Ahwatukee Professor Looks to Help Homeless in Phoenix Area
An Ahwatukee professor at Arizona State University (ASU) is leading an effort to collect used clothing, shoes, toiletries and other essentials, and then deliver them to homeless people in the Phoenix area.
According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Neal Lester, who is the founder and director of ASU’s Project Humanities and English professor, has recruited dozens of volunteers to collect used clothing, shoes, toiletries and other items, and then help homeless people “go shopping” for the items every other Saturday in downtown Phoenix.
Project Humanities’ year-round outreach to the homeless occurs 6:45-8:15 a.m. every other Saturday on South 12th Avenue between West Jefferson and West Madison streets, the article said, with the next outreach set for June 17.
According to the article, Lester told the newspaper that his group had about 29 volunteers from across the Valley assisting 117 homeless people Saturday.
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