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Nos Amis/Our Friends, Inc.
Children Helping Poor and
Homeless People (CHPHP)
2554 Lincoln Blvd., #522
Venice, CA 90291
Phone:  (310) 840-4777
Phone:  (800) 333-4349

CHPHP Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 2

July 25th, 2002



A Wonderful Screening!

 Thanks to all who came to the wonderful screening of
"From The Ashes... The Storyteller"
Saturday, July 13th 2002 at 2pm
Raleigh Studios  5300 Melrose, Hollywood
Winner, "Best Documentary"
Hollywood Underground Film Festival
May 2002

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CHPHP Route for Homeless People

      Wow!  We thank all of the CHPHP Volunteers who are participating in the CHPHP Routes for Homeless People each Monday during this summer - including, Rachel, Noah, Laurie, Steve, Paula, Antoinette, Nova, Pablo, Kyle, Bennett, Maureen, Tina, Jackie, Leonard, Richard, Greg, Jerry, Robert, Michael, Gary, Ellen, Craig, Katherine, Marissa, Kendall, Cailin, Morgan, Connor, Martha, Ashley, Adam, Renee, James, Bill, Alexis, Kelsey, Janine, Kelsey, Paulina, and Lindsey!
      Schools represented include Crossroads Middle School, Crossroads Elementary School, Brentwood High School, Mountain Empire High School and Mountain Empire Middle School, Notre Dame Academy, The Archer Middle School for Girls, Marymount High School, Our Lady of Malibu and Harvard-Westlake! Many, many thanks to all!
      Many thanks to Teresa for her compassion and thoughtfulness when she requested items for people in need instead of presents for her birthday!  Teresa, her Mom and Brett brought these wonderful donations to the Monday CHPHP Route for Homeless People where she shared her wonderful gifts.  We also thank Brett for his financial donation and for doing such a great job with CHPHP!


CHPHP Outreach for
People in Need

       The calls for help are pouring in to CHPHP from social workers trying to help their clients in need.  We recently received a call about the "Sanson" Family whom CHPHP has helped when they lived in a motel in Culver City.  CHPHP volunteers had brought canned and packaged food, clothing, toys and books to this family with three young children. Through the Sanson family, CHPHP volunteers were able to help to three other families in need. At Thanksgiving, we delivered wonderful Thanksgiving In A Box baskets to all of the families and Gift Certificates for Food to all of the families at the Winter Holiday time.
      Unfortunately, there was a break-in into their apartment at the motel.  The Sanson Family had to leave and they became homeless.  We discussed and recommended the limited resources that are available for the Sanson Family.  Also, we pledged to help in every way CHPHP can - including sharing food with the Sanson Family during our regular Monday CHPHP Routes for Homeless People!
      When we asked the social worker how she heard about CHPHP, she replied, "Oh, the Sanson Family had such wonderful things to say about how CHPHP had helped them in the past so we just had to call."
      On behalf of the Sanson Family, we sincerely thank all of our donors and volunteers who make this help possible!  Thank you!

Did You Know?   Every night in Los Angeles County there are over 84,000 children, women and men who are homeless.  This 1993 number, published in 1994, has increased 9-13% a year, the greatest percent of increase being in the number of homeless children and women.  Shelter Partnership

  "The charitable giving of food cannot be criminalized." - Ron Taylor

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