Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Community Action...OMG!

Part of being in Leadership Windsor-Essex is to complete a Community Action Project.  The team I am on - PFTL - has taken on a project with the Homeless Coalition to fill 300 backpacks for the homeless in Windsor and Essex County.  Our team of 5, and our extended teams through the Coalition partnerships have developed a plan to get these backpacks filled with personal items.

Listening to Romeo Dallaire last night at the Leadership Windsor-Essex Dinner, he put it vary plainly when he said that leadership is about committing yourself to others, no matter what it takes - here is our opportunity to commit ourselves to others.

Very often, homeless people do not have anywhere to keep the very few possessions they have.  The backpacks will provide them with something of their very own that can keep their belongings safe and secure.

Just to keep everyone in the loop, check out the pages that have now been posted to the blog - see the tabs across the top - you will see our Operation Backpack Call to Action and the List of Required Items.
Thanks to Can-Am Native Homes and W.E.S.T. of Windsor for already providing donations.

Our plan is to collect items in November and disrtibute the backpacks in February 2012.  I will keep you posted on more details here!

Have any ideas that can help us? Please share!

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