“You don't have to wait to be an adult to change the world,” is something said often and taken to heart in the Twer family.
JJ Twer, 11 (through Urban Ministry Center’s Room in the Inn program) has been serving and sitting down to have dinner with Charlotte’s homeless neighbors since she was just two years old.
“[JJ] talks to them; she asks about their families,” JJ's mom Paige Twer said. “She has read to them. She has had conversations with them that at first makes me want to go and interrupt, but instead I listen and I see how she connects with them.”
Last year for JJ's 10th birthday she wanted to do something with purpose. She decided that she just could not imagine feeling forced to live on the streets during the upcoming cold winter months. And that’s how JJ’s Scarf Project was born. Paige thought they might take a dozen or so scarves and tie them to trees in Uptown Charlotte to be found.