Center pleads for $1 donations from residents during Christmas Season - CLICK DONATE NOW TO HELP
MOBILE, Ala. – November 1, 2011 – 15 Place, a multi-service facility serving Downtown Mobile’s homeless population, today announced its BUCK UP initiative, which seeks $1 donations from area residents to help serve the growing number of homeless individuals in the city. According to recent data, the fastest growing population among the homeless is families with children. Make a secure online donation now by clicking here.
"There are 300,000 residents in the greater
15 Place, a program of the Loaves and Fish Community Ministries, serves an average of 160 lunches to homeless individuals each day. Because of public services, the shelter is able to produce five meals through a $1 donation. With your $1 donation – the cost of a bottle of water, a pack of chewing gum or a 12 oz soda – the homeless facility is also able to provide three personal hygiene kits, four hot showers or three loads of laundry.
In addition to food, personal hygiene and laundry services, 15 Place offers the following assistance:
Donations may also be mailed to:
Buck Up 15 Place
Area churches, civic organizations and non-profits are encouraged to help collect donations for the initiative. For more information on how to help, please call 251.432.7227. Since opening in July 2000, 15 Place has placed more than 800 men, women and children into permanent and transitional housing.