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The Bright Eyes Project at Monterey Court

Main library photo taken by homeless Larry, camera given to him by Sylvia Sanders

Main library photo taken by homeless Peter, camera given to him by Sylvia Sander

“The Bright Eyes Project Opening Photography Show is a project of Sylvia Sander a local resident and Private Investigator,  and the project is supported by The Carlos G Figueroa Foundation.

Sylvia Sander has given photographic cameras to numerous homeless people.

The goal of The Bright Eyes Project is to promote awareness and compassion for those affected by homelessness and to provide an outlet for them to express themselves through photography.

The Bright Eyes Project Opening Photography Show will be held at Monterey Court Studio galleries and Cafe, 505 W Miracle Mile on July 10th, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.”

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Take up backpack challenge to help the homeless

Homeless Backpack Challenge is a project of The Carlos G Figueroa Foundation in partnership with The Tribe (press release):
Their purpose is to get people to challenge two other people to purchase a backpack and place in it specific items. The items are specific so that no one homeless person receives more than another.
Winter cap
Lotion or sunblock
$5 dollar gift card of choice
Lip balm
Water bottle
Any items not on the list will be accepted but will be handed out separately from the backpacks.
All back packs must be in by December 7th.

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Premiere of Tucson Homeless Youth Project film

Homeless Youth Project film – Tucson (from youtube.com)

About 70 people attended the premiere film screening today at Armory Park Center, 220  S. 5th Avenue of the new Homeless Youth Project  film produced by Pan Left Productions and the Carlos G. Figueroa Foundation.  I’ve posted above the URL link to this 30 minute film for viewers to see and share with others. M/C Brian Flagg of Casa Maria Kitchen encouraged everyone present to continue to support the good work done by several agencies in town:

Our Family, Youth on Their Own (YOTO), Tucson Youth Development, Wingspan, Primavera, many of which had tables at this event.  There was also a table with B/W photos entitled “The Forgotten Ones” of homeless individuals/camps taken by Master Photographer Anselmo Rascon, who was present.

Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich welcomed everyone and said that more needs to be done in helping the poor and homeless in Tucson, that we need to “listen to the poor, homeless” because we are “not doing enough”.

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