Updated: Mar 1
The goal of this project was to aid a local shelter for the homeless with food resources during the pandemic. I did this by communicating to the SUMS organizers regarding the necessities for their kitchen and best delivery dates, and who this project will benefit. In addition to coordinating and organizing, I also created an item list and wen to the store to purchase and pack the items for delivery. This donation of approximately $1600 will supply the SUMS kitchen with a month's worth of food supplies to provide to the homeless. It was an amazing opportunity to help our community and those who are in desperate need especially due to the pandemic causing much devastation.
My sister and I decided teamed up with YLSBC which is a youth leardership organization that I am a part of. Through my mentor's guidance my sister and I decided to purchase items through No Frills as they accommodate bulk orders. To order the items from No Frills I had to create a budget through the list of items provided by SUMS.
I faced very minimal obstacles through the process of the project as a result of strong communication between participants, and the support and guidance of my mentor and of my contacts within the organizations I collaborated with. Implementing a project especially during the pandemic was a challenge enough due to the several precautions and safety measure my team and I were required to take. However, this project is special to me as I helped the homeless and at risk women by aiding SUMS in a cause that provides these individuals with food. I have developed several skills which include social, leadership and communication through this project.
Through this project, I am helping two communities that are especially struggling during the pandemic. I chose to partner with SUMS as they are a trustworthy organization that are providing aid to causes that I strongly believe in. I consequently jumped at the first opportunity to help out as it was my opportunity to give back to the community.
The gesture was much appreciated by the staff in SUMS. The project was proudly announced the on their Facebook.