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Oct. 31 - Union Mission Prepares for Month Long Campaign for Homeless Awareness Month

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

October 31, 2019 - Union Mission estimates that on any given night there are between 750 and 1,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in our community. In order to bring much needed awareness to this issue, November serves as Homeless Awareness Month. 

Union Mission invites you to influence change by participating in any or all of the following activities:

  • Attend a Union Mission Lunch N’ Learn on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Grace House (120 Fahm Street). This program allows individuals the opportunity to learn more about homelessness in Savannah and the services Union Mission provides. Lunch will be provided by Starfish Catering. Reserve your seat at 
  • Order Starfish Catering. Our social enterprise offers a number of options from party platters, box lunches or buffet-style breakfast and lunch. Contact (912) 238-2777 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to place an order. 
  • Organize a Dress Down Day at Your Company. Designate a casual day(s) where employees donate a minimum of $5 each to wear jeans. All proceeds benefit Union Mission. 
  • Donate to Giving Tuesday. Union Mission will be raising funds for Giving Tuesday during the month of November to remodel 4 bathrooms at Magdalene Project, a 20-bed emergency shelter for homeless women and their children. Each bathroom will cost $2,000 to remodel. No donation is too small to help! Donate at If you or your civic organization is interested in sponsoring, please contact Suzanne Willis at (912) 238-2777 ext. 1315 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Volunteer at Union Mission for our Thanksgiving Meal on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Grace House (120 Fahm Street) from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the spirit of the holidays, Union Mission will serve 300 free Thanksgiving dinners, provided by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the support of Sodexo, to local families and individuals in need. Volunteers will have the opportunity to serve a meal or assist with donation giveaways. Space is limited so register at

“This holiday season, you can give a gift that will help a single mother and her children find a fresh start, connect a man in crisis to the mental health care he needs, or share a moment of hope with someone who is still struggling to survive on the streets,” said Youngquist. “With your faithful support of the work of Union Mission, you bring hope, not just during the holidays, but every day.”

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