Blanket Drive For The Homeless In Our Town

Local martial arts and yoga studio North Valley Aikikai is organizing a blanket drive this weekend and is asking for donations of any extra blankets for donation to the homeless.

Giga Granada Hills readers may recall our past story about one of our town's homeless encampments, hiding in plain sight between Trader Joe's and Two Guys From Italy. Lee Lavi Ramirez, head of North Valley Aikikai, became aware of the encampment shortly after her martial arts studio moved into the same shopping center.

The studio offers free yoga, exercise, and martial arts classes to first-time students (click here for coupon), so drop by for a class and drop off an old blanket. Here is Lee's letter:

As temperatures are going below freezing, we will be collecting blankets to be distributed to the homeless.

If you have an extra blanket that you would like to donate, please bring it by this weekend.
The hours we will be there are:
Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am - 12 noon, and 5-6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am - 12 noon, and 7-9 pm

Here is a video with some information about homelessness in Los Angeles:

Thank you in advance,
Lee Lavi Ramirez

A partial class schedule for this weekend:

10-11 am: Core Strengthening

9-10 am: Yoga for Kids
11 am-12 noon: Aikido for Kids
12:30-1:30 pm: Beginners Aikido
1:30-2:30 pm: Beginners Weapons

10:30-12 noon: Vinyasa Flow Yoga adults

complete schedule


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