WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Local homeless outreach charity Inter-Faith Ministries (IFM) is challenging the community to live a day in the life of a homeless person.
It’s part of the Homeless for a Day Challenge. IFM says it’s meant to give more privileged people a “glimpse of what thousands of homeless Wichitans go through each year.” It also demonstrates the services IFM provides to the homeless of Wichita.
The challenge is this Saturday, April 27 at IFM’s Men’s Emergency Winter Shelter on North Market Street. That shelter is seasonal, so it will be closed for Spring.
Participants will do outdoor activities, tour the IFM campus, have dinner at the shelter. Following is a guest speaker, a viewing of a documentary on homelessness. Lights are out at 10 p.m., the breakfast is served at 6 a.m., much like the shelter experience for a homeless person.
KSN is a proud sponsor of IFM, and will feature the event. KSN’s Tiffany Lane is participating and will provide a live insight of the event on KSN News at 6 and 10 that day.
Participants can bring only their clothing, some toiletries and medications, a cell phone and battery pack (charging stations are not available), a sleeping back and one small backpack per person.