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BROWNBAGLADY.ORG OUR ORGANIZATION

IS AN AMAZING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Brown Bag Lady started in March 2014. The idea first came to mind one Christmas morning when my son and I packed up my car and we went downtown Christmas morning, stood on a corner, and we handed out turkey dinners. I didn’t have much money, but I had about $200, which I used to make 70 meals, which included mashed potatoes & gravy, I baked two turkeys, a pot of collard greens, and a biscuit. I looked around and noticed Christmas morning on Skid Row is far different from other neighborhoods. It bothered me all year. The following year, I did the same thing, but asked for my friends to chip in. Christmas 2013, we fed 130 people and also gave away gently worn clothes and shoes that I had been collecting all year long. I couldn’t get those images out of my head. Hence…Brown Bag Lady.

JACQUELINE NORVELL - FOUNDER

MOTHER + SISTER + COMMUNITY LEADER + PEOPLE LOVER + PHILANTHROPIST

We work strictly from donations, and once a month everyone meets, we make the brown bag lunches, which includes a turkey sandwich, a banana, a bag of chips, a cookie, and a bottle of water. Each month I tape a positive quote to each sandwich bag. People tell me it’s a waste of time and no one will read the quotes. I don’t care what people say. If just one person gets a little inspiration from reading the quotes, then that’s good enough for me. I started off making 100 lunches. It was just me, my son and a few volunteers. We are now up to giving away 200 lunches. I tell the people down on Skid Row every month that I will be back.

To date, we have passed out over 20,000 meals.

We haven’t missed a Sunday yet!

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

CENTURY CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2017 WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The 2017 Women of Achievement Awards celebrated our incredible women of achievement for their wonderful and unwavering contributions to the community as well as their non-profit work
PILOT PEN AND SHONDA RIMES 2017 OVERACHIEVER GRANT WINNER
CENTURY CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL – INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS PANEL: FACES OF HOSPITALITY THE DISTRICT BY HANNA AN ~ MAY 2018
iHEARTRADIO 102.7 KIIS FM ~ GUEST SPEAKER
AUGUST 2018

https://kiisfm.iheart.com/content/2018-09-03-brown-bag-lady/

ABC’S DAYTIME TALK SHOW PICKLER & BEN | MARCH 2019

Pickler & Ben: "This Overachiever Has Dedicated Her Life to Feeding the Homeless"

60 SEC DOCS ~ THE BROWN BAG LADY DISHING UP MEALS TO THE HOMELESS ~ JUNE 2019
FEATURED GUEST: RADIO FREE KJLH AND THE STEVE HARVEY MORNING SHOW ~ JULY 2019
SEGMENT "TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD" AT TIMECODE: 71:27 - 73:48

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/51-the-steve-harvey-morning-27928551/episode/cardi-b-photo-op-will-30671441/

Mentioned July 10, 2019 by Shirley Strawberry @mygirlshirley

FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

Rain or Shine | Making a difference!

Wonderful Group of Volunteers
  • 200 LUNCH BAGS: SANDWICHES, FRUIT, SNACKS, ETC.
  • CLOTHES, SHOES AND HYGIENE PACKETS ARE REGULARLY DISTRIBUTED TO THE HOMELESS
  • MONTHLY FREE HAIRCUTS FOR THE HOMELESS

BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL DONATED FIVE HUGE BINS FULL OF BLANKETS

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

TWO DORSEY HIGH SCHOOL RECIPIENTS (JADA SALAZAR & SAISHA SMITH) OF THE BROWN BAG LADY $1,000 ACADEMIC & COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS - MAY 2019

CRENSHAW HIGH SCHOOL RECIPIENT (COREY RAY) OF THE BROWN BAG LADY $1,000 ACADEMIC & COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS - JUNE 2019

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

200 BACKPACKS FOR THE CHILDREN DELIVERED EVERY YEAR TO AN UNDERSERVED GRADE SCHOOL
GIVING BACK FOR HOLIDAYS

OUR ANNUAL BROWN BAG LADY FUNDRAISER

Pictures from our 1st Auction Event in 2018

2nd Annual October 16, 2019 "NIGHT OF GIVING BACK BROWN BAG LADY STYLE" SILENT & LIVE AUCTION FUNDRAISER at the Tiato Restaurant in Santa Monica

GET YOUR TICKETS

OUR 2019 LOCATION

http://tiato.com/home/

DIRECT DONATION TO BBL

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF TIME & DONATIONS

OUR WEBSITE

Created By
Gary Clarke
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Credits:

Owner: BrownBagLady.Org Editor: GotChaDigi