I have to say it warms my heart to no end when people want to hit the streets with me to give out backpacks.. we drive around- talk about the issues of homelessness, meet and help the homeless and get the bonus of bonding ourselves.
It is even more special when people want to do this with their family so they can all experience the situation and talk about it and realize how lucky and fortunate they are. And this is what happened last month when my friend Michelle hit me up to go out with her awesome husband (i consider him my friend too!!) and they brought their children and two nephews in town for the holidays.
All the kids were teens or early twenties and I am sure there were many things they would rather want to do but instead, we got to spend a day helping others.
One of the ‘kids’ lives in Montreal and we talked a bit bout homelessness IS an issue in Canada as well…which might seem surprising considering the services they have. But this is an issue that knows no boundaries and can affect many people.
CJAM radio station recently spent a whole day talking about homelessness in Windsor during the Joe Strummer day. They highlighted how the issues affect that city and all the services there to help people. They suspect over 200 folks are on the streets over night..in Windsor. The stats indicate that many people you know.. maybe even you are only 3 paychecks from poverty.
Back to Michelle and Chris.. here i will shamelessly talk about what they do for a living..
They own the Glass Academy in Dearborn ..and if you have never been there.. give yourself a treat. (you can find them at the Rennaisance Festival too!!(
They offer great events both for shopping and hands-on learning of glass work.. I took one once and it was amazing!!.. and the instructor was so good and informative-it is a really wonderful experience.
Check them out at – https://www.glassacademy.com/
PERFECT OPPORTUNITY…Valentines day!!