As part of the Monkey on Our Backs project, residents of Earl’s Place were asked to create a self-portrait diorama as a medium to tell their life stories. Carl’s expressed his feelings about being a father.
“Carl Stewart’s box is rather minimalistic. In the shoe box he has merely a framed note declaring that he was not the Father his daughter, Genie, needed. “Money didn’t make me no Father”, Carl laments. He feels he was not there for guidance and quality time — the Little Things. “I was not there to do that… I was off on my own race — easier to give her money and not explain it. Money was like a babysitter, pay you off — less time to listen to her.” It is this sentiment which Carl regrets and a “decision you live with, sooner or later”. It is the essence of Carl’s box; and it emanates sincerely from his heart.”
Honor the special man (men) in your life and give a homeless grandfather or father a chance to begin a new life by donating to Earl’s Place this Father’s Day. You may give a gift in honor or in memory of someone; we will send personalized card in the mail or on-line (as appropriate) to let your loved one know of your transformational gift. Celebrate all fathers - every donation makes a difference.