Over 3 Years and MORE Volunteers!

Alec, Luke, Justin, Joe, Nick, Julian, and Cole finish out the year (their third year) by making and distributing over 600 burritos on the last Sunday of 2013.

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The Lawrence family from South Carolina has been following the Burrito Boyz through the news and internet so they made it a priority to volunteer with the Burrito Boyz, while visiting family in Point Loma over the holidays. It was a pleasure to have you join us, Hal, Liz, Bella, and Savannah. Thank you for your service!

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Savannah Lawrence and her father Hal pass out burritos.

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Thanks to the Jim Cunningham family for joining us on Sunday.  The Cunninghams generously donated and distrubuted over 75 pairs of socks.

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Matthew and Troop 1821

Matthew, a member of our San Diego community, thanks the Burrito Boyz for Sunday burritos and all the support the Burrito Boyz have given him. Along with the support and clothing he has received, he has found employment and is becoming more able to provide for himself. Thanks, Matthew, for sharing with us.

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The Burrito Boyz were thrilled to have Girl Scout Troop 1821 from Solana Vista Elementary School in Solana Beach join us in serving the homeless community in San Diego. The troop members along with brothers, sisters, and parents started at 6:30 am making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Their goal was to make 200 sandwiches, but they totally surpassed that goal and went on to make 300 sandwiches to distribute downtown. You did a terrific job of passing out sandwiches and helping with all the other jobs we do on Sunday morning. You brought a great energy and spirit to our group and we so enjoyed having you with us. You are welcome back anytime.

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Catholic Sisters Spread Joy

Led by Regent Diana Garra,  Catholic Sisters from Court Santa Sofia #2520 in Spring Valley are seen here passing out toiletry bags to the homeless. Thanks to Melissa, Jesi, Diana, Claire, Vince, Melinda, and Carol for joining the Burrito Boyz in helping to make a difference in the lives of the homeless in San Diego.

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The Catholic Sisters joined us on Sunday to pass out toiletry bags. They also had candy and snacks for the kids!!!

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Isabelle and Emily,  two of our Girl Scout Burrito Babes, are seen here passing out blankets to the homeless in San Diego. Isabelle’s father, who works at Paradise Resort and Spa in Mission Bay, donated the blankets. Isabelle, Emily, Maria, Molly, Madi, and Faye rolled and tied 137 blankets and got them ready for distribution on Sunday, just in time for the cold weather. Thanks girls!!!

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Anna Helps Out Again

Thank you to Anna Nunez and friends, who joined us on Sunday. Last year Anna, her karate instructor, and karate class friends organized snacks and sandwich bags and passed them out to the homeless downtown.  Now a tradition, they gathered with the Burrito Boyz again this year to pass out lunch bags. Your compassion and willingness to take action to help people makes a huge difference. Thanks for joining us!

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Blue Passes

The Burrito Boyz mourn the loss of Blue, who passed away on November 6th. Blue, a regular at our second stop downtown, looked forward to browsing through the new collection of books and the New York Times crossword puzzle Mac would bring him every week. He greeted us every Sunday and enjoyed talking with the volunteers. RIP, Blue.

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Solana Beach Represents

What a wonderful group of volunteers from Solana Beach. Inspired by the videos they had seen about the Burrito Boyz, this group of young volunteers, along with their parents joined us this week. They brought enthusiasm and a wonderful sense of spirit. Thank you, Chloe, Emma, Austin, Anna, Carson, and Luke. Thanks to your parents, too!

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Girls Think Tank

Thanks to August, Grace, Emily, and Michelle from The Girls Think Tank for joining us last week. The Girls Think Tank is an organization that works to inspire, empower, and organize our community to advance basic human dignity through activism and advocacy. If you would like to learn more about this group and the work they do, go to www.girlsthinktank.org.

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Thank you to Emily, from The Girls Think Tank and Kathy, a Burrito Boyz supporter, for helping in passing out burritos last Sunday. Great volunteers!!!

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Val’s Amazing Donation

Val Garza is a bartendress at McGregor’s Grill and Ale house. Every month she dedicates her Monday tips to a different charity. September is Hunger2Help/BurritoBoyz’ month. A great group of H2H volunteers and friends gathered this past Monday to fill Val’s tip jar and to start off the football season. A million thanks to Val for her generosity and support. We love you!

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Val can be found at McGregor’s, 10475 San Diego Mission Rd (between I-15 & Rancho Mission Road), San Diego.

 

Happy Birthday Mehrnaz and 40,000th Burrito

Happy birthday to Mehrnaz Johnson, a founder of the Burrito Boyz. She celebrated her birthday downtown with the homeless community singing happy birthday. Here she is with a special birthday card from some very special children.

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Bill, pictured with his wife Wendy, received the 40,000th Burrito Boyz burrito. Next goal…50,000!!!

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