How The LOT Project Began

Today we are speaking with Cody Wright, the director of the LOT Project. LOT stands for least of these taken from Matthew 25:40 in the Bible. This organization is a small grass roots nonprofit founded in Anderson, South Carolina, just over 10 Years and has reached thousands of people. It started out with the goal to help those in need by picking up kids who needed a ride to church. They noticed their need for food and clothing and began passing these out to the community. 

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Cody is passionate about people. He believes where people are at and what they do don’t define who they are as a person and that people are wonderful and valuable and beautiful. He claims wrong actions or mistakes do not take humanity away from them. 

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In the podcast, Cody says “we are speaking love and value to our community through finding creative solutions to the tough solutions in our city.” This passion runs through all the LOT Project does.

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The Vision

The LOT Project serves low income or homeless individuals on Tuesday and Thursday, providing food and clothing to 100-150 people. Volunteers maintain urban gardens in areas of poverty for those in the community who have limited access to healthy foods. They are currently raising money for a capital campaign to fund a tiny home to provide transitional housing. Their 10 year vision includes a makers space. Mill Hill Makers is a makerspace which works in a similar way to a gym membership. Members can pay for a monthly membership to gain access to tools, discounted rates on classes, community space, and more. Mill Hill Maker’s revenue will provide the money to scholarship in those who do not have the means to purchase a membership. They will learn practical skills such as woodworking, leathermaking, painting, welding, etc.!

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Connect with The LOT Project

If you would like to connect with the LOT Project, head to www.thelotproject.com. You can find them on Facebook or follow them on Instagram @thelotproject_. If you’d like to donate through mail, checks may be sent to P.O. Box 4181 Anderson, SC 29622.