Adam Bruckner is the head of the Philadelphia branch of our Foundation.
He has run a variety of after school and summer programs at the Helping Hands Mission for the last 7 years that we are proud to support. Additionally, since well before we met him, he has worked with the homeless through Project Restart, which provides a weekly meal, compassion, support, as well as much needed help to acquire Identification. In his words:
“A few years ago I was asked to describe our inner city work in Philly. I explained that the homeless problem was complex and that it went well beyond alcohol, drugs, and mental health.
Those are often the most noticeable characters, but there were many others who were simply poor.
They grew up in the projects with a single mother, and they had no safety net if something went wrong. So fire, death, overcrowding, eviction, etc. could lead to homelessness quickly.
As I went on to explain the youth program we run, I said, “Our children grow up in the projects with single mothers, and they…” and at that point what seems obvious now, became clear. Our children could be the next generation of homelessness. So the KKF exists with the hope that someday, we won’t have to run programs for the homeless. One is intervention, the other prevention.”
Recent changes in city legislation, has threatened Project Restarts work. Below is an article from Adam that we would like to share with you from Generocity.org that goes deeper into the current threat. As supporters of Kyle, the Foundation and Seer Outfitters, we want to raise awareness of some of the issues that our family is facing. Thank you for caring.
Philly Restart (click for the full story)