99 for the 1

Hi, Tribe! Today we’re shining a light on 99 for the 1.

Card written by a middle school student to give to the homeless! 

Card written by a middle school student to give to the homeless! 

On August 19th, from 2 -4pm, the Compassion Cards community will get together to write some cards for the homeless. These cards are facilitated through one of our partner organizations, 99 for the 1. Can we just say, we LOVE 99 for the 1! We began partnering with them earlier this year to supply encouraging cards for the people they encounter in their outreach efforts. Before you come out to create these meaningful cards with us, we want to give you a glimpse into 99 for the 1, and the incredible work they do to serve our homeless population here in the Tidewater area.  



99 for the 1 is a 501 (c)(3) organization that exists to meet the needs of the homeless in our community. Something different (and absolutely incredible) about 99 for the 1 is that they meet the homeless right where they’re at. They have bold and beautiful trucks to take to the streets, and these trucks are equipped with showers, hygiene items, food, and so much more. Each truck is painted vibrantly, and most beautifully, and we love the very unique aspect that these trucks provide for their homeless ministry!

Their mobility allows them to minister to the homeless population in such a personal way, and we love that! Sometimes, local hair dressers will even partner with 99 for the 1 to offer haircuts/trims to the homeless! What a special gift that is! In a world where the homeless are atrociously marginalized, looked away from, and ignored, it makes us so proud to be a part of a community that truly cares, and wants to come alongside these beautiful humans to make a difference!

We've learned from 99 for the 1 that it doesn't take a lot to make a difference for someone else. Something as simple as offering a haircut, a hot meal, or a shower, can change someone's entire day, yet it's these same things that we all take for granted every single day.

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Here at Compassion Cards, we know how special handwritten notes can be, but they are especially meaningful to those in society who are so often cast-off. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to receive a word, speaking to their beauty and value as human beings. We are looking forward to working with you all, this Sunday, doing just that for our homeless neighbors!

Aside from writing cards with us, there are several ways you can give back to 99 for the 1! Click here to learn more about how you can link arms with this wonderful organization! You can also follow 99 for the 1 on their Facebook page! 

So, we'll see you this Sunday, from 2-4pm, at 1457 Battlefield Boulevard South, Chesapeake, VA 23322, to get to work on some love for the homeless! Questions? Send us an email to info@compassioncards.org

Jordan DiFernando