Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mission Update: Sullivan University Systems Joins with Wayside

Sullivan University Joins with Mission to Combat Homelessness

     For fifty years, Sullivan University has offered career-based degree programs to students in Louisville and Lexington.  In celebrating half a century of quality, career focused learning, Sullivan University announced its intention to partner with Wayside Christian Mission in combating homelessness through a number of creative educational programs that will benefit the women and men who operate the Mission's Hotel Louisville on West Broadway.  Hotel Louisville is the only hotel in America that is operated almost exclusively by women who are transitional residents staying at Hotel Louisville and who participate in one of the Mission's training programs or who have graduated from a training program. Hotel Louisville is unique in that it provides both formal vocational training plus genuine hands-on experience through their Work Therapy Program. 

     Considering Sullivan University's top shelf hospitality and renown culinary arts training, this collaborative effort between Sullivan University and Wayside Christian Mission is a natural--and the women and men who staff Hotel Louisville will be the true beneficiaries.  At a recent press conference held at Hotel Louisville, Sullivan University unveiled details of this new partnership after members of the press, Sullivan faculty members, and Wayside Christian Mission staff personnel were treated to a Hotel Louisville video produced by Transform Media.   By teaming up with Sullivan University, Wayside Christian Mission will be in a better position of providing quality vocational training to those in our care.  We are indeed looking forward to a fruitful and lasting relationship with our friends at Sullivan University.  To view the Hotel Louisville video, follow this link:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mission Update: JCTC OT Students - All Treats

All Treats and No Tricks from JCTC Occupational Therapy Students!

      Once again, our friends from Jefferson Community and Technical College have proven themselves as good neighbors and faithful supporters of Wayside Christian Mission.  Several energetic and imaginative occupational therapy students led by Holly Neal organized a fun-filled Halloween party for the boys and girls living in our family shelter on West Broadway. Besides the assortment of sweet treats, there were games with prizes, scary face painting, and colorful pumpkin painting!  Cruela DeVil and her spotted Dalmatian "puppies" made a surprise appearance, too. Best of all, the JCTC team gave generously of themselves!  Holly Neal explained, "It's been a wonderful service learning opportunity and such a joy to work with the children and families of Wayside!" Well said, Holly, and please know that we are equally grateful to your team for giving our boys and girls plenty of reasons to smile!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mission Update - UPS helps

UPS Volunteers On The Move At Wayside

      With a corporate wide goal of providing 195,000 volunteer hours for the benefit of worthwhile causes around the world, UPS has designated October as their Global Volunteer Month.  Locally, UPS employees selected Wayside Christian Mission's Emergency Shelter as one of their volunteer service project sites.  John Matala, who oversees the campus at 432 E. Jefferson Street reported, "The group that came on October 12 is part of the International Division. When they arrived,  they provided new meaning to the adage that 'Brown was on the move.'  This group of twelve took a drab, grease stained kitchen ceiling and transformed it the old fashioned way, with muscle and elbow grease. For more than six hours, this volunteer group pulled ceiling tiles, moved racks, scrubbed floors, and then put it all back spic and span. Thanks UPS from Wayside Christian Mission for all you do to aid 'the least of these' in our community." 

Mission update - REM donates

REM Earns Mission's Gratitude!

      From a humble business enterprise that once operated from atop a kitchen table, REM Laundry Company in Versailles has grown into a top industrial laundry equipment sales leader that occupies a spacious 15,000 square foot building in Versailles as well as a second shop in Nashville.  While REM's Mark Moore is pleased by the business' growth in spite of today's troubled economy, he is equally enthused by the firm's  family-like atmosphere that fosters high employee morale. In fact, the average REM employee has been with the company for well over ten years!  This is quite a testimonial!  Last year, REM donated two commercial grade washing machines to Wayside Christian Mission, but when Mark Moore learned that we had recently lost one of our commercial clothes dryers in a fire, he was quick in replacing the lost machine with a newly rebuilt model!  With over six hundred-fifty women, men, and children in our care, our laundry equipment is put to the test every day.   Corporate partners such as Mark Moore of REM are vital to our work.  The job is too big for us alone. We depend upon the goodwill and generosity of charitable-minded businesses who stand with us in the battle against homelessness.  Thank you, REM, for the two washing machines and the clothes dryer!  We are grateful!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fwd: Mission News

Wayside Christian Mission

Wayside Expressions Gallery


Natasha McGee

"Rust and Contrast" Exhibition


Opening Reception,  First Friday,  November 2, 2012 - 5:00 to 9:00 PM


There will be a second reception on the

Third Sunday,  November 18, 2012 - 2:00 to 4:00 PM


This exhibition will be on display through December 2, 2012.

Gallery will be open Monday through Friday

 11 AM to 1:30 PM or by appointment.


This event is free. Open to the Public.


Wayside Expressions Gallery

Hotel Louisville

120 West Broadway

Louisville, Kentucky 40202


For an appointment or information call – Randy Webber, Development
Wayside Christian Mission - 502-836-7661 or 502-584-3711