August 2018 Newsletter

Thanks to donations and dedicated volunteers, our guests were treated to free haircuts and shaves just in time for the summer heat.

Dear Friend,

It is easy to despair as the number of men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in our community continues to climb. Even for me and my dedicated staff members, it is often difficult to know where to start. As we look at the numerous tents and tarps pitched on the edges of our campus, and see the tanned and sun-worn faces of those who reside within, despair is a natural and understandable reaction.

And then someone asks the pivotal question: “What can I do to help?”

Six simple words set in motion so many wonderful works that not only stand against the tide of despair, but are also the reason that Loaves & Fishes can exist for our guests at all. Your care, your involvement, and your selflessness make all of the difference for the men, women, and children of Sacramento who are experiencing homelessness.

What can you do to help? Let me tell you.

Volunteer!

Volunteers are the foundation on which Loaves & Fishes was built. For us to offer all of the different survival services that we provide - food, shelter, showers, clothing, kindergarten through 8th grade education, and counseling to name just a few – we need volunteers. Volunteers prepare and serve breakfast and lunch every single day, greet our guests in the park, guide them through legal or mental health issues, visit with those who are incarcerated, and much more. The warm hearts and smiles of our tireless volunteers are the lifeblood of Loaves & Fishes, and reflect how we first began.

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Donate!

Loaves & Fishes is unique in that we do not accept any government funding. Our 35 years of serving the less fortunate is because of the generous community that we have relied on. In order to provide food and survival services for hundreds of people a day, we need your support. From item drives straight from our Needs List (http://sacloaves.org/needs-list) to monetary donations, your help is critical to make sure that we can feed, supply, counsel, and generally welcome whoever comes to us for help.

Your generous donations ensure that we can offer this, and much more:

-A delicious breakfast and comforting cup of coffee ($1.00)

-A hot, hearty, and nutritious lunch ($3.90)

-A refreshing morning shower, complete with toiletries ($9.89)

-A full day of enriching, supportive emergency school for a child experiencing homelessness ($98.00)

Please donate online at www.sacloaves.org/donate to ensure our guests’ well being.

Share Our Story!

We are much more than a meal and a welcoming smile, as our supporters well know. The more you talk about us, share our social media posts, and encourage others to learn more about us, the more we are able to do to help our guests out of their desperate circumstances.

Please share this letter with someone who asks that crucial question, “What can I do to help?”

We have done astounding things in the past 35 years because of our inspiring community’s involvement. As the saying goes, many hands make light work. That work is getting harder as we face an increasing number of scared, hungry, and desperate guests, and your help is all the more critical.

I want to thank each of you who have been involved with us over the years and supported us – it means more than you can imagine to the guests that we serve each day. You make a profound difference in our community, and you should be proud of what you make possible for Sacramento’s most vulnerable.

Gratefully and sincerely,

Noel Kammermann
Executive Director

   

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1351 North C. St.
Sacramento, CA 95811

PO Box 13495
Sacramento, CA 95813

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