Good Evening! Tonight, I’m Going To Get Right To The Point And Inform All Of You That We’re Headin’ Down To St. Louis And In The Spirit Of Shelter Spotlight, Focusing Our Efforts On A place Called, The Haven Of Grace. The Haven Of Grace Is A Homeless Shelter Dedicated To Getting Pregnant Mothers Back On Their Feet In Order To Prepare Themselves For The World Ahead. Under The Amazing Direction Of Marissa Q. Paine, The Haven Of Grace Shelter provides Solutions For Women In And Around The St. louis Area. They Are Located At 1225 Warren Street, St. Louis, Missouri.

Our Residential Program provides food, shelter and basic needs to support a healthy delivery. It also integrates goal planning and educational programs focused on parenting, physical and emotional health, financial literacy, independent living skills, interpersonal skills, formal education and job preparation“. – From Their Website – http://www.havenofgracestl.org

Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, And Welcome To The 35th Installment Of Hatter & Beanz. Tonight We Head West, And Feature For You, The Works Of An Amazing Homeless Shelter Located In Rosevile, CA. The Folks At The Gathering Inn Provide Nearly 17,000 People A Place To Lay Their Head Each Year. That’s Pretty Impressive If You Ask Me. Not Only Are They Accomplishing That Number, But They Accept Folks Both Young And Old As Well. The Gathering Inn Is Located At 201 Berkeley Ave., Roseville, CA 95678.

On a cold day in January 2004, a group of ministers in Placer County met to talk about a longstanding problem in the community—there was no safe and warm place for people to go if they lacked housing during the coldest months of the year. The ministers represented many different faiths, but felt united in their desire to help those who were suffering each night in the cold. Together, the ministers imagined gathering those who were homeless into the warmth of their churches, to provide supper, overnight accommodations and hospitality. They discussed the nomadic model of care, which had been used successfully in many other parts of the country. It was a simple concept that appealed to them: the site of the hosting church would change from one night to the next“.  – From Their Website – http://www.thegatheringinn.com

You See, All It Takes Is One Night, One Idea And The Rest Is History. Have A Great Night Folks.

Hey There! I Wanted To Continue Our Theme Of Focusing On A Few Of Groups From Up North By Spotlighting The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf Of Burlington, Vermont. It Is Certainly Colder In New England These Days And Homelessness And Hunger Don’t Shy Away When The Weather Gets Rough. Through The Efforts Of The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, The Hungry And Homeless Are Able To Warm Up To A Hot Meal Filled With Some Extra TLC. Under The Direction Of Rob Meehan And His Amazing Staff, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf Gives Back To Not Only Immediate Community But To The Surrounding Areas As Well. This Wonderful Organization Is Located At 228 North Winooski Drive, Burlington, VT And Can Be Reached By phone At: (802) 658-7939.

Our flagship program is our food shelf, where we provide a monthly five-day supply of groceries to families in need. We also offer fresh produce and bread three days per week. Providing a wide variety of nutritional and easy-to-make food has long been a priority for CEFS, and it continues to be a challenge that we strive to meet“. From Their Website http://www.feedingchittenden.org

Hey Folks What’s Up? Welcome To Tonight’s Installment Of Our Year Long Project Called Shelter Spotlight. Operation:365 & Shelter Spotlight Has Been Off To A Phenomenal Start, And I Want To Thank All The Folks Who We’ve Featured For Doing What They Do, If it Wasn’t For Them We Wouldn’t Even Be Here. That Being Said, I’d Like To Start Off This Month With Another Awesome Soup Kitchen. We Are Headed To A Place Called Albany, Oregon Tonight And We’re Featuring St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Soup Kitchen. The Soup Kitchen Is Operated By Suzy Stothoff And Pat Jacobson And Operates Monday, Wednesday And Friday. The Soup Kitchen Is Located 728 Ellsworth SW, Albany. Oregon, 97321. They Can Be Reached By Phone At (541) 926-1449.

Saint Mary’s Catholic Parish Soup Kitchen

728 Ellsworth SW, Albany, Oregon 97321.

“We, St. Mary’s Parish, are a people responding to Christ’s call to conversion, new life and discipleship with a nurturing Community.We celebrate this new life in Scripture and the Sacraments of the Roman Catholic tradition.Our Celebration impels and transforms us to be Spirit filled individuals who can reach out and minister to all people challenging and enabling them to build God’s Kingdom of justice and holiness”. – From Their Website – http://stmarysalbany.com

Hey Readers And Fans !!! I Just Wanted To Say Thank You For Supporting Hatter & Beanz During Our First Full Month Being Published. It’s Been One Heck Of Journey, And As We Move Forward I’d Ask That All Of You Comment On The Blog Itself From Time To Time. We’ve Had Some Great Posts And Awesome Highlights, And We Look Forward To Providing As Much Detail As Possible Regarding The Ways You Can Give Back. That Being Said I’ve List All The Soup Kitchens We’ve Featured And Not Only Their Links But The Blog Post Links For Reference As Well. Enjoy Your Day.

  1. Jan. 1st 2010 – Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen – Huntsville, AL – Shelter Spotlight #1
  2. Jan. 2nd 2010 – The Queens Galley – Kingston, NY – Shelter Spotlight #2
  3. Jan. 3rd 2010 – Monroe Community Kitchen – Bloomington, IN – Shelter Spotlight #3
  4. Jan. 4th 2010 – The Seeds Of Hope Food Pantry– Parma Heights, OH – Shelter Spotlight #4
  5. Jan. 5th 2010 – Open Door Community – Atlanta, GA – Shelter Spotlight #5
  6. Jan. 6th 2010 – The Hoboken Shelter – Hoboken, NJ – Shelter Spotlight #6
  7. Jan. 7th 2010 – The Healing Place – Louisville, KY – Shelter Spotlight #7
  8. Jan. 8th 2010 – Homestead Soup Kitchen – Homestead, FL – Shelter Spotlight #8
  9. Jan. 9th 2010 – Cathedral Kitchen – Camden, NJ – Shelter Spotlight #9
  10. Jan. 10th 2010 – Jubilee Women’s Center – Seattle, WA – Shelter Spotlight #10
  11. Jan. 11th 2010 – The Alpha Project – San Diego, CA – Shelter Spotlight #11
  12. Jan. 12th 2010 – The Nasua Soup Kitchen – Nashua, NH – Shelter Spotlight #12
  13. Jan. 13th 2010 – The Shepherds Table – Raleigh, NC – Shelter Spotlight #13
  14. Jan. 14th 2010 – The Capuchin Soup Kitchen – Detroit, MI – Shelter Spotlight #14
  15. Jan. 15th 2010 – St. Matthew’s House – South Naples, FL – Shelter Spotlight #15
  16. Jan. 16th 2010 – City Union Mission – Kansas City, MO – Shelter Spotlight #16
  17. Jan. 17th 2010 – Bethlehem House – Conway, AR – Shelter Spotlight #17
  18. Jan. 18th 2010 – UMOM New Day Center – Mesa, AZ – Shelter Spotlight #18
  19. Jan. 19th 2010 – Catholic Charities – Alexandria, VA – Shelter Spotlight #19
  20. Jan. 20th 2010 – Pauls Place – Baltimore, MD – Shelter Spotlight #20
  21. Jan. 21st 2010 – Someone Cares Kitchen – Costa Mesa, CA – Shelter Spotlight #21
  22. Jan. 22nd 2010 – Muncie Mission – Muncie, IN – Shelter Spotlight #22
  23. Jan. 23rd 2010 – Open Pantry Community – Springfield, MA – Shelter Spotlight #23
  24. Jan. 24th 2010 – The Samaritan Inn – McKinney, TX – Shelter Spotlight #24
  25. Jan. 25th 2010 – Holy Family Church – Columbus, OH – Shelter Spotlight #25
  26. Jan. 26th 2010 – Poverello Center – Missoula, MT – Shelter Spotlight #26
  27. Jan. 27th 2010 – El Caldito Soup Kitchen – Las Cruces, NM – Shelter Spotlight #27
  28. Jan. 28th 2010 – Idaho Falls COC – Idaho Falls, ID – Shelter Spotlight #28
  29. Jan. 29th 2010 – St. Lukes Church – New York, NY – Shelter Spotlight #29
  30. Jan. 30th 2010 – The Potters Wheel – Evansville, IN – Shelter Spotlight #30
  31. Jan. 31st 2010 – Bread Of Life – Augusta, ME – Shelter Spotlight #31

Have Fun Catching Up With Our Previous Posts. Enjoy Your Week Folks !!!

Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen! Tonight Is Yet Another Milestone For Hatter & Beanz As We Wrap Up The First Month Of Our Twelve Month Campaign. Most Of You Are Watching The Grammy Awards Or The NFL Pro Bowl But When You Get A Chance We Ask That You Take 5 Or 10 Minutes And Read Not Only Tonight’s Post But The Last Thirty One Posts We’ve Published Since January 1st, 2010. On This Thirty First Day, We’d Like To Journey To New England And Head Off To Augusta, Maine. Why So North, You Ask? Well Sometimes We Need A Change, And That’s Exactly What Bread Of Life Ministries Of Augusta, Maine Is Doing. They Are Simply Changing Peoples Lives For The Better. Whether They Are Hungry Or Homeless, Bread Of Life Ministries Is Offering Up Their Services, And On Average They Serve Nearly 35,000 Meals Annually. The Bread Of Life Ministries Soup Kitchen Is Located At 157 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04332.

Bread of Life Ministries is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian charitable ministry, founded in September, 1984 by Carolyn Neighoff and several other dedicated people from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. They joined together and opened the soup kitchen at 157 Water Street, where it remains today. In 1986, the emergency homeless shelter on Hospital Street was opened. Mr. Roger Gould, a member of Green Street United Methodist Church, created a wheat emblem for us, and that emblem now appears at the top of all our stationary, cards, and banners“. – From Their Website – http://www.mainebreadoflife.org

Hey Readers, How Are You Guys Doing? There’s One Heck Of A Frost Wave Slamming The East Coast Right Now, And before It Gets Too Late I Wanted To Add My Daily Post. Today, Our Journey Takes Us Somewhere Captivating, Yet Simple Enough To Spread To A Great Message And Supply An Awesome Meal. Has Anyone Ever Been To Evansville, Indiana? Well Folks That’s Where We Are Headed. Located In The Heart Of Evansville, Indiana Is The St. Mary Catholic Church, Where Every Month On The 3rd Saturday They Open Their Hearts And Offer Their Services At The Potters Wheel Located At 319 Jefferson Ave, Evansville, Indiana, 47713.

The Potters Wheel is an inner city ministry in Evansville, Indiana and has developed into a very effective ministry in the Tri state area. The Potters Wheel lies on the borders of Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Blessed with generous start up funding donations, willing volunteers and strong leadership, Potters Wheel Ministries is winning souls for Christ and changing lives among inner city residents of Evansville, Indiana. Once a haven for drug activity, prostitution and crime, the inner city of Evansville is going through a major transformation. This inner city neighborhood of Evansville, Indiana is becoming a quiet, safe environment for residents, their children and families. The Potters Wheel Ministries offers many services for low income residents of the inner city of Evansville, Indiana including a ministry that goes into the neighborhood and ministers to families and residents with a home visit“. – From Their Website – http://www.potterswheelministries.com