HOMES for the HOMELESS

Dear all,

My name is Showly Nicholson and I'm a Junior at Harvard College dedicated to ending homelessness in Cambridge. Through working as a resource advocate at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, I've learned homelessness is a vicious cycle--one that takes more than a strong work ethic to escape. To get, and keep, a reliable job, a homeless person needs a permanent place to rest, bathe, wash clothes, and have three meals a day--necessities only those with a reliable job can comfortably afford. To fix this problem, I've created a plan.

With $2000, I can pay the security deposit and three months rent for a single room rental ($400/month utilities included), as well as provide the necessary clothes, food, and transportation for the homeless individual. At the same time, the client will have a full-time job and build their savings, so when the three months have passed they can comfortably afford their rent and other necessities. I have worked with the first candidate for a few months now, and come June 1st we hope to start the program. My goal is to save 5 people who are homeless because they can't keep their jobs, and if this works, I will create a non-profit organization that specializes in providing homes and work for the dedicated homeless.

Please contribute to this project by Donating and Sharing this page to people you think will care for the cause! Even $10, $5, or even $1 makes a difference, and 100% of the donations will go towards giving the homeless another chance at a fulfilling and self-sufficient life. With your help, I can make my life-long dream of helping the homeless a reality, and together, we can end the curable homelessness in Cambridge, one person at a time.

Even if you don't contribute, thank you sincerely for your time!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at [email redacted], and I will continue to post updates every step of the way.

                                          PROGRESS:

Client 1:
Security Deposit ✔
1st Month's Rent ✔
2nd Month's Rent ✔
3rd Month's Rent ✔
Food, Clothes, Transportation ❏

Client 2:
Security Deposit ❏
1st Month's Rent ❏
2nd Month's Rent ❏
3rd Month's Rent ❏
Food, Clothes, Transportation ❏

Client 3:
Security Deposit ❏
1st Month's Rent ❏
2nd Month's Rent ❏
3rd Month's Rent ❏
Food, Clothes, Transportation ❏

Client 4:
Security Deposit ❏
1st Month's Rent ❏
2nd Month's Rent ❏
3rd Month's Rent ❏
Food, Clothes, Transportation ❏
  • Ethan Hutten 
    • $20 
    • 72 mos
  • Kristy Rowe 
    • $20 
    • 77 mos
  • Andrea Sweet 
    • $50 
    • 79 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 79 mos
  • Jason Ahn 
    • $25 
    • 79 mos
See all

Organizer

Showly Nicholson 
Organizer
Cambridge, MA
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