Since my last post I have done a lot of work on my action project, mainly just by going around asking for donations and buying products myself to go towards my project. To summarize what I have done since my last post, I took the winter break as an opportunity to connect with family, friends and others if they would like to donate anything that they may have around the house that could go towards care packages for the homeless. To my surprise, I actually had a huge reaction and received so many generous donations from family, friends and classmates! In fact, I think overall I personally only spent around $15 for extra hygiene products that were missing from the bunch, the rest was provided by others! I now have all of my items together to be donated, and that is what has happened since I last posted.
Moving forward i am hoping to finish off this project fairly soon, the last step being the actual donating of the objects and then the summary afterwards. As to where I am donating the items, I am thinking about donating to Lookout Housing + Health Society in New Westminster (https://lookoutsociety.ca/get-involved/) , seeing as how a lot of the donation drop offs near us are specifically gearing towards used clothing, not so much hygiene products. I am hoping to be able to go there sometime early next week (they reopen Monday) so that I can wrap this project up fairly quickly.
Overall, so far in this project I have had a great experience. Not only have I learned a lot about poverty and ways to help, but I have also been able to give friends, family and my classmates the opportunity to help out by donating as well. In my next post I will talk about the donation process itself, followed by an overview of the entirety of my project.
Until my next post!