Last Saturday night, Shannon took a group of her High School kids on a Midnight Run. For those of you who don’t know, Midnight Run is an organization that coordinates volunteer groups efforts to distribute food and clothing to the homeless of new York City and is:
..dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless. In over 900 relief missions per year, Midnight Run volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission.
Everyone I know who’s gone on one says it’s an amazing experience. This is the fifth time she’s lead a run – one of these years, maybe I’ll get to go. I’ve got a few pictures up on flickr that I took helping sort and pack some clothes before the trip in. Hopefully, there will be more coming in from other participants. You can read about her experience on her blog here.