LTHS students build canvas cottage for Mobile Loaves & Fishes

The Lake Travis High School cheer and student council programs continue to give new meaning to the word ‘homecoming.’ The efforts of students in these programs, and those of their peers, recently resulted in the building of a canvass cottage for a homeless friend at the Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Community First! Village, a 27-acre master-planned community designed to lift the disabled, chronically homeless off the streets by providing permanent, affordable and sustainable housing and caring support.

In their inaugural ‘Bring the Homeless Home for Homecoming’ campaign a year ago, students raised $16,000.  Their goal for 2015 is $20,000.

“I am so blessed to be a part of such a compassionate, dedicated and serving community,” LTHS junior cheer captain and student council secretary Gillian Gates said.  “We have come together to consider the misfortune of others and reestablish hope.  Our efforts have done something truly amazing and for that reason I hope this campaign continues to grow. May our impact on the resident of this canvas-sided tent be everlasting. Thank you to everyone who supported Lake Travis High School in our fundraiser to purchase a home for a homeless neighbor last homecoming. We did it, now let's do it again this year!”

The 2015 Bring the Homeless Home for Homecoming fundraiser is currently underway.  For more information, visit