Gathering Friends for the Homeless
Gathering Friends for the Homeless supports our homeless neighbors through meals and comfort items.
Today was "coat day"! We took about 20 coats with us and people were so thankful! It makes me smile to see this picture of Joey. If you've joined us for a meal, then you probably know Joey. And if you know Joey, then I know this makes you smile too.
This is Miss Theresa. She occupies a giant place in my heart. She stays at Safe to Sleep and takes the bus to her job at Wendy's. She has some knee issues and spends a great deal of time in pain, part of the reason she doesn't work longer than 5 hour shifts.
It's a peculiar thing, befriending the homeless. This is Jennie. She's amazing. We chatted yesterday about our kids and talked about God and our shared faith. She cried. We hugged. Just like friends do, not weird or strained or forced, just friends. But when we parted ways I went to my car to head home to my waiting family and warm fire. She walked to her "camp" with a few fleece blankets to keep warm.
A gift card, a hug and an expression of gratitude for every Veteran who came through the line at breakfast. They deserve so much more.
Gathering Friends for the Homeless is recognized as a nonprofit organization by the IRS. IRS Code: Section 501(c)3. Tax Identification Number: 35-2510338
• Serve 5-6 meals to the homeless each week
• Feed 150-200 people each meal
• Prepare tasty main courses, sides, salads and desserts
• Pass out hygiene items, hats, gloves, socks and other necessities
• Distribute bus passes Build relationships Let people know they matter
Additionally we have many groups (businesses, churches, teams) that will take a complete meal for us or prepare and freeze main dishes.
We need your help! It changes thir lives and yours.
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Buy passes at Walgreens on Kansas & Kearney or at Battlefield & Campbell. Passes are sold at the CU Transit office, OTC and MSU Bursar’s Office. Drop off bus passes at Kaleidoscope attention: Whitney.
Adult Daily Pass: $3.75 Adult 7-Day Pass: $13.00
We need and always accept:
• Bus Passes
• Snack Bars (must be soft)
•Ingredients Needed for Meals