Order Your Room at the Inn Holiday Cards TODAY
- Wednesday, 02 December 2015 21:18
Don’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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computers for children needed
- Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:34
If 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: email@example.com or by telephone at: 314-209-9198.
Grant empowers Employment Readiness program
- Monday, 22 June 2015 21:38
Room 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.