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Linens N Love 2019 Winter Leadership Summit ❤️❄️ Linens N Love donated 300 linens, over 300 hygiene kits, 300 notes of encouragement, and 34 toys to the local communities of Murrieta and Placentia. Just two weeks ago at 4 in the morning, someone broke into the Social Work Action Group's (SWAG) office and stole all of their homeless kits. Linens N Love reached out to SWAG after connecting with the city of Murrieta in hopes of assisting the group after the horrific incident. 20 youth leaders received a scholarship after their applications were accepted to attend Linens N Love’s fully-funded overnight youth leadership summit held at our hotel sponsor’s venue - the Comfort Inn and Suites Murrieta. Leaders enhanced their communication, negotiation, accountability, and leadership skills at the summit through their participation in six different modules. Thank you to Choice Hotels International for sponsoring this event @choicehotels and thank you to the Comfort Inn and Suites Murrieta for partnering with us in the Your Community, Your Choice $5,000 grant. Happy Holidays from the Linens N Love family! ❄️☃️
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During the Leadership Summit, youth leaders participated in a delivery to HIS House, a teen outreach home just two minutes from a local high school. HIS House is a transitional living shelter dedicated to providing clients with a transitional home and resources needed to pursue their desired career. Youth leaders were surprised to learn that there is teen outreach home so close to their school; many clients at HIS House are high schoolers.
With their hands full of over 30 toys and hearts full of passion to donate the toys, the youth leaders walked to HIS House to donate these donations. The volunteer staff was pleasantly surprised by Linens N Love’s delivery to bring holiday cheer to the teens residing at HIS House during this holiday season.
Throughout the day, the attendees participated in a total of seven modules to empower themselves in future service projects. Youth leaders learned about effective altruism in global organizations and charities, concise and effective communication, accountability among team members, negotiation as a tool for success, technology as a form of connecting with various clients, organizing a delivery through a simulation activity, and bringing new ideas to the group through Robert’s Rules of Order.
Youth leaders practiced organizing a delivery through the simulation activity in which youth leaders simulated requesting linens donations, calling and contacting shelters, and coordinating with volunteers. Overall, youth leaders enhanced their communication skills and persuasive language.
The 20 selected youth leaders learned so much in just 24 hours. This event would not have been possible without the support from the Comfort Inn and Suites, Murrieta and Choice Hotels International in awarding us the $5,000 grant.
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