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Upcycle a Life

Have you ever experimented with upcycling?  Or do you even know what it is?  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, to upcycle means to “Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.” Don’t worry, I am not going try to convince you to start upcycling.  Instead, I want

Taking a “Snow Day”

There are two ways to react to a sudden snowfall in Philadelphia: Annoyance: “Do I seriously have to go to work in this?” Ignorance: “I can still weave in and out of traffic.” Joy: “It’s like a winter wonderland!” I fall under the third category.  Despite a hatred of the cold: I love the snow. 

Remember the Forgotten this Christmas

  After starting work at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, I have had to reevaluate how I see the world.  For instance:  I can’t hear the rain without thinking of the people living in it, I can’t leave food uneaten on my plate because of those who have none, and I can’t buy a new top

Five Ways to Spread Christmas Cheer

As cliché as it sounds: Christmas is about giving.  Giving cheer, giving presents, and (most of all) giving love.  Sometimes we forget this when we are all bogged down with ugly sweater parties, cookie eating contests, and shopping trips.  We get so caught up in the present-buying mindset that we forget to have a truly

Giving Thanks

In a post from November 2014, Rachel in Flight discussed her experiences with Sunday Breakfast and the Fall Food Drive.  All content in this post was written by  Rachel in Flight:     Around this time a few years ago, I was having lunch with a friend and venting how flustered I was that Christmas was around the

Gearing Up for Thanksgiving

By this time of year, we have all drank, baked, and otherwise eaten enough pumpkin spice flavored goodies to last us the whole year through.  But as we light cinnamon flavored candles, the homeless in Philadelphia should not be forgotten.  This year Sunday Breakfast is hosting our most ambitious Thanksgiving to-date.  Instead of doing a

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