NORTH CHARLESTON, (WCIV) — A house for homeless students at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston is getting closer to becoming a reality. Principal Kim Wilson says he’s received dozens of e-mails from all over the Lowcountry from people wanting to donate. So far, they’ve raised $20,000 but they still have a way to go. Angela Henderson, a “Warrior Home” volunteer, says they need another $80,000 to get the project completed.
“We just need the hearts to get involved and I think whatever is inside of them they will give, if it’s time if it’s talents, if it’s treasures, because we need it all ,” Henderson said.
Last year, the school had 21 homeless students and the principal expects more this year because of an increase in enrollment. The goal is to have the house open by January. Also, they hope to have their nonprofit status approved soon. This will allow them to apply for grants.
“I have children that go home and they don’t know where they are going or they don’t know if they are going to get anything to eat until they go back to school the next day. There is nothing you can say that is going to make that OK,” Principal Kim Wilson said.
School officials are currently looking at purchasing a home in the nearby Pepper Hill neighborhood.
“We didn’t want transportation to ever be an issue so they could even walk across the street or bike across the street in order to be able to get to school,” said Henderson.
About Project Home Foundation
Project Home Foundation exists to provide structured and nurturing home environments for displaced male students ages 17 to 21 and facilitate their success in learning and life. Mickey’s House – the first result of this initiative, exists to provide a safe home for male students.