December 2018 Newsletter

Our guests enjoy the festive atmosphere and community spirit at Loaves & Fishes.

Dear Friend,

For most of us Christmas brings with it warm times with family, delicious holiday meals, and children’s excitement as they anticipate unwrapping gifts on Christmas Day. Our guests at Loaves & Fishes often do not experience the holidays in the same way. The nights are dark, cold, and lonely, all the easier for them to remember everything that they are without.

The common teaching among different religions is the importance of goodwill, connecting with others, and giving to the needy - the spirit of the season.

Since the last holiday season we provided survival services to a steadily increasing number of people. We fed an average of 387 guests daily in 2017. We’ve seen an average of 41 extra guests for lunch every day this year so far - and we still have a busy month left.

Volunteers share holiday joy with a thousand guests at our annual Christmas dinner.

While the issue of homelessness seems like such a mammoth challenge to overcome, it is important that you know your generous efforts have a meaningful and lasting impact on people who too often feel forgotten.

You can make a difference. You do make a positive impact.

The holidays are a wonderful time to do lasting good. We need your support to continue helping men, women, and children in desperate need. Your donations provide meals, clothing, showers, warmth, education for homeless children, and the resources they need for a chance at a better tomorrow.

Your donations help families like Laura and her children, John and Anthony, who came to Mustard Seed in April. They bounced between motels and their car after squatting in an abandoned building, but made it to permanent housing last month!

Your donations also help people like Stephanie, who entered our shelter, Sister Nora’s Place. Here Stephanie finally stabilized her mental illness through medication and counseling, and is working on securing permanent housing.

You are critical to the sixteen programs we offer at Loaves & Fishes. We do not accept government money, and rely on community support to continue our mission - a mission touching even more lives this year.

Please donate to Loaves & Fishes in the spirit of the holiday season. You can ensure that everyone gets the food, warmth, support, survival services, and dignity that they need during the holidays.

Thank you so much for your support, and for making such a profound difference in our community. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you!

Gratefully and sincerely,

Noel Kammermann
Executive Director

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1351 North C. St.
Sacramento, CA 95811

PO Box 13495
Sacramento, CA 95813

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