Last month, a mom named Erin told us a story about her son Sullivan. Often Sullivan would ride downtown with his mom and ask why are there people walking around with torn clothes and is there anything we can do? Erin, who already occasionally passed out things to those experiencing homelessness, told her son about how she would make hygiene kits for them. So Sullivan asked his mom,”Can we do that instead of having a birthday party for me?” She said of course. So she called us and asked if H.O.P.E. could participate. We met them at Morris Park and this young man was so excited to give these hygiene kits out. The people were so happy and thrilled to learn that such a young child was giving back to his community. He even shared his birthday cake with the children in the park. Hats off to Sullivan and his family! You are a true heroes.
[Sullivan who dedicated his birthday to giving out care packages to people experiencing homelessness]
Project Homeless Connect
This years PHC was great! They had more vendors and more resources for the clients. The theme was to make a difference one day at a time which truly describes the fight to get someone out of homelessness. Thanks to Community Alliance for the Homeless for providing and putting on this event each yea,r for it is the difference between a nice warm place to stay for many of those who came to get services. There were services like eyeglasses, hiv testing, blood pressure tests, etc,. It was a fun-filled day and I enjoyed being a navigator. This event happens each year so don’t forget to sign up for next year!
For more information about how you can help donate or support HOPE or those who do the work to combat homelessness, or would like to put on a HOPE shirt and volunteer, contact Tamara Hendrix, (901)725.4990 or email@example.com.
Feed the Movement!
H.O.P.E. would like to thank Marcos Pizza for providing pizzas for the H.O.P.E meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the month! H.O.P.E is a supportive advocacy group for people with the experiences of homelessness. For many groups and organizations offering free food at meetings is a plus for their attendees, but for H.O.P.E. it is a necessity, due to the fact that most often the meal offered at H.O.P.E. meetings may be the only meal they will have that day. Also we would like to thank another one of our new sponsors , Hattie B’s! Please give these businesses your service and tell them H.O.P.E. sent you!
How can you help? You can help by donating prepared foods on Wednesdays to our meeting that afternoon. Don’t have time to cook or buy prepared foods and bring them to our meeting space? We also accept monetary donations towards this cause. Neither of those options seem feasible for you presently? We are also looking for restaurants willing to donate food to our meetings. As always, all forms of donations are completely tax deductible.
If you would like to discuss how you can offer support to HOPE please call Tamara @ 901-254-5964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.