So I am turning 44 on 12/05/14. Big deal. I stopped growing physically at 18 and it seems I stopped evolving or noticing any other changes at 25. That either means I am very immature or I was born wise. So talking of birthdays, I only had one birthday party in my life. I was 8 years old. I still remember every detail of it even if my brother high-jacked the party. I have been thinking of a birthday party for...like....uh- ever. Then I have been thinking about my job responsibilities and how achieving those would help me have a more peaceful BDay...and being the multitasker I am (albeit with terrible results) I decided to combined the two. Raise funds for the awesome org I run, thus offering myself some piece of mind for my B'day. Plus I was really getting tired of sweaters I got every year from my brothers.
So I work for Turning Point Brooklyn as most of you know. I have several areas to focus on: Youth Homelessness, Immigrants Homelessness and just good old regular folk homelessness. We also dabble in Education to focus on all those young people who did not make it in the regular education system. We, at TP, can handle them. No English because you were running for your life on a fridge door to get to the big old US of A? We will teach you English. You suffer from HepC, AIDS? We will house you. You need to exchange needles because you know, if you are going to shoot up might as well avoid another illness? Well we will take your old needles and give you new ones because we know that works better than judgement. You are just a good old addict and everyone thinks you should just get over it? Oh well, come see us, we get addiction. We get homelessness, we get disease and overall we get how all these issues get together to alienate you from society. And we know there are many people who care and just don't know how to help. That is why my friends and family should give me a birthday gift that will help you because I am cool like that. Plus I look hot for 44, I should get a gift just for that.