It began in a classroom, as most inspired notions do.
Mountain Lakes High School senior Jake Halpin, who had been a foreign exchange student in China two years ago, contacted Homeless Solutions, Inc of Morristown and connected them to the Poverty Alleviation Bureau.
Located in the Sichuan Province of China, the group was interested in learning about how the HSI shelter is managed and how the issue of homelessness is addressed in Morris County.
Last Friday, a 13 member Chinese delegation took a tour of the shelter and transitional housing facility.
HSI President Betsey Hall answered questions from the group related to shelter operations, funding and policies, and at the conclusion of the morning, group leader Yang Hui presented Hall with a handmade tapestry from their Province.
"It was an enlightening experience for all," Hall said.