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When you’re homeless during the winter, having a warm coat is not only a blessing; it can be a life-saver. And for Memphis Union Mission, being able to distribute clean, usable coats is an important way to serve our guests.
Looking for a practical way for your family or friends to care to someone in need this Christmas? Look no further! Christmas Care Packages are a great way to bring comfort and joy to one or more guests at Memphis Union Mission. For each person you wish to help, get a shoe box and fill it with a variety of items, including:
Always the right size and color. Never out of date. Christmas cards from Memphis Union Mission are a beautiful, meaningful way to honor family, friends, clients or employees.
If you are a man in need of encouragement in your struggle with addiction, or if you are a graduate of Memphis Union Mission’s Iron-On-Iron program, you are cordially invited to join us every Thursday night for Celebrate Recovery at the Opportunity Center (600 Poplar Ave.). Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we will meet from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Since opening in 2002, Memphis Union Mission's Wright Transitional House has helped many formerly homeless men transitional back into the community.
Last summer, the women and children of Moriah House enjoyed their own version of Extreme Makeover, courtesy of some caring volunteers from Grace Evangelical Church in Germantown. At Moriah House, each woman has her own room (either by herself or with her children). But over the years some of the residents’ rooms experienced some wear and tear and were in need of an overhaul.
Six years ago, after Andy Quaranta lost his job, he was faced a dilemma regarding his charitable giving.
Every few weeks, the lobby of Memphis Union Mission's Emergency Shelter at 383 Poplar Ave. is aswarm with people donning blue and white coats. The coats are worn by students and faculty from the University of Memphis School of Nursing, who are enrolled in the school's community health class.
If you were to walk into our Opportunity Center on any Wednesday morning, you could be forgiven for thinking that you had accidentally walked into a barber college.