The weeks leading up to Christmas here at Cornerstone are a glimpse into what I imagine Santa’s workshop would be like. A constant bustle of deliveries, organizing toys, gift wrapping and agonizing over what to give teenagers. Between hanging holiday decorations and consuming copious amounts of caffeine, we strive to create a sense of normalcy and celebration for our shelter guests. After all, just because they are experiencing homelessness doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to have an amazing Christmas.Continue reading “Christmas With Those Who Don’t Have a Home”
Author: Sarah Wright
Sarah moved into the community the winter of 2015 with a plan to stay nine months before moving onto other things. Five transformative years later, she can’t remember ever feeling more purpose filled, grounded in her faith or connected to others than she does now. Part of her JPUSA journey has included serving as Volunteers Coordinator at Cornerstone Community Outreach for two years. Most recently she works at the shelter as a part of our social media team and as the Operations Manager of our eBay store where we turn high end donations into funding for our shelter programs. Outside of work she loves hosting new interns, going on food adventures, and being a tourist in her own city.