#BeRobin with Margaret Cho and Ozomatli. Boom Boom Room. San Francisco. California. 12.20.2014.

Margaret Cho has been busking to raise donations and awareness for the homeless this holiday season. I bought a bunch of toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks and soap and brought it to one of these #BeRobin events where I ran into my friend. We were chatting about the state of San Francisco currently, our homeless situation, and how most people (especially the tech industry) has been doing a lot of the displacement while contributing very little, if anything, to help the community in general. So he said, let me introduce you to someone. That someone turned out to be Margaret Cho. So I have been volunteering my time and resources for this cause.

Soon after this picture below was taken, I was out in front of the Boom Boom Room overseeing the donations table for 3 hours. What that means is making sure those in need understands that it's for them to go through and take whatever they need. Politely make those that are obviously not in need understand these are donations for the needy. Help mediate any problems that may arise. Talk to these people as that may be the only normal conversation that they may have had in quite some time. By the end I had several homeless people helping me sort out all the goods and helping others that come by that are in need searching for items that may be useful to them.

The last #BeRobin event is:
Tuesday 12.23.20147
SF Eagle
398 12th Street
San Francisco CA 94103
4PM-we close down
*there may be special guests

They can always use more volunteers. Please bring donations of any kind if you can: readily edible foods and drinks, coats, blankets, socks, toiletries, personal hygiene items, towels, bags, monetary donations, even if it's as simple as you spreading the word in social media. You can also fund this online if you'd like:
Go Fund Me #BeRobin Help the Homeless

If you have
If you need

A photo posted by Amy Yvonne Yu (@amyyvonneyu) on

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