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Order Your Room at the Inn Holiday Cards TODAY

Front of xmas card for promotionDon’t wait until the last minute to order your Room at the Inn’s 2015 Christmas Cards. With these beautiful holiday cards, you will not only be bringing the spirit of joy and happiness to your loved ones, but also supporting the homeless in our community!

The cover art was created by Graci, 12, a former client of Room at the Inn. Graci drew an angel for this year’s greeting card cover. She also inscribed a message as a reminder for all celebrating Christmas: “God so loved the world,” taken from John 3:16.

The message inside the card has the full John 3:16 passage, as well as a greeting, which reads, “Wishing you peace, love and happiness during Christmas and throughout the New Year.”

Proceeds from the sale of the cards will benefit the clients of Room at the Inn.

Cards are $10 for a pack of 12, plus $2.50 for shipping. No shipping fee applied if picked up at Room at the Inn. To place your order, please contact Colleen Price at 314-209-9181 or cprice@lpp-room.org.

A successful Breakfast starts with YOU


A successful Breakfast starts with YOU

Room at the Inn’s E-Newsletter

A successful Breakfast starts with YOU
Monday, November 2, 2015

Room at the Inn is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of homeless families by joining our Breakfast with the INN Crowd 2016 committee.

We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life who enjoy meeting new people and seek new ways to discover the rewarding experience of giving back to the community.

Committee members meet once a month from now through May 2016. Meetings are held at Room at the Inn, in Bridgeton. Committee leaders are very respectful of volunteer time and work hard to keep meetings brief and efficient – from one hour to one hour and a half, max. Jobs  vary –  from seeking ads and sponsorships, to selling breakfast tickets and helping promote the  annual fundraiser.

Those interested can contact Colleen Price via email at cprice@lpp-room.org, or call (314) 209-9181. A kick-off  Breakfast Committee meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 in Ketteler Hall (Room at the Inn location) – 3415 Bridgeland Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044 (food and refreshments provided).

With your help, energy and compassion, you can help Room at the Inn’s Breakfast achieve its eighth year of success for the hundreds of homeless women and families seeking a future and a purpose.

Room at the Inn is an emergency shelter for homeless women and families in St. Louis County. We provide our clients with safe, clean shelter, food, transportation, personal items and case management. We serve more than 200 people each year, about half of whom are children. We support each individual as they determine the causes of their homelessness and develop a personalized plan back to being self-sufficient.

Census for 11/02/15 
Children: 8
Adults: 9
Total: 17

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Sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Room at the Inn provides emergency shelter and a stabilizing support system to women and families in need in St. Louis County, using a collaborative, interfaith effort of congregations and organizations throughout the St. Louis Region.
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Golf Brings Community Together for the Homeless


Golf Brings Community Together for the Homeless

Room at the Inn’s E-Newsletter

Golf Brings Community Together for the Homeless
Monday, October 12, 2015

While no hole-in-ones were scored, the St. Louis community scored an “Ace” for the homeless women and families that seek shelter at Room at the Inn.

Nearly 100 golfers and about 25 volunteers gathered for the Second Annual Charity Golf Outing for Room at the Inn, which was held Monday, Oct. 5, at Westborough Country Club.

The tournament was made possible thanks to a collaboration between Westborough and Webster Groves Christian Church, two neighbors in the Glendale/Kirkwood community who gave Room at the Inn this wonderful event.

(Click here to see our list of donors)

“Not only did we have more golfers this year, but you could sense the excitement and support from all the attendees throughout the day,” said Development Director Ana Schulz. “This event shows the good that happens when the community pulls together for a positive outcome.”

All of the proceeds from the golf tournament will go toward the clients of Room, which empowers women and families to find paths out of their homelessness through education, referrals, job training and more.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers for their contributions, donations and hard work in making this event a reality.

See you and your golf clubs next year!

(Click here to see pictures from the Second Annual Charity Golf Outing)

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Census for 10/12/15 
Children: 11
Adults: 9
Total: 20

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Sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Room at the Inn provides emergency shelter and a stabilizing support system to women and families in need in St. Louis County, using a collaborative, interfaith effort of congregations and organizations throughout the St. Louis Region.
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Computers for children needed

Clients at computersIf you have stopped by Room at the Inn, you know we have a computer room with internet access for our residents’ use. The computers are primarily used for employment-related activities and to help residents search for housing.

We would like to have a couple of computers available for our younger clients so they can work on their homework and access educationally-based websites. The computers do not need be new and can be a desktop or laptop; however, we would like them to have the capability to connect to the internet.

Perhaps your company is upgrading your equipment or you may be purchasing a new computer and would like to donate an older household PC that our children can use.

Depending on the response to this request, we may even be able to give a few of these gently used computers to families that are moving into housing. If you or your company might be able to help Room at the Inn with a computer donation, please contact Chris Hotard at: chotard@roomstl.org or by telephone at: 314-209-9198.

Grant empowers Employment Readiness program

CaptureRoom at the Inn is pleased to announce it has been chosen to receive a grant from St. Louis-Based Jewish Fund for Human Needs.

The award will benefit the shelter’s Employment Readiness Program, which seeks to empower our homeless clients with the tools, skills, confidence and knowledge needed to regain employment – a key step in their path out of homelessness.

“We are extremely grateful to the Jewish Fund for Human Needs for believing in our clients and their future,” said Room at the Inn Program Director Val Ferlis. “Through our Employment Readiness Program, our clients regain not only a path out of homeless and a sustainable income, but also a sense of confidence and self-worth.”

Room at the Inn provides emergency shelter and a stabilizing support system to women and families in need in St. Louis County, using a collaborative, interfaith effort of congregations and organizations throughout the St. Louis Region. Our program is bolstered by approximately 60 congregations of different faith traditions.

“The Jewish Fund for Human Needs (JFHN) works to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah (the obligation to do righteous acts) by awarding small grants to non-Jewish social services agencies helping those in need throughout the St. Louis region,” according to its website.

Room at the Inn was one of nine organizations selected by JFHN for the Spring 2015 cycle.

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