At our rituals this past November and December, CAYA collected warm coats, blankets, and other items to be donated to East Oakland Community Project’s Crossroads Emergency Shelter. http://www.eocp.net/what-we-do/crossroads
Crystal Blanton helped to publicize our effort on the Pagan Newswire Collective:
Last Tuesday, several CAYA Clergy members and Wildflower Initiates met at Yeshe Rabbit’s house to sort the donations. We found that we had collected 17 bags of donated items!
Yesterday, I took the two carloads of donated items to the Crossroads Emergency Shelter, where the staff were happy to receive the coats, blankets, sheets, pillows, clothing and toys from our community. The CAYA Community’s presence, good will, and warmth was felt in our larger local community, to the mutual benefit of everyone involved!
My thanks and congratulations to all those who helped with this effort - To those who spread the word about the drive, those who donated items, those who blessed them at our rituals, those who brought them home from rituals and stored them, those who helped to get them sorted into bags and boxes, and delivered to the place where they will serve the highest good of the community.
Molly Blue Dawn