$10 Haircut to benefit Springfield Rescue Mission
Your $10 donation will feed and care for 5 homeless people this Christmas Season!
Saturday, December 6, 2014
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Kay Harvey Academy, 11 Central St, West Springfield
COLDEST DAY OF THE YEAR 5K Walk/Run 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Race Start Time: 1:00pm
Race Route: Start/End at Springfield Rescue Mission, 19 Bliss Street, Springfield MA - race route travels Springfield Bike Path to Emergency Shelter (148 Taylors Street) and returns to 19 Bliss Street.
It's not just exercise ... it's education! Educating the public on homelessness.
Does the average person really understand the long-term effects of drugs and alcohol addiction? Do they know what it’s like to be homeless? Have they ever set foot in a homeless shelter? For the majority of people, the answer to all of these questions is no!
The Springfield Rescue Mission is presenting a great opportunity for people to learn about homelessness and the long-term effects of addiction by participating in this great fundraiser! Taking part in our COLDEST DAY 5K will give people a first-hand look at what it’s like to walk the streets of Springfield, experiencing the cold stark winter air, the solitude of the streets, and the loneliness that surround homeless people every day.
Upon completion of the 5K participants will receive a COLDEST DAY 5K travel mug. We’ll have cocoa, tea and coffee available inside the Mission where they can fill their mugs and warm up. First place will receive a mug and Springfield Rescue Mission windbreaker, Second place will receive a mug and Springfield Rescue Mission t-shirt.
Participants should dress in warm clothing, appropriate for the elements of the day.
For further information or questions, please feel free to contact event coordinator, Julie Barnes for more information or questions...
Julie Barnes, Community Development Assistant
Springfield Rescue Mission
Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive
- Drop items at CARPETLAND & MORE, 1340 Boston Road, Springfield
- Saturday, November 8, 2014
- 9:00AM - 3:00PM
- FOOD ITEMS NEEDED Click here
Springfield's Veteran's Day Parade
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Click her to sign up today! All volunteers will receive a FREE Springfield Rescue Mission hat!
- Arrival at Springfield Rescue Mission by 10:00 am
- Parade steps off promptly at 11:00 am
- Parade route is approximately 1 mile and ends at City Hall
- Food and beverages will be provided at no cost
- Bathrooms at GAR Hall at end of parade of route