PROJECT SHELTER EVENT

A HOME FOR THOMAS

REPORT

THANK YOU!

We raised more than $22,300, including the matching grant from St. Mark the Evangelist Anglican Church. What an awesome start from our community. We're still calculating final amount needed after so many also offered supplies and labor.
Additional donations are still needed for the balance of the final cost. If you have any questions about this build, leave a message at 469.428.7320 and we'll have our President return your call.
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After a life of homelessness and multiple back surgeries, our beloved Thomas would like a permanent home. He has been gifted land in Waxahachie and we are working with him to raise funds and build a small home.

Point-In-Time (PIT) Count

Every January

This annual one-day event is a requirement under Federal Law. It is an unduplicated count of people experiencing homelessness. The count provides a snapshot of our homeless population, both sheltered and unsheltered, on a single night to help determine a greater understanding and most importantly – data – to plan local homeless assistance systems, public services, and public awareness of the growing impact of homelessness. The PIT Count takes place in every city in the United States at the end of January.

Let's Get Warm Giveaway

On the same day as the PIT Count, we serve three hot meals to our homeless neighbors, those in-need, our first responders, agency reps and volunteers. We also have free hot showers and goodie bags for our homeless and in-need guests as well as coats and clothing.



Project Shelter

In October 2021 we completed our first fundraiser, a WALKaTHON, to begin raising money for a shelter in Ellis County. We had a great time and are so thankful to everyone that walked and donated to this important project.


Our next event was the first request to raise funds for a one-bedroom home for Thomas, a Waxahachie gentleman who is beloved by all, homeless and living downtown for many years. Read his story at the top of the page.


Look forward to other events in the future to raise more funds to establish a shelter because everyone needs a safe place to lay their heads.


Learn more about why Ellis County needs a shelter: