We are gradually updating our website as time permits so you will continue to see some outdated material. Please be patient and bear with us while we make these changes.
We will be presenting a two short documentary films on homelessness made locally in Berkeley. For more information, CLICK HERE.
We have wonderful news and just in time for 2017 Income Taxes. Consider The Homeless! (CTH!) has just been granted exemption from federal income taxes by the IRS so donations that you made to CTH! in 2017 may be taken as a charitable deduction against your 2017 income taxes. And going forward ... those of you who make cash donations and who cook soup for CTH! save all your receipts so you can claim deductions for 2018 and onwards. We are very excited by this news as we hope it will encourage many more donations and enable CTH! to apply for grants etc.
Many emails and receipts were sent out. If you need a receipt for donation and did not receive one, please contact us with all your information at info@ConsiderTheHomeless.org
This is retroactive to December 2015!
The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is a collaborative community project between the University of California Berkeley and the local community, focused on issues of food justice and urban farming.
Thanks to CTH! volunteer, Jenny Shore, and her hard work at the farm - the Gil Tract’s farm manager, Jon Hoffman, has agreed to donate fresh organic seasonal produce to our CTH! cooks. This is a fabulous partnership for CTH! and Jenny has been regularly harvesting produce on Wednesdays for our Thursday and Sunday soup cooks. If you get an opportunity - do visit the farm during it’s open hours and say “Hi and Thank You” to Farmer Jon.
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In addition to changing our name we have done some soul searching and have reexamined our vision for the future and how we want to grow as an organization.
You can learn more about our vision for the future and some of our proposed initiatives on our Vision for the Future page.
• Volunteers Page - stories and perspectives
Consider The Homeless! now has over 40 dedicated active volunteers (and we need more!) We thought it was time to celebrate our tireless and generous volunteer brigade by occasionally featuring a particular volunteer who consents to being interviewed and/or giving our volunteers a space to tell their stories. We kick this new section off with three stories written by our volunteers - one about serving dinner to the homeless on Christmas Eve, one about how two of our enthusiastic volunteers, who were cooking for us for the first time, had an “elevating experience” – when attempting to transport 7-gallons of scalding hot soup to its destination. And the final story is written by one of our co-pilots/servers on how he felt about watching our driver Barbara intervene in a potentially fraught situation and prevent one of our homeless friends from being arrested.
Visit the Volunteers Page
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