The project I began this past summer takes place within the Oasis Social Ministry in Norfolk, VA. I raised some funds through my own donation to the project in order to purchase one hundred spiral notebooks, pens, and several return bins. These notebooks were then taken to Oasis Social Ministry and I began to speak with the homeless and needy clients and explain my project, with is as follows: I will give them a notebook and pen so that they can write down their story and/or experiences. They can write as much or as little as they wished, and they could write stories, poems, whatever they wanted. Once they finished, they would simply return the notebooks to the bins left at the Oasis Social Ministry. If enough or a substantial volume of material was handed in, I would take the notebooks and have the stories published in a magazine, newspaper, or even a book through several contacts previously made with editors and publishers. Any profits gained from the use of these stories would be donated to the volunteer organizations in the Norfolk area like the Oasis Social Ministry. So far, there have been close to 50 notebooks handed out. I wish to further expand this project to several of the missions in the area and use other forms of recording to capture their stories, like tape recorders or a camcorder. I would also wish to expand the project to the Blacksburg, VA area, which is where I reside during the school year. In Norfolk, I currently have my brother, Nicholas Cavano heading up the program while I am away. These notebooks finally give many of these homeless a chance to tell their story to the world, with the potential to bring some financial support back to their community.