Every child deserves a home. But if you don't have a home, you at least deserve a safe place to shower.
This brief but immensely informative discussion with Meredith Dolhare, the Executive Director of RunningWorks, explains exactly WHY it is so important to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness, especially for children as young as age 4, like the ones in their program. She shares how adults who had been homeless for years, and no longer were due to their program, had pleaded with her to start helping kids, so they don't have to spend a decade on the streets like they did; how alone and confused kids can feel after moving through ten or more homes in the foster care system before aging out, at such a young age - and how running really does work when it comes to teaching (and living out) values like discipline, accountability, honesty, commitment and willingness.
Our newest Beautiful Together project is focused on providing safe, portable showers to homeless youth who are actively trying to change their life by striving for better, trying to get jobs, trying to get steady meals, trying to get housing. See WHY there is such a strong correlation between aging out of foster care (at 17 in NC) and homelessness - and what you can do to help. We would love your support - whether through donation or sharing of this project need - to provide this life-changing homeless youth program with private, portable showers, personal hygiene supplies and towels, and coveted bus passes!
All project details are at http://BeautifulTogether.org
Thank you so much for watching - and for caring.