LEOS APRIL OUTREACH– “TURN AWAY” TRAVELPACKS (THROUGH APRIL 2012)
Leo Marisa Gomez (12th) has been doing community service at homeless shelters and food kitchens in Santa Fe with her mother all year. She is spearheading the Leo club’s April outreach project with her idea for “turn-away” packs for distribution at shelters that are unable to provide services/shelter when they reach capacity and/or run out of supplies.
The Leos begin their drive on April 1 for donations of gently-used backpacks, boxes of Ziploc bags (all sizes), non-perishable foods and supplies for homeless people who are turned away from shelters and may find themselves unable to access services for a couple of days. Specifically, the club is asking for donations of non-perishable foods, first aid/hygiene supplies, and outdoor supplies.
Leos will sort, package and distribute these Travelpacks to one or more shelters at the end of April. Donations can be dropped off at Desert Academy for the Desert Leos. Financial support in any amount is also welcome for the purchase of supplies.
Please see the attached document for a complete list of requested donations! Any donation, no matter how small, is hugely helpful and hugely appreciated!!