Peace UMC delights Brisben children

Children from Peace United Methodist Church delighted our residents on June 26 with an ice cream social followed by arts & crafts for the children. Led by the church's children and youth director, Mandy (and supported by Pastor Brad Phillips and his wife, Kay), the elementary students served the ice cream and conducted the activities, including some creative face painting. It was a great day at the Brisben Center!

Encounter Church blesses Brisben

Tammy, Encounter Church food pantry coordinator, delivered a truckload of surplus bread products to the Brisben Center On June 21.  The Encounter Church food pantry had received a surplus of donated bread products from Weis Markets. Wanting nothing to go to wasteTammy brought the surplus to Brisben. Thank you, Weis! And THANK YOU Encounter Church, Tammy and Pastor Hyde for being God’s helping hands and feet!

Spotswood Baptist feeds residents

Spotswood Baptist Church's small group, led by member Kristen, took over Brisben’s kitchen on June 13, to prepare and serve a delicious taco-bar treat to the Brisben Center’s residents. The small group leader is Matt Cuba. Spotswood Baptist Church is a committed Brisben supporter. Thank you from all Brisben's residents to the Cuba small group for caring for our community’s homeless!

Handmade gifts from Stafford Middle School

Ms. Turner from Stafford Middle School on June 12 dropped off some special items for the Brisben Center's children. Students from her family and consumer science class worked hard to create handmade pillows and stuffed animals. School principal Mark Smith supported the project. Thank you from all of the children here at Brisben!

Boy Scouts earn badge, help Brisben!

James, 15, and Adam, 12, each earned their Boy Scout "Citizenship in the Community" badge by conducting a huge donation drive to benefit the Brisben Center! With help from their fellow scouts in Boy Scout Troop 179, the brothers set up outside of Walmart at SouthPoint and worked all day on June 11. They gathered an extraordinary amount of donated items. In addition to the donated products, they also collected and donated $184.

Salem Fields children fill intake bags

Melissa and Michelle, children's ministry leaders at Salem Fields Community Church, dropped off 60 intake bags of toys and treats at the Brisben Center for new children coming into our community’s 80-bed, emergency homeless shelter. The bags were a project by the children from the church's ministry. Thank you SFCC kids for caring about Brisben’s children!

Brisben welcomes hundreds of committed volunteers serving hundreds of homeless people in our community -- every day of the year.