Independence Day Celebration despite the rain!

bearded man with camo & chips

Independence Day guest

On July 4th, you helped serve hundreds of patriotic picnic meals to those in our community who have little or nothing. Despite the rainy weather, the celebration went off without a hitch and even included a Healthy Hearts Fair to better educate people on healthy habits. Thank you for making the day enjoyable for so many!



You can provide back-to-school supplies for kids!

Boys with backpacks 2

Thank you for our backpacks!

Disadvantaged children in our community will again greatly appreciate a filled backpack to start the school year. As you know, many families struggle to provide these essentials for their children.

With your partnership, last year Capital City Rescue Mission gave 500 children filled backpacks without charge. Thank you for your help!

We need your help again to provide school supplies to fill the backpacks. What better way to help a child begin the school year than to get him set up for success!

Please bring school supplies to the front desk of the Mission by August 10th (259 S Pearl St, Albany).  For more information, contact Mandy at 462-0459 x 255 or

Here is a school supply shopping list to get you started:
Printable Version (PDF)

  • 2-pocket folders
  • 3-ring binders
  • Wide-ruled loose-leaf paper
  • Colored pencils & crayons
  • Elmer’s glue & glue sticks
  • Erasers (all types)
  • Markers (all types)
  • Notebooks (marble & spiral)
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencil cases
  • Pencils/pens
  • Rulers
  • Scissors (rounded tip)

Thank you for short term shelter…

Angela - shelter woman

Thank you for sheltering me!

The Mission’s pilot program to shelter women this winter accommodated six women each night.

Angela recounts, “I had nowhere else to turn, but was welcomed here when I needed shelter this winter. Being up all night at the bus stop or hospital waiting room was scary and exhausting.”

Angela now has housing and hope. Thank you for your compassion!