Meet Emily and Anna (left to right). These two Whetstone High School Seniors are involved in a senior project involving homeless. They'll be presenting a written report, and a slide show/video/ and or power point presentation as part of their required service project. Whetstone happens to be the high school I graduated from way back in the dark ages, 1969. Their project is complex. They're too discuss how the problem came to be, and what might be done to help the situation. In addition to the research they've been doing they've been knitting. Anna taught Emily so they can both knit and donate scarves to Bridge and Beyond.
To gain a better understanding of the organization process, how families come to and are cared for through Homeless Families Foundation, and move onto permanent housing after being in the shelter system they accompanied me to see first hand how the process works. As you can see, we had the car loaded to gills with wonderful hand knit and crocheted donations as well as personal care items.
Wave hello here to cute little Xavier. You see, he was there "helping" as Homeless Families was packing up, preparing to move and cleaning house. I think he was dusting the insides of the file cabinet. lol The girls got a first hand look at how and where things happen to assist families. They got lots of questions answered from Karie, the Community Liason.
Karie also gave us an overview of the new facility which should be operational in about a month.
Thank you Karie for your time, and thank you Emily and Anna for your assistance with delivery. It's appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again and learn how your projects are coming along.
I love knowing young people are doing such worthwhile things. Well done ladies!
2013 Donation Totals:
Rain Ponchos: 202
Cotton Wash Clothes: 212
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's: 4
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, handwarmers, cowls/gators and all meal prep related items, etc aren't tabulated
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All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.