Tamar (far left) makes a salad at PATH
I am so glad to be volunteering to help cook and spend the holidays with these individuals that have so little. It’s amazing to see that my little actions make such a big difference to them. One man I spoke to told me all about his life, and I was so moved to find out how much we had in common. Many of the people I talked to were so grateful despite how little they had. Its so wonderful to see these positive people with hope even though they aren’t in the best situations. I also enjoyed asking them and learning about the work they are doing to move forward in their lives.
Today as I celebrated Christmas eve with the people at PATH, I found myself continuing to think about what I came across yesterday at Skid Row. I saw hundreds of people living on the streets without access to basic human needs. It’s crazy to see what so many people go through, and it really makes me think about how fortunate I am. As much as PATH does, there is still so much more that we can do for these people.
Tamar Yaniv, Miami Florida – 11th Grade