You and/or your group can furnish a home for a homeless person
People frequently ask me, "Larry, what can I/we do to help a homeless person?"
Or, "What can I/we do to make a real difference in the life of a 'poor' person?"
Often, folks are looking for up close and personal moments, times that are very difficult to "arrange" without the loss of dignity or authenticity.
Almost universally, though, those who ask about what they can do, really mean it.
People want to do something. They seek tangible involvement. They want to look back and be able to say, at a minimum, "I did it!"
Defining the "it" is the challenge!
Well, here is something you, your family (possibly as part of an alternative Christmas giving approach), your business, your civic club, your Sunday School or Sabbath School class, your fraternity or sorority can actually do: furnish one of the apartments set aside at CityWalk @Akard, our new building located at 511 N. Akard in Downtown Dallas.
Above you'll see a visual of the furniture for a typical studio apartment floor plan. In addition, with my plan you'll also be furnishing the basics for cooking, cleaning and just living in a new place.
The cost to completely outfit a unit with everything a person will need to set up housekeeping?
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