March 25-31 & CHUCH-WIDE PACKING PARTY 3.20 at 12PM
Thank you for your participation and prayers for the Bashor Homeless Men’s Shelter (formerly Central Night Shelter). We need your help in alleviating hunger, malnutrition and providing shelter for the homeless in downtown Atlanta. In preparation of serving seven consecutive nights at the shelter, March 25 – 31, join us for a church-wide packing party on Sunday, March 20 at 12:00 noon at church. Everyone is invited! A perfect small group, family, children and youth GO serve opportunity! You can also sign-up to volunteer to prepare and/or serve the “To Go” dinner, lunch and breakfast meal bags or spend the night at the shelter March 25 – 31.
GO | Sign up to volunteer for the following:
• Pray for the homeless
• Create and assemble Agape gift items
• Assemble 350 lunch bags – making 700 sandwiches on March 20 at 12:00 noon
• Assemble 350 breakfast bags on March 20 at 12:00 noon
• Prepare 50 “To Go” Dinner Meals in individual serving containers for one night during March 25 – 31
• GO to the Shelter to distribute “To Go” dinner, breakfast and lunch bags – Meet at church by 5:00 pm – return 8:30 pm – March 25 – 31
• Be an overnight volunteer from 6:30 pm – 6:00 am at the shelter – March 25 – 31. All overnight guests and volunteers will be required to meet COVID safety protocols, present COVID vaccination cards and wear masks
DONATE | Our ministry partner, Midwest Food Bank, will be providing some, but not all of the items for the preparation and assembly of the dinner, breakfast and lunch bags. Donations of the following items will assist us in meeting the food and homeless guest needs.
• Turkey and all beef bologna sandwich meat (no pork products) – Need prior to March 20
• Individual slices of cheese – Need prior to March 20
• Individual juice boxes – Need prior to March 20
• FRESH bananas or cutie oranges – Need prior to March 20
• Travel size hand sanitizers (non-alcohol)
• Travel size hand lotions
• Lip balm
• Men’s tee shirts – Sizes M, L, XL, XXL
• Men’s underwear – Sizes M, L, XL, XXL
For More Information Contact:
Karen Stephens | 404-493-3093 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Cameron | 404-229-9729 or email@example.com
Thank you for praying and being a part of this very important hospitality ministry in serving those in need.
ABOUT | Bashor Homeless Men’s Shelter is a non-profit organization started in 1980 by an ecumenical group concerned about the growing problem of homelessness in Atlanta. As a ministry of hospitality, it has evolved into a winter night shelter serving the needs of 90-100 homeless men in downtown Atlanta from November 1 through March 31. Open seven nights a week, the shelter provides guests with a hot meal, bagged lunch, and breakfast; showers; access to medical and foot care; and recreational activities such as yoga, basketball, and art.
One of the things that makes Bashor Homeless Men’s Shelter so unique, is that we are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.
For More Info: centralnightshelter.org