Dignity Project Second Generation Still Operating
The Dignity Project Second Generation is taking a different approach to helping people find work and stay out of trouble.
Tv20's Chris Gilmore reports on how this local non-profit organization is helping volunteers get their lives back into gear.
"making people happy makes me happy."
If that's true the Dignity Project Second Generation is a good fit for Nicholas Valacos and others like him.
He's been coming to the Dignity Project Second Generation facility learning how to fix cars for the past two and a half months.
Valacos says making the decision to go there changed his life.
"I've been struggling to find a job for about three or four months now, after i got out, after i quit school, so if it weren't for coming here every day and working hard i'd probably be in jail right now."
That's just one of the stories of the hundreds of people who've volunteered with the project... repairing donated used cars and computers which are sold to cover operational costs.
"So the only way we can pay for our overhead is through the sale of vehicles, computers and any repairs."
The second generation of the Dignity Project replaced the first last year... a few months after it closed.
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