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    March 14, 2011

    A FEW UPDATES-

    Saturdays have changed a bit for us…we are still meeting at 1:00 in Downtown Monroe and have added a Community Service project to each week’s agenda.  This past weekend we spent 20-30 minutes walking around the block picking up trash, cigarette butts, and all kinds of other fun dirty stuff.  Our homeless guys took pride in helping clean up the city and for us it was a fun time to spend together.  Up next….weeding flower beds!

    We are continuing our Sunday church service at 10:30am.  Serving no breakfast at this event has proved to be a very pleasant morning focused on God.  Brandon challenged the guys to be very interactive yesterday morning and share their struggles with us.  It was a safe place for them to tell us what was going on in their lives and a time for them to be heard.  If you were there, remember the faces and stories…and pray.  If you were not there, pray for jobs to open and families to be reconciled and for minds to be focused on good things.

    Don’t forget, Mondays are our day of Prayer and Fasting!  Each Monday fast as you feel led and pray for our homeless, our city, and the Simple Project!  Specifically, this week give thanks to God for those who support our organization and mission.  There are many people that I and our volunteers have spoken to recently who agree with our work, spoken on our behalf and given us great encouragement!  GIVE THANKS

     
     
     
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    A call to prayer and fasting. We have an opportunity to be a voice for our homeless.  They are counting on us. Our mission is to LOVE and SERVE the homeless and now is the time. Join with us. Every Monday fast and pray for - our homeless - our city officials - our city.

    February 14, 2011

     
     
    A call to prayer and fasting.
We have an opportunity to be a voice for our homeless.  They are counting on us.
Our mission is to LOVE and SERVE the homeless and now is the time.
Join with us.
Every Monday fast and pray for - our homeless - our city officials - our city.

    A call to prayer and fasting.

    We have an opportunity to be a voice for our homeless.  They are counting on us.

    Our mission is to LOVE and SERVE the homeless and now is the time.

    Join with us.

    Every Monday fast and pray for - our homeless - our city officials - our city.

     
     
     
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    We Need Your Help!

    December 31, 2010

    Fill up our meal calendar…provide a meal for our homeless.  Fast and easy to sign up!  Follow this link, choose a date, and prepare a meal for approx. 30 people.  Commit to once a month, once every other month, etc., or just once!

    SIGN UP HERE!

     
     
     
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    No Simple Project events this weekend!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    December 21, 2010

     
     
     
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    HEAD-to-TOE Christmas

    December 16, 2010

    This weekend we are celebrating Christmas with our street friends!  Join us as we hand out gifts, food, hygiene bags and more!

    This Saturday 1:00p @ corner of Jackson & Desiard St, Downtown Monroe.

    ALSO, we need your help providing meals!  Please follow the link to sign-up to bring a meal.  THANKS!

     
     
     
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    Provide A Meal - Dec. 18th

    November 28, 2010

    We are in need of someone or a group to help us out and provide a meal to the homeless on Saturday, Dec 18th.  If you are interested…click here and sign up!  

    Our Thanksgiving meal, Turkey Meat on the Street was a huge success!  We had tons and tons of food thanks to our friends at Swartz FBC!  Our homeless left with very full bellies!

    We still have a few folks available for our Christmas Head-to-Toe adoption.  Please contact info@thesimpleproject.org for more info or for more details check out this post.

    Happy week to you!

     
     
     
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    HEAD-to-TOE Adoption

    I really hate to see homeless folks searching a table full of clothes trying to find the correct sizes or settling for something that almost fits. They deserve to have clothes that fit properly and are comfortable to wear….which leads us to our Christmas Head-to-Toe Homeless Adoption.

    We have been collecting shirt, pant, and shoe sizes from each of our street friends and they are ready to be adopted by YOU! If you are interested in adopting someone, your job will be to buy them a jacket, shirt, belt, jeans, shoes, underwear and socks (one complete outfit). We ask that you only buy ONE outfit, but go all out! Wrap each item individually so they are able to open multiple boxes! *Don’t forget to label the box with their name*

    Adoption process:
    > Email info@thesimpleproject.org and request an adoptee. You will recieve an email from us with the individuals information.
    > Presents are due by Saturday, Dec 18th. You are welcome to join us this day to hand out gifts and celebrate Christmas. We will also continue the celebration on Sunday, Dec 19th.

    It has been awhile since a lot of these guys have opened a present and we can’t wait to see them rip open their presents! Help us make this day special!

    November 21, 2010

     
     
     
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    TURKEY MEAT ON THE STREET

    November 10, 2010

    what: Thanksgiving meal with our homeless

    when: Saturday, Nov. 20th - 1:00pm

    where: Corner of Jackson & Desiard St, Downtown Monroe

    what you should do: provide a side dish! or dessert! or drinks!

    EMAIL info@thesimpleproject.org to provide one of the above.


     
     
     
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    The Rev

    November 01, 2010

    A MESSAGE FROM ONE OF OUR VOLUNTEERS:

    Over the past 6 months or so my family has been going to help and feed the homeless in Monroe on Saturdays.  It is called The Simple Project. (http://thesimpleproject.org/) The group varies in size from week to week but we have gotten to know 1 individual.  He goes by the nickname of “The Reverend”.  He is in his middle 50’s and a Christian.  He has a great smile, positive energy, and a laugh that my daughter loves.  As best we can tell he has been homeless since March.  My wife drove him home on Saturday and saw the conditions he was living in.  It simply was too much for her to handle.  And for those that know Toni, she is not going to stand by idle without helping someone.  We have been blessed with an apartment for a period of one month and you probably can figure out the next sentence.  We moved him into the apartment yesterday and provided him some clothing and food for one week.  Words cannot express the joy he had and his gratitude and for a simple thing such as taking a bath is considered a luxury shows how much we truly take for granted.

     

    With all that being said, there are things that need to happen to get The Reverend up on his feet in a very short amount of time.  

    -Apartment-Taken care of for 1 month

    -Electricity Bill-Need to get that money donated to cover the month of November

    -Job-We have a few leads but need to find him employment close to where he is staying at Town and Country (if possible)

    -Food-We have food for a week or so but any donations of canned goods or food is highly appreciated

    -ID-We are in the process of getting his expired drivers license renewed and that is being taken care of via the Simple Project

    -Bus Pass- We have already gotten that taken care of via The Simple Project

    -Clothing-He wears a size 11 shoe and 38/30 pants and XL shirts.  He has some clothing but he could always use more

    -Storage Unit-It costs 37.50 per month.  He finds aluminum cans and picks those up to pay for the storage unit.  Any cans you have that you can save, I will get those to him.

    -Donations-if you would like to donate money you can send it to The Simple Project - 984 Johnson Rd, West Monroe, LA 71291 - note “Rev” in the memo section.  The Simple Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

     

    This is one of many needs here in our community.  There are many more.  My heart is broken for what we have and how nice of a life we each live.  I believe we can make a Positive Change in the community by helping others.  Please distribute and share with others.  Together we can make a difference!  

    Thanks.

    Ron

     
     
     
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    Homeless Soaps

    October 30, 2010

     
     
     
 
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