Who doesn't like a sweet treat?! Mission Possible Cookies help men and women get back on their feet and gain skills that will help them gain employment. Your purchase of Mission Possible Cookies makes our mission possible, 100% of proceeds go back into Phoenix Rescue Mission program to end homelessness and hunger in the Valley of the Sun.
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For 10 years, Pat Walker has helped homeless and hurting women from all sorts of backgrounds get back on their feet and into fulfilling careers as a part of the Atlanta Rescue Mission. Today she’s bringing her wealth of experience to the men and women we serve in our vocational development program. “I teach people how to stay focused and to have faith to push through the challenges ahead of them.
When they have excuses, I don’t let them get away with it,” says Pat with a smile and a chuckle. “I continue to push them, stand firm with them, but also love on them as well.” Her goal is to see every man and woman who come to work at our three social enterprises, Mission Possible Café, Mission Possible Catering, and Mission Possible Cookies, find the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the real world. “My job is to re-instill a work ethic. You’ve got to show up. You’ve got to be professional. You’ve got to interact with the customers – this is a real job.
Sometimes their self-esteem is low, and they don’t think they can do it. We stick by them, show them they have the capabilities and give them the encouragement to push for it.” Pat supplies the moxie that gets our men and women moving toward success, but it’s your support that makes the whole process possible.
Thank you for the prayers and financial partnership that gives so many hope for real transformation and a path to self-sufficiency. “I’m here to show them that, no matter what happens in life, Christ is able to get you back on your feet.” That’s a lesson we would all do well to remember. Thank you, Pat, and welcome to the Phoenix Rescue Mission team!
We’ve all been hungry. But few of us have experienced real hunger – the gnawing, painful, desperate need for something, anything to put in our stomach. It comes when our kitchen is bare, when we don’t know when our next meal will be. The crippling ache inside drowns out anything other than finding a meal. Not many of us know true hunger. But you know who does? Our kids.
In Arizona, 1 in 3 children are experiencing this kind of painful, debilitating hunger. And that has to change.
While it’s true that hunger knows no age, race, or gender, it is fundamentally tied to poverty — and poverty is rampant in Arizona. In fact, Phoenix ranks as having the 3rd highest
poverty rate among the 25 largest metro areas in the U.S. When 30% of your neighbors are working poor, it’s no wonder that a third of our children are going hungry.
We can change that – by removing the need for families to choose between bills and food – and giving them a chance to get back on their feet. The good news is – you are already a part of that change.
Through your support of Phoenix Rescue Mission, you are making a difference – not only in the lives of hungry children, but their families and their communities as a whole. One way you are joining the fight is through Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope for Hunger Food Bank in Glendale. It’s an outreach dedicated to addressing both hunger and poverty.
Every day 130 families travel from surrounding areas to find emergency food and more, ready and waiting at Hope for Hunger.
Another way you help is through our Community Market, held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, where we provide families with access to free clothing, shoes, water, and food bags – all designed to give working poor families a hand up. If you, or anyone you know needs help with any of the above needs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s been one year since opening the Mission Possible Café, where your support provides men and women with real-world experience in food preparation, service and management – building resumés and providing a path to well-paying careers in the restaurant industry that puts food on the table.
But as great as all these things are, none of them are possible without the prayers, volunteer hours and financial support of friends like you. While it’s true that hunger is a huge issue that won’t be solved overnight, allowing a third of our children to go hungry in Arizona isn’t acceptable. The Phoenix Rescue Mission is committed to providing Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger and homelessness. Together, we can change that sad statistic in so many powerful ways. “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?... And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” - Matthew 25:37 & 40 Thank you for the partnership that continues to reach out to the hungry, not only with food, but with hope, help, and a path to true transformation.
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Mission Possible Cookies are a gift - a great gift for giving to friends, family and business associates - and an amazing gift for the women we serve at the Phoenix Rescue Mission.
See, everyday beautifully wrapped gift boxes you purchase support the Phoenix Rescue Mission's work force development programs. Women like Shannon, who earned her high school diploma while living at the Changing lives Center. Or Michelle, who completed our Kitchen Manager certification course and will begin a new career as a restaurant manager.
Mission Possible Cookies are baked fresh daily in our A-graded commercial kitchen and shipped to your door. Not only are the cookies delicious, they are Changing Lives on Cookie at a Time.