#CHSleepOut #CovenantHouse #NYC
Alana Weinroth is patient but persistent with the emails. I met her at Covenant House, the homeless youth agency where I took part in a one-night volunteer mission. Recruited by my friend Judy Tepperberg for TAO Cares, I was there to pitch in for the Mother & Child program supporting homeless young mothers and their children. I told Development Manager Alana that I could be interested “sleeping out” for homeless youth, and was subsequently invited to a “Moms’ Night Out” recruiting event. After attending, but not fully committing to participate, I kept hearing from Alana.
I’ve since learned that Alana Weinroth left a “cushy” job in Finance to work at Covenant House. She always knew homeless youth existed, but they never “had a face” until a coworker recruited her to do the Young Professionals Sleep Out. That was a life-changing experience that motivated her to join Covenant House’s Associate Board. When her old company got acquired, she followed her heart to go into the profession that had become her passion. [Read more…]