Homeless Garden Project (HGP) just launched a crowd-funding campaign called â€œFeed Two Birds with One Wormâ€ in order to provide fresh food and flowers to eight local organizations that work with some of Santa Cruzâ€™s most vulnerable populations. The recipient organizations include:
â€¢ The River Street Shelter provides shelter, food, counseling and social work to the homeless.
â€¢ Gemma helps women released from incarceration build successful lives.
â€¢ The Davenport Resource Center brings critical services to poor communities along the North Coast.
â€¢ Women's Crisis Support/Defensa de Mujeres (currently known as Monarch) offers intervention and prevention services to women who suffer from domestic violence.
â€¢ Transition Age Youth gives foster youth the tools needed to succeed as adults.
â€¢ 180/180 Santa Cruz is a collaborative of local nonprofits making a 180-degree turn to house 180 of the most vulnerable, chronically homeless men and women and provide support services they need to stay housed.
â€¢ Hospice of Santa Cruz County brings peace and comfort to the seriously ill from Scotts Valley to Watsonville.
Help HGP meet their goal, and eight other non-profits to provide nourishing organic produce to their participants, by donating online at igg.me/at/hgp, or homelessgardenproject.org, or mail your donation to Homeless Garden Project, PO Box 617, Santa Cruz, 95061.
The â€œFeed Two Birdsâ€ campaign will conclude on May 18.
For more information about HGP, or the â€œFeed Two Birdsâ€ campaign, contact Kate Pearl at 426.3609.10 or [email protected]