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” – 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.
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.
WE DID IT! 💕 Our First ever… @besoscarepackages community giveback in Downtown LA! 200 Care packages assembled & distributed to those in need. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who came out to serve & support! Can't wait for the next one… Tag yourselves below! You're awesome! BESOS xo
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