A local museum hosts the “Forgotten Souls” festival

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Members of the community gathered in the parking lot of the Maison de Mtenzi to recognize and give to those who are less fortunate this Christmas Eve.

Mtenzi House director Stanley Campbell said this was their 19th year hosting the ‘Forgotten Souls’ Christmas festival. He said the goal is to make a difference in someone’s life.

“To feed the people in the community, give them love, give them hope above all, and provide various sanitary items,” Campbell said.

He said “The Forgotten Souls” is a coalition of many organizations and individuals who come together to feed and clothe those in need.

“I don’t like to use the word homeless in a certain way. Let’s use the word transient, ”Campbell said. “The forgotten transient that we all willfully forget in one way or another that they exist.” We see the dignity being restored to their hearts. It’s amazing.

Community members tell us they appreciate the effort.

“It’s really awesome,” said Joe Mcwaters. “It’s a good approach for the community. It’s a good thing for people who don’t have families or a place to go.

Campbell says the coalition has served the needs of others in Memphis for over 30 years and the gift of giving won’t end this Christmas.

“The museum is not halfway or it is not a homeless shelter,” he said. “It’s a museum, a non-profit museum. We just decided 20 years ago to stay away and be this safe haven for them. “

To donate to Maison Mtenzi, visit their Facebook page.

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