The Stone Foxes believe that “everyone has a face…a name…and a voice” and they gave that voice to some of our clients here at the San Diego Rescue Mission in their Goodnight Moon Project series. For this project, the band visited homeless shelters across the Country, delivering food donated by their fans, and allowing those interested to participate in the making of a music video. 100% of the proceeds from the single will go back to the participating shelters. Their goal: to raise awareness for homelessness through music and to create music that inspires more people to help. Please take a moment to watch their latest video, featuring four of our residents in the Men’s Center here at the Mission. The hidden talents of some of these homeless men, whom you may have passed on the streets, comes to life in this moving music video Good Night Moon.
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Silver Linings Jewelry will donate a portion of the profits from select pieces to the San Diego Rescue Mission. View the collection here. Please wear, enjoy and thank you for helping us to help others.
For the month of September $10 of every San Diego Rescue Mission 3 Bangle Signature Set sold will be donated to San Diego Rescue Mission!
Thank you to Prospect Threads! This company is giving back to San Diego Rescue Mission 15% of product sales for their clothing and hats. They are also creating a custom hat for this year’s Sleepless San Diego event with 100% of sales going to San Diego Rescue Mission! Visit them online at http://www.prospectthreads.com/.
There have been some new clients this week to Nueva Vida Haven, our Emergency Overnight Shelter for Women & Children. Here are some of the clients testimonies as to the reasons they are at NVH:
- Brenda’s family was sharing an apartment with another family. The roommate is in a domestic violence relationship and Brenda left for the safety of the family. NVH is providing a safe environment until they transition to a program.
- Terry is applying to the WCC program. She is needing to be in a program to reunite with her 5 month baby. NVH is giving stability for Terry while she waits for transition to the program.
- Kathy is needing to relocate to her hometown out of state. NVH is providing shelter while she makes arrangements to return home.
- Annette is pregnant and has another child here in NVH. NVH is providing a sober environment while she waits to transition to a treatment facility for problems with addiction.
- Karen is chronic homeless. She has come to NVH during the winter months. Karen is now considering applying to WCC program.
- Harriet is working as medical assistant at a hospital. She has 4 children that she supports solely on her own. NVH is providing shelter so that this mother can keep her employment and work toward being self sufficient.
These are just a few of the clients that have come to NVH – we serve many more each night. Keeping our doors open depends of the generous support from the people and businesses of San Diego. Please show your support of this critical life-saving program by making a donation here: http://www.sdrescue.org/feed-hungry-families-fb/
Here at San Diego Rescue Mission, we are limited with the amount of volunteer opportunities that can be done on site at our mission, but we still need help in other ways. Would you, your family, or church group consider the list below to help us continue to provide the life changing programs to meet the needs of the homeless? We are so grateful for your support and desire to help us serve the least and the lost of San Diego. Here is a list of ideas to get you started.
- Donate the cost of ONE meal ($1.69)
- SPRING CLEAN! Then donate all those gently used items to the nearest San Diego Rescue Mission Thrift Store. Your gently used clothing or household goods not only help provide financial support for the Mission, it also provides jobs for our residents!
- Have a lemonade stand or garage sale and donate the proceeds to San Diego Rescue Mission
- Run a donation drive for things like hygiene items, socks, underwear or pillows
- Think of our clients at the holidays and donate new items or gift cards to our men, women and children
- Help with outreach for our Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas Meals to invite those on the streets to our family meal
- Join our Interfaith Homeless Vigil in November and remember the homeless who died on the streets that year
- Pray for our clients, our programs, our staff and our donors
- Shop at our Thrift Stores, proceeds keep our doors open and help us provide jobs for our clients
- Put on a Fundraiser for San Diego Rescue Mission. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:
- Pancake Breakfast: Talk to local organizations, schools, farmer’s markets or your church to see if you can hold a pancake breakfast at their location. People love to enjoy a delicious breakfast for a good cause.
- Car Wash: Advertise and set up a car wash with permission of a local business or your church. You can also set up a barbecue or lemonade stand for everyone to enjoy as their cars are being cleaned.
- Silent Auction: Ask groups from the community to donate various items (gift baskets, gift cards, sports equipment, music, etc) and sell away. A good, old fashioned raffle can be a great fundraiser.
- Chili Cook-Off: Invite the community to participate in the tried-and-true chili cook off. Charge five dollars for guests to get a taste of these delicious recipes and be sure to vote for the champion chili chef of the year!
- Host a Dance: Get out some decorations, make a family friendly playlist, and put on your dancing shoes! Inviting your neighbors, family and friends to a dance is a great way to build community and raise some money!
Is your church, company, or family looking for affordable, quality catering for your next event? How would you like to know that your catered event not only saves you time and money but also actually helps save lives?
By using Mission Catering, you help the residents of San Diego Rescue Mission gain valuable knowledge and experience needed to acquire employment in the culinary field. We operate from a Serv-Safe Certified kitchen, ensuring that all of our residents practice the highest standards of cleanliness and preparing our foods with the best ingredients. We do not use donated foods for our catering service, only the highest quality, fresh foods to make sure your special event turns out exactly how you pictured it.
We look forward to catering your next event as you help us serve the homeless and less fortunate of San Diego.