As part of our Lenten Activities, Saint John Paul II will be helping to fight local homelessness by committing to fund the building of two Tiny Houses.

A Better Tent City is a community created to service those in need of shelter.  The Tiny Homes Project is one of several initiatives in the Kitchener Region helping the homeless during COVID-19 and SJPII wants to help!  As the Region looked for shelter solutions for those in need, tiny home structures were built and transported to Lot 42 at 41 Ardelt Place which is owned by Ron Doyle and the whole project is supported by Fr. Toby Collins.

The 8×10 foot structures were intended to house people during the pandemic, but the success of the project may be a permanent solution for some of our Region’s homeless.  The homes are providing an answer for those facing challenges that may make them unsuited for traditional shelters.  These tiny homes have windows, insulation, vapour barriers, fireproof walls, flooring and painted exteriors, smoke detectors and electricity for heating.  Best of all the tiny homes are just that HOMES . . . providing privacy, security and dignity and forever changing someone’s life.

SJPII wants to show its spirit and support our community with this outreach project.  Our Catholic School Advisory Council has committed to match donations dollar for dollar up to $3,000.  Let’s work our SUN magic and make someone’s life easier in the best way we know how right now.  Donations can be made through School CashOnline.

A Better Tent City (Vimeo) “We are people who support our homeless brothers and sisters, while collectively tackling homelessness in practical ways. Help us evolve into an organization that drives social entrepreneurship, education, healing and change.”

OUR GOAL IS: $6,000 to build two Tiny Homes

During Lent, Saint John Paul II will be looking beyond ourselves to make our community a better place. We challenge all students and families to help support our Lenten Fundraiser.