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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Leaders and the Navy on 4th July

Here’s to highlighting three of our great adult leaders, Michael and Mehrnaz Johansons, and Jim “Mac” McElroy. This photo was snapped as they were sharing with our Navy volunteers a little history of the Burrito Boyz. Their generosity and dedication to service is remarkable. Mac offers our group humor and inspiration. His deeply felt compassion and great generosity inspire us all.

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What better way to celebrate the 4th of July weekend than having the Navy join us in scrambling eggs and rolling burritos? Through an open invitation from our regular volunteer, Marci, a civilian working with the Navy for thirty years, eighteen active Navy personnel and family members joined us. What a pleasure it was to have them with us and through their effort we rolled over six hundred burritos. Thank you NAVY!

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Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Show

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The Burrito Boyz along with Michael Johnson and Jim “Mac” McElroy traveled to Los Angeles to be guest on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show, hosted by Mark and Cristina.

Click on this link http://hallmarkchannel.com/homeandfamily/videogallery/Video/TheBurritoBoyz to see this great interview and to learn more about the Burrito Boyz and Hunger2Help.

A Busy Day

The Burrito Boyz depend on volunteers to help make Sunday morning activities run smoothly and efficently. We thank Vee Prausouvo, who brought his entire family, as well as his sister and niece, visiting from Minnesota. Everyone joined in to help, even Vee’s youngest daughters, Anna and Karly. Thank you to the Prasouvo family.

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If you haven’t had a chance, pick up a San Diego Reader, June 11th edition, to see the Burrito Boyz featured on the cover. The article written by Jack Torrance begins on page 22.

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Our famous twins and Burrito Babes, Aurora and McKayla, are pictured here handing out some of the 250 bottles of Purell Hand Sanitizer, that were donated this past Sunday.

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Meet ten year old Camille, our newest volunteer, pictured her with her mom, Allison. Camille and Allsion first joined us a week ago. They have been working on their own to provide donations to the homeless downtown, but they decided to join the Burrito Boyz and Babes, after seeing the Yahoo story and video http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-upbeat/1-dad-inspired-teenage-kids-33-000-burritos-151030526.html. They made an early morning drive from far away Temecula to join us  7:00 a.m. at Long Island Mike’s. After helping to make burritos and hand them out downtown, Camiile asked if she could come again the following Sunday. Sure enough, this Sunday Camille ran into the pizza parlor again, with a big smile and great spirit, ready to help out. Because of her fun enthusiasm and great spirit, Camille was recognized as one of the most valuable volunteers. Thanks for joining our team!

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A big thank you to Chris from Purell, his wife MaryKay, and friend Mike, who joined us on Sunday. Not only did they help make burritos and distribute them downtown, but Chris made a donation of 250 bottles of Purell hand sanitizer that was well received and greatly appreciated by the downtown homeless community.  Thank you again from everyone at the Burrito Boyz!

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Prayers for our Kids

On Sunday, July 10, Alec and Cole were the only 2 boys who were able to assist due to soccer tournament conflict with the other members of Hunger 2 Help. While the boys were delivering hot breakfast burritos and water to our street homeless, one of our friends came to me and asked me to join him in a prayer. He wanted to pray for my son and the other boys, for their happiness and their future. I am amazed that even while people are in such a bad place and time in their lives, they still think and pray for others! Thank you Robert!