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Brad S.

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Review for Lincoln Park Community Shelter, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I started volunteering more than 10 years ago as dinner volunteers. Twice a month we purchase, prepare and serve food for 35 male and female guests. LPCS is a wonderful place to volunteer because you feel like you're really making an impact. LPCS does more than just feed the homeless, they have rigorous programs that address the root causes of homelessness to help guests transition to full independent living. So instead of serving meals to the same people for years and feeling like nothing ever changes, our best moments are when people stop showing up because they've moved into their own apartment. Many times the 'graduates' come back and tell their new story of independence, holding down full time jobs, reconnecting with family, and that's when you feel that every meal has had an impact.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing people move from long-term homelessness into full independent living.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it bigger to serve more people so effectively.

Role:  Volunteer & Cooked Dinners.