BENEFITING: Somerville Homeless Coalition, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2016
After passing someone in need on the street, I always come away from the encounter feeling guilty, whether I've given a few dollars or merely met their gaze with what I hope comes across as a sympathetic, yet helpless look, which in truth does little service to either party. Later comes the desire to make a real effort, in a direction that would lead to some tangible, positive impact. I can't change the world all at once, and neither can you, but this is a good first step. Somerville Homeless Coalition values community and compassion, and in recognition that shelter is a basic human right, has a vision that would lead to permanent solutions and deeper understanding. Sounds like something I can get behind, and I hope you can too!