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Parson's Porch & Book Publishing is a book publishing company with a double focus.  We focus on the needs of creative writers who need a professional publisher to get their work to market, & we also focus on the needs of others by sharing our profits with those who struggle to meet their basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and safety.

The Homeless and Displaced

We follow the teachings of Jesus in all we do at Parson's Porch. We believe that if we do not care for the "least of these" in a practical and daily way, we have failed as human beings and any success as a publisher is woefully inadequate. We support the work of New Life Community Kitchen, The Salvation Army, and the Cleveland Emergency Shelter. 

The following list reflects the type of items we buy each month for the homeless and displaced people in Cleveland, Tennessee:

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Hygiene

   shampoo
   conditioner
   soap
   deodorant
   lip balm
   lotion
   wash cloth
   floss
   toothbrush
   toothpaste
   mouthwash
   hair brushes
   laundry soap detergent
   facial tissues
   anti-bacterial wipes
   disposable razors
   cotton swabs
   toilet paper
   quarters for laundry
 

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Clothing

   men's cotton crew socks
   cotton socks - children
   adult t-shirts
   children's t-shirts
   baseball caps
   warm scarves
   knit hats
   gloves
   fingerless gloves

Comfort/Extras

   first class postage stamps
   notepads/envelopes
   pens
   crayons
   coloring or activity books
   small stuffed animals
   small, safe toys
   hand warmers
   bandanna
   Bottled water
   Ziplock bags

 

   

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Food

   bottled water
   fruit juice
   cheese & crackers
   tuna kits
   cereal bars
   pull-top canned fruit or vegetables
   pull-top pasta or chili, 
   fruit cups
   fruit snacks
   cookies

Meals

Hot meals are served each day of the week at the Community Kitchen, Salvation Army and the Emergency Shelter. 

Daily showers and weekly laundry services are provided by the Salvation Army.

Shelter is provided each night for the homeless, including women and children.

Parson's Porch & Book Publishing is a book publishing company with a double focus.  We focus on the needs of creative writers who need a professional publisher to get their work to market, & we also focus on the needs of others by sharing our profits with those who struggle to meet their basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and safety.