2017 CULINARY CARNIVAL

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Friends of Prado Day Center Culinary Carnival, Saturday, February 25th.
To purchase tickets, please visit www.sloculinarycarnival.com.
Click to get the Event Booklet PDF.

In its ninth year, the Carnival is Friends of Prado Day Center’s largest fundraising event, with proceeds going to support day-to-day operation of Prado Day Center. The ticket price is $75 per person for this early evening event.

Since opening its doors in September, 1997, Prado has provided essential day-to-day services for homeless members of our community. Noon meals–served by People’s Kitchen– showers, laundry facilities, and other vital services are made available. Help finding work, housing referrals, social services, and children’s activities are also offered to assist in the path back to self-sufficiency.

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Photo from the 2016 Culinary Carnival

Parking meters that take donations for homeless are installed in SLO

A new effort to reduce panhandling in downtown San Luis Obispo launched Wednesday.

Seven designated parking meters, converted to accept donations specifically for the Prado Day Center, were installed at various locations downtown.

 

2014 Culinary Carnival Photos

Thanks to everyone for coming to the Culinary Carnival this year! A special thanks to all the fine restaurants, wineries and brew houses for making this event so great. And a big thanks to Embassy Suites SLO for hosting the event once again. Most of all, thank you to all of you who donated so generously to help the homeless of SLO County, your contributions will make a huge difference in the lives of so many less fortunate!

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Gay Weisenthal and Stacy Williams handing out beads at the Culinary Carnival!

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Chef Phil Lang, owner of Bon Temps Creole Cafe, was one of our marvelous food vendors.

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Steven Saavedra, washboard player with the Crustacea Jazz Band, helped teach us the “second line dance”!

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Prado Day Center/Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter CHILDREN’S WISH LIST 2013

Prado Day Center/Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter CHILDREN’S WISH LIST 2013
# AGE SEX 1ST CHOICE 2ND CHOICE 3RD CHOICE
1 3 M TOY STORY/LIGHTNING MCQUEEN TOYS CLOTHING 4T SHOES SIZE 7
2 9 F TOYS CLOTHING SIZE 8, SOCKS, UNDERWEAR WARM/WINTER CLOTHING
3 20 MO F BLANKET BABY DOLLS TOYS
4 6 F GIRL’S BIKE PORTABLE DV PLAYER CLOTHING/PANTS SZ 7, SHIRTS 8, SHOES SIZE 1
5 12 M LAPTOP BIKE CLOTHING MEN’S MEDIUM OR LARGE,
6 5 F HELLO KITTY BIKE HELLO KITTY TOYS, CAR/PLANE HULA HOOPS
7 14 F GIFT CARDS FOR CLOTHING GIFT CARD FOR SHOES LAPTOP
8 9 M MINECRAFT PC GAME NERFGUNS MINECRAFT SHIRTS
9 5 M PORTABLE DVD PLAYER PANTS/SHIRTS SIZE 8, SHOES SIZE 2 HOTWHEELS
10 2 M SHOES 9/PANTS 3T TOY STORY TOYS LEAP FROG
11 9 M LAPTOP/DS MARIO LUIGE DREAM TEAM CLOTHING 14/16 SHIRTS,12 PANTS, SHOES 6
12 12 F BLACK/SILVER BOOTS SZ 8.5 LONG PAINT BRUSHES/ART SUPPLIES CLOTHING 16 SHIRTS, 16 PANTS,SHOES 8.5
13 10 F IPOD TOUCH LIFE THE BOARD GAME MARKER BOARD AND DRY ERASE PENS
14 13 F FOOTBALL UGG BOOTS SIZE 10.5 MICKEY MOUSE HOODIE SZ XL, PANTS 14 JUNIORS
15 2 F 3T CLOTHING BLOCKS/TOYS TALKING TOY
16 10 M CLOTHING SIZE 12 SPORTS STUFF GAMES
17 4 M HOTWHEELS ANGRY BIRDS TOYS LEGOS
18 14 F SHOES SIZE 5/GIFT CARD FOR SHOES SKATEBOARD/PINK WITH SKULLS SOCKS/UNDERWEAR/CLOTHING GIFT CARD
19 11 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING WAL-MART GIFT CARD WAL-MART GIFT CARD
20 3 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
21 4 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
22 20 MO’S M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
23 3 MO’S F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS CLOTH DIAPERS
24 5 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOY SWORDS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
25 9 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
26 5 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
27 17 M GIFT CARDS FOR CLOTHING GIFT CARD FOR SHOES WAL-MART GIFT CARD
28 14 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING GIFT CARD FOR SHOES WAL-MART GIFT CARD
29 2 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
30 1 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
31 11 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING GIFT CARD FOR SHOES WAL-MART GIFT CARD
32 8 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
33 4 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
34 6 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
35 5 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
36 3 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
37 7 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
38 8 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
39 7 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
40 5 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
41 2 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING TOYS WAL-MART GIFT CARD
42 10 F CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING GIFT CARD FOR SHOES WAL-MART GIFT CARD
43 12 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING GIFT CARD FOR SHOES WAL-MART GIFT CARD
44 15 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING GIFT CARD FOR SHOES WAL-MART GIFT CARD
45 9 M GAME STOP GIFT CARD WAL-MART GIFT CARD TOYS R US GIFT CARD
46 10 F TARGET GIFT CARD WAL-MART GIFT CARD OLD NAVY GIFT CARD
47 4 M CLOTHING/GIFT CARD FOR CLOTHING STOMPEEZ WAL-MART GIFT CARD
48 14 M IPOD TOUCH SURFBOARD PLAYSTATION 3 GAMES

Warming Station Open on Thanksgiving

The Prado Day Center Warming Station will be activated Thanksgiving Day. Due to the fact that it is Thanksgiving, there is no bus service and predicted rain, we are opening at 8:30 am Thursday morning and will remain open until Friday at 4:30 pm. 

We could use donations of paper goods to eat meals on, cans of coffee, powdered creamer, breakfast items such as cereal, milk, peanut butter, jelly, giant tuna cans, mayo for sandwiches. If you are able to help, let Dee know. You can contact her by e-mail: dtorres@capslo.org or (805)541-6351 ext. 822.

SLO’s safe parking program for homeless to be expanded

SLO’s safe parking program for homeless to be expanded

New ordinance approved by City Council on Tuesday will allow safe parking spots on private property and make the program permanent

By AnnMarie Cornejo — acornejo@thetribunenews.com

Calvin Thompson is one of dozens of people forced to sleep in his car each night because he is homeless.

Thompson has been enrolled in San Luis Obispo’s safe parking program for three months — while working with a case manager to find transitional housing.

On Tuesday night, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously to expand the program he is enrolled in and make it permanent.