Continuing a long tradition, 34 Corpus Christi parishioners hosted Project Home family homeless shelter at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church the last week of August. We served seven families with kids ranging in age from 2 to 17. Two of those kids were living with their grandmothers.
We served evening snacks and light breakfasts. We played with the kids and visited with their parents and grandparents. One of the favorite activities at St. Matthew’s is the reading program. Whenever a child reads a book aloud (or is read to, in the case of the little ones) for 15 minutes they get to choose a prize from the large prize box. Sometimes it takes them almost as long to search for the best prize as for the reading. We even managed (despite some problems with St. Matthew’s new stove) to make chocolate chip cookies on a stick two nights in honor of the State Fair. For many of our members this was their first time hosting Project Home, and they all agreed this was a very rewarding experience. Please consider helping us next year.
Project Home is one of many programs of Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul. Parishioner Bill Brady is President of the Board, and he would love to tell you more about the organization.
Thanks to all who helped make this social justice project possible!