Sparta, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Sojourner's Journey received an act of kindness Friday from local company Window World of La Crosse.
Window World employees worked for free to install 29 double hung windows for the new shelter for single mothers and their children.
The shelter is the first of its kind in Monroe County. It will open in late September.
Window World owner said today's crew is donating their time to a good cause.
"It's a great opportunity to help out in the community and it gives them windows that are (operable)," Jared Heinz said. "The ones that were in here before were in pretty rough shape."
Sojourner's Journey shelter will house two women who have children under the age of 10, for an entire year.
The non-profit's president said they will teach these women how to provide a stable home for their children, gain life skills and learn the teachings of the gospel.
"During that year we can really address those issues that have brought them into homelessness and make sure we address everything so that it doesn't happen again and so we can break that cycle," Katie Bennett, Sojourner's Journey president.
According to the Compass Now 2012 report, Monroe County schools have 179 homeless students – the highest number of homeless students in a five-county area.
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