Kara Rafferty, Senior SE, partnered with local properties for a Donation Drive benefiting St. Paul's Center which provides housing and support to families in the greater Capital District.
More than 10 properties partnered locally with RentPath to pull together items needed for the center's 19-bed shelter. Earlier in November the shelter was hit hard by a theft that left them scrambling for items to be auctioned at a November fundraiser. With this drive, many community partners, and also the local Apartment Association, helped raise more than $1000. The center is so grateful!
Steelbridge offers three different programs to the homeless in Albuquerque. They house 27 women and 40 men for up to two years while sending residents through career preparation programs to help get them off the street. They also offer counseling to help them with their addictions in order to live a more positive life. They house up to 57 homeless men at separate location on a nightly basis to get them off the street and provide up to four meals a day.
Renee and I spent our time calling on people who had given generous donations to Steelbridge during 2017 to say thank you for giving to the organization and asking for any prayer requests. Without these donations, Steelbridge would not be able to make an impact on homelessness in the community.
The LRS team packed grocery boxes and delivered them to families in need as part of the St Mary's Food Pantry. We also packed and prepared lunches for children who are in need at the Kids Cafe, another outreach of St Mary's Food Bank.
Participants: Chris Misker, Meredith Peterson, Oscar Ibbara, Dania Trevizo, Trish Martin, Dakota Lewis, Christina Torrez, Rozz Barnes, Bryan Elkins, Mary Yazzie, Vanessa Rodruquez, Cristina Duna, Misti Meza, Lexi Levinson, Dana Groters, Brandon Wade, Shima Mohammed, Jeanette Vaughn, Unique Johnson, Marcello Morse, Bonnie Meyer, Marissa Dyer, Hallie Gobler, Serina Raddatz, Sierra Kupis, Sabrina Joeseph, Mark Sadosky, Riki Sadosky, A. Torrez, Dallas Morton
On Wednesday, November 15th, four RentPath employees were able to help prep and serve meals at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Cincinnati, OH. More than 300 meals were served during the 3-hour event.
Participants: Tracy Barber, Karen Brunner, Allison Fullenkamp, Gerald Johnson
Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The Denver team, along with two of Whitney's daughters, came prepared to cook lunch and serve it to more than 30 homeless youth ranging in age from 15-24 years old. We whipped up some delicious spaghetti and opened the window to dish it up to the patrons. The team felt great to be able to give back and the patrons were very thankful to have us there. We can't wait until our next adventure!
Great Lakes- District 4
Here are some photos from our team volunteering at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank during Homeless Awareness Week and the areas they represent:
Cleveland: Melissa Dargis, Kathryn Wilkins, Erin Catania
Toledo: Amanda Hale
Great Lakes RAM: Gerald Johnson
Great Lakes DSM: Justin Balogh
We helped supply and deliver more than 10,000 perishable food items to the Clara White Mission. This Mission helps homeless get the skills to secure jobs and escape homelessness.
Participants: Laura Hulsey, Dustin Hawley and Kelly Zuccaro
Our team gave back at Second Harvest Food Bank
Participants: Brian Cutting, Leana Wolters and Calina Jung
We spent the day sorting through thousands of donations dropped off by the local community, to support women and children that suffer from homelessness and domestic abuse. The donations were then delivered to adopted families in the area to provide all family members with gifts for the holiday season.
Participants: Meghann Cunningham, Matthew Thomson, Jeff Lange, James Boyer, Paul Borusiewicz, Ashley Fe Mlodzinski
Los Angeles & Inland Empire Sales Team Event
My team and I volunteered yesterday at Dress For Success LA where they clothe homeless women to prepare them for job interviews.
Participants: Laura Lemansky, Carrie Floyd, Candis Holker, Denise Brandl, Erin Oehme, Roxanne Argana, Lynn Hylton, Khristina Dundon
The Tampa Team was able to help provide thousands of meals to the homeless in the Tampa Area.
Participants: Dave Dexter, Jack Conner, Angela Miller and Crystal Cronish
RentPath Ambassador & Sales Executive Tracy Barber teamed up with a local elementary school to create "power packs" for families in need. The partnership focused on a food drive where individual items were sent in and packs were assembled. The packs contain items to help supplement children's food needs when they are home on the weekends. All items are easy for a small child (or help with a sibling to open/cook). The goal was 100 packs, and with the support of the community and RentPath Gives Back, 332 packs were assembled and distributed to four local schools: Pendelton Co. Schools, Southgate Independent, Ludlow Independent Schools, Woodfill Elementary School
The South Florida Team was able to provide hygiene packs and clothing to the South Florida Homeless, benefitting the organization Lifenet for Families. These supplies were critical to the survival of homeless individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Participants: David Dexter and South Florida Sales Team
East Phoenix, AZ
As part of Victory Outreach, we made a little more than 500 care packages including turkey sandwiches, cookies and a card from kids at church. We also made more 20 gallons of hot cocoa, delivering the packages and cocoa to the homeless in downtown Phoenix. Everything was handed out and there were many happy faces with smiles.
Participants: Vanessa Rodriguez-LRS Team,Phoenix, AZ