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Irvine Teen Builds a Portable Privacy Cart to Help the Homeless

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When the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year and we all were ordered to stay home, Woodbridge High School senior, Jordan Szigeti-Larenne, started thinking about Orange County’s growing homeless population.

While the rest of us have spent nearly a year complaining about being stuck at home, Jordan has been focused on helping those who have no home.  He’s been on a mission to create a lightweight unit on wheels that provides dignity, protection, and privacy.

Jordan created a personal shelter from a modified cart (he calls it Homes2Go) that includes a sleeping cot, emergency toilet, storage bins, and a cover to provide protection from the elements.

Coming up with the Homes2Go cart was the first part of Jordan’s mission.  Now, he’s focused on making sure there are enough carts built to get to those who need them.

To reach his goal of building and distributing 100 carts within the next six months, Jordan has set up a GoFundMe page.  He’s also scheduling a meeting with representatives from Lowe’s to see if there are sponsorship opportunities to help him build even more units.

Jordan has already received a pre-order for 30 units from a local veterans organization.

To watch Jordan explain what motivated him to create Homes2Go, click here.

ICNV Staff

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