Sunday, September 1, 2013

I Feel the Love Project- September 2013

Lending a hand to the homeless by creating and sending handcrafted, unsigned birthday, encouragement, friendship, and blank cards to lift their spirits!

Hope Ministries has been serving those who are homeless in Des Moines and central Iowa since 1915. We are a Christ-centered, faith-based ministry that provides programs and services for homeless and hungry men, women and children. We are one of the largest non-denominational collaborative efforts in Iowa focused on homelessness and hunger issues. We reach out to the unsheltered and displaced by offering food, clothing, shelter and support through emergency and long-term recovery services.
I Feel the Love Project September 2013
  • Hope Ministries provides a long-term comprehensive continuum of care program for homeless and displaced men, women and children.
  • Hope Ministries provides the largest number of emergency and recovery beds for the homeless in Central Iowa.
  • Our Bethel Mission facility is the largest emergency shelter for homeless men in Iowa, providing 108 beds.
  • Our Door of Faith facility provides 102 beds for long-term residential and life recovery for homeless and displaced men.
  • Our Hope Family Center is a 48-bed facility providing long-term residential and life recovery for homeless and displaced mothers and their children.
  • Hope Ministries' Hope CafĂ© provides three free meals a day year round to homeless and impoverished men, women and children from the community.
  • Our King's Closet program provides voucher privileges to 14 area social service agencies to refer clients, and to churches to refer members, for free clothing at our Hope Bargain Center.
  • Our Hope on the Streets outreach program involves staff and volunteers (mobile outreach teams) seeking to identify and help the homeless on the streets of downtown Des Moines and in the skywalks. Our Service and Mission (SAM) Teams involved more than 120 churches and business volunteer groups in 2008 reaching out to the homeless living in remote wooded tent camp sites throughout the metropolitan area. 
We will be sending these unsigned birthday, encouragement, friendship, and blank cards to Hope Ministries so that they can keep them on hand for their residents.  If you would like to be a part of this month's project:

All you need to do is:

Submit your hand crafted card/s by September 3oth to:

Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423

Project #25

Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

The I Feel the Love Project is now a nonprofit corporation. There are no paid staff members and all those involved with this project do so on a volunteer basis.  Any funds donated to this project go towards postage to get the cards to the monthly recipients, as well as the cost of running a nonprofit corporation, i.e., corporation fees, etc.  If you would like to make a donation you can:
  1. Click on the link below.   
  2. Mail a donation to: I Feel the Love Project, c/o Madison Womack, P.O. Box 1203, Atascadero, CA  93423. 
  3. Spread the word to others by sharing this post with others!

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  1. With humble tears, I thank you for this incredible opportunity. Sometimes there are no words... I am grateful for the ability to bless the Hope Ministries residents. Off I go to craft for a beautiful purpose!

    Hugs and blessings!

  2. Mine have been sent out today, I am so grateful to be able to bless people through your ministry. I love the work you do. Lynnette

  3. Hi Madison,
    I will mail the cards tomorrow. God Bless.

  4. Lynnette and Clarissa, I received both of your cards. They are amazing once again!!! Such a blessing to all who receive them. Hugs to both of you!

  5. Hi Madison,
    My cards and will post today but I will mail then out on Monday early morning.
    Have a wonderful day,
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