Week 13, Day 7: Adriene at Dorothy Day House of Hospitality

Hula hooping at the Dorothy Day House during "Sunday at Six"

Amazing things are happening at a large and very ordinary looking Midtown home. It sits unassumingly on a busy street, with no sign in the yard marking the residence. Inside, like most homes, there are bedrooms, a play room, a dining room, and a kitchen. In many ways it is a normal home, and in others, it’s far from it. This home, called the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (DDHH), serves as transitional housing for homeless families living in Memphis. The DDHH offers a variety of support services and works with each family to help them re-establish their independence while offering a safe place to call home. Most importantly, families get to stay together. Already facing a difficult life situation, they don’t have to worry about being separated. As every Odyssey blogger before me, I ended my week here. It was a peaceful and reflective conclusion to all that I have experienced. I’m happy Clayton got to join me again!

Ready to serve my favorite dessert at the Dorothy Day House during "Sunday at Six"

Ready to serve my favorite dessert at the Dorothy Day House during “Sunday at Six”

 

I spent the afternoon making my favorite dessert – banana split cake. Along with a few handmade, brightly colored hula hoops, it traveled with me to the Dorothy Day House, for their weekly “Sunday at Six” gathering. I was so happy to bring my favorite dessert to share with families staying at the house and other people there for the evening. A small group of us, including 2 families and Sister Maureen, the executive director of the DDHH, shared a short prayer service. We read together and offered thanks for things in our lives. As one man, Taylor, spoke of many things he was thankful for, my heart was full for him and his sweet family.

 

After the service and dessert sharing, I showed them the hula hoops I brought – a gift for the house – and before long a few of us were outside! It seemed perfect that I was able to end my week by sharing something I love so much. Caitlin, a teenager currently staying at the house, picked it up so easily. We had previously chatted about her creative, artsy side and I knew she’d like the hoops. I hope many more people can enjoy them during their stay at the house. I know I’ll be happy thinking of them there.

Hula hooping at the Dorothy Day House during "Sunday at Six"

Hula hooping at the Dorothy Day House during “Sunday at Six”

More than any other time this week, I felt grateful for the kindness flowing through this city. I listened to Sister Maureen talk about the past and future of the DDHH, and the abundance of community support that the families and the house receive. I felt such gratitude for her in helping 30 families, to date, transform their lives. I also felt inspired to give back to the Dorothy Days House however I can. They depend entirely on support from donations, and the help of innumerable volunteers. Whether you can donate household items or clothes, help with tutoring, yard work, cooking meals, or moving a family into their own home, the Dorothy Day House is always in need, and deserving, of whatever you can do.

Today I am thankful for everything I have in my life, including a home, a family, and a support system. You all know who you are and I love you. I am also thankful that now I know about a home that gives families in need these things, too. Beautiful things do exist here, even in the unlikeliest of places.

~Adriene

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Week 13, Day 6: Adriene at Indie Memphis/Levitt Shell

The Levitt Shell has become a very popular place in Memphis again. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people flock there many weekends of the year to see free live concerts (50+ shows per year). I’ve been among the crowds many nights, and it’s always a pleasure to enjoy an evening with friends on the lawn, hula hooping to great tunes, and simply reveling in being outdoors. In 2011, the Shell decided to partner with Indie Memphis, adding a Summer Concert Film Series to their weekend lineup. Last night, I was able to see my first concert film as I volunteered for Indie Memphis’ showing of Paul McCartney & Wings: Rockshow.

It's dark out there, but you can see my bright green donation bucket (with Indie Memphis @ the Levitt Shell

It’s dark out there, but you can see my bright green donation bucket (with Indie Memphis @ the Levitt Shell)

 

The rain was falling off and on all day, and a heavy downpour right as I arrived for my volunteer meet up almost canceled the night. Thankfully it passed, and people slowly started to trickle in to set up their chairs on the grass. As soon as the crowd settled in, Cathy (a regular volunteer) and I took bright green buckets and wandered through the crowd to gather donations from attendees. Since these Shell events are free, they are made possible by community support – including donations by attendees of the shows. Almost everyone I asked donated, a few dollars or more. Most didn’t even need to be asked; these people already had their money in hand waiting for me to arrive. It was nice to see people’s generous spirits and support. When the film started, I got to enjoy watching the film with a few friends and also help at the Indie Memphis information and merchandise table.

 

 

The Levitt Shell is one of my favorite places in this city. Connecting with people at this amazing outdoor arts pavilion under sun and stars is always something special. Even further, it’s great to witness the partnerships with other nonprofits who support the arts like Indie Memphis. Indie Memphis offers year round programming to inspire and connect the Memphis community around independent film. Both organizations are doing something really positive to make Memphis even more awesome. By offering free entertainment like the Summer Concert Film Series, everyone in the community has an opportunity to be there, without monetary boundaries. For that, I’m grateful.

Me and Katie at the Levitt Shell for Indie Memphis' Summer Concert Film Series

Me and Katie at the Levitt Shell for Indie Memphis’ Summer Concert Film Series (Paul McCartney on the screen – look!)

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~Adriene

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Week 13, Day 5: Adriene at MIFA Meals on Wheels

Exploring new parts of this city is something I enjoy. I observe these places like a child witnessing something for the first time, and I like it. It’s important to me to be aware of the city I call home, visiting all areas – even the unknown and out of the way ones. Though Memphis feels like a small town, it’s a big city, and there are so many places to be discovered. Traveling to these tucked away streets today, I had one of my favorite volunteer experiences yet as I delivered meals to seniors via Meals on Wheels. A bit of service mixed with traveling through new neighborhoods = delightful!

photo19John, a former Volunteer Odyssey participant joined me today. His company was a welcome addition to the morning. Having done this before, he drove the route through North Memphis as I navigated and handed out warm trays of food, rolls, milk, and fruit cups. We carted the prepared food in coolers from its origin at Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) to eight homes. MIFA does some really amazing things for the community, with a mission to promote and support independence of vulnerable populations like seniors. The simplicity of bringing them a nutritious meal allows them to stay in there homes and keep their independence.

MIFA, Meals on Wheels headquarters

Meals on Wheels headquarters (MIFA)

On our ride back, I had a strong sense of wanting to volunteer with Meals on Wheels again. Even more I wanted to share the experience with people I love. It was easy, enjoyable, and only took an hour or so of my time. A pretty great hour I’d say. I’ve always thought about the senior population being a forgotten one, and it felt nice to do something for them that is so important to their day. It was a pleasure connecting with each and every one of them, seeing them smile and offer gratitude, and if I was lucky, chatting for a short minute or two. I highly recommend volunteering with this program so you can brighten the day of a few seniors too.

 

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Week 13, Day 4: Adriene at Catholic Charities’ Mobile Food Pantry

Volunteers with Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry

Today was a cool and beautiful August day, which made me even happier to join Catholic Charities of West Tennessee at their weekly Mobile Food Pantry. As I traveled to Frayser, I realized I had never experienced a food pantry before, other than the donation of food throughout my life. Like many of you, I’ve walked the aisles of stores gathering cans and other items, packed them in bags, and sent them on their way. This would be my first time on the other side, helping families receive the much needed assistance. This already felt very fulfilling to me.

Volunteers with Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry

Volunteers with Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry

I arrived at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, and quickly noticed the red shirted volunteers. They greeted me warmly. I was able to spend time with many of them, chatting about the layout of the day. They were all very friendly and easy-going, and we connected and learned about one another throughout the morning! Every Thursday, these volunteers gather at different mobile locations in Memphis to pass out a week’s worth of food to families in need. The food is donated mostly through a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank. Provisions are then sorted, packed, and organized a few days prior to arriving at the mobile location. The food pantry can serve up to 20 families each week, and 16 filled the list today. Families who are in the most need in the area are identified and eligible to receive assistance.

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Prepacked food totes at Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry

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Non-perishable food bags at Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As people started to arrive, totes and coolers began to pop open. Groceries were compiled for each family, including non-perishable items, meats, fruit, and vegetables. All items were placed in a tote on a dolly for ease of transportation. I was pleased to help cart and load these groceries for many people. I heard almost everyone say thank you, and if not, I saw it from the smiles on their faces. Their stories remain untold, but I knew this week they’d be fed, thanks to the outreach of the Catholic Charities.

Loading groceries for a family with Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry

Loading groceries for a family with Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry

Loading a family's portion of fruit with Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry

Loading a family’s portion of fruit with Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t know how often you think about your weekly grocery trips or the meals that you prepare. Hunger may not be a common topic in your home, so I invite you to do a few things. Offer gratitude for the food that nourishes you daily. Don’t take for granted the ability to feed yourself and your families with relative ease. Get involved in outreach devoted to fighting hunger. There are opportunities on both sides, whether you want to interact with those who need assistance or simply donate food items when you can. It’s all worthwhile. Catholic Charities is just one of many organizations in Memphis that accepts donated food and welcomes volunteers. There are innumerable causes in the world today, but helping someone with a basic need, like food, is an important contribution.

Epilogue: Rae-Anne Pitts

My week with Volunteer Odyssey gave me two things I desperately needed after months and months of job hunting: perspective and renewal. Through my experiences it became so clear to me how blessed I am. It becomes so easy to lose hope during the post-grad unemployment grind but through my experiences I saw people who have much steeper hills to climb but their hope remains.  Their hope is inspirational.

This experience also taught me a lot about Memphis.  This city will give you back as much as you are willing to give it.  My experience showed me that while Memphis is a place of great struggle it is also a place filled with great hope. I know that my efforts in this single week did not change the world or even Memphis, but it made me realize that I can strive everyday to make a positive impact on the community around me.

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Week 13, Day 3: Adriene at Urban Bicycle Food Ministry

Adriene and other riders with the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry

Adriene and other riders with the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry

Every Wednesday night, while you may be at home cooking your family dinner, or resting from your day at work, a group of people meet at a quaint Midtown Memphis home. Cars equipped with bike racks line the streets, and everyone’s bikes cover the front yard. Cases of bottled water fill the porch. Warm pre-made burritos stuff the oven. A variety of other items, like jerky, granola bars, and chips fill the living room. The house is bustling with activity and excitement as people are about to embark on a mission. Welcome to the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry’s weekly meeting. The UBFM hits the streets by bike, traveling a variety of routes from Midtown to Downtown, supplying food and other basic needs to those affected by homelessness.

I was over the moon to hear I’d be joining them this cool and cozy mid-August night. I was even more excited that my fiance Clayton and best friend Megan came along for the ride! We arrived at the house at 7:30, and were immediately greeted by other enthusiastic volunteers. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Once inside, we got quickly oriented and began stuffing our packs with burritos and other donated food items. As 8:00 approached, Tommy, the man behind UBFM, gathered us outside. There were over 20 people there! He confirmed routes, split us into small groups (making sure to place us with veteran riders), and sent us on our way.

Adriene packs burritos with Urban Bicycle Food Ministry

Adriene packs burritos with UBFM

Tommy gathers everyone with Urban Bicycle Food Ministry before the ride

Tommy gathers everyone with Urban Bicycle Food Ministry before the ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I enjoyed everything about our ride. We traveled 11.5 miles, from Midtown to Downtown and back, handing out our pack items to those in need. We pedaled some quiet streets, the downtown area full of music and people, down the trolley line on Main St, and beyond. We paused for a glimpse of the bridge over the river, which is always a favorite sight to see, followed by a ride through a LED-lighted tunnel. It wasn’t a particularly busy night, but the group said it tends to vary each week. We still managed to empty our packs of supplies. The veteran riders in our group made us all comfortable by showing us the ropes, which were simple but necessary. It was a pleasure meeting them all, learning how long they have participated and hearing that they have come back, again and again. The ride afforded us plenty of time to chat and get to know one another, which was really nice! I would gladly ride with them again.

About to bike through the lighted tunnel with UBFM

About to bike through the lighted tunnel with UBFM

 

Riding groups with Urban Bicycle Food Ministry rendezvous downtown

Riding groups with Urban Bicycle Food Ministry rendezvous downtown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout the ride, I felt a sense of peace and purpose. I felt a part of not only the UBFM’s mission of service, but of other’s who do something to make this city a better place. Homelessness is all around us, yet it is easy to ignore. It’s easy to say “there’s nothing I can do.” But hopping on a bike, handing out burritos to those who are hungry and interacting in a simple and meaningful way, is enough. At the end of the night, returning tired and happy from our ride, I found Tommy again. We all expressed how much we loved participating in his outreach. Tommy started UBFM a little over a year ago, inspired by his apparent love of biking, fellowship, and ministry that works to do something real, something with an impact, in this city. And as he said, it’s really just a way for friends to get together and have fun. I concur. I had a blast and look forward to returning when I can, with friends!

Adriene, Megan, and Clayton with Urban Bicycle Food Ministry

Adriene, Megan, and Clayton with UBFM

Thank you for reading! I’m searching for a job in community outreach, empowering people through movement and education. If you know of a great fit, please send it my way: AdrieneHoops@gmail.com

~Adriene

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Week 13, Day 2: Adriene at Humane Society

Adriene and Princess Peach at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County
Adriene and Princess Peach at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County

Adriene and Princess Peach at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County

If you look up ‘animal lover’ in the dictionary, you’d definitely see my name. Today I got to visit a place that loves animals too – The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County (HSMSC). I last visited them in 2006 when they were in their previous, tiny Midtown location. The current facility, to which they relocated in 2008, is nestled in Shelby Farms and has enabled them to grow tremendously. Right when I walked in, a dog named Flex greeted me from behind the counter. I visited numerous cute kittens in the lobby, and saw other animals playing with potential adopters. Animals sure make a happy workplace!

Katie, the public relations and marketing specialist, gave me a tour of the facility, which afforded me visits with many more cute animals. Katie began her career with the Humane Society as a volunteer in 2009. Another example I’ve seen during my Volunteer Odyssey of volunteer work turning into employment. My first assignment was to help prep for their biggest event of the year – Paw Prints Party. Since the HSMSC is a private non-profit, they rely entirely on fundraising events like this and donations from the community to operate. I was happy to help knock out some important tasks to help make their event a success.

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Office dog cutie at the HSMSC

 

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Prepping for Paw Print Party at HSMSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second half of my stay I was asked to help gather behavior traits from dogs as they were outside during their evening playtime. Having behavior information for the dogs is such a huge asset in helping them get adopted. Knowing they are gentle, or playful, or even intolerant to other dogs can be so important to a new owner or family that is interested in them. It was during this time that I met the Tuesday night dog walking crew. They were a friendly and enjoyable bunch. The HSMSC relies heavily on volunteers like the dog walkers who are such an invaluable part off the organization, as they give the dogs much needed playtime and socialization.

Dog walkers Gabbie & Peter at the HSMSC

Dog walkers Gabbie & Peter at the HSMSC with their favorite friends

The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County is clearly an important asset to this city. They take in hundreds of injured and abused animals every year, housing around 250 animals at a time (not including the 100 or so in foster homes). It’s necessary to know that they do not accept strays unless they are injured or abused, which is a common misconception in the community. Other than housing animals and giving them excellent care, the HSMSC offers an array of other services, including education, animal cruelty investigation, and animal adoptions.

I really enjoyed my afternoon at the Humane Society. Animals always seem to brighten my days. If you’re an animal lover too, there are numerous ways to help out, including dog walking, being a foster parent, or getting involved in community outreach. There are also opportunities with no animal contact, including helping with special events and fundraising. Today, I got a taste of both! And, I got to meet a lot of playful, friendly, and loveable dogs and cats in need of forever homes from people like you!

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Week 13, Day 1: Adriene at SRVS

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Mick offering pet therapy at SRVS

For as long as I recall, I’ve wanted to take my fiancé’s family dog Mick to serve as a therapy dog. He is a 13 year old Australian Shepherd, and he’s been “my dog” too, for almost 9 years. Even in his older age, he is the most sweet and loveable dog I know, carrying a gentle temperament and making everyone he meets smile. I was so excited that for my first day of my Odyssey week, I got the opportunity to make a dream become reality! With his head out the window, Mick and I traveled to SRVS (pronounced serves), a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of those with disabilities through a variety of learning programs and services. SRVS has been around for almost 51 years, but just moved into a brand new facility. What an awesome, bright space. Upon arriving I met Allison, the volunteer coordinator. I loved learning that she was once a volunteer at SRVS (for a year and a half), and has since been able to become an employee. I could sense how much she loves her job, and I clearly saw why. It seems like such a fulfilling place to work. And I love hearing that giving back through volunteer work can reap some amazing rewards like that.

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Mick’s first classroom visit at SRVS

As we entered the first hallway, Mick immediately got smiles and pets from people walking by us. Some were reserved at first, but I assured them he is nothing but sweet and accepting of everyone. Allison then took me to one of the learning classrooms, and we were greeted by a small group of adults. They lit up immediately when we arrived, asking lots of questions about Mick. They learned his name, age, and that he loves treats! Deciding that we needed more room, we all headed out to the sensory garden, a nice space with flowers, benches, and tables. On the way out, Rebecca ran from her classroom seeing there was a dog and asked if she could hold the leash and walk him outside. Of course! We spent about 15 minutes in the garden, letting Mick greet everyone before heading back indoors. Rebecca stayed by our side for most of this time, and I could tell she was very fond of Mick. She gave him lots of sweet hugs.

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Tony and Mick in the sensory garden at SRVS

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Rebecca giving Mick sweet hugs at SRVS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we visited more classrooms, I got a glimpse of a variety of activities that happen at SRVS; Puzzles, crafts, and games filled all the tables and the shelves, and each room held something new. SRVS is the first facility in the nation to use Montessori learning activities for adults with disabilities. It was neat to see everyone working on their own unique activity and going at their own pace, and all invested in what they were doing. Mick got a quick smile and touch by everyone before they all returned happily to their learning activity. As Mick began to get tired (he is 13 after all), Allison kindly showed me a few extra spaces in the center: a gathering room with a stage, a learning room with a state-of-the-art smart board, a physical therapy room, and a music therapy room with drums. I also learned that they are having a pep rally this Friday. It truly looks like they have created an inspirational space for individuals to live up to their full potential and have lots of fun – who can say no to that?!

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Hanging out in the sensory garden at SRVS

 

I was amazed at every turn at SRVS. They have built not only a place for those with disabilities to come to learn and grow, but a place for them to feel at home. Love flows through the walls there! I am excited to hear of all Allison’s plans for future activities and hope I can be a part of them. So many ideas popped into my head during my visit. I envision craft days, helping with events, and maybe even a hula hooping class. Allison was very welcoming to these ideas. She is in the process of creating a volunteer program, and invites those interested to come by and participate with these heart-warming individuals. There are so many opportunities to help, even if you are unsure what activity might suit you best. I am so thankful for the opportunity to now know this place exists. It already has a special place in my heart. And I am happy my favorite pup got to visit with me.

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~Adriene

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Prelude: Adriene Holland

As I embark on my Odyssey week I can’t help but think about the word odyssey and what it embodies: adventure, the unknown, and soon-to-arrive memorable experiences. There isn’t a better set-up here! I’m eager – and a bit nervous – to embark on this journey in my own city. Just out my door I’ll dig into new territory, learn, and connect more deeply to the place I call home. It will be a truly valuable opportunity for me to open up to new ways I can integrate my skills and passion into work that I want to do for the community.

When Hooper Troopers was first created back in 2009, I had only the vision to promote hooping as a means of creative movement, wellness, and play. These things still remain, but are now joined by the hoop’s power to connect and collaborate, and to be a tool for change. This experience has been an odyssey it its own way. Beginning with simple ideas and the dream of adventure, it has since afforded me amazing opportunities and my own growth. My desire to serve the community has been amplified. I’ve seen the positive waves a simple hoop and a dream can create, and cannot wait to see what else is possible!

Week 12, Day 7: Michael Garcia at Dorothy Day House of Hospitality

Michael Garcia at the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality.

My final assignment for my Volunteer Odyssey was to visit the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, a shelter for homeless families located on Poplar Ave. At the house, I met Sister Maureen, the executive director of the Dorothy Day House, along with some members of the families currently residing there. We had coffee and delicious lemon cake while Sister Maureen told me all about the shelter.

When families become homeless they often get split up, with different members going to different shelters. Some shelters will only take adult men while others take only women, adults and children. Boys who are not yet adults are often left with nowhere to go. The Dorothy Day House was founded with the purpose of keeping homeless families intact while they get back on their feet.

The shelter is named for Dorothy Day, who during the Great Depression, founded the Catholic Worker Movement, a volunteer organization which served the poor and homeless. There are many Dorothy Day Houses in the US and abroad, but they are unaffiliated and independent of each other, each serving its own community as best it can. The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality here in Memphis acquired its house in 2004, and after extensive renovation opened in 2006. They have plans of expanding and opening more houses here in Memphis.

The shelter does not receive any funding from the City or any religious organization. They depend entirely on private donations. Sister Maureen explained to me that this allows them to be free from any externally imposed restrictions about who they can give shelter to and how long they are allowed to stay.

The Dorothy Day House has the capacity to house three families at a time. Every family goes through a screening process to determine if they can be best helped by the Dorothy Day House and if they would get along well with the other families living there. If they are accepted, the staff of the Dorothy Day House work with the families to set goals to get them back into their own home. The families stay as long as they need to as long as they are working to meet their goals.

While visiting there I met Taylor, the father of one of the families. He recently found a job working at an upscale restaurant here in Memphis. His son, Justice, is a big fan of Spider-Man. I also met Caitlin, a teenager whom Sister Maureen described as a great influence on the other children living in the house. She always starts her homework immediately after arriving back from school, whereupon the other children gather around her at a table and do their homework.

After the coffee and cake, Sister Maureen gave me a tour of the ground floor. There is a large kitchen, a dining room, living room, and a playroom that doubles as a computer room, where the adults can go online and apply for jobs. On the tour, I was particularly interested in a picture of Dorothy Day that hangs above the fireplace in the dining room. It is done in the style of a medieval illuminated manuscript, which is why it caught my attention. The picture was donated to the shelter by someone who actually knew Dorothy Day, had opened several Dorothy Day shelters around the world, and had come to Memphis to help train the staff at the shelter here.

Michael Garcia at the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality.

Michael Garcia at the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality.

All the furniture in the Dorothy Day House was donated, and they have storage units full of more donated furniture and household goods. When families are able to move out of the Dorothy Day House and into their own home, they often receive furniture from the Dorothy Day House so that they won’t be moving into a bare house or apartment. The staff at the shelter continue their relationships with those families once they move out, to do all they can to ensure their success.

Donating furniture is only one way people can help out the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality. In addition to accepting financial contributions, the shelter is always looking for volunteers to help out with things like house maintenance and yard work, cooking meals, childcare, and assisting with fundraisers. They are also very flexible regarding volunteers’ ability to contribute. I let Sister Maureen know that I am interested in helping tutor residents.

Driving home from the shelter, I realized that my Volunteer Odyssey week was now over. Of course that doesn’t mean my volunteering is over. I definitely intend to return to the places I’ve been blogging about this past week.

Thank you for reading! I’m searching for a job as an historical consultant, researcher or educator. If you know of a great fit, please send it our way: jobleads@volunteerodyssey.com.

Cheers,
Michael

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