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More San Rafael Streets Team Portraits

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Here are a few more portraits of the San Rafael Streets Team. Stop and say hello if you see them at work keeping the city beautiful. They will be pleased with the acknowledgment and happy to share a smile.

If you’re interested in successful programs of this kind, spend a moment at their website.

say hello-

_Greene Avedon and Streets Team--5

_Greene Avedon and Streets Team--10

_Greene Avedon and Streets Team--9

_Greene Avedon and Streets Team--8

_Greene Avedon and Streets Team--7

_Greene Avedon and Streets Team--6

_Greene Avedon and Streets Team--3

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Written by Ron Greene

May 25, 2015 at 11:56 am

Coming out of the cold: Quilts for the homeless

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Homeward Bound of Marin has addressed the problem of homelessness since 1974, when it opened it first family shelter in Marin County. Today its main program is located at the former Hamilton Naval Air Base in Novato, California.

Homeward Bound continues to expand and now has a number of programs throughout Marin County. (I help lead a group for Voice Hearers at the Voyager Carmel Center, a housing unit for people with persistent mental illness.) Homeward Bound coordinates its efforts with a number of agencies and volunteer groups serving the homeless and low-income populations of Marin County.

I do some photography for Homeward Bound, and Wednesday I photographed members of Knit Your Part!, assembling quilts they will donate to homeless families moving into Homeward Bound apartments. Knit Your Part! Is a group of knitters who meet regularly to create beautiful blankets and quilts, then donated to people in need.

It seems like such a thoughtful touch. Can you image how it must feel, after sleeping in an old station wagon for months, to finally move into an apartment and find that caring people have knitted a warm blanket for you?

Homeward Bound of Marin, Homelessness, Knit Your Part!

Homeward Bound of Marin, Homelessness, Knit Your Part!

Homeward Bound of Marin, Homelessness, Knit Your Part!

Homeward Bound of Marin, Homelessness, Knit Your Part!

Homeward Bound of Marin, Homelessness, Knit Your Part!

Written by Ron Greene

March 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm