Saint John’s Hospice Hosts Annual Saint John Neumann Boot Drive For Men Experiencing Homelessness
Inspired by Saint John Neumann’s compassion for the poor, this annual initiative is based on the real life example of Saint John Neumann offering those in need the shoes off his feet.
Saint John’s Hospice (SJH), a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), is hosting its annual Saint John Neumann Boot Drive to benefit men experiencing homelessness.
SJH, part of the Housing and Homeless Services Division of CSS, provides crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect and compassion to homeless men in Philadelphia. This annual boot drive enables SJH to purchase basic necessities for men in need.
Robert, a former SJH resident said, “These new boots are the greatest gift I have ever received. The Saint John Neumann Boot Drive allowed me to get through a rough winter with a pair of warm, sturdy, and reliable boots. They are just what I needed.”
Those interested in supporting SJH can make a one-time gift or recurring financial contribution through a dedicated link by visiting http://saintjohnshospice.org/donate-3/ and designating the specific fund.
A donation of just $25 can provide a new pair of boots, socks, and undergarments to a homeless man in need. A gift of $100 can provide four men experiencing homelessness with boots, socks, and undergarments. Remaining funds will help SJH’s annual appeal and benefit the SJH’s Residential Program, Coffee House, and Day Services Programs, as well as its Good Shepherd Program, a residential program offering housing and social services to homeless men who are medically fragile.
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Editor’s Note: For over 55 years, SJH has provided provide crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect and compassion to men experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. Each weekday, Saint John’s provides more than 300 hot meals, as well as case management, on-site nursing, daily showers, and a mailroom for over 1,300 men. Each year, it provides residential services for over 250 men transitioning from homelessness to independent living in the community. To learn more about Saint John’s Hospice, please visit http://saintjohnshospice.org/.
To learn more about Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit https://cssphiladelphia.org/.