Welcome One And All To Another Fun Filled Hatter & Beanz Adventure. As We Catch Up And Provide You With Some Amazing Insight, Let’s Look At Where The Map Will Take Us Today…Well Folks We’re Going To Virginia. We’re Checking Out The Carpenter’s Shelter Of Alexandria,VA. First Off, I’d Like To Send A Congrats! To Fran Becker For Her 12 Years Of Amazing Service Toward The Carpenter’s Shelter, Ms. Becker Will Be Retiring From Her Post July 1st 2010. Secondly, The Carpenter’s Shelter Has Been Able To Achieve Something Very Special Through The Various Outreach Programs And Dedicated Staff That Helps Out All The Homeless Souls That Walk Through Their Doors. The Pure Dedication To Ending Homelessness Is A Task That Encompasses So Much, And Without The Carpenter’s Shelter So Much Of That Progress Would Have never Been Realized. The Carpenter’s Shelter Is Located At 930 North Henry Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.


Are We North? Are We South? Where The Heck Are We Going Tonight? Tonight My Dear Friends We Travel To Springfield, Massachusetts. What’s In Springfield You Ask? The Non-Profit Group Known As Open Pantry Community Services, Inc., That’s What.  Since We’ve Focused Mostly On Shelters And Soup Kitchens, I Wanted To Take A Day And Focus On A Pretty Elaborate Food Pantry. It’s Basically Your All-In-One Organization, They Feature A Food Pantry, A Soup/Food Kitchen And Even Shelter Assistance To Those In Need. It’s Certainly One Of The Most Impressive To Date Thus Far (Not To Worry Readers We Know We Have 342 Entries Left, LOL). The Open Pantry Community Services, Inc. Main Location Can Be Found At 287 State Street, Middle Floor, Springfield, MA 01101. They Can Be Reached Via Phone At (413) 737-5354.

Open Pantry Community Services, Inc. was established as a private, non-profit organization in 1975 and incorporated as Open Pantry of Springfield, Inc. in 1977. With humanity and dignity, we endeavor to provide meaningful services and processes which can assist people who are hungry, homeless, or disadvantaged to improve the quality of their lives. Open Pantry receives wonderful support from area faith communities and houses of worship however, the agency does not have or promote any religious mission“. – From Their Website – http://www.openpantry.org

What’s Up You Crazy Kids? I’m Coming To You On This Awesome Friday Night From A Place Made Famous By The Movie, The Hudsucker Proxy. That’s Right It’s Muncie, Indiana And The Focus Of Tonights Shelter Spotlight Is The Muncie Mission Ministries, Inc. They Are An organization Who Feeds The Hungry, Clothes The Bare, And Fixes The Broken Down. Through Different Methods Of Help, The MMM (As They Call Themselves For Short) Provides Shelter And An End To The Heartache Of The Folks Who Pass Through Their Doors Each And Every Day. The Muncie Mission Ministries, Inc. Is Located At 1725 South Liberty Street, Muncie, Indiana 47302. They Can Be Reached By Phone At (765) 288-9122.

Muncie Mission Ministries is a faith-based, not-for-profit agency that has brought hope to the poor, needy and homeless in East Central Indiana for over 75 years. Our primary services are provided in a Christ-centered environment designed to provide basic needs and teach life skills, while guiding our residents through various problems that have brought them to our doorstep. Our recovery program is centered on spiritual healing and enrichment“. – http://www.munciemission.org

Oh My Goodness !!!! I’m Gunna Be Late, I’m Gunna Be Late !!!! Well Almost Late, But I’ve Got 20 Minutes To Spare. So Where Are We Heading Today, Fans? Well We Are Going To A Place Where Hurt Stops And Hope Starts. A Place Where The Sun Shines In On Even The Gloomiest Of People. I’m Talking About Christ House Located In Alexandria, Virginia. Christ House Is A Soup Kitchen, A Food Pantry & Even A Shelter For The Homeless. They Are Located At 131 South West Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. They Can Be Reached By Phone At (703) 549-8644.

In a special way, Catholic Charities belongs to every Catholic within the Arlington Diocese. It must be close to our hearts and never separated from the life of the Church. As Pope Benedict declared in “Deus Caritas Est,” charity is as essential to the Church as the Word and the sacraments. One cannot exist without the other. Though the Word and the sacraments lie at the heart of the Church, charity is its soul. As we go forward, let us recall Christ’s words: “Without me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5). I urge you to join us as we renew our pledge to serve the Church through Catholic Charities“. – From Their Website – http://www.ccda.net

Hey Folks, The Weekend Is Almost Here, And Boy Are We Getting Ready For The NFL Playoffs. That Being Said, Let’s Keep In Mind The Folks Who Need A Little Extra Help This Time Of Year. The Focal Point Of Today’s Shelter Spotlight is The Capuchin Soup Kitchen located in Detroit, Michigan.

Each week they serve over 2,500 meals and each year the supply nearly 300,000 lbs of food to the hungry and homeless in the surrounding areas. Founded in 1883, they are one of oldest Soup Kitchens in the United States. They are located at 4390 Conner Ave., Detroit, MI 48215 and can be reached by phone at: (313) 822-8606.


Since its inception, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen has depended on the time and efforts of others in the community who shared our concern and commitment to the poor. At the heart of our mission is the service of the many volunteers that donate their time on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Whether preparing food in the kitchen, serving meals to guests; planting, weeding or harvesting in the Earthworks garden; hanging clothing, building pantry boxes or packaging meat in the Services Center; tutoring or mentoring a child or assisting in the Arts program at the Children’s Library, volunteers provide the extra pair of hands, the warm smile and caring attitude that make the Capuchin Soup Kitchen what it is. The hours of service given by volunteers translates into over 30 additional full time staff that would have to be employed to serve those who come to our door. The generous gift of time given to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen by volunteers insures that we are able to return eighty-nine cents of every donated dollar to direct client services“. – From their website: http://www.cskdetroit.org

Hey !!!!! We Are On Fire !!!! Cyber Monday Has Resulted In An All Time High In Traffic, Visitors and Page Hits, But We’re Still Waiting On Those Comments, So Fans, Keep Them Coming…Our Newest Ad Has Been On Digg.com, Facebook and Other Social Networks – It looks like this… “Happy Monday !!! It’s Cyber Monday – You Know What That Means – Crazy Deals From The Brands Endorsed By Hatter & Beanz – http://www.hatterandbeanz.com – Up To 50% off at Select Web Retailers Featured On Our Site !!!!” – We’re grateful for all of our fans and visitors…Now for the good stuff.

Here’s Our Cyber Monday “Hottie Shottie” – And Yes Former Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weis Is Dunzo…Here’s To Charlie.

You’ll Need The Following:

  • (1) Stainless Steel Drink Shaker with Strainer Top
  • (1) 1oz. Shot Bailey’s® Irish Cream
  • (1) 1oz. Shat Jack Daniels® Tennessee Whiskey
  • (1) 10oz. Medium Black Coffee
  • (1) 1 granulated sugar packet
  • (2) Ice Cubes

In the stainless steel shaker, add 1 shot Jack Daniels, add 1 shot Bailey’s, then add your two ice cubes…put the cover on and shake for about one(1) minute. When finished shaking, add your shot mixture to your Hot Coffee and stir for about 10 seconds. Drink at a casual relaxing pace. When finished ask your bartender for another. Happy Holidays, More to Come !!!!


On Three, Raid The Pantry…Ready, Set..GO !!!! Ok In your pantry you need to find three very important things a  hard cracker or cookie, preferably a  chocolate chip cookie. Next you’ll need to find that half open (but sealed for freshness) bag of marshmallows and finally you’ll need a jar of good old peanut butter. This one is easy so prepare yourself with a butter knife, a paper plate, and some napkins (oh I like to compliment my Late Night Snack with an ICE COLD glass of milk).

Here are the instructions, again follow them carefully:

  1.  Lay Two (2) Chocolate Chip Cookies Flat Side Up (Chip Side Down)
  2. Take A Butter Knife and Apply The Peanut Butter From The Jar to The Cookies
  3. Lay The Cookies Back Down
  4. Pull Out 2 or 3 Marshmallows From The Bag
  5. Place The Marshmallows on the Peanut Butter
  6. Take The Cookies And Sandwich Them Together
  7. Stare at the Gooey Goodness
  8. Bite and Fulfill Your Midnight Craving
  9. Then Down That Glass Of Ice Cold Milk I was Telling You About

Happy Midnight Snacking Kiddies !!!