FALLBROOK – At St. Peter's Catholic school here in Fallbrook, the students hold a monthly service project. In November, they focused their service project on "Saints and Socks." Their goal was to collect 250 pairs of socks but, through their generosity and determination, the student body collected more than 400 pairs.
Kim Bruno, Saint Peter's third grade teacher, reached out to the Fallbrook charity The Community Stack to ask for assistance in distributing the socks to people in need. Sommer Walker and Kimberly Reath, co-founders of The Community Stack, jumped at the opportunity to assist the school. Shawna Taitano, principal at Saint Peter's Catholic School, Bruno, and her entire third grade class were on hand to present and help load the socks.
The Community Stack, a 501(c)(3) here in Fallbrook, contacted Jordan Verdin, founder of Humanity Showers. Verdin was humbled and grateful at the offer to receive the socks. On Dec. 20, Walker and Reath arrived at the Oceanside Brother Benno's Production Avenue location where Humanity Showers offers its services three days a week. They were able to meet with Verdin, distribute the socks, and discuss other needs Humanity Showers might have.
At the site, men, women and children could be found partaking in a warm breakfast offered by Brother Benno's and waiting patiently to receive soap, shampoo, and a clean towel to take their shower. This Oceanside location provides 60 showers a day, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Humanity Showers also has two other locations, Potter's House in Oceanside and in downtown San Diego. All told, Humanity Showers provides 1,500 showers to people in need each month.
After meeting with Verdin and gaining an understanding of their most urgent needs, The Community Stack purchased over 150 pairs of men's and women's undergarments, bottles of shampoo, bars of soap and treats for the children and then delivered them to Verdin.
The Community Stack accepts cash donations with gratitude and with a guarantee that 100% of all donations goes to assist local nonprofits as they serve their clients. The Community Stack can be reached at [email protected], [email protected] or 760-484-0125.
Submitted by The Community Stack.