Think Dignity passed out some 350 Winter Survival Backpacks
In the winter of 2007, Think Dignity passed out some 350 Winter Survival Backpacks to displaced folks, complete with a quality sleeping bag or blanket, beanie hat, gloves, socks, laminated resource card with numbers for different social services, hygiene products, hand-knitted scarves, water, flashlight, and non-perishable food items. We met hundreds of people on the streets of San Diego who have slipped through the cracks or fallen below that thin line separating the working poor who have housing and those without. We met elderly women in wheelchairs, disabled veterans, teenagers, pregnant women, families, and small children, all of whom we greeted with some warm gear and warm hearts. Some of our work was documented by Channel 10 News reporter Juliette Vara in a news spot that aired in late November 2007. Yvette de la Garza from the San Diego Union-Tribune and SignOnSanDiego.com chronicled our distribution work at the Neil Good Day Center.