The experience, especially engaging with the patrons, made me feel lucky for everything that I have. After meeting so many people who have so little, I felt happy to know that I could help them, even if it was only giving them a cup of coffee and a conversation.
I gained real, hands on experience with those less fortunate than me, and that is a very valuable experience. I have a very different perspective on the homeless problem after listening to their stories, after hearing why they were on the streets, and that is something invaluable to me.
Jye, Iona College, Wynnum