Many years ago, after a bad string of luck I ended up homeless. I was a ninth grade drop out with an addiction to alcohol and I had no where to go so I took up residence at the local shelter. I started volunteering to work there during the day because I didn't want to get kicked out. After a young boy gave me his piggy bank to donate to those at the shelter, I was inspired. Through my efforts, I ended up getting back on my feet and started a non-profit organization called Care of Poor People that is dedicated to helping those that are struggling in our community as well as teaching other communities how to do the same.