Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming student volunteers from the Gordon School! The Gordon School’s curriculum focuses on social justice to show students how they can create a positive societal impact in their community, even at a young age. Eighth-grade service-learning at Gordon School is a capstone, experiential opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and their community. These students helped pack breakfast bags, unload the food truck, and put together weekender bags for our homeless guests.
Additionally, the students got quite a lot out of the experience! After the service week, one student sent in a thank you letter recalling how they were taught to honor the stories of those we serve, gaining a deeper understanding of the root causes of homelessness and how easily it can happen to anyone.
We are so grateful for the help we receive from volunteers and volunteer groups in our community. We are always looking for more help, and are currently most in need of volunteers on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email McAuley House administrator, Yvette, at firstname.lastname@example.org.