Adrienne & Israel Houghton | Besos Care Packages

Last weekend and in honor of Women’s Day, “The Real” co-host Adrienne Houghton and her husband, Christian musician and producer Israel Houghton, took some time out to give to those in need. Founded by the married couple, Besos Care Packages is a service they’ve created in which they offer basic necessities to the homeless living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, namely on Skid Row. The care packages contain everything from deodorant to socks and everything in between, ensuring that people in need can have their basic needs met. Teaming up with The Salvation Army, their goal was to “build and deliver 500 care packages for women on Skid Row all sealed with a kiss, handwritten notes, and more!”

Quoting a piece of Biblical scripture on their Instagram page, Isaiah 58 verse 10 – “and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry” –ย  the entire verse goes on to say, and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.”

With plenty of volunteers on hand, Adrienne’s “The Real” co-host Jeannie Mai also was in attendance with her husband Freddy Harteis.

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Jeannie Mai hands out Besos Care Packages. (Credit: Instagram)
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Adrienne and Israel Houghton gather with volunteers and friends to give back to those in need. They are joined by Jeannie Mai and her husband Freddy Harteis. (Credit:Instagram)
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With a little help, Adrienne Houghton prepares some Besos Care Packages. (Credit:Instagram)

Adrienne and Jeannie spoke to “Hollywood Unlocked” about the special event:

The event was the second for the organization. In January Besos Care Packages successfully assembled and distributed 200 packages and supplies to those in need. Adrienne’s “The Real” co-host Loni Love attended the debut event.

Follow Besos Care Packages on Instagram to be the first to find out when their next event is!

Besos!

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5 thoughts on “Adrienne & Israel Houghton | Besos Care Packages

  1. HOLA! ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹
    ADRIENNE HOUGHTON & HUBBY- ISRAEL HOUGHTON
    MY NAME IS MIGDALIA RAMIREZ I AM A VIEWER OF UR T.B. SHOW THE REAL & I HAPPEN TO SEE U & UR HUBBY POURIN UR
    HEART๐Ÿ’œ OUT FOR THE HOMELESS & PEOPLE IN NEED & I ALSO GREW UP! IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE WIT MY SINGLE MOM OF FOUR STUGGLING AT THE TIME, & ALWAYS TRYIN TO GIVE US WHAT SHE CAN BUT, ALSO SHOWED US TO GIVE OTHER WIT LUV!๐Ÿ’œ &
    AS KIDS ALWAYS TOLD US WE MIGHT NOT HAVE IT ALL BUT, GIVIN IS ALWAYS BETTER THEN RECIEVING CUZ, OUR LORD WILL ALWAYS PAY US BAK DOUBLE.. & LISTENIN TO U & UR HUBBY ON THE SHOW OPEN UP! MY MIND & HEART!๐Ÿ’œ CUZ, I WOULD LUV!๐Ÿ’œ TO DO SOMETHING AMAZING LIKE U GUYS R BLESS TO DO. I LIVE IN NEWARK NEW JERSEY NOW & THERE R ALOT OF HOMELESS & NEEDY PEOPLE OUT HERE
    I WOULD DEFFINTY LIKE TO B APART OF UR BESOS CARE PARKAGE TEAM IF I CAN IN JERSEY TO SHOW & GIVE BAK THE LUV!๐Ÿ’œ MY MOM INSTORED IN ME!..
    LUV!๐Ÿ’œ U GIRL & THE SHOW.. CUZ, I ALSO LUV!๐Ÿ’œ TO KEEP IT REAL๐Ÿ’ฏ
    AINT GOT HOW TO START BUT MAYB U CAN HELP ME! & GIVE ME A CLUE IN SPONSORSHIP.. OR HOW TO START.. MUCH LUV!๐Ÿ’œ GIRL..
    FROM A LATINA RAISE LIKE U IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE WIT A BIG HEART!๐Ÿ’œ IN GIVIN BAK..
    MUCHOS BESOS!๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹
    Y AMOR!๐Ÿ’œ MIGDALIA RAMIREZ

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  2. God bless you and your wonderful husband to share your blessings with others that are in dire need of the small things in life. I had an opportunity to be a part of a similar organization last year in Florida, and it really touched my heart to see how appreciative the recipients were. I do get things together on a sometime basis for the church, but would really like to do this on a regular basis. I’m not rich๐Ÿ˜Š, but as Adrienne stated, I was raised poor in the south and my mother instilled in me to always give because you never know who and how you can be a blessing to. I’m a people person and have overcome many health challenges by the grace of God. If you and your husband would be interested in starting Besos here in MI, I would love to be of assistance

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  3. Hi Mr. and Mrs. Houghton,
    My BFF and I was talking about starting a business with this same idea. How can we get started in Atlanta? Please send me the info. Great job and continue to be a blessings to others. Thanks.

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  4. God bless you and Israel, i would like t start doing the same in atlantic city n.j.There is a lot t of homeless people in a.c i live in mays landing n.j .but all my doctors are in a.c. so when i go to my appt. I cry all the time . I have faith that one day God will help me to help others im struggling myself but this is my dream come true

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