Shared Journeys Teams with West Allis Central High School to Make Front Porch Deliveries

Shared Journeys Teams with West Allis Central High School to Make Front Porch Deliveries
Posted on 03/22/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Shared Journeys Teams with West Allis Central High School to Make Front Porch DeliveriesSince March 17, 2020, the staff at Shared Journeys has completed weekly home front porch deliveries to students in need of food, diapers, wipes, baby items and personal hygiene products.  “Prior to the ability to return to school in person,” explains Program Coordinator, Lisa Ccolla, “home delivery was also a way to connect in a safe manner with our teen parents who often felt isolated. Students were so glad to be able to talk through the screen door and the looks on their faces was well worth the trip.”  

When West Allis Central High School’s Interact Club heard about the weekly deliveries that were being done by Shared Journeys, they decided to host a community drive to collect diapers, wipes, household items, food, and other products that the teen parents may need. This community drive was held on February 17, 2021.

According to Kaeley Sexton co-club leader, “Our Central Interact Club members are passionate about helping their peers and creating a welcoming community, so they jumped at the opportunity to collect items in need for our teen parents. The Rotary Interact Club members at Central delivered flyers throughout the community, shared the event on social media, and were able to collect about 200 donated items.”

“Young mothers and fathers need support. It has always been our mission to serve our community as best we can -- whenever we can,” said West Allis Central High School Principal Jeff Taylor.

“Care packages continue to be created for those who have chosen virtual learning for the remainder of the year.  We are more than happy to make the deliveries and are so appreciative of Central High School and their Interact Club students. We also appreciate the staff and our community partners for helping us to make this happen,” adds Colla.