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HOME Spun Resale Boutique

The HOME Spun Resale Boutique, an employment initiative of Project HOME, is in need of men’s clothing! We are looking for high-quality casual to professional outfits and accessories.  They can be dropped off anytime during our open hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 AM-7 PM and Saturday 12-5 PM at 1523 Fairmount Avenue (tax receipts available). Every sale goes towards providing income for residents of our program. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/HOME_Spun

First Friday at HOME Spun Resale Boutique

The HOME Spun team hopes to see you this Friday, June 6 between 4:30 pm and 6 pm for First Friday! As we do every month, HOME Spun (located at 1523 Fairmount Avenue) will play willing host to anyone who wishes to engage in crafts and dialogue, or just wishes to peruse the racks and enjoy some snacks!

 

As we approach our 25th anniversary in 2014, we areastonished by the accomplishments of so many in the Project HOME community and with the substantial progress and development. Throughout the years some things have remained constant. When you speak to people who are experiencing homelessness about what they need, the most common answer is the same as it was 25 years ago: a place to live and a job.

 

This story originally appeared in our fall edition of News from HOME.

 

On September 18, members of the Project HOME community attended a special event at St. Joe’s Prep School, where Fr.

 

Yvonne Bailey has to rise pretty early in the morning on a work day. She gets her daughter ready for school, then heads to Center City, where she is responsible for opening the HOME Page Café at the Main Branch of the Free Library on the Parkway. It takes about 45 minutes to do the inventory, set up and clean, brew the coffee and tea, get the espresso machine going, and make the Café ready by 8:30 am for the day’s first customers.

 

While at 1515 Fairmount's Employment Services Department, the Mayor emphasized his commitment to finding new ways to combat an old problem (unemployment by those who were previously homeless or who are poor).

 

We are excited to announce our newest line of Holiday cards featuring artwork and creative expressions by some of our talented residents. One of the cards, shown here, features a painting by Felice Ross, a resident at our Connelly House residence. The inside of the card contains a poem written by April Parker, who also resides at Connelly House. (She was profiled earlier in this blog.)

"Home"

By April Venesha Parker

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