The story that started it all

In January 2014 a man walked into the Cleveland Public Auditorium during the annual Homeless Stand Down event hosted by Hands-On Northeast Ohio. The auditorium, which can hold up to 10,000 people, was filled that day, buzzing with activity from those in need and volunteers offering their services. Individuals facing homelessness could come and enjoy a day of pampering, community, and support through free haircuts, medical screenings, breakfast, lunch, professional photographers, and personal shopping.