Nike Nike Nike Nike – Harrington Hall Ref.No3

This reflection is based off of our third time volunteering at Harringon Hall on Thursday April 21, 2016. Today we went to volunteer and were told that the couple from the church prefers that we don’t interfere with helping feed the men because that is their volunteer service or something like that. Let it be. We, instead, helped out with the clothing closet. Men were sent down one by one, later forming a line, and we helped them pick out whatever clothing they wanted from the clothing closet.

The clothing closet is full of clothes that were donated from people and organizations in the community and larger corporations. Nike, for example, donates a couples pairs of shoes and clothing. Supposedly their rejects. I could go on a rant for why they can’t donate nonrejected clothing, or why they can’t donate 1000x as much as they did, but I digress. The fact that they did donate something is good.

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“i’m leaving this playground” – harrington hall reflection no.2

Today was the second day Sarah and I volunteered at Harrington Hall in Cranston, Rhode Island, for our project on mental health and incarceration as a part of the RISD/Brown chapter of Design for America. Sarah had suggested that we journal about our reflections on the experience, and because I am considering doing my Unit 17 DS project on community, I figured Harrington Hall could be a compelling topic to subject my project on.

This week we had dinner with the guys and had a brief conversation with Theresa about her thoughts on mental health with regards to homelessness, and her concerns about the future of Harrington Hall.

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