A simple relationship-based philanthropy, Bread for the Journey gives small seed grants to people who are involved in positive change within the community. Referred to as "engaged spirituality" by its founder Wayne Mueller, it is a way to help those who help others. Mueller, an ordained minister, therapist and author in New Mexico, started the first chapter with a small group of average citizens who felt called by their concern for their community. Therapists, health workers, and educators joined together one night over a spaghetti dinner and talked about how they might be active in supporting change in their community. They decided to support those who are passionate and excited about improving their communities. Now, there are twenty chapters in the United States who practice neighborhood philanthropy and one of them is in Austin. Learn more at www.breadforthejourney.org
In addition to other projects, the Austin Bread for the Journey chapter has offered small grants to a group of women practicing positive self expression in a prison, to a web based radio program that provides a forum for grass-roots programming, and to a senior program whose members wanted to create a garden sanctuary. Join us to learn more about how Bread for the Journey is making a difference in our community.
Please bring a dish that serves approximately 6-8 people. As usual, we encourage you to bring your own plates, cups and utensils, but our hosts will provide as well. They will also provide water, soft drinks and wine to drink. There are no food or beverage restrictions.
Take MoPac (Loop 1) north from downtown to Spicewood Springs/Anderson Lane. Turn Left (West) onto Spicewood Springs Road.
Once on Spicewood Springs Road: Take first Right onto Ceberry Lane (after Wood Hollow light). Veer left at Yield sign, to continue on Ceberry.
Take first Left onto Chervil Drive. 8008 Chervil Drive is the 5th house on left.
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For public transportation, go to http://www.capmetro.org/riding/schedulesandmaps.asp