Friday, January 22, 2016

SUPPORT HOMELESS and HUNGRY CHILDREN CHARITY EVENTS, NEW PHOTOS


"At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by, 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.'" - 
Mother Teresa

Feed the hungry, give to the poor. If you Google these words in your city or community, you will find local ways to help othes right now.

 In Los Angeles, check out P.A.T.H. (People Assisting the Homeless) or The L.A. Mission or Imagine L.A. -- which finds homes for children and homeless families in L.A. It is a charity of Bel Air Presbyterian, at the top of Mulholland at the Sepulveda pass. It's the "Church on the Hill" -- always a wonderful place for helping others. They have lots of charity work to do over the holidays. When my kids were little we would always go up for Advent and make wreaths and give gifts to prisoners and children who are suffering and have nothing. We also worked at Hope Gardens, for homeless families. It's an amazing place. You can check out their website: http://www.belairpres.org/ (This church is fantastic for EVERYTHING! Meeting singles, groups, helping the community, the world, etc.)

Also, check out the LOS ANGELES FOOD BANK

Operation Gobble!
Date and Time:   Monday, November 19th - Registration is from 8:35 am to 8:55 am – volunteer project starts at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. *Please bring in your release form on the day of your service project.
Address: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is located at 1734 E. 41st Street, Los Angeles, 90058

Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages that go to women with infants, children, and senior citizens in Los Angeles County. Food packages include canned fruit, cereal , rice, and other non-perishable food items. Take this opportunity to support the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank with a great hands-on event! Help us help those in need in our community. *Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. ***All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes*** *

This is a hard time for my mother and family. My younger brother died on December 1, 1995 and we always have this memory of his life on Thanksgiving. Also just google "Feed the hungry Los Angeles" or "Help the Poor"





Love is such a transformative force, it can reverse any past mistakes or regrets even from a moment ago. In fact if you stop going over the mistakes made yesterday, this very action will alleviate my suffering and create a new reality. LOve is such a creative force, it remakes the body. It can reverse any dis-ease. Your thoughts are the only thing creating your reality, and your attitude is the only thing you really have control over. Gain ctotal dominion over your reality right now. If you judge others, or yourself, you stay in a state of negative condemnation. You cannot thrive and grow in this state. Your cells are dependent upon your happiness and joy. That's why I can't listen to talk radio anymore: it actually hurts my heart to hear anyone put anyone down. And the constant negativity, looking at "what's not working" is defeating us! If you focus on the problem you never rise above the problem. Even Einstein said that "you can't solve a problem on the level it was created on." You have to go to a higher level: a diplomatic or spiritual solution. You have to forget your worries, let go and let love take care of you. All your needs are provided for the more relaxed and joyful you are. It's the LAW OF ATTRACTION! You attract the level of emotional joy, serenity, confidence you feel right now. Love is the key. Turn all fear to love. You can't be angry or in fear at the same time you are trusting the universe, and helping your fellow man.

With Brandyn Speaks! raising money for hungry, homebound seniors at Splendors Day Spa!









BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK FEEDS HUNGRY SCHOOL CHILDREN ~ PRELUDE TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY

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LYDIA CORNELL ~ BEST DIRECTOR HONORABLE MENTION ~ LOS ANGELES MOVIE AWARDS

I was honored to receive "Best Director Honorable Mention" at the Los Angeles Movie Awards on January 16, 2016 for the film I directed "It's My Decision" produced by Redhead Said Productions, starring Tetia East Stroud (above) and written by Ralph Odierna (left, above) and edited by Damian Martorana!  Can't wait to direct again. 


At the Baptism of Dash Snoke! This beautiful boy was adopted by my dear friends Dorothy and Shane. 

Dash Snoke's Baptism!!

At the Filmmakers' Gallery for GOLDEN GLOBES with Paul and Steve 

Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side); Patrika Darbo, Lydia Conrell and Christina Price at PRELUDE OT THE DERBY ~ BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK at the London Hotel 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

THE HUMAN SPIRIT

"At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by, 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.'" - Mother Teresa

Feed the hungry, give to the poor. If you Google these words in your city or community, you will find local ways to help othes right now.

 In Los Angeles, check out P.A.T.H. (People Assisting the Homeless) or The L.A. Mission or Imagine L.A. -- which finds homes for children and homeless families in L.A. It is a charity of Bel Air Presbyterian, at the top of Mulholland at the Sepulveda pass. It's the "Church on the Hill" -- always a wonderful place for helping others. They have lots of charity work to do over the holidays. When my kids were little we would always go up for Advent and make wreaths and give gifts to prisoners and children who are suffering and have nothing. We also worked at Hope Gardens, for homeless families. It's an amazing place. You can check out their website: http://www.belairpres.org/ (This church is fantastic for EVERYTHING! Meeting singles, groups, helping the community, the world, etc.)

Also, check out the LOS ANGELES FOOD BANK

Operation Gobble!
Date and Time:   Monday, November 19th - Registration is from 8:35 am to 8:55 am – volunteer project starts at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. *Please bring in your release form on the day of your service project.
Address: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is located at 1734 E. 41st Street, Los Angeles, 90058

Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages that go to women with infants, children, and senior citizens in Los Angeles County. Food packages include canned fruit, cereal , rice, and other non-perishable food items. Take this opportunity to support the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank with a great hands-on event! Help us help those in need in our community. *Once you register you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. ***All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes*** *

This is a hard time for my mother and family. My younger brother died on December 1, 1995 and we always have this memory of his life on Thanksgiving. Also just google "Feed the hungry Los Angeles" or "Help the Poor"





Love is such a transformative force, it can reverse any past mistakes or regrets even from a moment ago. In fact if you stop going over the mistakes made yesterday, this very action will alleviate my suffering and create a new reality. LOve is such a creative force, it remakes the body. It can reverse any dis-ease. Your thoughts are the only thing creating your reality, and your attitude is the only thing you really have control over. Gain ctotal dominion over your reality right now. If you judge others, or yourself, you stay in a state of negative condemnation. You cannot thrive and grow in this state. Your cells are dependent upon your happiness and joy. That's why I can't listen to talk radio anymore: it actually hurts my heart to hear anyone put anyone down. And the constant negativity, looking at "what's not working" is defeating us! If you focus on the problem you never rise above the problem. Even Einstein said that "you can't solve a problem on the level it was created on." You have to go to a higher level: a diplomatic or spiritual solution. You have to forget your worries, let go and let love take care of you. All your needs are provided for the more relaxed and joyful you are. It's the LAW OF ATTRACTION! You attract the level of emotional joy, serenity, confidence you feel right now. Love is the key. Turn all fear to love. You can't be angry or in fear at the same time you are trusting the universe, and helping your fellow man.

With Brandyn Speaks! raising money for hungry, homebound seniors at Splendors Day Spa!


THE VOICE IN THE TREES ~ EPIDEMIC OF HOMELESS CHILDREN & THEIR MOTHERS


An 11-year-old homeless girl: "I died three years ago." 


  • 97% of these families are headed by single women with an average of two to four children.  
  • Many of these women are struggling with histories that include being victims of domestic abuse, injuries and/or illnesses resulting in loss of employment and housing*. 


MERRY CHRISTMAS

Today I was walking the dog behind Trader Joe’s and I passed a shady alcove bordering the alley, in the center of which was a large tree. I peeked into the bushes, and saw a grocery bag. This seemed like a private place for a person to rest, but just as I was thinking this, I glimpsed a pair of shoes attached to legs in camouflage pants, standing behind the tree, hiding inside the tree — as if they were hoping not to be seen, trying to blend in with the shrubs. I could hear the owner of this pair of legs trying desperately not to breathe. Was it a homeless person, or just someone who was trying to go to the bathroom in the bushes?

As I passed by, I said to the bush: “Bless you.” I kept walking. Then I realized that I was holding in my hand two sticks of Mozarella string cheese, so I circled back to the bush and offered it to the person hiding in the trees. “Would you like a piece of cheese? It’s wrapped in plastic, it has its own wrapper," I said. A woman’s voice, shaking, rang out, “No, no thank you.” Then, the voice said: “You're very sweet.” I could see a pair of glasses and dark hair through the leaves.

I walked away and said, “You are sweet too.”

Then I started crying; I couldn't stop. The same way I cried on Sunday when they talked to us about how desperately sad they are. It is tragic it is to be a homeless child. Can you imagine what it’s like to have no place to rest, no privacy in going to the bathroom... no clean, safe, or soft place to lay one’s head. No place without insects or vermin… no place to get dressed, to bathe, or to bring friends home for ice cream. No place to do homework. No place to have dinner or play Monopoly or take piano lessons. No dinner. God bless these poor lost little souls.

My favorite charities are Feed the Children, Imagine L.A., Union Rescue Mission and Candy Christmas" "Under the Bridge Mission" which you can read about in recent threads.

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An 11-year-old homeless girl: "I died three years ago." 

  • 97% of these families are headed by single women with an average of two to four children.  
  • Many of these women are struggling with histories that include being victims of domestic abuse, injuries and/or illnesses resulting in loss of employment and housing*. 

* Please note that these matters do, indeed, precipitate homeless episodes; however, the  underlying cause of extended family homelessness is simply the lack of affordable housing.  Struggling parents in low paying jobs and the decreasing access to available Section 8 or other low-income housing is ultimately a losing situation.  Imagine LA's current programming does not include the development of low-income housing, but we applaud and encourage those efforts. 

Los Angeles, which boasts the world's fifth largest economy, since 2005, has become the Homeless Capital of our country.  Currently, at least approximately 8,000 family units, representing more than 18,000 children and youth occupy our city. 
  • 97% of these families are headed by single women with an average of two to four children.  
  • Many of these women are struggling with histories that include being victims of domestic abuse, injuries and/or illnesses resulting in loss of employment and housing*. 
The journey begins with the inability to pay rent and then leads to eviction, forcing the family into motels, SRO hotels, homeless shelters, friends and relatives, or, ultimately, the  streets. The typical homeless Mom is trying to survive without adequate housing, childcare, and access to support services.  Her children are often uneducated; shuffled from one school to another due to the transient nature of no permanent housing.  Homeless children, more often than not, drop out of school, fail, or join gangs.
The most innocent victims of family homelessness are the children.  They are the ones who suffer the most, not knowing where their next meal, bed, or school is.  The following transcription of an eleven year old homeless girl, speaks for itself.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

GHOSTLY GALA COSTUME BALL for FSH SOCIETY - JOIN US!



A Ghostly Gala Halloween Costume Ball




Date/Time
Date(s) - Sunday, October 18, 2015
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location
Cicada Club
Categories

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*Sponsorship gifts are tax deductible (minus $150 per person attending).


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