Teen Volunteers In Action

Burrito Boyz welcomed Julie and Deanna from Teen Volunteers In Action-TVIA  http://tvia.org/ this past Sunday. Both pictured here passing out burritos, shared about their group of one hundred young men in grades 7th through 12th. who are actively involved in hands-on service within their north county community. TVIA’s goals and philosophy reflect that of the Burrito Boyz. Thank you for joining us, Julie and Deanna. We look forward to seeing you again and welcoming more volunteers from TVIA.

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Welcome back to Cora, who manages to fit us into her busy schedule of school and swim team. This photo shares how much our Kidz Korner kids enjoy the books we have availabe and is a reminder that we are always in need of children books. If you are cleaning off bookshelves and come across children’s books, all levels, please don’t forget about us and the joy they would bring to our Kidz Korner.

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What a pleasure to have three generations represented at Burrito Boyz and how special for Cole, one or our orginal Burrito Boyz, to pass out burritos with his grandfather. Grandfather Richard was visiting from Texas and joined his daughter Lynn, Cole’s mom, in filling burritos and greeting the downtown community. It was a pleasure to meet you, Richard.

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Kidz Korner and FOCUS

The Burrito Boyz organization would like to thank Friends of Children United Society, FOCUS, http://www.focus-sdkids.org/index.html for their donation to our Kidz Korner project. Their generous donation allows us to offer fresh snacks, hygene products, sunscreen, interactive games, and a child centered “Korner” for a brief moment each Sunday morning. Thank you, Rosemary Penny, for bringing us to the attention of FOCUS. Kids Korner is a bright, happy spot on the sidewalks of San Diego every Sunday morning. Created by Terry and her girls McKayla and Aurora, our downtown homeless children have a place to enjoy a book, play a game, color, and even paint. Faces and hands are washed, sunscreen applied, and snacks and juice are offered. Aurora, McKayla, Shelby and Sara are regulars volunteers found in Kidz Korner. Many wonderful bonds have been made between these volunteers and children. Whether reading a book or listening to a child read his/herself, helps to provide a moment of normalcy for these children who live anything but a normal life. We have regular visitors each Sunday and may at times have up to thirty children joining us at the Kidz Korner. Thank you FOCUS for helping us to serve the homeles children in San Diego.

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The Gift of a Book

On Sunday, April 17 while the boys were delivering breakfast, I had a conversation with one of our homeless friends about what he was reading. I let him know it was my favorite author and wanted to hear how he liked the book. The following Sunday, this special man had the book out for me and gave it to me to keep. I have received many expensive gifts in my life, but none were more vauable than that book! Thank You E.D.