Words To The Wise

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06/26/2016

Community Iftar (dinner) ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒ™

06/20/2016

- To all those who came today,

We can't thank you all enough for being a part of today's event. You guys are all superstars for being willing to come out on 90ยฐ+ weather on father's day while fasting to serve others. We are extremely humbled and grateful to know that we have a community of such amazing and unselfish individuals.

We hope all of you were able to have a positive experience and look forward to seeing you at our next event!

06/19/2016

Americas largest population of homeless ๐Ÿ˜ช Lets talk about ways to change that!

When we first thought about the name Words To The Wise, we thought about words that inspire action. All of our volunteer...
06/19/2016

When we first thought about the name Words To The Wise, we thought about words that inspire action. All of our volunteers and donors exemplify that. They don't only talk about making a difference, they work hard to make it. This is them below making a 1000 sandwiches to feed the homeless on Father's Day.

We are extremely blessed to have worked with each of them today and we hope to work with more of you tomorrow!! Can't wait to see everyone at Union Rescue Mission!

For all of you just tuning in, check out our page for info on our event tomorrow!

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Let's change the world together ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘Š

06/14/2016
Nine-year-old girl builds makeshift homes for the homeless

This modern day Mother Teresa is an incredible beacon of hope and inspiration.

Hailey Fort, 9, of King Fort, Washington is building a mobile shelter for her homeless friend Edward and others like him who cannot afford to have a home.

There are 9 DAYS left everyone! Submit your comments below and tell us how we should solve homelessness.
06/10/2016
FB LIVE : Words To The Wise - Serving The Homeless

There are 9 DAYS left everyone! Submit your comments below and tell us how we should solve homelessness.

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06/09/2016
FB LIVE : Words To The Wise - Serving The Homeless

Tune in to our 1st of many FB live streams!! We'll be discussing the issue of homelessness and we want you to tell us how we can solve it. Please like and comment below.

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Agile to us, at Words To The Wise, means being able to settup different events to feed the homeless every month. This wa...
06/08/2016

Agile to us, at Words To The Wise, means being able to settup different events to feed the homeless every month. This way we can better understand the issue first hand and address it. We've been serving the Southern California community for 11 months and being agile is key to us helping more people. We started helping only a 100 people a week in Orange County. After partnering up with different organizations around Southern California - these past couple months - we've been able to increase that number to an average of 600 people a month. We now are able to provide them with water, sandwiches, medical care and barber services. That is what #agilityis to us.

"My name is Jermaine Johnson. I am 25 years old and work at Union Rescue Mission as a security guard. I've been working ...
06/08/2016

"My name is Jermaine Johnson. I am 25 years old and work at Union Rescue Mission as a security guard. I've been working here for about 6 months to support my family. I actually have a baby on the way, should be born on July 4th. I really do feel blessed working at the mission though. I just get to see people who don't have much smile. I also try my best to smile at all those walking by, some even say I'm the nicest guard they know. I really do feel blessed. I've really never seen an event like what you guys put on here though. Think that some encouragement work programs will help and definitely praying for them."

06/06/2016

Peace and Blessings everyone! We wish all of our friends and family celebrating the month of Ramadan a blessed month and we hope they enjoy it with their loved ones. ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒ™

"My name is Inan Chowdhury and I am a third year at UCLA studying Environmental Science.  It was early one Sunday mornin...
05/30/2016

"My name is Inan Chowdhury and I am a third year at UCLA studying Environmental Science. It was early one Sunday morning when I was discussing Islam with a close friend of mine who was Punjabi. I told him I planned to go to skid row that morning to feed the homeless, with other members of the MSA, and he was immediately down to join the cause. At the time, we were both going through difficulties in our own personal, mental, and social lives, so we figured getting involved and giving back to the community could help us come out of that hole and it truly did. Once we got there, we realized we weren't the only ones. Fellow Muslims from CSULB and other parts of SoCal joined us on our mission. Ironically, there was also a Punjabi group giving out meals at the same time. This kind of unity through service is what this program hopes to achieve. Food is something that brings us all together as humans, because despite being a reflection of our tastes and cultures, it is something we all rely on for survival. There is no deed more fulfilling than feeding someone who is hungry. We all know how hunger affects us, but we usually take it for granted because food security is not an issue everyone has to worry about. That empathy and gratitude is revitalized in us every year around Ramadan, but I believe it should be felt year-round. The experience of having face-to-face conversations with people who don't have the same privileges as us, who have to face these grave realities every day really opened our eyes to the tremendous opportunities we have been given. Opportunities to better ourselves, our communities, and the lives of those who are not as lucky. As Ramadan comes around, these motifs of service, charity, and thankfulness should be remembered and I hope to embody them throughout my life."

"Hello, my name is Bashar Sbeini.  I am 27 years old and I am a loan officer. I love helping people out because it shows...
05/29/2016

"Hello, my name is Bashar Sbeini. I am 27 years old and I am a loan officer. I love helping people out because it shows humanity that people do care about them. If we are able to lift people's spirits up and elevate them by showing them that there is still hope, that life is worth living, then maybe we will spark a fire in them that will get them out of their helpless state." Part 2

"My name is Bayan Sbeini.  I'm 16 years old and I'm a sophomore at Esperanza High School. Feeding the homeless gives me ...
05/28/2016

"My name is Bayan Sbeini. I'm 16 years old and I'm a sophomore at Esperanza High School. Feeding the homeless gives me so much joy. Knowing that I made someone's day better or I made them smile while going through hardships truly makes my life complete. I always look forward to feeding the homeless because it gives me a sense of humility. I love feeding the homeless because most of them are such happy people despite where they sleep or how they look. It amazes me to see that they can still laugh or make a joke after going through what they went through. One of my lifetime goals is to build many more homeless shelters and provide simple jobs for the homeless who strive to become better. I would also want to provide health care for the homeless. Many of them need professional medical attention that they would not be able to get anywhere else. The most important thing to change the homeless situation is hearing what they have to say and what they would like to see a change in." Part 1

"Peace and Blessings! I am Adam Shamroukh a senior student at Cal State University Long Beach. I joined Words To The Wis...
05/27/2016

"Peace and Blessings! I am Adam Shamroukh a senior student at Cal State University Long Beach. I joined Words To The Wise for the opportunity to give others what I have been blessed with: food, water, and smiles. I always wondered why I was born and feeding needy people helps me understand my purpose in life. I have come to realize others are no different from my brothers and sisters. Anybody in the world can be better than me in the eyes of God so I try and stay humble and do my best. I went to Skid Row to serve the homeless knowing that anybody, including myself, could have been born in or can end up in poverty. I would be eternally grateful for any help in such circumstances. When I was invited to help I knew that I had been summoned and nobody could serve for me, just as nobody can lay in my grave for me. It feels good doing good. Humans are social beings and I believe society needs to improve social relationships in order to not leave anybody behind. This begins with uniting families and strengthening love for one another. We are the human family and should treat one another as such. I pray that more people see the homeless as no different from ourselves and reach out to give them a hand."

"My name is Aysha Shaikh, I am 24 years old and I work for an agricultural-based startup focusing on creating a biopesti...
05/26/2016

"My name is Aysha Shaikh, I am 24 years old and I work for an agricultural-based startup focusing on creating a biopesticide. I came out to serve the homeless because I believe people have more of a hunger for love than they do for food. A house is merely a space, typically surrounded with 4 walls, to keep our things and spend our nights; a house is only a home when it is filled with love. So if the end goal is to eradicate homelessness, then to me, that means I start by giving love to those who could use a little more of it. Then, we can build up a foundation to provide a place they can call home. I am blessed with many things, but the best blessing I have by far is love. The first thing that comes to mind with homelessness is food distribution, but letโ€™s be honest, thatโ€™s not enough. If I could change the situation of the homeless, I would want to create a space filled with love, that provides food, clothing, shelter, safety, security and all of the things my own home encompasses. If I can help provide a place they can call home, then they canโ€™t be called homeLESS, right? So letโ€™s work to give them a home, and the first step is by giving love! ๐Ÿ˜Š"

"My name is Rahat Moin, I am 26 years old and am currently a Radio Frequency Engineer for a Telecommunications Company. ...
05/24/2016

"My name is Rahat Moin, I am 26 years old and am currently a Radio Frequency Engineer for a Telecommunications Company. I came out to serve because I realize how fortunate I am with all the amenities that I have been blessed with. There are thousands of people that do not have the simple luxury of having a meal for lunch or a bed to sleep on at night. Which is why I feel it is a duty to help those in need in any way possible. The hospitality and smiles we received at this event really softened my heart. I wish I could have done more to help fix the circumstances this community was in. Even though we were able to provide this community food and water for a day it does not fix the situation they are in. The most rewarding form of giving back would be to help individuals in this community permanently get out of poverty. If it were up to me I would want this community to get mental health assistance, provide guidance on pursuing jobs along with having access to food, water, and shelter."

"Salam-u-alaikum! My name is Noor Jabaieh, I am 24 years old and will be graduating from UCLA with a degree in Microbiol...
05/20/2016

"Salam-u-alaikum! My name is Noor Jabaieh, I am 24 years old and will be graduating from UCLA with a degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics in just a few weeks! I am currently applying to Optometry schools and will inshallah be spending my gap year working in a few practices around Los Angeles. I came to serve the homeless because I am someone who is passionate about service. Iโ€™ve had several opportunities to serve the homeless in the past and I, more than anything else, enjoy meeting them and learning about their stories. These are people who have fallen into one unfortunate event after another in order to be in the state they are in. In one of my recent conversations with a Westwood homeless lady really resonated with me. I offered her food and a hygiene kit which she rejected and said, โ€œThere are others who need this much more than me.โ€ We always have to remember how lucky we are to have the basic necessities. I unfortunately cannot remember the name of this lady but she taught me an important lesson as she absolutely exuded humility. An initial step that will allow us to better assist the homeless community would be to gain a better understanding of their needs. Often times we offer food, water and supplies but what a lot of them want is to become self-sufficient with their own effort. We need to offer them these opportunities."

"My name is Zaha Shtewi, I'm 20, I recently just graduated with my BA in Creative Writing from CSULB. I came out that mo...
05/19/2016

"My name is Zaha Shtewi, I'm 20, I recently just graduated with my BA in Creative Writing from CSULB. I came out that morning to help with serving lunch to the community on Skid Row because outside of sparing change for homeless on the street, I'd never really had a connection or even a conversation with a homeless person. I wanted to change that by doing something as small as helping out with lunch and in the process hopefully learn more about their living conditions and their experiences with homelessness. More than anything I want to hear their voices and their stories. I feel like we all have these ideas for solutions, including myself, but at the end of the day the homeless themselves are being excluded from the discussion. We also keep hearing statistics about how the homeless community is predominantly composed of African Americans, Latinos, veterans, and drug addicts but we need to keep in mind that they are not just a single mass but individuals with unique, diverse backgrounds. If there was a way to create dialogue by organizing an event or something related, where we could sit down and just listen to the homeless community voice their concerns, dreams, etc... I'm sure it would be productive."

"My name is Yaseer Khanani.  I am 25 years old and am currently a Mechanical Engineer at an automotive company.  I came ...
05/18/2016

"My name is Yaseer Khanani. I am 25 years old and am currently a Mechanical Engineer at an automotive company. I came out today because I realize the comforts and luxuries I enjoy with a roof over my head and food on my plate everyday among other things is a matter of fate. I could've easily been born in another household with little to no access to any of these and have had to struggle for things I take for granted. Thus I see as a responsibility to help those less fortunate in whatever way I can so that they may live a life where shelter, food, and healthcare is a part of their lives as night and day. If I could, I would make it so every individual has access to shelter, food and healthcare. With a per capita GDP of approximately $55,000, I feel that this is feasible. We just need to reorganize our priorities and provide for citizen's basic necessities before we shoot for the moon."

It is with a humbled and honored tone that we say thank you. We thank all those who have donated and all those who have ...
05/16/2016

It is with a humbled and honored tone that we say thank you. We thank all those who have donated and all those who have volunteered. All of you are incredible individuals, each in his or her own way a hero. Without you guys we wouldn't have been able to make yesterday possible or any of our event for that matter! We can't wait for more days like this. We can't wait to make a difference together.

It is with a humbled and honored tone that we say thank you. We thank all those who have donated and all those who have volunteered. All of you are incredible individuals, each in his or her own way a hero. Without you guys we wouldn't have been able to make yesterday possible or any of our event for that matter! We can't wait for more days like this. We can't wait to make a difference together.

"My name is Mouna and I am a 23 year old recent UCLA alumni. I graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Chemistry and I am cur...
05/16/2016

"My name is Mouna and I am a 23 year old recent UCLA alumni. I graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Chemistry and I am currently going through the process of applying to dental school. I work as a tutor where I teach Chemistry, Biology, Math and French. I volunteered with the Words To The Wise to help feed the homeless because it honestly makes my day when I know I put a smile on someoneโ€™s face, even if it was a stranger. One thing I naturally tend to always do is smile. From my own experience, there are days when you feel sad and a smile from someone you know or even a stranger can change your mood. To know that I made someone smile makes me feel that I have accomplished something that day. I dream big when I think of what I want to do to help the homeless. I know it is not feasible to help everyone but I would like to be part of the pipeline for assisting the homeless in finding jobs and most importantly find shelter and to be able to sleep on a bed like every other human being, and additionally to have access to clean food, water, and health care."

Muslims Countering The Homelessness Epidemic by CSULB's very own Zaha Shtewi!! We're genuinely humbled to have had such ...
05/13/2016
Muslims Countering the Homelessness Epidemic

Muslims Countering The Homelessness Epidemic by CSULB's very own Zaha Shtewi!! We're genuinely humbled to have had such an amazing person author this and to have also had UCLA and CSULB MSA's attend.

If you enjoy this article, hit the like and share button below. It would really mean a lot to us and it also helps other people see the story!! :)

To more unique and blessed experiences, enjoy everyone!!

By: CSULBโ€™s Zaha Shtewi

"My name is Aws Hilal, a 22 year old student attending CSU Domingues Hills pursuing a B.S degree in business administrat...
05/10/2016

"My name is Aws Hilal, a 22 year old student attending CSU Domingues Hills pursuing a B.S degree in business administration. As a 22 year old, I felt the obligation inside me to come out to help the community around me by contributing in serving the homeless in Skid Row with more than just food and water; the smiles we received were priceless and made all of the hard work worth it. In my humble opinion, I believe the mental and emotional support we can offer to the homeless is just as important as providing them with food and water. It is amazing to see how some people can have so little in terms of materialistic belongings, but yet are so rich on the inside where it counts the most. If it were up to me, I would combine events that serve food and water to the homeless along with mental and emotional support sessions to each individual that is in need. If it were up to me, I would personally provide them with ways that will help the people in need to get out of their current situation so that they can be able to give back to the community they will always be a part of."

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