FRATERNITY ON THE STREETS - FOTS
The Fraternity on the Streets is a project that aims to help people who are experiencing homelessness in the United States. In addition to hunger, thirst and cold, these people are daily victims of many judgments of society, making their daily lives even more difficult.
The objective of this project is to practice solidarity free from any prejudice, seeing people as they are: human beings! For this, volunteers collect food, clothes, shoes, blankets, towels and hygiene products and take them to them in periodic actions throughout the year.
There are currently three project poles. The first is located in Las Vegas/NV. The second is in New York/NY and the third in Denver/CO.
FOTS - LAS VEGAS, NV
The project FOTS-Las Vegas was created in January 2021. Since then, the project takes place every Sunday and serves about 250 people with a full meal. Each meal consists of:
- Water bottles;
- Spaghetti with meat sauce;
- Dessert; and
- Cookies, muffins or biscuits.
The project works with the support of two partners (Allan Kardec Spiritist Society of Las Vegas and Las Vegas Christian Spiritist Center), which are responsible for collecting donations for the preparation of meals and organizing volunteers in each action.
The social action takes place in partnership with Care Complex, which offers the location and exempts us from local licenses. Desserts and cookies are offered by partner companies, which offer 250 units per week for distribution in the community. In addition to food, clothes, shoes, sheets, towels, blankets and personal hygiene products are collected and delivered to those most in need.
FOTS - NEW YORK, NY
The project FOTS-New York was created in November 2020. Since then, the project takes place on the first Saturday of the month and serves about 200 people.
Each meal consists of:
- water bottles;
- hot dog;
- ketchup/ mayonnaise/ mustard/ relish;
- Ice Cream (During the Summer)
The project works with the support of two partners (Inner Enlightenment Spiritist Society and Faith In Children) with the help of local volunteers, who are responsible for raising funds and/or material for the donation and delivery of food on the streets of Harlem, in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
FOTS - DENVER, CO
The project FOTS-Denver was created in March 2021 and takes place every other Sunday, serving around 100 people in each action.
Each snack/meal is delivered in individual bag and consists of:
- bottles of mineral water;
- hot dogs;
- yogurt/fermented milk;
- cookies (sweet and savory);
- cereal bar;
Blessing bags are distributed with face masks (for Covid) and hygiene products.
The project works with the support of local volunteers, who are responsible for collecting donations and distributing the snacks and blessing bags.