The Reality Check has been working extremly hard with getting the community together and feel that although we have been trying our best, there is still so much more that needs to be done.
This summer, our main goal is going to be making the lives of homeless people in our community a little more happy & healthy and a lot less stressed.
One of the main things that we want to go, is give back to the kids. Yeah, we feed them, and donate our old stuff. But do they ever really get anything new? They never chose to be out on the streets, that's just how they have been brought up.
So we want to raise money for them. We have been doing fundraisers, car washes and everything in the book but we are no where near any type of donation that we would like to donate.
We, as a team, brainstormed possibly throwing a benefit night and do a "dance marathon" to raise money to "revamp" our neighborhood homeless shelter. People would get sponsered to dance all night, and we would collect the money, plus additional people that want to come in and dance for just a little bit. It could be a really big thing, and get press, etc. Which could lead to REALLY generous donations.
With the money we save up, we could hopefully donate a large share to our local homeless shelter but also a large portion could go to projects we've come up with for the kids.
Such as getting a box and filling it with toys so that when its a child's birthday he/she can go in and pick a present. And they would be getting something whether they're parents could've afforded one or not.
Also, for holidays such as christmas, etc. Getting people to buy gifts for the kids who might not have gotton presents otherwise.
Or for the new school year. Getting gift cards for kids to get a brand new outfit for the first day. Or school supplies, so that they can still be hip.
We have so many more creative ideas just waiting to surface. !!! We are so excited with this idea and cannot wait to find what the future has in store with this project!