Volunteer to Help Homeless Individuals — Just Like Jacqueline Cho is Doing with DignityMoves
Volunteer to help homeless individuals through DignityMoves. Volunteers are crucial members of our community. Volunteers directly support our projects that are changing the narrative on unsheltered homelessness. DignityMoves is grateful for the involvement of superstar volunteers Jacqueline Cho and her father, Victor Cho, in our Adopt-a-Room program.
Jacqueline is the founder of the Inclusive Charity League. This is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring young kids and teens together with their parents or guardians to provide much-needed assistance to local communities and local non-profits. Young members develop stronger relationships, leadership skills, and more understanding and respect for those in need.
“Seven years ago, my dad took me into the city to pack what we called “homeless packs” to give out to the homeless in San Francisco. We bought water, Gatorade, energy bars, and ponchos, put them in bags, and walked around the city handing them out. All of the homeless were more than grateful to be receiving all these things, and it felt wonderful being able to help them,” Jacqueline says.
“I started this organization because I want to give everyone the opportunity to help whomever they want, and be able to start at any age, with almost no restrictions on getting in. That is something my 8-year-old self would have dreamed of being able to join. I want to show people that It’s not hard to do good in the world, and I want to be able to give them a place to start.”
DignityMoves looks forward to welcoming Jacqueline, Victor, and other volunteers working with the Inclusive Charity League. They will help furnish and decorate individual units for residents moving into our newest project. That project is Dignity Village, a two story, 47-unit Interim Supportive Housing project located at in Alameda, CA.
Jaqueline and her volunteers will make the newly completed units look warm and welcoming. This will be perfect timing for the official grand opening for DignityVillage on May 3, 2023, at 10:00 am at the project site, 2350 Fifth Street in Alameda, CA.
The ceremony is sponsored by the City of Alameda, DignityMoves, and Five Keys Schools and Programs (Five Keys).
Past volunteers, such as the students from Nueva School in San Francisco, pictured here, had a blast decorating the rooms at 33 Gough Street, our first DignityMoves project. By bringing toiletries, towels, and even welcome mats to personalize rooms for our residents, these youngsters have shown how important it can be to volunteer to help homeless individuals. Thank you, volunteers, for making a difference in the lives of our formerly unsheltered residents.
For more information about volunteering with DignityMoves, including our Adopt-a-Room program, contact us at email@example.com.