A spirit of Thanksgiving at the Mission

Few things usher in a true spirit of thankfulness like witnessing hundreds of servant hearts fast at work helping provide for those in need, especially during the holidays. This morning offered a beautiful glimpse into such an atmosphere as hundreds of volunteers weaved through the Mission campus and dining hall with hopes of brightening the…

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Drive Away Hunger delivers food in time for the holidays

This morning’s siren and light parade marked the culmination of the 12th annual Drive Away Hunger campaign spearheaded by NorthStar EMS. Each year the organization invites other private ambulance companies in Jefferson County to participate in the food drive, an effort it hopes will make an impact in the lives of those who need it…

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Holiday Placemat Coloring Project Now Underway!

The Mission’s annual Holiday Placemat Coloring project officially kicked off Monday, October 1. Each year, these hand-colored placemats are collected and displayed in the dining halls at the Shepura Men’s Center, Jessie’s Place, and Royal Pines. Participation is easy: simply download the PDF by clicking HERE, print and color the placemat, and then mail it…

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From Addiction to a Changed Life

Weak from Hunger Dwight struggled with addiction to alcohol and according to him was “just surviving, not thriving.”  Alcohol had ended his career as a teacher and he was living off $194 a month in food stamps. “I was just living off of ramen noodles,” he shared.  “I was physically weak,” Dwight said.  “I would donate plasma for…

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God’s Better Plan – Gina’s Story

What can I say? God is great! “My family and I have served at the Jimmie Hale Mission for about 4 years or so. We serve Thanksgiving day and Christmas night. We look forward to our time at the Jimmie Hale Mission each year.  Last Christmas, we arrived during a tornado warning, so we never…

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Project: Placemat

Give back in a fun way for the holidays! Project Placemat is a great way to give back to the men, women and children we serve through decorating holiday placemats with inspirational messages and designs that will be used during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It’s not always easy being in a shelter during the holidays when…

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An Easter Story: Barry’s Resurrected Life

A Life Resurrected “On the evening that I first came to the Jimmie Hale Mission, I rededicated my life to Christ.  Then, I came alive.  I started taking discipleship classes and I restored my relationship with my son and daughter.  By turning my life over to God, wonderful things happened. Freed by the Blood of…

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Fifteen is the Magic Number

Birmingham-area shoppers set a new record in giving! Fifteen was the magic number during the 2015, 15th annual Scan-A-Meal for Missions program conducted by Western Supermarkets.   During the 2015 holiday season, shoppers could elect to add $1.95 to their total to go towards a meal to help feed the men, women and children in our ministries.  This…

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Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc. is a Christian-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which includes a homeless shelter for men, a shelter for women and children, after-school Bible clubs, recovery programs, and three learning centers. This charity is often misspelled Jimmy Hale Mission.

Contact us at
Jimmie Hale Mission, P.O. Box 10472, Birmingham, Alabama 35202, (205) 323-5878
Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc.