Mal and I work at one of the only student-run homeless shelters around, and we need your help. The shelter is in a contest through Yahoo, similar to the one MTPC was recently in. We're in the final round and competing for the greatest number (not amount) of donations. We're just shy of our goal, and the contest closes tonight at midnight (eastern standard time), so please go to the link above and make a donation - even $10 will help. If we get the greatest number of donations, Yahoo will double their total amount, which would be a huge help for our long-term stability. We're under Phillips Brooks House on the website. Also, give the audio clip a listen - it's a good story.
Reasons to help the shelter out:
-guests prefer our shelter to others because staff makes it a priority to provide the kind of friendly and respectful human contact that's so hard to come by on the street
-we're one of pretty few trans-friendly homeless shelters
-we serve excellent grilled cheese all night long
Please forward this link to anyone you think might be able to help us out. Many thanks, and happy new year!