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Mary’s Place and Amazon Team Up to Transform a Vacant Hotel into Shelter and Stability!

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Friends of  Mary’s Place know how it breaks our hearts to have to turn families away at night when there is just no more room. So many of you have responded to the call when we’ve raised money to open new shelters – but the need continues to grow. We are excited to share that…

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Can you help with our Wish List?

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We’re excited to partner with our friends at Amazon to share this special Mary’s Place page where you can order items off our Wish List! We distribute hundreds of diapers, bras, socks, and more every week. Your help filling our shelves will make a huge difference in the lives of moms, dads, and kids who…

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My Fiancé Dumped Me a Month Before the Wedding, So I Turned It Into a Charity Event

Dana's mom, Karen, dancing with the guests!

The person I thought was the love of my life called off our wedding one month before we were supposed to get married. I’m trying to think of something funny to say about it, but I’m not quite there yet. I’m making super-gentle jokes, like “I’ll probably be ready to go on Tinder in about…

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I don’t live anywhere, we live outside.

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Lauri posted this at the www.crowdrise.com/nochildoutside site, shared here with permission. Hey folks – the below is about an experience I had the last time I chaperoned a field trip at Oscar’s school. Homelessness is not theoretical or distant in my community; it is present, immediate, and heartbreakingly human. If you have the time/bandwidth/resources, please…

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A new wig for Jolene

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Jolene was born with a rare genetic disorder called anhidrotic ectodermal dysphagia that results in baldness, nail deformation, and teeth erosion. Jolene’s mother, brother, and daughter all have the disorder and it has affected each of their lives. Jolene started losing her hair when she was in third grade. By the time she was 11,…

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