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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Extreme Makeover: College Edition


Be the Change Day is an event that takes place annually and is organized by Hands On, a Bay Area organization. There were 21 projects all around the Bay Area at locations like parks, homeless shelters, and schools on this day. PTK choose to volunteer on the project site Transform First Step for Families on this day. Our group helped paint apartments, move furniture, and painted outdoor sheds in a shelter that provides housing to families that are trying to transition to permanent housing. Because of our volunteering this day two families were able to move in that weekend. We also saved the shelter network $7500 and 25 gallons of paint. We were able to give back to our community while doing this project and helped families in need. By beatifying the First Step for Families’ shelter, families would feel more like they are living in a home not just a shelter.