Why "Pursuit" Packs?
Explaining the "pursuit" in Pursuit Packs
“Pursuit” is defined as “the action of following or pursuing someone or something.”
Alberto’s pursuit of Lucy’s hand in marriage finally paid off.
The police were in pursuit of the getaway car.
Her pursuit of success was prodigious.
He was dedicated in his pursuit of foosball excellence.
We call them Pursuit Packs for two reasons.
Reason Number One: To Restore The Joy of Pursuit
Each of these little kits can restore “pursuit” for someone facing homelessness.
For many people, a positive pursuit can lead to purpose, a discovery of self-confidence, and a resurgence of dignity. Those qualities are often in short supply for people facing homelessness!
Over the years, we been amazed at the transformation that happens when a “beggar” chooses to join Speak Up and transform into a micro-business owner.
For the first time in years, they have an occupation, a direction, and a positive pursuit.
Reason Number Two: Pursuit Packs are used in the pursuit of people
The majority of Pursuit Packs that get handed out are first requested by volunteers who then bring them to specific people facing homelessness.
These packs are foremost a tool for financial empowerment.
But they can also be used to foster connection, build trust, and create community for the homeless-facing recipient.
We often hear from non-homeless people who want to help a particular person, but they don’t know how to bridge the divide.
Pursuit Packs can bridge that divide. They are used to pursue—and invite into community—those weary individuals who may be skeptical of strangers.
We need you to create more Pursuit Packs.
Can you help give someone a hand up today?
Thank you for giving opportunity to those people most in need!