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Volunteering at the Safe Parking Program

Sunday, July 21, 2019 18 Tammuz 5779

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Help prepare, serve, and clean up dinner for 60 children and adults who are currently living in their cars.

Sunday, July 21
5:30-8:00pm

Space is limited to 15 volunteers, so everyone has a meaningful role. Volunteers must be at least 7 years old. There is no kitchen available to us, so all food must be prepared in advance.

Volunteer opportunities include cooking/preparing food prior to arrival, providing paper goods and utensils, serving, and cleaning up. There is something for anyone who is interested in helping.

To sign up, contact Jane Conners at janeconners@mac.com

Every night at two secured lots, Jewish Family Service operates a Safe Parking Program for unsheltered San Diegans living in their vehicles, many of whom are experiencing homelessness for the first time. A car is often a critical, final asset, allowing for transportation to work and school, the ability to seek employment, and access to resources. As these individuals and families work to lift themselves up out of a difficult situation, many are making nightly choices between purchasing food, gas, and other essentials. Creating further barriers to stability are the isolation and lack of social support that so often accompany homelessness.

By providing meals, we will provide both nutritious food and a sense of community. With a focus on stopping the downward spiral of homelessness, Safe Parking offers not just a reliable place to stay, but also a welcoming environment, meaningful resources, and dignified support to create a pathway to housing while meeting people where they are now.  

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