Milwaukee Youth Serve Lunch to Local Homeless on MLK Day

Yesterday, New Look youth in Milwaukee participated in a service project in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Milwaukee celebrated the life of Dr. King by serving lunch at a local homeless shelter called The Guest House. Academy youth JJ, Kaylena and TJ joined MITs, TaVonna and Markeita in giving back to the Milwaukee Community. The MITs had this to share about their experiences:

“For New Look Milwaukee, our service project for MLK Day was to help make sandwiches for the homeless at the Guest House. The Guest House provides homeless men with shelter and food until they can find jobs and a stable apartment on their own. We made over 100 sandwiches using white bread, cheese, and ham. It felt good to be able to give to those who are less fortunate. Milwaukee is considered to be one of the cities to have the most poverty. This experience really opened my eyes to seeing how much more we can do to decrease the poverty rates. It was a great honor for Milwaukee New Look to be there to help make the lives of the homeless easier.” -Markeita Bratcher, MIT

“Volunteering was a great way to spend my MLK Jr Day. We went to ‘Guest House’ which is a men’s homeless shelter that houses 86+ people. First thing we did was take a tour of the facility. I learned the facility is more than just a rest stop of the homeless. They also have various programs that educate the men, as well as helps them to find jobs and housing of their own. After the tour, we made a lot of sandwiches. The sandwiches not only went to the men that live in the shelter, but also to other homeless people in the area who may not have been able to receive a spot in the shelter. Overall, today was a good experience that made me more appreciative and grateful.” -TaVonna Hadley, MIT

MKE MLK Service

MKE MLK Service