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Chelsea Brings Love to “The Haight” in San Francisco

by Madison Reed {{"2015-08-25T22:00:00.000Z" | blogDate:'MMMM d, y'}}

A simple act of love can trigger extraordinary changes for everyone involved. This is Chelsea's story.

The Haight-Ashbury district is best known for being the epicenter of the 60s hippie "make love, not war" culture, yet amidst the stunning Victorian houses and cute vintage stores, the neighborhood has a somber side. Homelessness is impossible to overlook, and the need for help is high. For residents like Chelsea who see the struggle of those in need on a regular basis, lending a helping hand is especially meaningful. Here’s how she is making a big difference in her community with a small, thoughtful project!



Hey guys! I wanted to share a project I did for Acts Of Love with Madison Reed. About 2 weeks ago, I put together 20 care packages to hand out to anyone in need around my neighborhood. These are people I pass by everyday, occasionally having conversations with or saying a simple hello. Usually I give out extra food or clothing I may have around the house, but this time I decided to change things up in hopes of making this an ongoing experience. I filled the care packages with travel essentials, water, snacks and a fresh new t-shirt. I also gave some of the care packages to friends to give to people in their neighborhoods, which sparked a movement to do this every month! What started as a way for me to give back to the community, has turned into an inspiration for friends to share the love in their areas. #ActsOfLove #MadisonReedLove #PayItForward

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Madison Reed is empowering people everywhere to create their own acts of love and share what they discover in the process. How will you share your act of love?



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