Hi friends -- The 2020 HOLIDAY SWEATER PARTY is obviously postponed.
Instead of pouring one out for good times, please raise a glass to us and DONATE what would have been your sweater party bar tab to help those going hungry this season.
Since the pandemic started, URBAN PARTNERS LA has become the largest food bank in the city, distributing over 350,000 pounds of food to as many as 2,000 families every single weekend. No joke. They went from about 150 families per week pre-covid, to now thousands camping out overnight, lining up for blocks, waiting for hours just to get a box of groceries.
THE SWEATER PARTY CONNECTION:
Sweater party attendee and friend to many of us, Roger Jao, volunteers at Urban Partners every week and helps out behind the scenes. He even got his face on CNN one morning he was on duty there. He'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We miss the heck out of all of you, and we'll miss all your awesome outfits and faces and galavanting west side style this year. So, this is our way of remembering all of us and letting us share something together this year even if we can't see each other in person. (Use the comments liberally! :) )
Wishing you the best and looking forward to seeing us all reunited next year,
-- Pava, Karen, Sarah, John, & Amy
PS: MORE INFO ABOUT URBAN PARTNERS LA
Urban Partners Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3). We began in 1992 when a group of community members came together to provide groceries for their neighbors during the LA riots. When the system failed us, we came together to support each other.Those who were already struggling before COVID-19 have been hit the hardest by the current economic crisis, and the future remains uncertain. Once again, neighbors are coming together to take care of each other.
Your donations will go to:
FOOD: Unlike some larger food banks, UPLA does not have cash reserves to supplement food donations.
ADDITIONAL STAFF HOURS: Increased demand and more food means increased hours of work for our 3 staff members (all of whom are from the neighborhood they serve).
PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Such as sanitizers, face masks, goggles and gloves for volunteers and food bank recipients.
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT AND HARDWARE: They need operational items such as palette jacks, forklifts, and crates, to handle the distribution of over 25,000 pounds of food weekly.Please donate $20, $50, $100 or any other amount to UPLA today. And if you can, consider making a weekly contribution.
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