Tuesday, September 06, 2005


What would be particularly useful at this point, I am hearing, are gift cards. They would like to be able to hand out gift cards to families so they can buy things specific to themselves that they need. Good places would be Wal-Mart, Target, and inexpensive places to eat. I imagine that having gift cards will allow families to feel like they have a little bit more control over their own situation, which would be critical in them moving on with their lives. There are many goods at the shelter for them to sort through, which by all accounts they are very grateful for, but there is certainly more dignity in being able to purchase things themselves.

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