ROLEmodels Homeless Shelter Service Project
Last month, my ROLEmodels team had our first service project. My neighbor coordinated a meal at a local homeless shelter in Dallas, and our group was asked to bring cookies, iced tea mix, and cups. We were part of a group of about 30 adults and kids who prepared the meal and served it to 275 homeless men and women. My husband and kids were able to come, as well as a couple of the moms and one of my dear friends. We took turns filling cups with tea and passing them out, and also were able to walk around and give refills on the drinks. My kids served the cookies along with the other kids that served the food.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never been in a homeless shelter. And I don’t think many in my group have been in one as well. It was eye opening. Once we thought we had fed everyone (the line had died down after about an hour), they opened the doors and another group just as large came in. And there were still people outside who did not get in for lunch. This shelter relies on donations for all of their meals, and the need is great. They were all so grateful for the food, and very friendly to our group as we served. I was even able to take some pictures before I got told by the staff to put my camera away. 🙂 I hope you enjoy these images!
Afterwards, we enjoyed a yummy lunch together at one of our favorite restaurants. Don’t mind my son’s strange face here. I love spending time with these sweet girls and can’t wait for our next service project!
We were all touched by the experience and hope to be able to do it again. Please let me know if you would like information about how you can also serve this shelter!
Comment below with your favorite way to volunteer in your community. I’d love to hear from you!