Acts of kindness matter. Love matters.
I am consistently creating tangible initiatives that bring clothing, socks, food and hygiene supplies to people who need and want these type of things. I have learned that when I get an idea to help people, just act on it. And then it happens and lots of people benefit.
I've worked with Lava Mae, the San Francisco Public Library, IndieGoGo, Salesforce and Linked In in San Francisco to help over 11,000 people who are currently living and sleeping on the streets in San Francisco and the East Bay.
I am currently volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Berkeley and I use a portion of my income to buy flowers and I make these cute bouquets for everyone who gets food delivered to them. Flowers = Love!
Some of the projects I've got in the works are: making a huge batch of fresh, live juice and giving it to people who are living on a freeway offramp, putting together mini kits that include garbage bags, dishsoap, ways to keep their temporary living site clean, and I have this idea that I want to make a batch of 30 chocolate mousse desserts in glass jars and give those out in October because who doesn't like chocolate pudding? I also want to give out rescued food to people who are living in trailers behind Whole Foods. There are probably 50 people on this one street.
What I have found is that most people are willing to do something, and to help on a micro level, which then ripples out. You just need to invent an easy way for them to contribute their time and resources and it happens.
I believe that using my creative and organizational skills to directly improve people's lives is a creative act. Please know that by engaging my design services, you are directly supporting front line work that benefits many people, in a tangible way.