Urban Street Angels, a nonprofit organization, and Love Cupcake Café are joining forces to donate sleeping bags to homeless youth on Friday, Dec. 20 and Tuesday, Dec. 24 in the communities of Downtown San Diego and Ocean Beach. The first event in Downtown San Diego will take place on Friday, Dec. 20 at 5:30pm between 16th Street and Island, and the second event is scheduled to take place at the Ocean Beach Dog Park parking lot at 6:30pm, located at West Point Loma Boulevard and Voltaire Street. Urban Street Angels will be handing out a total of approximately 850 sleeping bags to homeless youth.
“A sleeping bag will be the only gift most of these young people will receive this year,” said Eric Lovett, Executive Director of Urban Street Angels. “When you have nothing to sleep on but the sidewalk, a sleeping bag provides padding and warmth.”
In order to help meet Urban Street Angels’ goal of $15,750, Love Cupcake Café will be donating $1 of every cupcake sold starting Wednesday, Dec. 18 through Thursday, Dec. 19. San Diegans are invited to visit Love Cupcake Café to help Urban Street Angels meet its goal, or donate directly at strengthtoserve.com/our_events/sleeping-bags.
“We love working with Urban Street Angels throughout the year, however, this holiday season is especially important because most city shelters are full,” said Hortenssia Zatarain, Owner of Love Cupcake Café. “We invite the community to share the love this holiday season and help the less fortunate.”
Urban Street Angels is a volunteer-based outreach organization that hits the streets four to six times a month to reach out to the estimated 6,000 homeless young people sleeping on the streets of San Diego each night.
Urban Street Angels is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed to pass out supplies, meals, and distribute resources on shelters, youth services, medical care, and job opportunities. For more information visit UrbanStreetAngels.org or call 619-624-9335 x 301.
Hortenssia and Juan Zatarain founded Love Cupcake Café in May 2013 in Chula Vista’s Otay Ranch community in south San Diego County. Hortenssia believes that good cupcakes should always be made from scratch and would never add anything neither artificial nor unnecessary. Every batch is made from scratch to ensure every bite is always fresh and delicious.
The name, Love Cupcake Café is derived from the challenges that were overcome through love and support from family and community members. The yellow logo and signature Lemon-Chino cupcake was inspired from Hortenssia’s grandfather who drove a yellow taxi and was Hortenssia’s biggest fan.
Love Cupcake Café offers a 10 percent military and law enforcement discount year round. For more information about Love Cupcake Café visit LoveCupcakeCafe.com or call 619-271-5683.