Standing in front of a completely filled SUV, Working To Help the Homeless (WTHH) members pose at Belmont’s Star Market on Saturday, after a wildly successful “stock-the-shelves” drive to benefit Y2Y Harvard Square. Parent Amanda Mujica, drove a second car, also filled, accompanying Alice Melnikoff, the club advisor and Community Service Coordinator on a delivery mission to Y2Y on last Saturday afternoon.
This shelter is run by Harvard students for youth between the ages of 18 and 24. Y2Y is about 3 years old, with 22 beds, only the second shelter for youth in the greater Boston area, where an estimated 600 youth are homeless. In addition to the huge amount of food and toiletries purchased at Star by customers, the club collected almost $900 in monetary donations.
Nathan Cummings, the Y2Y Funding Director, sent an email the next day, saying, “ I was just at Y2Y today serving some of your food donations to our guests, and I can personally say that the goods and funds you’ve raised are already helping us improve the service we’re able to provide. We are honestly so lucky to have your group at Belmont as partners—we really can’t thank you enough for all your contributions to our shelter.”
The BHS community will have a chance to support Y2Y tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, when WTHH holds its annual Coffeehouse for a Cause at 7PM in the BHS cafeteria. Tickets will be on sale at the door: $5 for students and $8 for adults, including refreshments. In the event of a snow day on Thursday, the show will move to Friday, March 9 at 7PM.
Come cheer for our talented students and support Y2Y!
Hope to see you there!