On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the East Harlem Scholars Academy (EHSA) held a service day to teach students how to be dedicated leaders in the community. This year, one of their chosen service activities included assembling welcome kits for people entering CUCS’s transitional housing programs. We’re thankful for their partnership and excited to see it grow!
Each year, CUCS welcomes hundreds of new clients to our three transitional housing programs: the Kelly, Prospect Place and Delta Manor. There, they receive supportive services to help them move off of the streets and into permanent housing. Now, thanks to our Young Professionals Group, and to the students at EHSA, clients will also receive a welcome kit full of essential toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, and deodorant. These kits are incredibly helpful to those leaving homelessness behind.
The students assembled over 130 welcome kits, placing various items in each pouch. They also included handwritten message, welcoming our clients to the transitional housing sites and wishing them well on their journey home.
The kits will soon be delivered to our transitional housing sites, where clients will receive a warm welcome as they begin their journeys to permanent housing. We would like to extend our thanks to CUCS’s Young Professionals Group for raising the funds to purchase the vital items and to the EHSA Middle School students for truly embracing the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day through their volunteer service!