The Feed the Community Project
Co chairs: Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt, and Judi Amber Chase and Amanda
Seven Days a week healthy foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, much of it organic is picked up by members of the committee from two sponsors: Whole Foods Markets and Trader Joes delivered to Several San Fernando Valley Homeless Shelters, Lutheran Church, Family Services, and also directly to families in need of food assistance.
We would like to thank Whole Foods and Trader Joes for their participation and generosity in this making this project possible.
Thank you Earth Harmony Foundation for your wonderful “Feed the Community Food contributions from Trader Joes and Whole Foods. We were four out of work people driving together in one car with our 89 year old friend who is currently fighting bone cancer, taking him to the cancer convention at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.
One of your Foundation volunteers, named David, arrived with an abundance of salads, strawberries, grapes and an excessive amount of bananas for our lunch and dinner. We were so excited as we were all very hungry and no money for the expensive hotel food. We sat outside under the trees in front of the Hotel and ate all the wonderful, healthy donated food. Thank you for all the people you feed and thank you to your volunteers.
This program came out of the Backpacks of Love project started in 2006
where volunteers from The Earth Harmony Foundation celebrated the spirit of giving by packing toys, paint supplies, crayons, coloring books, reading books, small musical instruments, dolls, stuffed animals, pillows, and sticker kits into our foundation’s green ‘Backpacks of Love’ for the Inner Circle Foster Agency annual 2006 Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 8, 2006. The Agency’s foster families care for 76 children in the LA County Foster Care System.
The Earth Harmony Foundation
invites you to join us in The ‘Backpacks of Love’ Project for displaced and orphaned children and foster children around the world Healing little hearts, by sharing hope and harmony, through the arts.
The Earth Harmony Foundation invites you to join us in
The ‘Backpacks of Love’ Project.
Healing little hearts, by sharing hope and harmony, through the arts.
The following categories are proposed for the Backpacks of Love Project:
- Backpacks of Love For Transitioning Foster Children:
A Backpack of Love will be given to each child that enters the L.A. County Foster Care System, and to each child that must bemoved to a new foster care placement. The Backpack will contain age appropriate and gender appropriate ‘comfort’ items, toys books, games, in order to assist during the difficult transition period.
- Backpacks of Love Containing Holiday Gifts for L.A. County Foster Children and Underprivileged Children through the WIC Program:
The Earth Harmony Foundation has begun this program by collecting donations and giving out toys at the Christmas party for the Valley WIC, as well as performing holiday songs for the children during this event. Additionally, we performed at LA City Holiday Programs where presents were given to community children.
- Backpacks of Love Literacy and Arts Program:
Every LA County Social Worker will be given a Backpack for each child in his or her caseload and will assemble age appropriate books, art supplies, crayons, paints, small crafts etc.
- Backpacks of Love Music Program:
The Earth Harmony Foundation will be funding mobile music programs as an outreach program available to service schools that have lost their funding for music programs. Backpacks containing a variety of instruments, including shakers, triangle, harmonica, flutes, tambourine, etc. which will be donated to these schools. Each backpack will also contain a songbook/coloring book relating to Earth Stewardship, and an accompanying CD of fun, upbeat songs about cherishing the Earth to sing along with and play their instruments. Concerts can be given at the gift giving parties, as well.
- Backpacks of Love for L.A. County Homeless Families:
Will be filled with hygiene items such as toothpaste, soap, and non-perishable food items, as well as books, games, toys, and instruments.
- Backpacks of Love for Puna children on the Big Island of Hawaii:
Here 70 percent of the families live below the poverty line. Many of the children do not have enough food to eat at home. These backpacks will be filled with school items, and nonperishable food items, and age appropriate games, books, and art supplies, etc.
- Backpacks of Love for Orphans Around the World:
The Earth Harmony Foundation has already begun it’s work with The Rain Forest Preservation Foundation, which supports an orphanage in the Amazon Rain Forest. We will be continuing to send Backpacks of Love there as well as to other orphanages around the world.