Holy Family University Delivers 74 Boxes of Donated Books in Support of Project HOME

Holy Family University representatives, under the direction of Vice President for Mission and Diversity Sister Rita Fanning, CSFN, stopped by Philadelphia’s Project HOME on October 25 with a donation of 74 boxes of books to support Project HOME.  The gently used books, which were collected across campus for several months, will be used to help grow Project HOME’s online book business HOMEbooks. The social enterprise business initiative, under the coordination of Ra Mendoza, allows for the employment of people who are recovering from homelessness by offering their residents employment opportunities through the sorting and mailing of donated books to customers all over the world. 

Project HOME promotes all of its social enterprises as businesses rooted in the mission of bettering the community by alleviating poverty and homelessness through the commitment that “None of us are home until all of us are home.”

“Volunteering is the act of serving the people and the environment, making the community feel safe and secure,” said Tolani Olaniyi, who was among the Holy Family student volunteers who made the delivery. “Doing this helps us do good for ourselves and others.”

Since its beginning in 1989, Project HOME has been a leader in providing comprehensive and effective services to persons who experience chronic homelessness. With innovation, leadership, and an unyielding commitment to the dignity of each person, PROJECT HOME has developed nationally recognized programs and has been a leader in Philadelphia in responding to the root causes of homelessness by helping to rebuild low-income neighborhoods and by engaging in political advocacy to bring about positive public policies for low-income and homeless persons.





Jan Giel