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Crowdfunder: Getting mattresses to Philadelphia’s Rescue Mission before Papal Visit

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Campaign: Mattresses at Philadelphia’s Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

180 men call Philadelphia’s Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission home each night. It is for these men that the mission needs 100 new mattresses in their emergency shelter.

Hundreds of men and women come to Sunday breakfast to receive three meals a day on every day of the year. Many of these individuals also live at the Mission in the men’s emergency shelter. These services are the beginning steps in transforming an individual’s life forever. It is only after immediate needs are met that someone can start moving toward a changed life.

There will be an increase in guests during the September Papal Visit because the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be cleared of residents. These new mattresses will make it possible for them to accommodate any displaced men while the Pope is in Philadelphia.

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Kevin (above) came to the Mission looking for a safe place to sleep and some food. He spent 20 days in the emergency shelter before he began the Mission’s long-term Overcomer Program. While in the program he had vocational training in food service and received several certificates. Now he has started a job working for the University of Pennsylvania’s food service program!

Kevin’s life transformation began with a night in the emergency shelter. But the emergency shelter needs help to continue this service.

The campaign’s goal is $8,000.

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