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Out of the mouths of babes

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When my 7-year-old Los Cerritos second grader came to me and said, “I want to make a difference— I want to help people,” I jumped on this opportunity with him. I asked how he would like to do that. He replied, “I want to help our homeless.”
This made my heart sing because this is a cause near and dear to my heart as well. He then asked if we could use our store for people to drop off small hygiene products and canned food. Absolutely, I said. So Alex’s Wednesdays was born. We will be accepting donations and joining with Dare to Care for the Homeless, a nonprofit organization in Long Beach that we have been working with annually at Christmas. Now we want to do it all year long. They will help guide where the donations land in our Long Beach community.
Please join my son in helping our homeless community get what they need. Gently used or new blankets have also been requested.
You can drop the items off at: Urban Cottage­— A Store for Your Soul, 4121 Long Beach Blvd.

Melissa Zambrano
Long Beach

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Out of the mouths of babes