Restoring Families and Remembering Lee

Joseph (right) came to Shelter in March, and after several home visits, it was clear that though the family struggled financially, Joseph was very well-loved and cared for. The only reason he was on the streets was that his mother had been unable to pay his school fees, as well as school bag, books and sweater (which are requirements for attending school). He was so thrilled to be reunited with his family! We recently met him at school, where he is happy and doing very well.

Joseph (right) came to Shelter in March, and after several home visits, it was clear that though the family struggled financially, Joseph was very well-loved and cared for. The only reason he was on the streets was that his mother had been unable to pay his school fees, as well as school bag, books and sweater (which are requirements for attending school). He was so thrilled to be reunited with his family! We recently met him at school, where he is happy and doing very well.

 

Remembering Lee

This month, we want to honor one of our 2018 carpentry graduates, Lee. We found out in early May, that Lee passed away after a brief battle with an aggressive cancer.

Lee was a bright and energetic young man, beloved by the boys and staff at Shelter. He never met a stranger, and was known for his big smile and his hard work in the kitchen.

We are devastated by his passing, and our Shelter family grieves alongside his family and all of those who loved him. We're grateful that 28 of our staff and Shelter boys were able to attend the funeral and support the family during this difficult time.

In addition to our carpentry program, this year, our young men are also being trained in welding. They are currently working on new lockers for their dorm rooms. We are so grateful to be able to provide them with another useful skill.

In addition to our carpentry program, this year, our young men are also being trained in welding. They are currently working on new lockers for their dorm rooms. We are so grateful to be able to provide them with another useful skill.

Thank You!!

Without the support of our donors, many of these boys would just be another statistic. We cannot thank you enough for allowing us to restore families and change lives. Don't forget to follow our Facebook page for real-time updates on the program and how you can continue to support us!