When I was a Homeless Teenager
--by raqui, posted Mar 11, 2007
When I was a teenager trying to get away from a bad home life, I ended up from the streets to the doors of Covenant house of NYC.
They gave us a place to stay, health, social, mental services. We had food and even clothing.
I remember being a big girl thankful for the few things they could find for me in the clothing room.
Now that I am a grown woman I wanted to do something special for them. I put up signs in my neighborhood collecting all types of clothing.
After about 6 months of collecting, I had 10 giant garbage bags full of clothes.
I was able to make an appointment to see the building. Going through it all again was really an experience. Seeing the changes, seeing the advancement. Seeing how it was so different now. But they still had the same purpose.
It made my heart feel very good.
and I'm sure that all the young ones there appreciate your kindness.