Highlights of Lotus Light Charity Society Homelessness Action Week / Winter Charity Drive 2022
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Lotus Light Charity Society annual Winter Charity Drive 2022 celebrated its 27th anniversary of serving the local community with distribution of winter care package with non-perishable foods, socks, ponchos, gloves and scarves to help the impoverished families, students families in inner city schools, and street homeless in our community.
With the supports from the City of Vancouver Homelessness Action Week 2022, the Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation, and other generous corporate sponsors and volunteers from community services and supports organizations, Lotus Light has donated 50,000 gift items to partner organizations Homeless Outreach of Vancouver Police Department, BC Ambulance Services, City of Vancouver Temporary Emergency Shelters, Outreach Team of Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction BC, and to the students assistance program of five inner city schools. Lotus Light has also distributed over 1,000 winter care packages with hat, socks, scarf gloves and ponchos, personal hygiene product and toiletries to partner organizations, and directly distributed to more than 500 street homeless and low income seniors in downtown eastside Vancouver community with free lunch sandwiches, hot Starbucks coffee, fruit juice drink and snacks.
- Homelessness Awareness Lotus Light has created and posted Winter Charity Drive / Homelessness Awareness posts on Lotus Light web site http://vllcs.org, and shared to social media to raise public awareness to the homeless issue.
- Annual Winter Charity Drive Distribution, on November 26, 2022, the Lotus Light annual Winter Charity Drive 2022 / HWA presentation, Lotus Light donated the 50,000 gift items to partner organizations including the Homeless Outreach Program of the Vancouver Police Department, BC Ambulance Services, City of Vancouver Temporary Emergency Shelters, the Outreach Team of Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and to student assistance programs of six inner city schools. Lotus Light has distributed over 1,000 winter care packages with hat, socks, scarves, gloves, ponchos, personal hygiene products, toiletries, and free lunch sandwiches directly to more than 500 people experiencing homelessness and low-income seniors in Vancouver’s DTES community.
- LLCS Extreme Weather Response From December 2022 to February 2023, Lotus Light EWR team has made multiple emergency distributions of care packages, hot chocolates, hot coffee, hot lunch boxes, hot noodle bowls, snacks and fruits to unhoused people, shelter residents and Crab Park encampment residents during the Extreme Weather and Arctic outflow weeks. The program has benefitted more than 300 people experiencing homelessness in DTES community.