Teresa’s light shines with every determined step she takes in her worn out slip-resistant sneakers, whether she's eagerly learning a slew of new kitchen skills or patiently teaching other women on our team one of the many skills she’s mastered.
In fact, just yesterday she graciously represented the best of Carroll’s Kitchen before an audience of journalists, bloggers, and news cameras. ➡️ Watch our Facebook live sneak peekof our Morgan Street Food Hall space!
When Teresa joined our team in September she had just left prison and wasn’t sure what her future would look like without a job. Soon enough, with a referral from Redirection NC, she joined us at 19 East Martin and we can't imagine life without her.
The world needs to know more women like Teresa. Women who empower other women to be their best selves in every moment.
And that’s what our second location at Morgan Street Food Hall is all about - empowering and employing even more women leaving homelessness or incarceration. Our food hall operation will grow our job training team by more than 50% and offer untold opportunities for women like Teresa to share their story.
Upfitting our space in the food hall has a price tag of $150,000 and we'll need your help to fill the gaps. Our biggest bills will include:
$52,000 - upfit and equipment (think commercial oven, hood system, worktables, etc.)
$20,000 - training and staffing
$15,000 - van for delivering catering orders
Will you help us launch our second location so we can empower more women to live like all things are possible?
It's been an honor to work (and walk) alongside you in year one. Let's continue to move our mission forward and bring hope to women leaving homelessness and incarceration.
In this weary world, rejoice with us over the coming weeks as we share our stories of hope.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn...
Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
- O Holy Night