.ucodic.org or sending donations to 241 Cedar Ave, LB 90802. If you would like to offer other resources that may help people who are experiencing homelessness, please feel free to contact me. Your generosity will allow us to continue our efforts to help individuals and families move closer to stability in 2020.
You are always welcome to visit us at our drop-in center on Sundays, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up at http://www.ucodic.net/.
Thank you for your help and support and Happy Holidays to all!