We are in our 5th year partnering with Lava Mae, a compassionate and altruistic nonprofit working to alleviate the suffering of individuals experiencing homelessness.
Lava Mae believes:
It’s about treating those who often feel invisible and dehumanized with an extraordinary level of respect and care to restore dignity, and unlock the opportunities that come with being clean.
All Grade 7 students will be volunteering with Lava Mae this year. Yesterday our first group of Hamlin girls worked at Lava Mae’s monthly Pop-Up Care Village near the Civic Center.
The event provides a one-stop-shop for employment services for people experiencing homelessness, from free job preparedness advice, to hygiene kits, adult education opportunities, clothes, health services, food, books, and haircuts.
Our students served food and distributed donated clothing at the “Street Store.” Two more student groups will be volunteering with Lava Mae in the coming months.
To learn more about Lava Mae, please visit: https://lavamaex.org/