You get creative when you want to try and be a good neighbor. When Hope House Montgomery started about a year and a half ago, my main focus was facilitating an after-school reading program. Reading is a vital tool for enabling our youth to have a chance at success in our world. When that didn’t happen as quickly as we had hoped, we began thinking about ways to make a difference. It didn’t need to be big, but something that indicated that we cared about our Community.
With that thinking in mind, we began picking trash up in our neighborhood. We had lots of trash, and I could either complain about it or get out and pick it up. It was a way to get out and meet a few neighbors. As we canvassed the area and did trash pick up, we became aware of our Community’s diversity. &