Ok, so the other thing that has been keeping too busy to blog is my volunteer work on the board of Travelers Aid Family Services of Philadelphia, a 100-year-old organization that helps homeless families and children. The organization operates the city's largest family homeless shelter and provides a continuum of services including emergency housing, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and academic enrichment services for homeless children and youth. Each year Travelers Aid assists more than 200 homeless families in Philadelphia.
Travelers Aid is holding its Homeless Awareness Ball on Saturday November 19th, and hope you will show your support by buying a ticket here.
There are few organizations that focus on helping homeless children, and as you can imagine, there are not a lot of resources out there for these kids who grow up without a stable home and without a support structure, transferred from school-to-school. However, the work that Travelers Aid does is truly important in breaking the cycle of homelessness for the next generation and helping these kids succeed in life. Please show your support. I hope to see you at the event.