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Union Mission prepares for Homeless Awareness Month
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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 the public "to influence change" by participating in any or all of the following activities:

Attend a Union Mission Lunch Nā€™ Learn on Thursday, November 14 from 11:30am ā€“ 12:30pm 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. Their social enterprise offers a number of options from party platters, box lunches or buffet-style breakfast and lunch. Contact (912) 238-2777 or 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. Donate at If you or your civic organization is interested in sponsoring, contact Suzanne Willis at (912) 238-2777 ext. 1315 or

Volunteer at Union Mission for the Thanksgiving Meal on Wednesday, November 27th at Grace House (120 Fahm Street) from 8:30am to 10:45am or 10:45am to 2:00pm. 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