Imagine this: last night you slept outside in front of an abandoned store. You are frozen to the bone. You are hungry. You didn’t really sleep all that well. You never sleep all that well.
You need to get moving so that the police don’t stop you.
You put your blankets in a garbage bag that is ripping. You’ll have to get a new garbage bag somewhere, hopefully today.
Your shoes are wet. That makes your socks wet.
You really need a shower. You haven’t had one in two weeks. There is a place that has a shower. But you hate going there. You have to wait hours in line. The other homeless are angry waiting. They try to cut in line. They try to steal your stuff. You don’t really have the energy to go through that.
Maybe you’ll have energy enough for a shower tomorrow.
We want to help this process just a little bit.
We want to put a shower in our building at 15 Broad Street in Akron. There isn’t a place near us that has a drop in shower.
It is the #1 thing people have asked us for.
On top of that, we have the perfect place for it. There is a half bath with the water lines already run for a shower.
We just need to get the enclosure and make the drain. It should be a pretty straight forward job.
We could really use your help for this project. We believe we can do everything for under $1000.
Literally ANY amount would be a great help. If you only have a dollar we’d love to have it. A lot of people donating a little amount shows the people we work with, and the rest of the community, that people care about this cause.