This December 6th, CHS and the United Way of Allegheny County hosted the Home Lost Sew-in. Rather than just learning about homelessness, volunteers actively worked with the Home Lost Project to create eight hand-made quilts for individuals and families in housing crises. Even more, they got a start on nearly 25 other quilts. Thank you to all of the volunteers, including those from the United Way and Duquesne University, who made this work possible!
The Sew-in will allow us to have quilts ready just in time for the holidays when many will not have a place to call home and a handmade quilt can help them remember they are important, special and cared for by their community. Home Lost was created by two local elementary school students, Annie Yonas and Griffin Kerstetter, who were moved to do something about homelessness in Pittsburgh and to create a way others could too. Please visit homelostproject.org for more information about the Home Lost Project and homelessness in your community as well as ways to continue to be involved in the project!