PROJECT SHELTER EVENT
A HOME FOR THOMAS
This annual one-day event is a requirement under Federal Law. It is an unduplicated count of people experiencing homelessness. The count provides a snapshot of our homeless population, both sheltered and unsheltered, on a single night to help determine a greater understanding and most importantly – data – to plan local homeless assistance systems, public services, and public awareness of the growing impact of homelessness. The PIT Count takes place in every city in the United States at the end of January.
On the same day as the PIT Count, we serve three hot meals to our homeless neighbors, those in-need, our first responders, agency reps and volunteers. We also have free hot showers and goodie bags for our homeless and in-need guests as well as coats and clothing.
In October 2021 we completed our first fundraiser, a WALKaTHON, to begin raising money for a shelter in Ellis County. We had a great time and are so thankful to everyone that walked and donated to this important project.
Our next event was the first request to raise funds for a one-bedroom home for Thomas, a Waxahachie gentleman who is beloved by all, homeless and living downtown for many years. Read his story at the top of the page.
Look forward to other events in the future to raise more funds to establish a shelter because everyone needs a safe place to lay their heads.
Learn more about why Ellis County needs a shelter: