On February 27th, seven USD students attended a weekend trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, working with the homeless and learning about poverty in the Sioux Falls community. We arrived in Sioux Falls around 9:30 at Kmart to help load up cribs/mattresses to take to the Teddy Bear Den. Once we arrived at the Teddy Bear Den we priced items, cleaned, played tag with children while the parents shopped, and unloaded the cribs/mattresses. We worked with the Teddy Bear Den for a couple hours and then had lunch at Falls Park. After lunch we went to the Bishop Dudley House. We were able to tour the Hospitality House, pick up trash, and make 50 thank you cards for volunteers. One thing we thought was really interesting was when we were picking up trash around the neighborhood, people from the surrounding businesses came out to say thank you! People were truly grateful for our help in making sure the community was kept clean. Overall, the group thought the experience was great and really changed our perspectives on how fortunate we are.