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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Donation drive, automobile present kicking off Saturday at Mesa venue

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MESA, AZ — “We’re going to start out the whole lot via right here and fill all this up,” stated Sean Yeager strolling the car parking zone at The Monastery, a restaurant and music venue in Mesa. This Saturday, the situation is about to host a automobile present and donation drive near his coronary heart.

“We’re not placed on this planet to guage individuals, we’re placed on this planet to assist individuals,” stated Sean.

For the second 12 months in a row, he’s organizing an occasion known as Hoodies for the Homeless. Impressed to make a distinction by his mom who discovered herself homeless after being shot within the head throughout an armed theft, Sean says she was by no means the identical.

“She had psychological issues and he or she didn’t wish to get higher, she didn’t wish to do something aside from dwell on the road trigger that’s all she knew, that’s the place she was comfy at,” stated Sean.

Whereas he couldn’t assist her, he’s serving to a whole bunch of others keep heat this winter. On any given day, practically 11,000 individuals are dwelling on the streets in Arizona as a result of psychological and bodily disabilities, job loss, and quite a few different causes.

“In a matter of every week, lots of people might be homeless, most individuals dwell paycheck-to-paycheck except you are rich, and even then, one thing might occur and you can be on the streets inside weeks, months, and you then’re gonna marvel the place the assistance is,” stated Sean.

In 2020, Sean collected a whole bunch of heat garments for homeless households, after which he and his crew traveled across the Valley, handing them out personally and listening to their tales.

“The reward mentally is past perception actually,” stated Sean.

This 12 months, anchored by a automobile present and dwell music a the Mesa venue, he hopes to do even higher.

“We’re a mother and pop too so we simply wish to make sure that everyone’s good, joyful, protected, and heat,” stated Monastery supervisor Monica Hovland, including they’re already receiving containers of sweatshirts.

It’s a reasonably easy thought to make a world of distinction proper in our personal yard. The occasion takes place Saturday, operating from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There’s a cowl cost for the occasion, however all the cash raised will go in direction of buying clothes, sleeping luggage, and different important objects to be delivered on to the homeless inhabitants.

Donations of recent or used hoodies, jackets, beanies, scarves, gloves, blankets, and different heat objects may be donated on the restaurant earlier than and in the course of the occasion.

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