Pretty chilly out there this morning, but our sponsor today, Choate, brought lots of winter clothing to give out. And we prepared and served 140 hot breakfasts on the street. Come join us for the all-volunteer feeding on Saturday Jan 2!
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Thank You to CRESA for Sponsoring today’s street feeding. Approximately 20 Volunteers from CRESA came out to work in conjunction with Atlanta’s Feeding The Homeless Project to provide a hot breakfast to our friends on the street. Thank You for … Continue reading
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Thank You to Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele for Sponsoring the Feeding the Homeless Project, Inc street feeding on November 28.
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November 14, 2015 Corporate feeding sponsored by IDI Geazley – Thank you to everyone who came out this morning.
Join our wonderful corporate sponsor, JE Dunn, for the 5th Annual Atlanta JE Dunn Hammer Down 5K on October 24, 2015! The race will benefit FTHP along with Kidz 2 Leaders.
Where: The race will begin and end at JE Dunn Construction, located at 2555 Cumberland Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339.
When: October 24, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
The course is USATF Certified and is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier (GA15055WC)!
Bring your hill speed to this race. Runners with the fastest times up the Quarter Mile King/Queen of the Hill, beginning on Bert Adams Drive and reaching the top of Mt. Wilkerson Parkway, earn the title. We will have additional timing on the course to record the hill climb.
Hope to see you there!
Post event update:
Peachtree Christian Church, Wounded Warrior Project and FTHP teamed up and made the Christmas morning event a huge success. Thank you so much for all of you who participated! We had over 200 volunteers. What a success! We welcomed 175+ people, and provided a hot breakfast, a useful gift, live music and a warm holiday environment.
For years we have heard from so many…..
“Will FTHP have a Christmas morning feeding this year?”
The last time we produced a holiday feeding was 2011.
We are pleased to announce that we will organize and
produce a wonderful Christmas Day Celebration 2014 event!
So please mark your calendar to join us early on Christmas morning.
Our friends at Peachtree Christian Church have volunteered to
host this year’s event at their historic church in Midtown.
Also partnering with us this year is the Wounded Warrior Project organization.
Our festive day will start with Peachtree Christian Church
dispatching their buses to go out and pick up those deserving men and women
and transport them to 1580 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, 30309.
We will create a warm atmosphere in the dining hall complete with a
breakfast, music and gifts.
If you participated in the experience in the past
or if you think you would enjoy bringing more meaning to the day,
please respond to this email and contact our special events Chair, Lee Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Ann can give you more details about our plans and how you can help.
I woke up at 5:30AM to the sound of rain on the roof. As I drove to Seven Bridges Church to pick up the food the rain intensified and Anthony Hardy called to ask if we would be feeding that morning. I told him yes and asked him to pray that like “Moses parting the Red Sea”, the clouds would part and the rain would stop so we could get the food prepared and distributed without getting drenched. By the time I arrived at the Varsity it was raining “ cats and dogs” and everyone was gathered under the parking deck to avoid getting soaked. After my fellow Team Leader John DeCouto finished his remarks to the folks from JE Dunn letting them know what to expect when we arrived at Eagle’s Nest, as I had asked Anthony, I asked everyone to channel good thoughts of Moses and the parting of the Red Sea so we would get a break from the rain and be able to feed our friends from the streets in dry weather. As we left the Varsity the rain continued and when we arrived at Eagle’s Nest the normal crowd of 75+ lined up to eat was nowhere to be found and instead there were 10-15 people tucked under the eaves and huddled in the doorways of the building across the street to stay out of the rain and dry. As we set up the two(2) tailgating tents to cover the grill and the serving table Anthony arrived and offered to go up “under the bridge” to get the word out that we would be feeding in spite of the weather. As soon as he left, the skies began to lighten and the rain let up and soon stopped. It stayed dry as we prepared the food and began serving and it was not until we had fed almost everyone that was in line(close to 100 people) and were breaking things down and packing up to leave that light rain again began to fall. As I was driving north on the connector heading home it was pouring again. You may say it was just a coincidence that the rain stopped during our feeding but I believe it was God answering our prayers and showing us his Glory! “ Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me you will find me; if you seek me with all of your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13
Lincoln Employees Lend a Helping Hand to Downtown Atlanta’s Homeless
Wanted to share with you the following poem that was given to me today at the feeding. It was written by one of the guys, Stanley. You all may know him when I refer to him as the Gentle Giant! When he walked up with what appeared to be a letter, I jokingly
asked had he written me a love letter, in which he replied – I wrote you and the crew a poem! And when I started to read his poem out loud, the tears flowed. I truly am blessed and feel like I have found my calling in getting to help those less fortunate and be part of such a wonderful organization and work with such other amazing and caring folks!
Thank you for all the opportunities and for allowing me to work side by side with each of you.
Lee Ann Saxton
HOW TO Make Hygiene Kits IN THREE EASY STEPS
Homeless people often go without the basic necessities most Americans take for granted. In the struggle to find food and a safe place to sleep, they find it difficult to acquire basic items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothbrushes. Rarely do homeless people receive the hygiene supplies necessary to maintain their health and
confidence. Access to basic personal supplies can give them a greater sense of
self and a brighter outlook on life.
If you would like to support this effort, below are the instructions to create hygiene kits for homeless people. By giving these basic supplies to the homeless, you can help
them avoid physical and dental health problems. Perhaps even more importantly,
you can help them retain their dignity during a trying time in their lives.
Step 1 – Gather
Begin collecting the supplies as your schedule allows. Take home the hotel toiletries when you travel. Pick up a few extra items when you go shopping, or find everything you need at a local dollar store. Get your colleagues, friends and neighbors involved by asking them to donate unused items they have on hand. The more people you involve, the easier and more cost effective the project will be.
Step 2 – Assemble
Place the following or similar items in a Ziploc bag. For safety purposes, please do not include razors or sharp objects. To prevent spills and leaks, check that the tops of containers are secured tightly.
- washcloth, hand towel or disposable wipes
- hand sanitizers
- feminine hygiene products
Step 3 – Deliver
Place completed hygiene bags in a large shopping bag to make transport and distribution easier. On the day you are coming to feed homeless people, bring as many completed hygiene bags as possible and place in the designated area with other items for distribution. The approximate need is 150 – 200 hygiene bags every Saturday, but any amount of donations would benefit this effort.