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Mission Memphis Day 23: Snowy Nights

The Experience Some volunteer events are just plain fun. When I signed up to volunteer at Snowy Nights, I had no idea what I was getting myself into! I arrived at the Memphis Botanic Gardens around 6:00 in the evening … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 22: Thanksgiving Day Project

The Experience Many people want to give back on Thanksgiving Day and do something to help others. There are many opportunities to volunteer in the community on Thanksgiving, but there are also opportunities to do projects together as a family … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 21: St Mary’s Soup Kitchen

The Experience It was hard to get out of bed this morning. For the second day in a row I was up before the sun and running on very little sleep. I got dressed in the dark and as I … Continue reading

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Are you a Turkey Person?

When I was planning this project for November, I was surprised to find that Thanksgiving ¬†was one of the hardest days to fill. I know that people like to give back on Thanksgiving Day and I attributed my scheduling issues … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 20: Project Outreach

The Experience When I picked the name “Mission Memphis” for this project, I wanted to convey that you can make a difference in the world and do mission work without even leaving your community. I have never done this type … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 19: Meritan

The Experience I wish you could meet my grandparents. They are some of the most incredible people I have ever known. They built their house themselves and even rebuilt it after it caught fire. Every detail of their home was … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 18: Dorothy Day House of Hospitality

The Experience When you picture the people who live in a shelter, this is probably not the sweet little face that comes to mind. The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality is the only shelter in Memphis that accepts families. Most … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 17: GrowMemphis

The Experience For me, this has been the week of South Memphis. My adventure with GrowMemphis took me to the corner of Douglass and Hamilton, which is firmly in Orange Mound. I have never intentionally been to Orange Mound except … Continue reading

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Mission Memphis Day 16: Knowledge Quest

The Experience If a picture’s worth a thousand words, a visit is worth a thousand pictures. I took more pictures at Knowledge Quest than anywhere else, but they cannot possibly do justice to this incredible, amazing place. I loved this … Continue reading

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Memphis Memphis Day 15: DeNeuville Learning Center

The Experience Imagine you have lost everything and try to think of what that might look like. You have lost your job, your home, your car and you’re on the streets. But you’d still have something that millions of people … Continue reading

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