ESSAY CONTEST for homeless Philadelphians

Posted: February 03, 2009

LAST NIGHT, more than 4,000 people slept in shelters across our city. Hundreds more slept in parks and doorways.

In difficult economic times, the number of homeless Philadelphians in need of shelter and services only grows. In response to the One Book, One Philadelphia reading of "The Soloist," which looks at how a city treats its most in need, Ready, Willing & Able and the Daily News are seeking essays about homelessness.

If you've ever experienced homelessness and want to help Philadelphians understand the challenges you've faced, please submit your essay on the topic "How did you or how will you overcome homelessness?"

Send essays of 550 words or less to Ready, Willing & Able Essay Contest, 1211 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 by March 1, or e-mail them to RWAPhilly@gmail.com. The Daily News will publish the winning essay and the winner will receive tickets to the closing event of One Book, One Philadelphia on March 18. *

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