Christine Shares Her Story

This testimony was written by Sunday Breakfast’s first female graduate, Christine, who is currently working at Wayne Hall.  Learn more about Christine and Wayne Hall by reading her story and seeing life through her eyes. As I ponder what to say about Wayne Hall, the women’s division of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, a flood of stories and anecdotes run through

Nine Year Volunteer, Laurel, Reflects on Spring, Trust, and Hope

The following was written by Laurel Tackett. Laurel and her husband, Phil, have been volunteering once a week at the Mission for nine years!   Riding on the train to come to volunteer at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in the early spring, I see the promise of new life everywhere. There are tiny buds on

Growing Roots: Urban Farming with the Overcomers

For the past few weeks, every day has been Earth Day at the Mission as the Overcomers work hard on the urban farm growing in our parking lot.  As you may know, it is difficult to find “green space” in Center City Philadelphia.  Since we do not have a traditional yard, our Farm is being

Post Lent Reflections

Like many Christians, I chose to participate in Lent this year.  You can read about that decision here.  Instead of giving up my favorite food, I gave up avoiding homeless people when I meet them on my journeys.  I dedicated myself to smiling to everyone, responding when something was said, or offering to buy food

Writing to be Known

More often than you would expect, when guests at the Mission hear that I am “a writer” their expression changes as they explain that they too like to write.  Honestly, it is more accurate to describe myself as “a reader” because I genuinely enjoy reading so much more than I enjoy writing.  So when I have

Top 5 Unexpected Items Sunday Breakfast Always Needs

There are a lot of expectations for what donations are most needed at a large emergency shelter like Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.  Many of these expectations are completely true, eg: nonperishable food items, shirts, hats, blankets, etc. But there are a few things that we always need but seldom receive.  So I am going to