Daybreak Capital Campaign Launches
Depaul USA is developing a new day/resource center called Daybreak to help homeless people in Macon, Georgia, USA. On November 15th more than 150 supporters in Macon joined Capital Campaign Chair Karla Redding-Andrews, Depaul International Group Chief Executive Mark McGreevy, Depaul USA Executive Director Charles Levesque, Daybreak Director Sister Elizabeth Greim, DC, City Councilman Larry Schlesinger, and Mayor Robert Reichert to launch the Daybreak Capital Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise $175,000 to purchase and undertake an initial rehab of Daybreak's new home: the 6,000 square foot warehouse at 174 Walnut Street. The campaign will target individuals, Macon's youth, local businesses, and philanthropic organizations. Macon's three television stations, its newspaper, and the local NPR affiliate all covered the launch ceremony.
At the end of the ceremony, Roosevelt Rowland, a local homeless man told the Macon Telegraph, "The center itself will be an extraordinary venture for Middle Georgia because it will provide a lot of care for people who don't normally have doors open for them."
On the day after Thanksgiving, November 25th, 'Daybreak' hosted its first program: a community dinner sponsored by Come to the Fountain, a relationship and feeding program and a Depaul USA partner in Macon. Over 20 volunteers staffed the dinner, which was attended by more than 120 people.