Dinner, Foot Washing, Easter Baskets & Shoes For The Homeless
Easter Dinner preparations start at 4:30 AM along with Easter basket and etnies shoe prep –City Councilwoman Jan Perry will help in the kitchen starting at 6:00 AM – Meal service begins at 11:00 AM. 1,200 square foot washing area with medical personnel and volunteers opens at 11:15 AM. More than 1,000 hand-packed Easter baskets distributed to kids. Decorated outdoor dining area with volunteers and celebrities serving approx 4,000 meals to the homeless.
LA Mission Easter
WHAT: Foot washing, which has both spiritual and practical applications for the homeless, will be provided by the Los Angeles Christian Health Centers. The organization partners with the Mission to use this opportunity to address the foot problems suffered by many on the streets of Skid Row.
Over 2,000 pairs of new shoes will be distributed. etnies SM, the world’s leading Action Sports footwear and apparel manufacturer, is donating the shoes, and will have staff on hand to ensure a proper fit for everyone.
WHEN: Friday, April 6, 2012 (Good Friday) Streetevent from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
- 4:30 am Food preparations, shoe set-up, and Easter Basket packing will begin in the Mission kitchen and dining area (Continues until 10:30 am)
- 5:00 am Breakfast served to overnight guests and those living at the Mission
- 6:00 am Breakfast will be served to guests in line outside
- Street is closed to traffic to allow set-up of tents, tables, etc.
- 10:45 am Celebrities and other volunteers arrive on street.
- 11:00 am Food Service Begins — 11:15 am Foot Washing Begins – Easter basket distribution begins
- 3:00 pm Event Ends.
WHERE: The Los Angeles Mission at 5th& Wall Street. The entire block of 5thStreet between Wall and San Pedro will be closed to vehicular traffic that day. The street closure starts at 6:00 AM.
WHO: Celebrities and political leaders will be among hundreds of volunteers who will serve the meal, and perform foot washing. Scheduled to attend: Booboo Stewart (Twilight Eclipse), Yani Gellman, (Pretty Little Liars), Amara Miller (the Descendants), Christa B. Allen (Revenge), DeVaughn Nixon (Prom), Edwin Hodge (Red Dawn), Shaunie O’Neal (Basketball Wives), Savannah Jayde, Kelli Goss, Denyse Goss (Jennifers 1, 2 & 3from Big Time Rush), Isabella Rae Thomas (Brothers and Sisters), Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, and many others.
Last Easter LA Mission washed the feet of about 400 hungry and homeless people.
WHY: Easter Week foot washing is a Christian tradition and an act of humbleness and service – memorializing that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples the night before he was crucified. Many who are on the streets seldom have normal loving human contact – and this outreach of food, foot washing with podiatric care and new shoes is a way of inviting them to learn about the Mission’s services, including its long term program of restoration – in order to get off the streets permanently.
Learn more at http://www.losangelesmission.org