Senior High Youth Group – Midnight Run
On Saturday, June 8th, our senior high youth group participated in a Midnight Run, a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless.
In over 1,000 relief missions per year, Midnight Run volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts to create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. That human exchange is the essence of the Midnight Run mission.
Midnight Run is not a solution to homelessness. The goal is to forge a bond between housed and homeless people by establishing a foundation of sharing and caring from which solutions may evolve. Through Midnight Run, volunteers come to see the homeless as real people, not a commodity. And homeless men and women learn that many mainstream adults and teenagers have commitments and concerns that go beyond their own lives and families.
You can support the Midnight Run in the following ways: donations of clothing (men’s clothing is most needed), food (soup mix, coffee, tea, bottled water, individual canned fruits or snacks), blankets, towels, and toiletries (travel size). Cash donations can also be turned in to the youth group as they will be purchasing some items for the Run.
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