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New Year Resolution to Help Those Experiencing Homelessness

New Year…welcome! Dear 2021, thank you SO much for finally arriving! Hopefully, there are many wonderful things on the horizon for all of us! And, oh…. What a year it was! There were definitely many challenges for every single one of us. It truly affected us all, and life will forever look different to us and future generations, for all the things we have lived through in 2020. Being that our cup at Showering Love is always half full, and never half empty, we do have some very amazing things that happened to us this year. And, many wonderful stories, victories, and photos to share with you, and recap some of what Showering Love was able to do in 2020, thanks to all of YOU.

Even through the most difficult of times, our supporters continued to amaze us with their presence and generosity. There are no words that could ever express our gratitude and appreciation to each and every one of YOU! Thank you for partnering with us and helping our mission to build a healthier community.

Our Mission continues even stronger this New Year

Showering Love, restores dignity, hope, and health to people that are experiencing homelessness. We do this by providing showers and other supportive services in collaboration with our partners and volunteers. We are committed to encouraging a healthy lifestyle, foster community, and inspire the desire for self-sufficiency. Our goal is to foster an environment and community that is supportive, encouraging, compassionate, healthy, and loving for our guests, partners, and volunteers alike.

GRACE, our mobile shower bus, is the first step for us to connect with those that are in such great need. Additionally, it allows us to begin the slow process of trust and restoring their dignity. Our mission is to build a trusting rapport with our guests and help pave the way for the uphill journey they face to self-sufficiency, by also providing guidance and key resources.

It truly takes a village. We partner with churches, local governments, schools, and many other institutions. These crucial partnerships, help us provide services that will increase their self-confidence, self-esteem, and most importantly, their self-awareness and health. We are continually educating and supporting our clients with their hygiene. Additionally, we are also training them on the importance of continued self-care.

Homeless man sleeping in the street

Our Saving Grace

We are out six days a week, and our mobile shower bus is extremely expensive to insure and maintain. We truly depend on your donations to keep the bus running and stocked with supplies to help those experiencing homelessness. In addition, your kind donations help us do so many wonderful things for this vulnerable population. They are in great need of our help. Here are just a few of the amazing things we are able to, and some of the things we are able to provide, thanks to your donations and continued generosity:

  • Keep GRACE up & running
  • Undergarments & clean clothing for each guest
  • Essential toiletries for showers, including towels
  • Health services
  • Wrap around services
  • Nonperishable food & drinks
  • Holiday Dinners & outreach
  • Haircuts

  • The ability of our team to provide resources and advocate for them
  • Health fairs
  • Wellness checks (especially with COVID-19)
  • Smoking Cessation Programs
  • Health Insurance
  • Other Healthcare Programs
  • And, so many other “much needed” essentials

Creative Ways to help Showering Love this New Year

In 2020, your kindness made thousands of showers possible! And, enabled us to help so many, during such an unprecedented time of need.

Today, our need for donations is greater than ever. Although we are very positive and hopeful for a wonderful 2021, we know that COVID-19 will continue to negatively impact people/families, and the numbers of those experiencing homeless will only continue to rise.

Faced with this unfortunate, but realistic reality, we came up with other creative ways you can help us and support our vital cause in 2021.

Here are some innovative and simple ways you can help in our fight against homelessness in 2021.

  • AmazonSmile – When you are shopping on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and choose Showering Love as your favorite charity. They will donate to us with each of your purchases, at no cost to you! An easy and free way to help those in need in 2021!
  • Birthday/Special Event Fundraisers – Set up a birthday/event fundraiser for you and/or your children on Facebook or any social media outlet, and choose Showering Love as the nonprofit of your choice! This is such a rewarding experience & the gift that gives on giving!
  • Virtual Fundraisers – Create a virtual fundraiser with your friends and family and tell them all about Showering Love and everything we do to help those experiencing homelessness. This is a great way to raise money to help a great cause in need, and also keep connected to those you love, in a very rewarding way.
  • Any idea you come up with is nothing short of amazing & will make a big impact and difference in many lives!

Looking forward to a New Year & Thankful to 2020

All things considered, through difficult times, positivity always prevails. Even through a global pandemic, good things continue happening amongst all the challenges we are facing. And there are many!

There is a very meaningful quote, by Robert Tew, that I love, “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” These words could not ring any truer during such challenging times. They are not only powerful words, but, also perfectly aligned with what we are presently living through.

Please continue to support us and our mission. We need you! Today is a more important time than ever, and we are counting on your kindness and generosity to continue carrying out our mission. Our commitment is to help those living on the streets and experiencing homelessness. Families are living under bridges with infants, and small children. It is truly heartbreaking, and it’s happening right in our own community. Homelessness has many faces. It never looks the same, and each person’s story and circumstance is very different. Young and old. It affects all genders, races, and ages. No biases <3

Please continue to make a difference and be part of the solution to this crisis we are facing, and help bring hope to those families facing homelessness this new year.

Ivanna

Ivanna

I’m a mom to 2 beautiful boys, and truly blessed! I have an awesome husband of almost 20 years. I love life and live for loving people, unconditionally. All people - no exceptions - 100% true love. I genuinely care and want to make a difference each and every day. Create smiles and spread kindness.

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