Homelessness has been a problem throughout the world for centuries. The problem continues to grow every year, but there is no solution. Shelters located throughout the U.S. are often the only support provided for the homeless. Due to this growing problem, it was decided that awareness on the WPI campus needed to be raised. Preparatory analysis included an identification of local shelters' problems through interviews with their staff. After speaking to them it became clear that lack of knowledge of the issue was a large part of the problem. The goal of the project was to raise awareness in the WPI community and raise funds for local homeless shelters. An informative movie on homelessness was shown, and a website, clothing drive and fundraiser were completed to directly aid the homeless.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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