Estero Bay Kindness Coalition
Earlier this year, Bobby Delancellotti and his wife founded the Estero Bay Kindness Coalition (which is working towards 501C3 status) as a means to help address the issue of low income school children not having food to eat during the weekends. The "Got Your Back" program of the organization has purchased at least 40 backpacks that are distributed to local at-need school children to take home each weekend and return on Mondays. Each backpack contains 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners, along with healthy snacks and juice or milk to help bridge the gap over the weekend.
Sharon O'Brien is the liasion between the Kindness Coalition and the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce.
***Starting the 2018 school year, the organization has now been asked to expand service to 5 schools.
***The Lions Foundation just offered to donate 40 more backpacks to the organization.
***Estero Bay Kindness Coalition is looking to partner with for-profiits, non-profits, churches, and organizations to help serve those on the margins in the Estero Bay area.
For information or donations of food or funds, please call 805-305-5671
Los Osos Community Dinner!
It's every Thursday starting May 9, 5 - 6 pm. at South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades, Los Osos.
All are welcome!
Dinners are provided by a number of local community restaurants including
St. Benedicts Church, Maharlica Christian Fellowship,4-H,PeopleHelping People, Rotary,Jesus Christ Church of the Latter Day Saints, and Trinity United Methodist Church
Check it out!
ALSO DON'T FORGET
Morro Bay Community Dinner
FREE - ALL ARE WELCOME
Every Monday night, 5-6pm
Veteran's hall, 209 Surf St., Morro Bay
HEART RHYTHMS DRUM CIRCLE
First Friday of Every Month beginning May 3
5 - 7pm
1304 Pacific St., SLO
Showers of Hope
With over 1,000 showers now given, surpassing our previous record, Hope Village Mobile Shower Program
needs dental supplies. Please ask your dentist or dental school for donations.
For information, call: 805-234-5478
9/24/2018 Good News About Homeless Laws!!! This week, the Ninth Circuit of the Federal Appeals Court (which covers California) ruled that prosecuting homeless people who sleep on the streets or public areas where there is no shelter available is a form of cruel and unusual punishment, and violates the constitution. It added that "a municipality cannot criminalize such behavior consistent with the Eighth Amendment when no sleeping space is practically available in any shelter."
Rent Gouging Prohibited by California State of Emergency
Because of the high risk of wildfires, Governor Newson declared a State of Emergency on March 22, which appears to trigger California Penal Code 396 prohibiting price gouging, (an increase over 10%) for necessary goods and services.
For tenants in CA facing high rent increases, this would mean that any increase over 10% is prohibited.
There is a narrow exception for price increases over 10% if the landlord proves that the price increase is directly related to cost increases.
Tenants who face rent increasess over 10% in areas where the State of Emergency has been declared should seek help immediately. Resoources include local legal aid offices and local district attorneys. Price gouging tenants is not just a civil violation, but a criminal misdemeanor under the law.
Hunger Awareness Day - June 1, 2018 at Morro Bay City Park, was a very successful fund raising event sponsored by SLO Foodbank Coalition and supported by the City of Morro Bay.***Morro Bay raised $1422.00 Thank you Morro Bay residents!!!***
Hunger Awareness Day Morro Bay City Park, June 7, 2019. Dawn Addis, Morro Bay City Council welcomes Andrea Keisler, Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo, Director of Programs. Below is Red Davis, Morro Bay City Council, joining the donation drive. MANY THANKS !!!
Community Connection Network
County of San Luis Obispo Community Connection
Wednesday, May 29th 1-4PM
San Luis Vets Hall,
801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo 93401
Lunch provided by Creole Lovin', Low income assistance, Mental health services, Medical Services, Housing assistance, and many more service providers.
For more iniformation: 805-781-5766
Vending Machines for the Homeless
Action Hunger in Nottingham, Lincolnshire, UK is installing vending machines that can provide socks,gloves, water, food, blankets, and other itams to homeless people. The machines use special cards issued by Action Hunger. Clients can access the machines three times in each 24 hour period.
Action Hunger Trustees http://cnn.it/2cjuzco
Instant Gift Giving With Amazon Prime
Rob Bliss came up with a great idea to do a little good, using Amazon Prime's almost instant (around 2 hours) delivery system during the holidays last year in New York. He went around and asked homeless people what they needed, ordered the items on his smart phone, and had the items delivered to the homeless people wherever they were. Thanks Facebook and Amazon Prime.
Wheels for Change 16 Year Old Boy is Creating Jobs for the Homeless in San Diego.
Inspired by Ted Talks, Kevin Barber of San Diego has started a pilot program to provide jobs for San Diego's Homeless. With financial help from his mother, an emergency room doctor who interacts with homeless daily and who initially funded the program, the two purchased a van and hire homeless people to clean up the city streets. The program called Wheels for Change, pays participants $11.50/hour in cash at the end of each shift. There is now a waiting list of 150 people who want to participate. (Thanks Facebook)
**Reunite Families poster was painted by SLO artist LindaTrot**
SLO PROGRESSIVES sponsors KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) , a national non-profit that will "Lawyer up" children who come to the California borderasking for assylum. All donations go directly to:
We are an all-volunteer organization and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to help out, please contact us for a list of our most needed items or volunteer opportunities.
Community Resource Connections
695 Harbor St Suite D
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone: (805) 225-1991