“ADOPT A HOMELESS SENIOR”, A BERKELEY, CA NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT
LABOR DAY BLOCK-LONG GARAGE SALE
KEELER AVENUE, BERKELEY
If you live in the Bay Area, it is hard to miss seeing and being affected by the numbers of people who are living on the streets. They sleep in doorways, on benches and in tent communities that are cropping up under our overpasses, railways and freeways. Our shelters are at maximum capacity. The main cause of homelessness here in the Bay Area is a lack of affordable housing. According to St. Mary’s Center located in downtown Oakland, an agency that works with very poor and at-risk seniors, over 50% of the homeless in the Bay Area are seniors.
Several neighbors in Berkeley who live on Keeler Avenue have gathered together to do something to make a difference. I am one of those neighbors who has committed themselves to raising 17K, the average cost of getting one homeless senior off the streets and into housing. On Labor Day, Monday 9/3, we are going to have a BLOCK-LONG GARAGE SALE. At least a portion of the proceeds will be given to St. Mary’s Center in support of our “Adopt a Homeless Senior Project”.
I invite you to come and enjoy the Garage Sale or simply give a cash donation to St. Mary’s Center. You can donate on-line at stmaryscenter.org. If you do, please acknowledge the Keeler Neighborhood Fund so that your donation will go directly to support our project.
Thank you for helping us make a difference.