Mar 1, 2023


RSVP today to our first-ever Doing the Most Good Appreciation Dinner! This dinner will give us an opportunity to formally thank supporters who have helped achieve our mission over the last year.

It takes an Army to provide food, clothing, and shelter to the people of Memphis and the Mid-South. You have marched alongside us to do just that. Whether you gave time or gave donations, we want to let you know that we appreciate you!

Join us Thursday, April 27th at 6 pm at Kroc Memphis for a night of food and fellowship. The night will feature testimonials from former clients and long-time volunteers. You'll also get the chance to learn about new volunteer opportunities planned for this year.

Be on the lookout for future email updates!


There are several reasons why a woman and her child walk into The Purdue Center of Hope on any given day. They could be experiencing chronic homelessness, going through a recent job loss, escaping domestic violence, or fighting to overcome addiction. Every woman and every family has a unique story that leads them to our shelter. Their needs don't wait until the holiday season, and neither do our services.

We provide for basic needs, counseling, financial literacy, parenting classes, youth tutoring, and so much more. We also provide the gift of time, because we know that overcoming life's challenges won't happen in a day. Reaching true stability takes time. And our goal is to help women and children achieve self-sufficiency and end generational cycles.

Renewal Place is a two-year program which strives to keep mothers and their children together while they work towards sobriety. Our New Directions Program serves women and children experiencing chronic homelessness and allows them to seek shelter at The Purdue Center of Hope for up to one year. Our Single Women's Residence serves women experiencing homelessness who are unaccompanied by children.

The Purdue Center also provides youth development each day, and in the summer months, gives youth access to enriching summer activities through Camp Hope and Camp Paradise Valley.

When the holiday season ends, we remind Memphis and the Mid-South that need knows no season. On May 18th, we will have a Kettle365 Day of Giving. We will once again hold our Kettle365 Telethon raising funds that will go towards our services in the summer months. We are calling on our dedicated volunteers to assist with planning and answering phones on the Kettle365 Day of Giving. You can sign up to volunteer here.



The second month of the year has come to a close, and the families in need in Memphis and the Mid-South have felt your love.

In February, The Purdue Center of Hope served 40 women and children in our Emergency Family Shelter, 25 women in our overnight emergency shelter, 28 women and children in our long-term Renewal Place Family Residence for addiction recovery, 19 women in our Single Women's Residence, and we served 9,597 meals.

Be on the lookout for opportunities to partner with us throughout the year to keep the momentum going!


Mobile Canteen Outing - March 22 & 29

We are so excited to get our Mobile Canteen back out in the community! We are in need of volunteers to help us bless communities with a good meal.

Volunteer Appreciation Week - April 13-22

During this week, we highlight individuals and groups who volunteer throughout the year for The Salvation Army of Memphis and the Mid-South.

Doing the Most Good Dinner - April 27

Invited guests will be recognized for their support of The Salvation Army and its mission to Do the Most Good. Be on the look out for your invitation soon!

National Salvation Army Week - May 15-19

Be on the lookout for events that highlight the services The Salvation Army provides year-round.

Kettle365 Telethon/Day of Giving - May 18

The Salvation Army's annual telethon fundraiser is held each spring to highlight our year-round services and raise funds for summer programming.

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