Entries by aaryn

When Giving is a Way of Life

My mother was always looking out for other people. She had a wicker basket in the trunk of her car that she would fill with clothing she would buy at the local thrift shop and then donate. She would embarrass her children by asking for dented cans and outdated baked goods at the local grocery […]

Local Clothing Company Helps the Homeless

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/.

What a Difference a Meal Can Make

I had planned to read the following story at our Spring Graduation Ceremony. Unfortunately, we ran out of time, so I promised I would post it here: Just $1.67 feeds one hungry San Diegan. Please help us meet the challenges ahead in 2013. Your gift will keep bellies full and spirits high. Your support encourages […]

A Celebration of New Beginnings at the Mission

Springtime at the Mission not only marks a time to prepare for one of our biggest holiday meals, Easter, but a time to celebrate new beginnings- and in this month’s case, a brand new life! Meet our newest resident here at the Mission. Because of the continued support of our donors, this little girl has […]

Rebuilding Families One Day at a Time

For more than 50 years it has been more than our purpose – it has been our privilege — to help San Diego’s homeless and poor populations create better lives for themselves and, in turn, build a better community for us all Our comprehensive programs meet basic needs, then go further. They help our clients […]

The Strength To Start Over

Far too many of the men and women who come to the Mission each and every day have given up. Life has crushed them and left them without hope. Each day, we hear them say things like: “I had reached bottom.” “I thought about ending my life.” “I burnt all my bridges.” “My friends and […]