A special letter

1 06 2009

I was going through my binder of materials from when I volunteered for the Cold Wet Weather Program, and I came across a letter I received from one of the shelter clients, thanking the church members for giving him a donated backpack filled with necessities for everyday living. I remember how impressed I was by the high quality items people wanted to donate to the homeless, and Jason’s letter highlights how getting such nice things showed him that people cared for him as a human being. I think this goes back to several of my previous posts discussing the approach of treating homeless people with dignity and respect. It was encouraging to remember the gratitude and positive spirits of many of our clients. Here is the letter: