On Thanksgiving, people around the country gather around tables filled with turkey, sweet potatoes, pie and more. Many people take this as an opportunity to reflect on and share some of the many things that they are grateful for. Here at LPCS, some of our guests have already been reflecting. We recently asked guests "What are you grateful for?" Both simple and complex things made the list: The sun. Health. Family. LPCS. Here is a sampling of the responses we received:
"For the volunteers that bring their smiles."
"Strangers who have become friends."
"That my daughter continues to tell me she loves me."
"Being able to help other people."
"The help being offered from so many people that support homeless people."
"A chance to go back to work and get a place of my own again."
The staff at LPCS is grateful for a supportive community of friends, neighbors, and volunteers who have given their time and resources to ensure that the Lincoln Park Community Shelter continues to help men and women make the life changes necessary to move from homelessness to a home of their own. From everyone here, thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!