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WASHINGTON YOUTH WORK TO BEAUTIFY WOMEN'S SHELTER

 WASHINGTON YOUTH WORK TO BEAUTIFY WOMEN'S SHELTER
 Making transitions in life is a challenge, especially for those


living at the Hannah House, a local homelss shelter for women.
 But a group of inner-city youth from Washington are lending a hand to bring the comforts of home into the shelter. The youngsters, part of The Nestle Chocolate Very Best in Youth Program(TM), will be making needed repairs to the Hannah House, 612 M St. N.W., on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 The Hannah House, a transitional shelter for single women, is devoted to helping them move on to independent living. The house, which started in 1979 as an overnight shelter, now has 15 residents who have faced various struggles in life such as substance abuse, probation, mental illness and unemployment.
 The youth are devoting their time to painting the interior of the house, making small repairs, doing yard work and planting trees. The repairs are being made in preparation for their annual open house on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The young people have also purchased meal vouchers for the residents and volunteers to have lunch on Saturday at the United House of Prayer.
 "I'm impressed that the young people are so willing to help others in need," said Nancy Winn, program director of Hannah House. "It is important for these women to see that there are people who care about them."
 The Very Best in Youth Program, supported by $10,000 grants from The Nestle Chocolate & Confection Company, encourages young people from a group of youth-serving agencies to take responsibility in deciding how to use their money to improve their communities.
 "Not only will the youth develop a sense of community awareness and team work through the program, but they will enhance their self-confidence," said Clynthia Trueitt, Nestle liaison in Washington and assistant director of community programs and youth activities for National Capital YMCA.
 Washington in one of 15 cities in the United States participating in the program.
 CONTACT: JoAnne Klein of The Nestle Chocolate & Confection Company, 914-251-3360, or Judy Secreto of Creamer Dickson Basford, in Pittsburgh, 412-456-7836, for Nestle.
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