Hunger and Homelessness

Location: Salinas, Kansas
Agency: Ashby House
Fee: $250
Mode of Transportation:
Type of Lodging: Church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration available late fall 2017.

Service Projects

The mission of Ashby House is to empower homeless families and individuals, and to improve self-sufficiency, self-advocacy and holistic recovery. Ashby House assists and prevents homeless situations for families and women by providing basic needs: education, cogitative efficiency, health education, homeless advocacy and community awareness.

Participants will help with various tasks, including but not limited to, organizing and sorting donations, assisting with classes, preparing for special events, basic yard work, gardening, facilities maintenance, leading cleanup and other activities.

2017 Experience

It was inspiring to see the strength of the Ashby women and even though they had fallen into dark times, they managed to turn their life around for the better. With perseverance and assistance, they were able to escape their life revolving around drugs in order to become better mothers for their children and lead happier lives. Being aware of other’s struggles opened our eyes to the fact that there is always someone who requires help and that volunteering is critical in order to change another person’s life for the better.
-Bharati Murthy, ASB 2017 Hunger and Homelessness participant

Read Bharati's full experience here.

ASB 2017 Trips

Affordable Housing

Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Garland County Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for low-income neighborhoods in the Garland County area.

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Animal Services

Location: San Angelo, Texas
Agency: Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue

Assist in providing a safe and loving environment for abused, neglected or abandoned donkeys.

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Location: Tempe, Arizona
Agency: Junior Achievement

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Disaster Relief

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Assist various agencies in helping the people of Louisiana recover in the wake of historic floods.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: Salinas, Kansas
Agency: Ashby House

Aid the Ashby House in making a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Sequoyah State Park, Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.

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Healthcare, Special Needs

Location: Paradise, Texas
Agency: Camp Summit

Lead activities in this one-of-a-kind camp designed for children and adults with special needs.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas (Fraternity & Sorority Life trip)
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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Location: Elm Mott, Texas
Agency: World Hunger Relief, Inc.

Learn about sustainable development and resource management in four focus areas: food systems, ecosystems, energy and culture.

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