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#WATWB: Volunteers Turn Old School Buses into Homes for Working Homeless Families


school bus from pixabay

A School Bus from Pixabay


Julie Atkins, a freelance journalist based in Oregon, spent some time living with the homeless. She became interested in the working homeless and discovered one family living in an old school bus. This led Julie to starting the non-profit Vehicles for Change. Schools donate the buses and volunteers make them into homes.  The bus homes provide mobility and hope for working families.

Learn more about how it all got started and the families in  this article from People.


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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

15 thoughts on “#WATWB: Volunteers Turn Old School Buses into Homes for Working Homeless Families

  1. Fantastic idea! 👌 And the buses are so well-equipped. Love it. ❤


  2. so fabulous JoAnna thank you for this great #WATWB post

  3. Love! Ah this is what I like to read – REAL news, GOOD news, LOVING news! Such a beautiful step in the right direction of loving one another no matter our different circumstances, compassion and helping our fellow Earth Dwellers! ❤ ❤ ❤

  4. What a fabulous initiative to give a life of hope, dignity and comfort for working homeless. Thanks for sharing this heart-warming story, JoAnna!

  5. That’s a great idea! Homelessness is such a complex issue and the usual mechanisms of throwing rhetoric at it until it goes away aren’t working. This is a great example of thinking outside the box.

  6. Fantastic story. Now can we turn the lunch lady into a fairy godmother? Our school needs One!

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