For the past four years, St John’s United Methodist church has graciously hosted each incredible show the Charm City Craft Mafia has organized. But the church has been host to a much greater mission for more than twenty years now.
During the blustery cold December of 1987, in response to a news broadcast highlighting lack of available shelter for the homeless, Carol and Rich Berman approached their church's congregation at St. John's United Methodist Church with the idea of opening an emergency homeless shelter.
The vision was to improve the well-being of the community as a whole, and to help break the cycle of homelessness by providing quality, compassionate service to people in need.
In January of 1988, Heart's Place Shelter opened its doors in the basement of St John's church, providing shelter, clothing and food for men, women, children, and families.
...it continues today.
Heart’s Place Shelter provides much more than the basic necessities to men and women and families in need. They work to create plans for each individual to gain independence and become healthy and self-sufficient. They provide three meals a day, laundry services, hot showers and safety.
You can help Heart’s Place Shelter this holiday season by purchasing a raffle ticket (or three!) at Holiday Heap on Saturday, December 4th 2010 at St. John’s church. One lucky person will win a HUGE basket filled with a collection of handmade goods from members of the Charm City Craft mafia as well as from many of our super talented vendors! Think Biggs and Featherbelle, 2hawks2fishes, Namoo, Found Studio and so many more!
All money raised from the raffle will be donated to Heart’s Place, and the more money we can raise, the more people they can help.
Holiday Heap is this Saturady, December 4, 2010 from 10am to 5pm at 2640 St Paul Street, Baltimore MD 21218, inside St John's Church.