Aug 11, 2002

CharityFocus: Help-The-Homeless Plan

"When you do good work, doors keep opening." We will give a sincere 110% and let the outcomes take care of themselves. The joy is in the journey. Page below has info about the plan for the help the homeless project. Valeri, Mona, Robin, Guri, Vimi, Karmeshvar, and Viral are some of the folks helping coordinate this event. Please email questions to


  • Who?  Open to all. Since it's short notice, we need to let all our friends know.

  • Why?  Present another opportunity to give. Past experiences have been very inspiring for all.

  • When?  Sunday, February 2, 2003 (10 a.m. to 3 pm)
    10 am: Meet at Woodshanti
    10 am-noon: Make sandwiches
    12-2: Share sandwiches/time
    2-3 pm: Meet back to do closing remarks

  • Where?  Woodshanti: 1485 Bayshore Blvd, SF (415-656-0177)
    1485 Bayshore is actually a Sales Mart Office. There is a gate on the left side of the building that's usually locked on weekends; we'll try to leave it open but if it's closed by others, use 5757 for the simple combo lock. Shanti's woodshop is all the way behind the office, in the rear parking lot; it's a white warehouse and has a sign that says 'WOODSHANTI' over the garage door.

  • Possible service areas:
    1. civic center (10 volunteers)
    2. tenderloin ( 15+ volunteers)
    3. south of market btw 8th and 12th street (10 volunteers)
    4. 16th street and mission (10 volunteers)
    5. 24th street and mission (10 volunteers)
    6. pan handle area (5 volunteers)
    7. haight ashbury and eastern golden gate park (5 volunteers)
    8. Berkeley (People's Park) (6 volunteers?)

  • Reference: Summaries of Past Events
    We have done many times in the past, and each time there were between 30 and 50 people.

  • Shelters: SF and SJ shelters

Responsibility Owner Status
Buy Raw Materials Mona TBD, if necessary (Sunnyvale Costco; get directions)
Setup RSVP mechanism Nipun DONE
Publicize on CF site, email vols, craigslist, past folks All In Progress (sample posts)
Confirm location Nipun Shanti's Woodshop
Make an informational handout Robin Have a nice quote with info about shelters, maps, etc.
Get maps and identify key areas Valeri Previous areas identified above
Setup carpool info Nipun Not yet started
Cover the Costs Donation Club No solicitation; folks can give online
Send out email reminder to RSVP's Nipun Thursday AM; request backpacks, directions, phone #s (email)
Finalize D-Day Plan All Buy the material; photo copy the info; finalize the location; get RSVP count, etc.

Material required for 350 sandwiches:

For 350 lunches w/sandwich, cookie, drink, fruit:

        Bread Roll      350

        Cheese          500 (~1.5 slice/sandwich) (??)
        Tomatoes        90  (3 sandwiches/tomato)
        Lettuce         14
        Cumbers         25 (not necessary)
        Onions          20
        Fruit           350 (banana: 3.5 Costco cases)

        Pickles         1.5 (big jars)
        Mayo            1.5 (big jars; w/small squeezable bottles)
        Mustard         3.5
        Salt/Pepper     3 each w/small shakers

        Cookies         350   
        Soda/Water      350             

        Brown Bags      350 (medium; check left-over)
        Saran Wrap      ??? (should have two wraps)
        Paper Napkins   350             
	Gloves		100? // NEW ADDITION

        Cutting Knifes  10      Each    30
        Cutting Boards  5       Each    15
        Containers      2       Each    6   (large)
        Butter Knifes   30      Manal   30
        Carrying Bags   35      (shopping, plastic, brown)
        Trash Bags      10
        Tarp            1-5

        Maps            15 (different maps, specifying area)
        Shelter List    50 (some inspirational quote)


If you have any questions, please email