#TheCAP and JUMA Kids Inc. Visit Shelter

 On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, #TheCashewAppleProject teamed up with parent company JUMA Kids Inc. and volunteered at Covenant House, a youth homeless shelter located in Atlanta, GA. Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets. Today the are the largest privately funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. #TheCAP and JUMA spent Wednesday morning at the shelter’s new location doing a writing workshop with some of the newest residence. Co-Founder, Dr. Theresa E. Mamah and Communications Manager, Natasha Norman, both shared their personal stories of overcoming hardships using creativity. The youth returned the favor by sharing some of the current issues they were facing. Before leaving, there was an open discussion where attendees discussed dealing with tragedy and loss. Dr. Theresa Mamah also shared her books as well as Anita Okoye’s The ABCs of Africa. They also performed #TheCashewAppleProject theme song “Royalty” at the participants’ request. There were a lot of hidden jewels to be uncovered at Covenant house and there are plans to go back again.