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Volunteer Bound: Kick Off

I had the idea for Mission Memphis long before I had it planned, shared it, or knew its name. In that regard, Volunteer Bound is very similar. A week ago, all I had was an idea, a few believers, and a … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 30: Hospitality Hub

The Experience I’d like to challenge the term “homeless people.” Instead of thinking of them as homeless people, I ask you to think about them as people who are currently homeless. As long as we continue to define people by … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 29: Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry

The Experience Did you know that 39% of children in Memphis live in poverty? That means more than a third of our children worry about things like having a warm coat and getting enough food each day. According to Therese … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 28: Advance Memphis

The Experience If you want to break the cycle of poverty in Memphis, go spend the day with an incredible group – Advance Memphis. This organization serves the 38126 zipcode, which was the 3rd poorest zipcode in the country in … Continue reading

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Volunteer Bound

I’m going on a trip across the country and I want to take you with me! After the the conclusion of Mission Memphis, I’m embarking on a new journey: Volunteer Bound! Timeframe: December 2012 City 1: Portland, Oregon: Blanchet House … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 27: SAVE Mobile Vision Unit

The Experience When I was in the 6th grade, I noticed that it was becoming increasingly difficult to see the board at school. Because I was shy, I didn’t tell my teacher about it and I wouldn’t ask questions during … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 26: Mid-South Food Bank

The Experience For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to feed people who were hungry.  When I was young, my parents and I would organize food drives in our neighborhood and collect donations in our little red wagon. … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 25: The Nashville Food Project

The Experience I lived in Nashville for about a year and when I first moved there, I knew I wanted to spend a good bit of time volunteering and learning about my new city. Through the extensive calendar at Hands … Continue reading

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In the News: The Daily News (Memphis)

I’m so honored to have Mission Memphis featured in The Daily News today. Thanks, Richard Alley for the great write-up: Volunteer State: Memphian gives back to community every day in November. Check out In the News for more press about the project. … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 24: St. Vincent DePaul

The Experience The St. Vincent DePaul soup kitchen has been running in an old radio station on Cleveland and started from humble beginnings. Local church members handed out a few sandwiches from an old popcorn stand. The demand has grown … Continue reading

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