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					  Take a                                                                  Success stories                                                            Heeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!
                                                                          Saving, Inspiring and Changing Lives Pages 4,5 and 12
  Nativity Tour                                                                                                                                      Meet the “Mayor of
                                                                                                                                                     East Village”
  See Father Joe’s collection
                           Page 3
                                                                          Neighbors Helping Neighbors                                                             Pages 11
                                                                          Village Crier Neighbors reception                     Pages 11



                                                                                                                                                                            December 2010 • Volume 20, Issue 3




Christmas Caroling                                                                                                                                                            Downtown
and Limo Party                                                                                                                                                                Partnership
By Patricia M. walsh                                                                                                                                                          honors
J  ust before sunset on December
   8, 11 sleek, black stretch
limousines and 50 gleaming
                                                                                                                                                                              sVdPV
Harleys roll into the courtyard                                                                                                                                                 Vince Kasperick, chairman of
at St. Vincent de Paul Village, a                                                                                                                                             the board for St. Vincent de Paul
homeless rehabilitation center                                                                                                                                                Village, accepted the Vic Kops
south of downtown San Diego.                                                                                                                                                  Humanitarian Award from the
  Uniformed limo drivers get out                                                                                                                                              Downtown San Diego Partnership
and stand by their vehicles. Leather                  VILLAGE NEWS Patricia M. Walsh                                                                                          on November 3 at the 48th Annual
wearing Harley owners, their hogs        The party is complete with pizza.                                                                                                    Alonzo Awards.
parked perfectly on the perimeter of                                                                                                                                            Accepting the award on “behalf
the limos, mingle, take photos and       limos and pile in.                                                                                                                   of the volunteers, staff and donors
wait for the party to start. Onlookers     “Dad, they’re so small. How                                                                                                        of the Village,” Kasperick added:
gawk in awe from the sidewalk at         can they be homeless?” one of the                                                                                                    “We have a solution that works”
the impeccable machinery. Some           Harley owner’s son’s asks. “Anybody                                                                                                  for addressing the issues of
Harley owners bring their families       can be homeless, even babies,” his                                                                                                   homelessness in San Diego. “Father
– husbands, wives, children – to         dad replies.                                                                                                                         Joe for 60 years has been operating
join in the festivities.                   After the little ones are situated,                                                                                                a model that is proven to work.”
  “Here they come!” a voice calls        older children jump into their                                                                                                         The Alonzo Awards honor the
from the crowd.                          waiting rides. Doors slam, engines                                                                                                   people, projects and programs
  First the 6- and 7-year olds walk      rev. Harley engines roar as the first                                                                                                contributing to the improvement
out of the Joan Kroc Center. Wearing     bikes pull onto Imperial Avenue,                                                                                                     and revitalization of downtown
Santa hats, they are all holding         their headlights piercing the now-                                                                     VILLAGE NEWS Kathy Medved     San Diego.
hands with their parents and staff.      dark night. The limos pull out                   PLAYTIME AT MARTHA’S VILLAGE & KITCHEN: Kevin and Joan                                The Partnership works to
Wide eyed, they pass through a           to meet their motorcycle escort.                 Knee, Martha’s Village board members, have graciously donated their                 advance downtown San Diego as
reception line of applauding Harley                                                       company’s extensive, top-of-the-line play structure to the Children’s Services      the leading economic, cultural
owners and move timidly to the                             Continued on page 7
                                                                                          playground. Their four children, Bob, 15; Eddie, 11; Jackie, 11; and Teddy, 10;     and governmental center of
                                                                                          agreed that it was a great idea and got in on the fun. See story, page 14.
                                                                                                                                                                              the region through leadership,
                                                                                                                                                                              advocacy and education. n



                                                                                       ‘Those people’ are neighbors you can appreciate
                                                                                       By Mr. JBR                                                         them the way I do.
                                                                                                                                                            I read an op/ed piece from an East Village Neighbor
                                                                                          Father Joe Carroll is my neighbor. A great neighbor             about Father Joe’s “Foodies” and how if he would stop
                                                                                       at that.                                                           feeding the same old crowd over and over, the homeless
                                                                                          His motto is Neighbors Helping Neighbors® and he                problem downtown would be solved.
       groUP
                                                                                       lives up to it.                                                      “Those people” shouldn’t be encouraged, she
     MANAgEMENt                                                                           I try to, too.                                                  said. They’ll never go away if you feed them. Like
                                                                                          I volunteer there sometimes serving meals. And I eat            stray dogs.
        MAIL
     PaID                                   San Diego, CA 92102-3332
                                            3350 E Street                              with them. I have come to enjoy the people there. They               It really pissed me off. I’m betting she’s never been
                                                                                       are eclectic. I don’t think some of my other neighbors,
     U.S. PoStAgE
     NoN-ProFIt                             St. Vincent de Paul Village
                                                                                       the ones in the sparsely populated condos, appreciate                                                 Continued on page 10
6            Village News, December 2010

             St. Vincent de Paul Village


Heeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!
by Patricia m. walsh                   set your watch by it because he’s      goods . Parishioners at Our Lady of
                                       always on time.                        the Rosary in Little Italy, Johnny,

W       hen the “Mayor of East
        Village” is in the house
everyone knows it and is happy
                                         “He comes and goes so quickly, but
                                       you always know he’s here because
                                       he says, “Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s
                                                                              Rose and their children also
                                                                              volunteer with their church to serve
                                                                              meals at the Village.
to see him. Staff at the Village,      Johnny!” says Mayra Campos, Guest        “We try to give back,” Johnny
residents, neighbors in need who       Services program supervisor at the     says. “There are a lot of good
come for a noon-day meal, all          Village’s Joan Kroc Center. “He’s      people at the Village,” Johnny says.
know Johnny by name. He’s a part       always cheerful and at Christmas       “Sometimes I think we don’t know
of the intricate tapestry of life in   he comes in wearing a Santa hat.”      how fortunate we are.”
San Diego’s East Village.                When he’s not on his route             But it’s not all work and no play
   For 21 years Johnny Cefalu has      delivering packages at the Village,    for the self-described “exuberant
been driving the same UPS route        Johnny, 48, and his family are         Italian.” Johnny knows how to
in East Village, delivery packages     making a difference in the lives of    enjoy himself in the neighborhood                                                               VILLAGE NEWS Patricia M. Walsh

and spreading his signature good       our neighbors in need. While on        too, taking in ball games and          Like the bell tower at St. Vincent de Paul Village, Johnny Cefalu and his UPS truck
will. He’s always waiving, high        vacation recently at home in Point     shopping in local stores.              are iconic symbols in San Diego’s East Village.
fiving, fist bumping and greeting      Loma, Johnny and his wife Rose           The next time you see a
everyone with a “have a great day.”    were waiting for a truck from St.      happy, hard working uniformed          and wave, because chances are
You can count on him to deliver        Vincent de Paul Village to pick up a   driver in a UPS truck on the           “Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s               Patricia M. Walsh is editor of
a smile with every package, and        donation of furniture and household    streets of East Village, smile         Johnny.” n                                 VILLAGE NEWS.


Programs                               created six teams; five teams work     program and, because they have         and a Career Team. Each team               each resident’s case plan to achieve
Continued from page 4                  with residents in Transitional         sufficient income, can be rapidly      includes case managers, substance          income and permanent housing as
                                       Housing and one team, the Rapid        re-housed within four months.          abuse counselors, mental health            quickly as possible.
other programs.     Now, staff         Re-Housing/Shelter        Diversion      The five teams in Transitional       clinicians, career counselors,                In November, staff began an
members       from      various        Team, works with people who are        Housing include a Family Team,         medical staff, chaplaincy and              evaluation of the impact of the
departments are integrated in          currently on the waiting list to       a Veteran’s Team, a Co-occurring       residential      specialists—every         changes. “We are already seeing
a team co-location. The Village        enter the program or who are in the    Disorders Team, a Benefits Team,       service that residents need to get         a significant reduction in our
                                                                                                                     back on their feet as quickly as           shelter placement wait list and
                                                                                                                     possible. Placing residents on a           small improvements in residents


    WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN                                                                                          Transitional Housing team within
                                                                                                                     their first 30 days requires that
                                                                                                                     they be assessed by the Assessment
                                                                                                                                                                moving to permanent housing
                                                                                                                                                                with income. But this is just the
                                                                                                                                                                beginning. Further evaluation
    Discover great finds at Father Joe's thrift stores                                                               Center within their first three
                                                                                                                     weeks from intake. From there,
                                                                                                                                                                will continue over the next year,”
                                                                                                                                                                said Kathi Bradshaw, director
                                                                                                                     residents are assigned to the most         of Outcomes for St. Vincent de
           City DIGZ                     Martha's Village                                                            appropriate team as determined by          Paul Village.
                                                                                                                     the evaluation of their individual            One      positive,     measurable
     Downtown San Diego                       Thrift Store                                                           needs and strengths.                       outcome of how the Village serves
          1550 Market St.                    45596 Fargo St.                                                           The first few months of the              residents is the impact it the has had
      San Diego, Calif. 92101              Indio, Calif. 92201                                                       enhancement focused on the                 on employees. Staff members on
         Monday-Saturday                   Monday-Saturday                                                           physical changes of the program.           the teams have really taken to the
           10 a.m.-6 p.m.                     9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                        Staff members had to adjust to             team approach and have provided
       Sunday 12 noon-6 p.m.               760.775.6060                                                              working in new locations, providing        feedback that it has made their job
         619.645.3333                          ext. 0                                                                supportive services to new                 easier and the residents are getting
                                                                                                                     residents that they were not used          more integrated care. “I don’t have
    San Diego Downtown                  DROP OFF YOUR                                                                to serving, working in integrated          to email or call the mental health
            Thrift Store                                                                                             teams, and learning new policies           clinician or the ATEC counselor
                                       DONATIONS AT OUR                                                              and procedures. Once the teams             anymore; I just quickly get out of
           505 16th St.
      San Diego, Calif. 92101             Main Warehouse                                                             began to get used to the physical          my chair and go talk to them a
        Monday-Saturday                         815 33rd St.                                                         changes, next came implementing            few feet away,” says Don Malong,
                                        San Diego, Calif. 92102                                                      a new cultural change with how             Career Team case manager at
        8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.                                                                                           the teams provide services.                St. Vincent de Paul Village. “It is
                                         (Just north of Market St.)
         619.687.1070                  Open daily 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                                                     In the past, most programs at            so much easier to communicate
                                                                                                                     the Village served residents with          about the clients and assist them
    El Cajon/Fletcher Hills                619.446.2711
                                                                                                                     less attention paid to the amount          with what they need, which is why
            Thrift Store                                                                                             of time they spent in the program.         I am here.” n
        2325 Fletcher Pkwy.                                                                                          The teams adapted a new culture
       El Cajon, Calif. 92020
                                                  All proceeds support programs                                      more in line with rapid re-housing         Kris Kuntz is the program manager
          Monday-Saturday              to help Save, Inspire & Change Lives                                          by engaging residents early in their       of Social Services at
            9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                                                            stay, discussing housing and exit          St. Vincent de Paul Village.
                                        For free pickup of usable household or business donations,                   from the beginning, and more
         619.465.5840                  call 619.671.7900 or 1.888.FATHERJOE (1.888.328.4375)                         closely monitoring progress on
                                                                                                                                              Village News, December 2010                             7
                                                                                                                                                  St. Vincent de Paul Village

limo Party                                                                                                               drizzly December night next to the          Since 2002, Krista has put a
Continued from page 1                                                                                                    ocean we all held hands and sang         roof over our heads. She’s made
                                                                                                                         Christmas carols.                        a huge impact. Instead of the
Hog riders commandeer the                                                                                                   The next year we were able to         drive through and singing in the
intersection of 16th & Imperial,                                                                                         raise enough money for seven             rain, the kids celebrate in a warm
temporarily halting traffic in all                                                                                       limos to take 60 children. We            penthouse. She serves pizza,
directions so the caravan can roll                                                                                       bought pizza for the kids we didn’t      soda, cookies and popcorn. The
on uninterrupted. The procession                                                                                         have enough room for.                    penthouse is decorated with a
snakes onto Interstate 5. Once the                                                                                          In 2001, Alfonse Joseph               Christmas tree and red-and-white
motorcade reaches full speed on                                                                                          Niedermeyer, III, a friend of            balloons. There’s face painting and
its way to the tony town of La Jolla,                                                                                    mine from our college days at the        the Padres Friar shows up.
the annual Christmas Caroling and                                                                                        University of Dayton, was a Port            Sam and Pam Frazier are
Limo Party officially begins.                                                                                            Authority police officer in New          there, too.
                                                                                                                         York. Big Al, as he was known to            When the Fraziers found out
                  ***                                                                                                    all, was 40 now and married. He          about party, they wanted to help.
                                                                                                                         was like Arnie and he loved to           The first year they dressed up as
   December 8 is Phil Cenedella’s                                                                                        help others.                             clowns. Now every December 8,
favorite day of the year. A co-                                                                                             On September 11, Big Al was           the lawyers from La Jolla, come as
founder of The Christmas Caroling                                                                                        supposed to be on vacation. But          Santa and Mrs. Claus.
and Limo Party, Phil, his friends,                                                                                       the night before, his boss called to        This is where I gotta tell you, the
and some folks they’ve met along                                                                                         see if he would work because they        Harley owners are only tough on
the way, for the last 12 years have                                                                                      were short staffed. Always there         the outside. The guys and gals said,
helped light up the lives of more                                                                                        when anyone needed him, Big Al           “this really kicks butt, do you mind
than 1,200 homeless children living                                                                                      went to work.                            if we bring presents?”
at the Village.                                                                                                             He was at Grand Central Station          So for the last four years, the
   As Phil tells this real life Christmas                                                                                when he heard the fire trucks and        owners club goes shopping before
story, he comments on how an                                                                                             he raced to the World Trade Towers.      the event to buy toys. All the St.
idea born in the human spirit and                                                                                        He ran into the building, helped         Vinnys kids get to pick a gift.
nurtured by a desire to make life                                                                                        some people get out, went back in           Now it just so happens that
better for others connects us all.                                                                                       and the building collapsed.              December 8 is also the day of an
It’s what Father Joe Carroll calls                                                                                          That year we changed the name         event called Christmas On Campus
Neighbors Helping Neighbors®.                                                                                            of the limo ride event to Big Al’s       at the University of Dayton.
                                                                                                                         Christmas Caroling Party.                   Christmas On Campus officially
   In October 1997, Arnie Karush                                                                                            That’s when I got a call from New     started in 1966 when Ellie Kurtz
died of double lung cancer. Arnie                                                                                        York Myke who owns San Diego             brought needy children from
never smoked a day in his life and                                                                                       Harley Davidson.                         around the city to campus for a
neither did his family or friends.                                                                                          “How do you know Big Al?” was         Christmas celebration. This year
Arnie was the kind of guy who                                                                                            all he said.                             they’re expecting 3,000 kids. Ellie
loved to help other people, which                                                                                           “How do YOU know Big Al?”             ran the event every year until she
he did even from his hospital bed.                                                                                       was all I said.                          died in 2009. She was 82. Today
In fact, Arnie spent the last four                                                                                          Turns out, New York Myke and          there are 40 more events around
weeks of his life helping others by                                                                                      Big Al, just like Father Joe who is      the country called Christmas Off
writing business plans for start-up                                                                                      from the Bronx, grew up in New           Campus. They were started by
technology companies. I would see                                                                                        York City. Big Al and New York           alumni Brian and Renai Lowry in
him in bed with tubes in his arms                                                                                        Myke were best buddies as kids.          St. Louis.
and nose and folders everywhere.                                                                                            New York Myke cares about                University of Dayton President
Jim DeLapa was another friend of                                                                                         people so he called his friend           Daniel Curran is a big believer in
Arnie’s. We were all on the board of                                                                                     Warren Sherman, head of San              Christmas Off Campus. So for the
directors of the San Diego Software                                                                                      Diego Chapter of Harley Owners           last six years, the university has made
Industry Council. When Arnie died,                                                                                       Group. Warren’s a big guy with           a contribution to The Christmas
Jim and I decided to do a “random                                                                                        an even bigger heart. Warren got         Caroling and Limo Party with the
act of kindness” to remember a guy                                                                                       his friends at the club to escort        help of alumni contributions.
who loved to help others.                                                                                                the limos.                                  I was talking to Laura Kojima
   We got the idea to get limos and                                                                                         That year I ordered 11 limos and      (Volunteer Services program
have a party for homeless kids                                                                                           crossed my fingers that we’d raise       manager at the Village), and she
                                            Clockwise, from top, Jim DeLapa,
from St. Vincent de Paul Village.                                                                                        enough to pay for them. We did.          told me that the kids who went on
                                            Big Al, limos and Harleys in the
It seemed right because there was           courtyard at the Village, the Padres                                         For the first time all of the children   the first limo rides are now in their
no one better at helping others             Friar, Warren Sherman, Krista Baroudi                                        living at the Village were able to       20s. She said, “Imagine if one or
than Father Joe. In 1999, with              takes a photo of the gals from the                                           join the party. Big Al was gone,         more of those kids does their own
Jim’s original donation, we made            Harley Owners Club at La Jolla Cove                                          but he was still helping others. He      random act of kindness in the city
it happen.                                  Suites, and Sam and Pam Frazier as                                           made it possible for all the kids to     they’re in on December 8.”
   We called Alma Hutchison-Coba            Santa and Mrs. Claus.                                                        go to the party, with a motorcycle          For additional information
(former Children’s Services program                                                                                      escort to boot.                          on next year's event, please
manager at the Village), and she            of us with hamburgers, fries and           The kids ate in the car and we       Krista Baroudi owns La Jolla          contact Phil Cenedella at
said OK. We rented three limos              sodas for the kids. It was fun and it    drove to La Jolla Cove. When        Cove Suites, a hotel across the          phil@philcenedella.com,              or
and took 24 children through the            was unknown, but the worst part          they were done eating we got out    street from the park where we sang       888.206.3264. n
drive through at In-N-Out Burger            was not being able to take all the       and stood in a big circle at the    Christmas carols. When she found
in Pacific Beach. When we got there,        children living at the Village because   Cove with some Chargers and         out about party for homeless kids,       Patricia M. Walsh is the editor of
the In-N-Out people took good care          we only had three limos.                 Padres people. In the cold, dark,   she said: “How can I help?”              VILLAGE NEWS.
10             Village News, DeCeMBeR 2010

               St. Vincent de Paul Village

                                                                                                         Neighbors

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                                                                                                                                                                              Generosity abounds here …
                                                                                                         hungry. And I’m betting she never got to know “those
                                                                                                         people” that she wants to get rid of.
                                                                                                                                                                              ironically, it’s easier to find here
                                                       2010
                                                                                                            She was mad that they pee on her street, smell bad                than in the richer neighborhoods.
                                                                                                         and bring down the value of her home. Fair enough.
                                                                                                         But hungry people have to pee too. And if there’s no                 People here know what it’s like
                                                                                                         public bathroom …
                                                                                                            I’ve lived in luxury condos. I’ve lived in multi-million
                                                                                                                                                                              to do without. They share the
                                                                                                         dollar homes. And I’ve lived in my car. If you weren’t               wealth, Even if the wealth is just
                                                                                                         depressed going into that situation, you sure as hell
                                                                                                         will be once you’re there. Depression can keep people                the sports section.
                                                                                                         from using their own shower! What if you don’t have
                                                                                                         one to begin with?
                                                                                                            I was able to get my act together, ask for and accept        though many do not have much being paid to them.
                                                                                                         help. Not everyone is at that point. And denying them              The faces are diverse. Not just in color – there is

 Thanks for Giving                                                                                       a hot meal won’t help much. When your basic needs
                                                                                                         aren’t met you are LESS likely – not more – to be able
                                                                                                         to concentrate on self improvement.
                                                                                                                                                                         every hue of human here – but in age, gender and
                                                                                                                                                                         degree of connection to reality. Some faces are freshly
                                                                                                                                                                         washed and shaved. Some bear wounds. The sun-
  With great appreciation to the sponsors, participants and                                                 I was able to get back to a point somewhere between          baked skin of the chronically homeless is juxtaposed
volunteers in this year’s Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day                                         the streets and a McMansion. The people who helped              against those worried faces of newly-foreclosed with
5K Run/Walk. Your support makes it possible for Father Joe to                                            me get here didn’t judge me. They told me to “pay it            still-good haircuts. Some people keep to themselves.
provide 1.7 million meals a year to our neighbors in need.                                               forward.” And now I do. Every day – be it a large or            They look at their neighbors with suspicion at first, but
                                                                                                         small act. I’m sure my helpers were doing the same,             usually they’ll match your smile or head nod. Some
                                                                                                         and those that judged had never needed help.                    are in their own world and you can tell that world is
                                                                                                            Some people’s circumstances, and yes, choices, have          troubled beyond most of our comprehension. Some
                                                                                                         led them to a point where they probably never will be           in the line morph, over time. At first, their heads are
                                                                                                         able to sustain life off the street. Definitely not a life in   down and their grooming is nonexistent. But after
                                                                                                         a luxury condo. Many of those people gather for lunch           a few days of help from their neighbors, they hold
                                                                                                         at Father Joe’s place. Many of my neighbors – even the          their heads a bit higher. There is hope in their eyes.
                                                                                                         ones who probably donate old clothes or old cars –              They recognize someone in line from the other day
                                                                                                         undoubtedly avoid 15th & Imperial.                              and smile.
                                                                                                            Too many bums. Too dangerous. Too smelly.                       Neighbors don’t always get along. There are verbal
                                                                                   LEGACY                Too depressing.                                                 scuffles here and there, but arguments don’t gain
                                                                               BUILDING SERVICES, INC.
                                                                                                            The smelly part I don’t dispute, but I have found that       much traction in line.
                                                                                                         the little dead end street where the unfortunates gather           The common enemy is hunger and it tends to
                                                                                                         for lunch every day is anything by depressing. (And             supersede disagreements. There are line monitors and
                                                                                                         no more dangerous than any other neighborhood                   the cut-ins, but it rarely comes to blows. Some people
                                                                                                         hand out. Perhaps less.)                                        bristle and sound off when a cut-in steps ahead of
                                                                                                            You hear laughter.                                           them. Others smile quietly and say, or think, “there’s
                                                                                                            You see little old men, mothers and teenage runaways         plenty of food for us all.”
                                                                                                         excitedly awaiting a plate of hot food. Perhaps their              Usually it’s more about respect than one’s place
                                                                                                         only meal of the day.                                           in line. No one likes to be shown disrespect, but
                                                                                                            But it’s more than a meal.                                   these folks may be extra sensitive to it because
                                                                                                            It’s a reason to be somewhere each day. It’s a place         they’ve experienced it so often – even perhaps
                                                                                                         to see familiar faces. Faces from all types of lives with       from themselves.
                                                                                                         all types of interesting stories to tell. People’s eyes light      Some faces will disappear after a few weeks, maybe
                                                                                                         up at the sight of old friends who had gotten lost in           to a room and a hot plate, maybe back to the street and
                                                                                                         the shuffle for a while. Guys talk football. Women              despair; or worse.
                                                                                                         show off new clothes that they got in the giveaway bin.            You never know.
                                                                                                         Suitcases sit in a pile and unlocked bikes rest against            I like to think the conversations about studying or a
                                                                                                         the wall unmolested.                                            GED outnumber the ones about scoring some weed.
                                                                                                            It’s a rare breed around St. Vinnys that would mess          That the grateful who will pay it forward outnumber
                                                                                                         with another guy’s stuff. If an occasional troublemaker         the complainers for which nothing – even tasty,
                                                                                                         starts something, the rest of the neighbors are quick           nutritious, free food – is ever good enough. But even
                      CYMK
                      Brown: 32-73-52-80
                                                                                                         to put a stop to it before it gets out of hand. If              if people leave grumbling and destined for street life,
                                                                                                         someone faints or seizes or can’t breathe right, there’s        they’re still my neighbors.
                      Blue: 76-6-8-15




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                                                                                                         always a neighbor to call 911 on a cell phone. If one              And fortunately people like Father Joe feel the
                                                                                                         guy is lucky enough to have a newspaper, he shares              same way. n
                                                                                                         his good fortune.
                                                                                                            Generosity abounds here. And you wouldn’t think              Mr. JBR is a neighbor who knows what it’s like to have
                                                                                                         that would be the case. But ironically, it’s easier to find     it all and to be in need.
                                                                                                         here than in the heart of the richer neighborhoods.
  Please mark your calendar for next year’s 5K on Thursday,                                              People here know what it’s like to do without. They
                      Nov. 24, 2011.                                                                     share the wealth, even if the wealth is just the sports
                                                                                                         section. Or the rice on their plate they don’t want. Or
                                           For this year’s results, please visit                         shorts that don’t fit them, but will fit someone. Paying
                                           www.thanksgivingrun.org                                       it forward is a lesson that these folk have learned even

				
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