Thanks to Governor Tom Wolf for coming to serve at DDB.
Pictured L-R: Brian Downey and Simoné Delerme (from Pepper Hamilton), First Lady Frances Wolf, Rev. Dr. Russell Sullivan (from Pine Street), Anne Guenin (Director, DDB), Governor Tom Wolf.
On this "Giving Tuesday," consider giving to Downtown Daily Bread to help our homeless neighbors and those in need.
Click here to learn more about the Emergency Shelter from today's article.
The homeless need our help this winter. Please donate today and share with everyone you can.
Check out this great article about DDB's new Emergency Shelter from The Burg.
Bethesda Mission over capacity every night, partnering with local church for more beds. So they’re collaborating with Downtown Daily Bread, a part of Pine Street Presbyterian Church, who is setting up 30 beds each night to help.
Help! Our clothing room is nearly empty!
Please drop off men's and women's winter clothing between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mon–Fri. Call Chris Patrick at (717) 238-4717 (ext. 128) if you have any questions.
Click here to learn more about the Emergency Shelter.
Please support our new emergency shelter and share this fundraising campaign across social media. Help the homeless of Harrisburg this winter.
Theatre at DDB!
On Thursday, October 5, DDB clients and members of the community gathered for a performance of An Iliad by True North Theatre Company. The one-man show is a modern re-telling of the Trojan War, set in contexts that make the story more relevant, understandable, and accessible to contemporary daily life. The play examines the patterns that lead to war and the reasons humanity goes to war. Thanks to the actor Thomas Weaver (“The Poet”) and True North for bringing this offering to DDB.
DDB was the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Synod of the Trinity. Here's what the Synod said in their announcement of the awarding of the grant:
Downtown Daily Bread, an organization that has been serving the poor and homeless of Harrisburg for more than 30 years, is a mission of Pine Street Church that currently offers a daily lunch, showers, lockers, clothing, mail delivery and counseling services. With the Freedom Grant, Downtown Daily Bread will team up with the Tri-...County OIC Adult Learning Center to offer life-skills classes four days a week. The goal is to offer classes in content areas that will improve the clients’ abilities to use technology to access information and services, develop employment skills and improve basic literacy skills in reading, writing and math.
If the project is successful in the first year, its expenses will be incorporated into the annual budget of Downtown Daily Bread. In addition, after an initial period of operation, qualified volunteers will be sought, therefore decreasing staffing costs in the future.
Downtown Daily Bread hosted five volunteers from Aetna for the United Way of the Capital Region Day of Caring on Aug. 30. These wonderful women cleaned the hallways, lockers, and the cafeteria as their service project, and then they joined us for lunch in our soup kitchen. Heather Caudill, Jane Ellis, Demetra Green, Sara Hilbolt, and Amy Williams all expressed surprise and sadness when they learned the facts about poverty and homelessness in Harrisburg. Please join us for our Open House Week if you would like to learn how YOU can help. Tours of Downtown Daily Bread will take place October 16-20, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.