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Woman who grew up in homeless shelter is now on the board of directors of the shelter: 'Full circle'

She works with a home called Northwestern Hospitality House Northwestern North Carolina.

Woman who grew up in homeless shelter is now on the board of directors of the shelter: 'Full circle'
Cover Image Source: Reddit | @u/ReplacementLoose1168

Sometimes life brings people back a 'full circle' to the place where they started out but that doesn't always mean it's a bad thing. It could be to help many others with the experience and knowledge that the person has acquired over all these years. A woman had one such beautiful story to share on Reddit.

A user called u/ReplacementLoose wrote, "I grew up in a homeless shelter and now at age 27 I'm on the board of directors for the shelter! When I was a child living in the shelter I remember being given wrapped Christmas presents and now I have been able to make a full circle! I got to wrap presents for the kiddos living in the shelter." She works with a home called Northwestern Hospitality House Northwestern North Carolina.

A user wanted to gift the woman something to celebrate her. However, she refused to accept it. She responded, "I truly appreciate your offer. I just graduated from college this December and I am very broke and looking for a full-time position. However, I know others could use it more. I will soon have a full-time job and be able to give back even more hopefully."

She also shared her goal in life: "My goal in life is to one day create my own non-profit bakery / homeless shelter for neglected youth." However, later the user sent her some money to help her out and she was thankful for it.

Moreover, some users also wanted to donate to the shelter home she works for. She wrote, "For anyone who can but truly we all understand that many cannot afford to donate, especially this time of year, and we would rather everyone be able to afford their warmth in their home than worry about becoming homeless. Thank you all for your amazing and kind comments. I'm so excited to continue helping, my position is for the next 3 years!"

People on the platform loved her story. A user wrote, "Wow, thank goodness that you do what you do! That is awesome to inspire an at-risk young person to keep up the good fight 💕" Another said, "I just wanted to say you are amazing. You have been through so much and kept compassion and obviously hope! Another user wrote, "So happy for you and those kids! You are an amazing person, thank you for paying it forward!"

Many users could resonate with her story. A user wrote, "I was just speaking with a young girl this evening. She was suicidal, at age 15. She told me all the things she thinks are wrong with our world & then went on to explain what she would do to fix it. She said she had been in the foster system since 5 years old. I told her that she had some pretty amazing solutions, and that's why she couldn't give up. Sometimes, it takes those of us who have lived it to see a real solution and actually set it into motion... and care enough not to give up. Thank you for being someone who has lived it, felt it, and fought for a solution. This post made me smile so big after my shift. Thank you for what you do."

Reddit | @u/ReplacementLoose1168
Reddit | @u/ReplacementLoose1168

 

Another wrote, "You're a beautiful person for not forgetting your roots. Thank you from someone who used to be homeless."
 


 
 



 
 

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