On 5-31-21, we celebrated Memorial Day with our Members by having a delicious holiday picnic. As with every Memorial Day, it was bittersweet; we celebrate those who gave us our freedoms, but we mourn the ultimate sacrifice they made.
Big Mike and St. Mary's donated burgers and brats, and one of our volunteers made home made strawberry cake. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who made this possible for our Members!
At ROTB, we are blessed to have a community of Repairers willing to help out whenever they can. Carolyn Weber and Dream Bikes are no exception.
Their goal is to donate 500-600 bikes to local charities in 2021, and ROTB was a lucky recipient of 13 of those bikes on 2-27-21. In addition to collecting and refurbishing the used bikes, they also provided 5 Masterlock bike locks, and Masterlock plans on donating more.
The vast majority of our homeless have no transportation other than their legs, and so donations such as these are extremely welcome to our community.
Thank you so much to Carolyn Weber and Dream Bikes, and for anyone wishing to donate a bike to them, they are located on the corner of MLK Drive and North.
Special thanks to Weyco and Stan's Footwear who answered our call for help and provided us with over 100 warm winter boots for our Members!
Did you know that Stan's has started its Share-A-Pair shoe drive?
It’s Share a Pair at @Stansfitforyourfeet and we are excited to announce that Repairers of the Breach will be receiving some of the new socks and new or gently used shoes, sneakers and boots collected this year! Donate now through the end of Feb at any Stan’s or New Balance Milwaukee location or Shop online! Donate new socks and new or gently shoes to Stan’s Fit For Your Feet in Glendale, Brookfield or Greenfield or New Balance Milwaukee in Greenfield or Brookfield. BONUS, you’ll receive a coupon for $10 off regular price men’s and women's shoes valid through the end of February at any Stan’s or New Balance Milwaukee location. You’ll also be able to round up your purchases to benefit our organization. #StansShares
For more details visit www.stansfootwear.com/shareapair
Thank you for your generosity!
And the winner is? ...MLK day, of course! Thanks to Alpha Kappa Alpha's generous meal donation, our Members celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's day on a full stomach!
Granted, some changes had to be made. Because of COVID-19, for example, our Members were spread around the entire building, to allow for social distancing. Lunch was served in to-go container, and the biggest change: our friends at Alpha Kappa Alpha were unable to hang out with us and help serve the food.
They were here in spirit, though, and we truly are thankful for their 19th year of generosity.
Thank you for being Repairers of the Breach!
We had a busy day here at Repairers of the Breach. Not only was it breast exam day, but MSOE donated hygiene kits and other items to our Members. Thank you, Nursing outreach group NU3600! You are truly Repairers of the Breach!
A big thank you to Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Ministry, because the youth group HAND MADE warm fleece blankets for our Members!
Thank you for being Repairers of the Breach!
Despite that horrible COVID-19 pandemic, we have a lot to be thankful for this year. For instance, the Herker family, in association with Advent Lutheran, donated 300 sleeping bags to us this year. These selfless people have been keeping the homeless warm for 16 years now!
In addition, this year's Thanksgiving Feast has been sponsored by: A. Chavis Transportation, Ayesha Love Collection, Big Daddy's Barbeque, DJRC Entertainment, Hey Puddin, Taste Kitchen and Cocktails, and the Smoke House.
We are thankful for all our volunteers, staff, donors, and Members.
From all of us, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday!
Thank you once again, to Hydrate the Homeless. They have been crucial in ensuring our Members stay hydrated, especially for COVID-19 safety. You are truly Repairers of the Breach!
Thanks to Carol Ryan & volunteers, this year's rummage sale was another success. Household items were among the goodies that were very affordable. Actually, they were all the same price... free! Thank you for making our Members' day a little brighter.
Ethan, of troop 530, has organized a clothing drive for us! He sent out over 1,000 flyers in his neighborhood, and, using his leadership skills, created an assembly line of volunteers to sort, fold, and package men's and women's clothing!
Thank you for all your hard work, Ethan!