Homeless Stand Down 2015
The Homeless Stand Down (HSD) is a two-day event for individuals and families facing poverty and homelessness. On day #1 (Saturday, January 24, 2015) guests enjoy access to social service providers, haircuts, medical screenings, live entertainment, professional portraits, breakfast and lunch, and free winter clothing, personal care kits, bus passes and much more. During day #2 event(s) (January 31/February 1) the same services (e.g. haircuts, bagged lunches, winter clothing, etc.) are packaged into a CareVan and driven to guests permanent supportive housing sites around Greater Cleveland.
The Homeless Stand Down is only possible because of the over 200 distinct congregations, organizations, agencies, corporations and civic groups that come together to serve the greater Cleveland community. From preparing bagged lunches, and hosting winter glove and hat drives, to fundraising, sorting donations, and serving meals there are endless ways to be involved with the Homeless Stand Down.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" With that spirit in mind and in honor of Dr. King’s legacy through service, this year’s Homeless Stand Down will happen in conjunction with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in January 2015.
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