Help The Homeless Rise, Renew, and Rejoice This Easter

Rise, Renew, and Rejoice this Easter!

As Spring begins to peek around the corner, we will be encouraging our homeless friends to Rise, Renew, and Rejoice at our annual Easter Banquet at Pioneer Park downtown (Saturday, March 30, the day before Easter Sunday).

At our Easter Banquet, we will have our annual egg hunt, where hundreds of homeless and low-income kids will enjoy finding eggs, having their faces painted, playing carnival games, and making crafts. Our homeless friends will appreciate live music, while receiving a delicious hot meal, free clothing, job placement opportunities, housing referrals, free haircuts, fingernail painting, help writing letters home, crisis care, and more.

Our homeless friends can also join our New Life Program so they can leave the streets behind. And most importantly, they will hear the life-changing message of why we celebrate Easter – Jesus’ resurrection!

With this great opportunity for outreach in front of us, we need your help to make our Easter Banquet the best it can be. To support this event, you can pray, volunteer, and donate. Here are some specific ways to help:

Make giveaways for kids. Some of the best giveaways are plastic Easter Eggs filled with individually wrapped candy (no chocolate or nuts please). We can use Easter baskets along with stuffed toys, books, school supplies, and other items that can be used as prizes for the carnival games.

Easter Prep. We need volunteers to come to the Mission a day or two before the event to help with meal preparation.  Please contact Natalie Lanza at, N.Lanza@RescueSaltLake.org to volunteer.

Pray and give. Please pray that God would use this outreach to change lives of our homeless friends and donate today! We hope to make this a special event for homeless and low-income kids and their families. We want to bless these families, so they will Rise, Renew, and Rejoice in the love of Jesus, even as they experience difficult life circumstances.

To give, call our donor relations office at 801.746.1006 for secure giving by credit card over the phone, or give online at Donate Now!

Easter is a blessed time to help our hurting friends Rise above their difficulties, Renew their life and Rejoice as they become the people God truly intends them to be. Thank you for your support that keeps our doors open every minute, every day!

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