Yesterday we made Valentine's Day for the homeless in the City parks with the enormous help of Arnold, the owner of La Botana Grill here in Tucson. Arnold donated 75 great big burritos for the third year in a row. Hilde & I made the rice, beans & salad to go along & it all ended up being quite a feast for all. :) There were many happy faces in the parks. :) Thank You so very, very much Arnold, you are an Angel & a very kind one at that !! :)
A little while ago I was told by one of the homeless that they call me the Burrito Lady & I would like to hand that staff over to Arnold since he is THE Burrito Man. Please support his restaurant, his food is awesome & as you can tell Arnold is a wonderful & caring human being !! :) He so deserves our support !! :) La Botana - www.LaBotanaGrill.com - is right on the corner of First Avenue & Fort Lowell in the Food City shopping center. Their Shrimp Especial is out of this world good & it's my favorite. :) I could eat it every night. :)
I put together 75 gift bags for Valentine's Day, filled with a pair of brand new socks, assorted candies, home made cookies, granola bars & specially hand made cards for the homeless by many children of the Coronado School from the town of Catalina. :) Thank you Hank for initiating it all & a great big Thank You to all six teachers & the children too especially !! :) You all are awesome & touched the homeless with your caring & dear words !! :) All your posters were put up for everyone to enjoy at a homeless shelter !! :)
There were a bunch of gift bags left over & we gave them to a church group who take hot chocolate & hot soup to the homeless all over the parks every evening during the cold months. So our extra bags went to the people just outside the down town library. :) That felt really good to know. :)
We made Valentine's Day a couple of days late this year on the 16th, since it is our regular day to feed & the homeless would already know that we were coming. :)
I also would like to thank each & everyone who helped out to make this possible once more.
Thank you Randy & Mayumi for donating all the socks & for putting together all those sweet candy packs with so much Love & caring, which bubbled right out of them. :) And thank you for the water too, which is always needed. :) You both are so appreciated !!
Thank you Alvin for donating a bunch of granola bars for the gift bags once again. :)
Cheryl, thank you for baking 103 cookies. :) They looked so good & it was tempting to not eat one, but I was good & didn't !! ;)
Dave & Linda thank you for donating some of the bags & candy & some of the food for the meal !! :) I am ever so grateful to you both & hope that some day I can repay you in some good way for all that you have done to help me !!
Ginger, thank you for sending the bags of candy & some socks in the mail to help out !! :) You are wonderful to do that & to care like you do !!
Martin, Sylvia, Sherry, David, Liz, Mark, Bill & Iris, A.W., & Marilyn for sending funds for the food.
And thank you J.J. for the Albertson's gift card, which will help so much with providing food for the meals !! :) Hope to see you & Mark one of these days again at the parks !!
I am now gearing up for Easter for the homeless & am planning on having gift bags for 'em again with hopefully more socks, Easter candy, hard boiled & colored eggs, etc. :) It is just around the corner, really. :)
Hilde & I are now regularly going to the parks to feed again & please remember that I can not do this without all of your support & Love !!
Thank You all every so much !! :) I am humbled by all of you & also strengthened at the same time !!
With Love & Gratitude always !!