The 2011 Beat the Cold BBQ

The 2011 Beat the Cold BBQ

There are 701 homeless youth estimated to be on the streets in Sonoma County each night

There are 701 homeless youth estimated to be on the streets in Sonoma County each night

On December 9, 2011, over 200 people joined SAY for a night in the cold at our second annual Beat the Cold BBQ to end youth homelessness. We invited folks to bring us a pair of socks for a homeless youth, and were overwhelmed by our community’s generous outpouring of support.

Over 3,000 pairs of socks were donated, along with hundreds of scarves, gloves, jackets, and sweatshirts. Our street outreach team have been so happy to be able to give homeless teens the supplies they need to keep safe and warm on the streets this winter. Attendees of the event also pledged over $60,000 over the next 5 years!

The event was held at SAY’s Dr. James E Coffee Teen Shelter and was sponsored by La Tortilla Factory, with food provided by Dierk’s Parkside Cafe, Rendez Vous Bistro, Lilajay’s Baked Goods, and Whole Foods Market. County Supervisor Mike McGuire spoke at the event, along side SAY’s Executive Director Matt Martin, and our entire community came together to support our homeless and hungry teens. We so are grateful for everyone’s support.

Photographer Peter Lundblad joined us to take photos at the event, check out the photos below:

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