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Please Sign Our Petition To Provide Access To Drinking Water And Toilets To All!

As many of you know, the Think Dignity has teamed up with several individuals and groups to form a Coalition on Homelessness in San Diego. Our current goal is to get public restrooms and water fountains downtown. Many of us take for granted these simple necessities that are present in our daily lives; however, if you take a look around you’ll notice that San Diego is a ‘world city’ that lacks these basic facilities that so many other places maintain.

As such, the Coalition has drafted a resolution to recognize access to drinking water and bathrooms as a fundamental human right.... Read More

Homeless Vets & Volunteers Share Holiday Gratitude Think Dignity's 4th annual Winter Survival Backpack event Dec. 16th

The holiday season for some homeless military veterans in San Diego brightens on December 16, 2009, with the distribution of 150 Winter Survival Backpacks, filled with hats, gloves, toiletries, blankets, and food, along with donated clothing, books, and home-baked treats. The nonprofit Think Dignity (Think Dignity) put together the 4th annual event, recruiting volunteers and donors from around the county, as a way to give back to veterans. Think Dignity event organizer Amlyu Weas said, “with the Winter Survivor Backpack project, Think Dignity and its supporters are able to show thanks to... Read More

Join Us At Upcoming Events! Backpack Distribution and Coalition on Homelessness

Greetings Thinkers! We are gearing up for our 4th Annual donation drive for San Diego’s homeless and need your help.  Would you consider putting up a bin up at work, your child’s school, neighborhood coffee shop, or place of worship for donations such as gently-used sleeping bags, blankets, tents, tote bags, warm clothing, shoes, new socks or undies, beanies, gloves, toiletries, feminine products, and non-perishable foods?  We can send you a flyer to post and are happy to arrange pick ups for any donations collected.  Let us know by emailing ... Read More

Please Vote For Us To Receive $25K From Chase Community Giving! (Voting Ends December 11th)

Think Dignity and the Homeless Coalition are organizing to bring bathroom facilities and clean drinking water to the homeless residents of San Diego. Now, Chase Community Giving is offering a chance to add $25,000 to that effort, making it possible for Think Dignity to continue it’s mission of micro-justice.

If you are on Facebook, you can help can help us with our effort! All you have to do is follow these steps:

1. Click on the Chase Community Giving box above
2. Click on Allow (As Chase says, they will not solicit you, this is only for voting)
3. Become a... Read More

Help us distribute backpacks to the homeless at the winter shelter, 16th and Island, Nov. 28, 2009, 2pm

Help us distribute backpacks to the homeless at the winter shelter, 16th and Island, Nov. 28, 2009, 2pm. 

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The wait outside 2009 Winter Homeless Shelter, the day before it opens, Nov. 25, 2009, 8am

The wait outside 2009 Winter Homeless Shelter, the day before it opens, Nov. 25, 2009, 8am.

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Think Dignity's idea of activism: the micro is macro

Musings from our fabulous board member Helen Zeldes.  What do you think? Microactivism. The hands-on kind. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the Think Dignity and we are a collective of women (and men) who do not sit around and arm-chair weep about the problems of the world or our community. Tired of idly passing by a homeless neighbor, our founder gathered the girls, hosted a dinner party and brainstormed action. Over bottles of wine, the tank was formed. The empowerment of women around a dinner table, calling on the skills of our gender – our compassion, mothering,... Read More

Think Dignity Launches Coalition on Homelessness and Basic Needs Campaign

We are excited about our third community meeting on homelessness scheduled for this Thursday, October 8th at 6 pm at 655 W. Broadway, Suite 1900 in downtown San Diego. 
At our last meeting, a diverse group of stakeholders came together around one table and decided to form the Think Dignity Coalition on Homelessness and to start a citywide campaign for short-term needs of water and toilets and longer-term sustainable solutions. This Thursday, we will continue planning a campaign for changing the way we are approaching homelessness in San Diego.  Our fabulous board member Jen Lai... Read More

NEWS FLASH!!! Speakeasy Nabs Bucks for Think Dignity

August 30, 2009 (San Diego, CA) — Flappers, dolls, molls, candy cigarette girls, gangsters, dapper Great Gatsby-types, palookas, and an abundance of fedoras and boas – descended upon a ritzy private home in La Jolla on August 29, 7 p.m. for The Speakeasy Casino & Soirée.   Party goers gave the password and entered a juice joint where the roaring 20s came alive – all to raise dough for a group that is the absolutely the cat’s meow – the Think Dignity (“Think Dignity”), a local nonprofit awarded a Channel 10 television Leadership Award in 2008 for its homelessness work.

The... Read More

Think Dignity Holds Community Meeting to Discuss Campaign re Downtown Homeless

We are excited to announce an important meeting this Thursday, August 20th at 6 pm, with community leaders who are interested in pushing forward on critical issues concerning the growing number of homeless in downtown San Diego.  Just this week, it was reported that the number of downtown homeless has risen by by 1,000 people, and business owners and others are clamoring for a solution.  The alliance of those willing to take a stance is broadening — from local businesses to the judiciary, the police department, and beyond.  We hope you will join this conversation.  Meet us at the downtown... Read More

Think Dignity's First Annual Fundraiser on August 29th: The Speakeasy (a swanky 20s casino night)

The Think Dignity
~proudly presents our first annual fundraiser~

A swanky 20’s casino night
August 29, 2009
7 pm -11 pm
Hosted by Julia Yoo and Gene Iredale
6915 Neptune Place, La Jolla, CA 92037
*Valet available*
Poker Tournament * Black Jack * Craps
Open Bar, Absinthe, and Heavy Appetizers Served
Grand prizes for winner of poker tournament and best costume
Absinthe Buy In – $250 – 6 Raffle Tickets, Free Absinthe, $250 in Chips
White Lightning Buy In – $100 – 3 Raffle... Read More