Project HOME

I don’t know if I can put into words how amazing today was. As part of our culminating Need in Deed project, we visited Project HOME on 8th and Arch. The students decorated the room with heartfelt messages, banners, origami, and beautiful flowers. They also displayed cards for the residences.

After helping out with preparing materials for outreach, a resident named Ms. Donna shared her personal story experiencing homelessness with us and answered questions. We were all impacted by her truth and strength.

Then it was BINGO time! 212 played bingo with the wonderful residents. The winners gave their prizes to the residents- floss, toothpaste, shirts, and snacks.

I can’t think of a more meaningful project. The students wanted to put into practice what they learned in research- a home is not brick and mortar, but a place where people feel safe and loved. And that is what we all experienced today! Shout out to our awesome chaperones!!