Making a Difference at Pacific Beach Street Guardians
Paul has been with PBSG for over 8 months now. He started out doing street cleaning for 10 hours a week and it took awhile to get back in to the swing of having a job. After 2 months he said, “It’s a no-brainer now. This is what I do!” He was especially glad to find out how much his work has made an impact on our community. Every shift someone offers up their gratitude for making PB beautiful. “I’ve worked as a professional for more than 15 years at an organization and the only time anyone ever told me I was doing a good job was during my annual review! Now I get to hear it every day – it’s awesome!”
Paul now works between 25 and 30 hours a week. He has earned two raises and now acts as Shift Supervisor…and it’s making a difference for him. “I’m more confident now. I like supporting the new people that come to PBSG. Showing them the ropes builds my own self-esteem. I remember how hard it was at the beginning!”
The thing Paul is most proud of is that he no longer needs any government support. He is has his own phone and buys his own groceries and food wherever he chooses to shop. He has also started a savings account. Paul is moving up our PBSG Ladder to self-sufficiency. Having a job and the support needed to be successful is what it’s all about. Do you want to learn more? See below for further information, or visit the website at www.pbstreetguardians.org, or call at 858.900.7024.
A BIG THANK YOU to James Acosta and his team of volunteers at Clairemont Lutheran Church on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego for organizing and running the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser last Saturday, August 26th. Not only was this a fun morning event, but James had a $1000 matching gift for donations received. The result for CCSA is a $2565.00 donation. Awesome James! Thank you to all who organized and participated. You have truly made a difference for CCSA clients!
Saturday August 5, 2017 was declared “Community Christian Service Agency Day.” Clairemont Family Day was attended by 86 local businesses and organizations in the area. CCSA was thanked by Councilmember Lorie Zapf for the services provided over 44 years to the San Diego community.
|Pacific Beach Street Guardians have been given a couple of opportunities that began this past spring that have been instrumental in providing work for our staff. Through a collaboration with the City of San Diego and Discover PB (our local Business Improvement District) we were granted a contract for a pilot program called Discover PB Clean and Safe – we handle the “Clean” part – doing street cleaning and maintenance.
We have also been contracted by St. Andrew’s By the Sea Episcopal Church and Preschool as their janitorial/custodial and property maintenance service – where we are working at least 6 days a week.
In addition, residents and businesses have also connected with us to do small projects, odd jobs and handyperson work around the neighborhood and we’ve also been doing set up, take down and services during special events in the community.
We are looking for more WORK! We need to be hired to do what we do best…create environments…whether that means setting up or taking down for a party, event, meeting, etc. or doing work inside or outside of your home or business. We have references, PBSG Team Members are background checked and – we are ready to go!
The more opportunities we have, the more people we can put to work. The more work, the more opportunity for Team Members to earn and save money to leave the streets. Our team at PB Street Guardians is committed to making our community better – to making it more beautiful – because we love it here and we care about it…AND we’re counting on our community to join us in the efforts! We are a small but we are seeing the positive impact we are having here in PB. Imagine if we ALL work together, what could be possible! Let’s show other communities what it will take to make a difference so that ALL people — housed and unhoused — are working together to make PB the kind of place we all want to live.
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