When sisters Jasmine, 9, and Angelina, 11, noticed a homeless shelter in their neighborhood, they were moved to tears—and to take action. They held a holiday bake sale, raising $675 for Project Renewal.
“We looked it up, and learned there are thousands of homeless people and children in New York,” says Angelina. In response, the sisters held the bake sale in Bay Ridge to support Project Renewal. The sisters say they are proud of the money they raised to support the homeless in New York City, but no one is more proud than their mother, Jenn. “As a parent, it taught me a lesson,” says Jenn. “It taught me to pay more attention to the issue of homelessness, and to think about how we can all help.”
Second graders from P.S. 59 in Manhattan also contributed to Project Renewal, creating ‘Renewal Kits’ with their classmates. The kits contained personal care items and snacks, as well as heartfelt cards, which lifted the spirits of mobile medical van clients over the holidays.
The generosity of these young supporters is truly inspiring to Project Renewal staff and clients. Keep up the good work!