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Council President Gloria: Show your love on Valentine’s Day, help homeless

February 14th, 2013

SAN DIEGO — In an effort to end homelessness in San Diego, City Council President Todd Gloria, along with the Downtown San Diego Partnership and other advocates of ending homelessness, on Valentine’s Day will raise awareness and encourage use of the red donation stations placed throughout downtown.

These donation stations help fund move-in kits to homeless individuals and families — helping to end homelessness in San Diego.

Drop some change or use a credit card at one of the Movin’ Home donation stations located in downtown San Diego. The donations are collected as the meters fill up and are turned over to the Downtown San Diego Partnership Foundation, a 501(c)3, which supports the Ending Homelessness Campaign. The money helps pay for homeless efforts including:

– Move-in kits

– Hygiene kits

– Work Your Way Home Program

– Items to assist with preparing for job interviews

A public event is scheduled at 12:15 pm today, Valentine’s Day, at the donation station at Smart Corner, 1050 Park Blvd.

Appearing at the event will be Glorida; Kris Michell, president/CEO, Downtown San Diego Partnership; Rick Gentry, president/CEO, San Diego Housing Commission; and Robin Madaffer, co-chair, Campaign to End Homelessness in Downtown San Diego.

San Diego’s civic and business leaders are committed to ending homelessness in San Diego.

Movin’ Home Donation Stations

The donation stations, donated by IPS Group, are located at:

– Broadway Circle, Horton Plaza

– First Avenue Entrance, Horton Plaza

– Fourth Avenue Entrance, Horton Plaza

– 600 W. Broadway, One American Plaza, Irvine Company

– 101 W. Broadway, Irvine Company

– 225 Broadway, Irvine Company

– 401 B St., Irvine Company

– 1050 Park Blvd., Smart Corner

For more information about the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Movin’ Home program, please visit HERE.