On behalf of the patrons at The Glory Hole, I would like thank several groups and businesses for their recent contributions to Juneau's emergency shelter and soup kitchen. Their thoughtfulness made life a bit easier for those experiencing the pain of homelessness and hunger, and our entire community benefited as a result. Our sincere thanks to: Chatham Electric, for prompt service when we were experiencing electrical problems in our kitchen; the students and adults with People to People, who cheerfully picked up trash outside our building and in the surrounding area on a recent rainy Saturday; JDHS students and employees of the State of Alaska, for their respective canned-food drives to replenish our pantry shelves; the students of Floyd Dryden Middle School and especially teacher Mary Capobianco, for collecting small change and raising more than $1,200 for The Glory Hole; Mt. Juneau Chapter of the AARP, for sharing the proceeds of their holiday gift-wrap service to support our meal program; MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, for grant funds that support shelter operations; all contributors to the recently concluded United Way campaign, for their generous donations; and J&J Cleaning, for steam-cleaning all the chairs in our dining room - they sure needed it!
The Glory Hole would like to invite the community to our first-ever Empty Bowls fundraising event to support our hunger relief efforts on April 24 at Centennial Hall. Come enjoy a simple dinner of soup and bread, and select a beautiful pottery bowl made by a local artist to take home as a reminder that there are always empty bowls. We hope to see you there.
Jetta Whittaker, executive director, The Glory Hole