RECLAIMING HOPE | Hope is the starting point for Urban Homeworks, the force that brings together low-income families, young professionals, job skill trainees, and volunteers from all walks of life into an exchange that restores homes and creates a space for neighbors to engage.
150+ baskets, 30 staff, more than 20 volunteer groups, and 1 day to accomplish it all. But, at the end of the day, our annual distribution of Thanksgiving baskets makes for one of the most rewarding experiences at Urban Homeworks. We can safely say that, based on their reactions, many of the new UHW residents weren’t expecting this….
“The only thing that I knew to expect from a landlord is that they come to do maintenance so I had better have my rent on time! I wasn’t expecting that my landlord would come knocking on my door and hand me a basket-full of items that we need. I never knew landlords care enough about their tenants to make sure that my family had a Thanksgiving dinner, pots and pans, and a toy for my daughter to keep her occupied as I cook the meal. I never knew a landlord that gives you a basket of everything that you need for your unborn baby due to come any day now. I never knew a landlord that came to give me a basket full of items that we need, taking special care so that everyone in the house had something personal for them inside. I never knew that landlords actually care about more than getting rent on time. Urban Homeworks has made me re-establish my faith in human beings, especially in a tumultuous time such as this. Thank you for not being just another ordinary landlord.” –Urban Homeworks Resident
The thank you messages we received were heartwarmingly beautiful. But what we really want to say is how incredibly thankful we are to our residents and homeowners. These unbelievable individuals fully committed to living and growing in community are the heart and soul of our neighborhoods.
Check out the full album of Thanksgiving Basket Deliveries by clicking here.