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From the Desk of the Executive Director
At TASK, feeding people is just the first step. We also strive to nourish the minds and spirit of those we serve. One of the best parts of this job is watching individuals evolve as they learn and experience new things. It’s amazing how an increase in self-esteem can transform a person. The following are a just a few examples. Read on.
Dennis C. Micai
TASK Success Story: Lisa Horton
As part of TASK’s 30th Anniversary SouperFest celebration, TASK will be releasing a 30th Anniversary Commemorative booklet containing a detailed history of TASK that recognizes former board members and individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to TASK over the years. The booklet will also contain Tales of TASK – inspirational stories of TASK clients who have triumphed.
Check out our newest tale below.
If you are interested in submitting your own “Tale” to TASK, please contact J Steinhauer at Jsteinhauer@trentonsoupkitchen.org.
SHARE visits Dodge Poetry Festival
Last week, the SHARE Project, TASK’s Performing Arts Program, took ten members on a trip to attend the Dodge Poetry Festival-- the largest poetry festival in North America --at the Performing Arts Center in Newark New Jersey.
At the festival, SHARE artists were able to hear/watch readings from famous poets, including Kurtis Lamkin, Dorianne Laux, Taylor Mali, and Thomas Lux. Throughout the day, we also were able to attend a variety of workshops and lectures, meet famous authors, and perform some of our own original poetry.
“This was my favorite trip with SHARE so far”, stated Rayon Cauthen, SHARE artist. “The atmosphere was great, the people were sincere, and the food was good too.
The best part of the day was when we got to read our poetry at the festival during the open readings. I hope we get a chance to do this again.”
Right before the festival ended, the SHARE Project bumped into Trenton Poet/Teacher/Actor and a local celebrity Doc Long who spent some of his time talking with the SHARE Poets. The trip was a huge success and it served as creative inspiration for all.
Caroline Myss Benefit for TASK: “On the Path to Becoming a Congruent Human Being”
On November 16th, five-time best selling author, spiritual teacher and renowned lecturer in human consciousness, Caroline Myss, will give her fourth lecture to benefit the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).
For 30 years, Myss has worked as a medical intuitive, providing individuals with an evaluation of the health of their energetic anatomy system. She specializes in assisting people in understanding the emotional, psychological, and physical reasons why their bodies have developed an illness. This past June, Myss made her fourth appearance as a guest on Oprah Winfrey's television show.
Myss’s lecture title this year will be, “On the Path to Becoming a Congruent Human Being.” She will be speaking at 7:00 PM at the Bart Luedeke Theater at Rider University, located at 2083 Lawrenceville Road in Lawrenceville, NJ. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit TASK. To learn more about this event or to purchase tickets http://www.trentonsoupkitchen.org/myss.
New York Times Best Selling Author Caroline Myss speaks at The College of New Jersey in 2010. Myss will give her fourth benefit lecture on November 16th, at the Bart Luedeke Theater at Rider University.
* "This program is independently owned and operated by TASK. TASK is not affiliated with Rider University."