In partnership with The Book Works, South Louisville Community Ministries is opening a used bookstore. Picture books to the ceiling, deep-red area rugs, comfortable seats by the window, a children's corner, local art and hot tea always waiting for you. This volunteer-powered social enterprise will serve the community in multiple ways. Here are just a few:
1) Positive and Intentional Community Development
A long-time vacant building is now being developed with our marginalized neighbors in mind while circulating money in the neighborhood!
2) Generated Income for Emergency Assistance to Families in Crisis
We have to turn away more than half of our families who are facing housing and food insecurity. Every book bought will be put toward getting them back on their feet!
3) Social Inclusion for *ALL* Neighbors
Did you know that social isolation and loneliness can be harder on your health than smoking two packs a day? The Rosewater will be a place for neighbors to meet and value our neighbors.
4) Workforce Training for Neighbors Facing Barriers to Employment
If you've been out of the workforce for some time, it can be intimidating and sometimes impossible to get back into a job. This flexible, welcoming work environment will help trainees get back into the swing of things.
All donors will be invited to The Rosewater's Grand Opening on Friday, December 6th at 7PM.