Friday, June 12, 2009

Shop: Under One Roof

I was walking thru the Castro the other day and stumbled across an unique shop. It was filled with goodies galore. They had everything you could think of... household decor, books, candles, cards, gag gifts, useful stuff, useless stuff, but mostly a lot of fun things.

If you live in San Francisco and need to get a gift for someone, check out UNDER ONE ROOF, and you'll give twice without doing anything when you make a purchase. 100% of profits from the store are distributed to almost 50 organizations dedicated to the fight against AIDS. So simply by making a purchase here, you help the fight against AIDS. It can't get easier to help.

Under One Roof is located at 518A Castro Street (between 18th & 19th). Check it out!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Keep the Arboretum FREE in San Francisco

Dear Arboretum Supporters,

A Brief But Important Update.

At the May 28th Rec and Park public meeting, City Officials acknowledged "there is no public support for the fees", nevertheless it is still being pursued with pressure from the Mayor’s office.

We have the next four working days before the Budget Committee meets on the Rec & Park budget to communicate to the Supervisors and the Mayor to defeat their Arboretum fee measure.

You can significantly contribute if you write, email and/or phone the supervisors and the mayor. Our website has an easy to use form letter that will simultaneously e-mail to the Budget & Finance Committee members (Avalos, Mirkarimi, Chu, Dufty and Campos), the Mayor, and the other six Supervisors.

The supervisors are responsive and need to know that the people oppose the Mayor's non-resident fee proposal. Following-up e-mail with a phone call is very effective at this point. Here’s a link to send e-mail and get phone numbers for our officials:

On Wednesday June 17th and Wednesday June 24th the Budget & Finance Committee of Board of Supervisors will hold hearings at City Hall in the Chambers on the Rec & Park proposed budget including any fee proposals. It is important we attend and plan to speak. Let us know if you wish to join us there.

No non-resident or resident fees! No IDs! No Gates!

Thank you for your caring effort and involvement and making a difference

Keep Arboretum Free Campaign Committee

Monday, June 8, 2009

Darfur Dream Team Fundraiser

UPDATE: The fundraiser was a great success. My print was auctioned off and raised $200 for the children of Darfur. The event raised over $1500 for the Darfur Dream Team. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success.

If you live in San Francisco, Darfur Dream Team will be having a fundraiser at The Mint Karaoke Bar on Wednesday, June 10. 

I will be donating a print for their raffle to help raise funds for the youth of Eastern Chad. I will be donating this print "Diaspora". This print was inspired by my trip to the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco.

Every dollar raised helps the Youth of Darfur - $6 buys a textbook - $10 buys a basketball - $20 buys a desk ...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Replate - Food for the Homeless

Replate is a movement out of San Francisco that can be adapted globally. The concept is for you to help feed the homeless with a simple gesture and not be wasteful at the same time.

If you live in a big city like I do, you know people often go hungry on a daily basis and have to dig in the garbage for a meal. Many people take home leftovers and don't eat them. They go to waste. If you don't think your going to finish your food at home. Leave it on top of a trash can. This keeps the food from getting gross and keeps people from having to dig when scavenging food to survive.

I always do what I can. I take it to another level by cleaning out my fridge and cupboards of anything that is still good, but I might not get to before it spoils. So next time you see some fruit, veggies, bread that you might not have a chance to eat before it goes bad, pack it up for someone. Make a care package of food for the homeless and leave it nearby where someone who is need can access it quick and easy!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hairajuku Cut-A-Thon for Breast Cancer

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Help my friends, the lovely ladies and stylists, of Hairajuku Hair Salon and MisoFly Clothing Boutique in Rancho Cucamonga raise money this month for Breast Cancer.

They will be holding an event for Michelle's Place - An organization that focus is on breast cancer awareness, and helping those who are dealing with breast cancer themselves.

Hair A Juku is a proud Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. The salon does everything from alternative to classic hairstyling. Hair A Juku’s priority is giving you a different experience from any other you have had before. We would like to offer you an opportunity to help out a local organization that helps others. We are going to be cutting hair with a minimum donation of $15 with all proceeds going to Michelle’s Place. Miso Fly Boutique is offering 10% of all of the profits that day going to Michelle’s Place. Come down help out every little bit counts.

To Book your appointment please call (909) 463-3439 or walk-ins are welcome.

The address is 12365 Foothill Blvd. Suite 104 Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91739

See you there!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Rewards, Greater than Money

One of the wonderful things about helping others is when you inspire others to help and do the same. Sometimes the energy you put into something can be the catalyst for others to motivate and continue to spread the energy you initially generated.

My friend, Sigal, lives in Los Angeles. She's a photographer and married to my friend Philip who's a wonderful effects artist. After she saw what I was doing with We Are The Weapon and collecting scarves for the homeless, she decided to take action of her own. She went out to old navy and bought 75 scarves at Old Navy and donated them to the homeless. She sent me this message on Facebook:
Hi Larimie,
Happy Holidays. You inspired me with your I purchased 75 scarves, hats and gloves at ($1.49 each plus shipping a great deal) and we will be donating them to the homeless people here in LA.

Thank you very much, Sigal

Sigal, thanks for being a wonderful person and contributing to your community and those less fortunate than you. Your children will learn wonderful things from your kindness.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Homeless Winter Warm Up - a Success!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to my Homeless Winter Warm Up and donated a scarf from their closet or a beanie from their hat rack this year. Thanks to you, we were able to pass out scarves to the homeless to help keep them warm this winter.

Here are some of the scarves we collected and simply bundled up with blue ribbon. 

I went out with my friend, Bruno, on Christmas day to Civic Center in San Francisco and passed several scarves out to the homeless men and women in the city. It was wonderful to see the peoples faces light up with such surprise and appreciation. It is so rewarding and touching to see happiness in the faces of people who are alone and often forgotten on holidays. I also passed scarves out in the Mission District on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thanks to your generosity over thirty people are going to have a warmer winter this year in San Francisco.

I am grateful for your support and so are they. Thanks again for your support.

Remeber, We Are the Weapon.