1.) My partner and I have begun to put together care packages. We went to Walmart and bought essential items people experiencing homelessness would need. We decided to create two large care packages, one for a man and one for a woman. I was in charge of the female one, and I packed deodorant, sanitary items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, water bottles, and tiny goodies.
2.) Some of our successes were raising funds to purchase these things. We saved money for this action project together over the course of a few months because we wanted to make sure we had enough to build care packages. Another success was keeping in touch with Kristi and discussing potential ideas with her. It is always crucial to communicate with one another, and we are ensuring that we do so by texting via iMessage.
3.) A challenge we’ve had is traveling to downtown Vancouver because it’s a little far away and my partner and I don’t have our driving licenses, so we always have to ask someone to drive us there. We are solving this difficulty by considering a new area where there is a high level of homelessness too. As a result, we may be able to commute there more quickly and visit more frequently.
4.) Our next step is to change the direction we’re heading. We chose downtown Port Coquitlam over downtown Vancouver since it is closer. This month, we aim to travel a few times over the weekend to distribute the care packages we’ve produced and to make additional connections with other homeless people so we can learn their stories.