TinyUrbanKitchen.com: An Enormous Helping of Support
When Jennifer Che (far left) visited the Mission's Friday night service to perform with her a capella singing group, she never expected to be so deeply moved. She saw firsthand the healing impact of faith on homeless women and men in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
"We came hoping to bless the residents with our music." said Jennifer. "Instead, we came away even more blessed by them. We were amazed by how these people's lives had been so radically transformed through the work of Boston Rescue Mission."
That experience of mutual blessings was a seed that blossomed into a beautiful relationship. Jennifer returned to sing at church services and to lift up our guests at this year's Day of Thanks celebration. See Boston Found's uplifting performance for yourself!
And, since food is another hobby of hers, Jennifer brought her church group in to serve delicious roasted bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin to residents and guests.
And she did so much more.
When Jennifer's food blog Tiny Urban Kitchen won the $10,000 grand prize in an international competition, Jennifer knew that those winnings could help a lot of hungry and desperate people in need. She pledged to donate every penny to the work of feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and guiding women and men out of addiction and toward self-sufficiency.
And then she went even further.
Jennifer blogged about her Mission experiences, from the introduction to the house to cooking for 150 people, to success stories from Billy and Anthony, and gently encouraged readers to support the Mission's critical work in downtown Boston. From the worldwide reader base of Tiny Urban Kitchen came over $3,700! Clearly Jennifer's storytelling talents inspire more than just good cooking!