We invite you to watch the movie with some of our staff on the opening night of "Same Kind of Different as Me" and to hear Jim speak about the work we do at the Mission. Location TBD. Contact Wendy B at 610-740-5500 x322 for more info....
A dangerous, homeless drifter
who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery.
An upscale art dealer
accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel.
A gutsy woman
with a stubborn dream.
A story so incredible
no novelist would dare dream it.
It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana... and an East Texas honky-tonk... and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda... an upscale New York Gallery... a downtown dumpster... a Texas ranch. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.
This movie has some big star power: Oscar-winners Renee Zellweger and Jon Voigt, Oscar-Nominees Greg Kinnear and Djimon Hounsou. Planning a date-night to the movies? Just enjoy some heartwarming entertainment? We have the movie for you!
Based on the New York Times Bestselling book "Same Kind of Different as Me." Purchase here link to (Amazon Smiles for Allentown Rescue MIssion). This movie has some big star power: Oscar-winners Renee Zellweger and Jon Voigt, Oscar-Nominees Greg Kinnear and Djimon Hounsou.
This story is so compelling because there is something for nearly everyone to grab a hold of and understand. We hope that people begin to understand the issues that ARM and our guests deal with every day and to remember that we are all human. We dream that it inspires a whole new level of charity!
On a given, night:
- Approximately 549,928 people in American are homeless
- Approximately 702 people in the Lehigh Valley are homeless
- 44 years is the age of the average guest at the Allentown Rescue Mission
- Many had homes and lost them to financial hardship
- Many family units with children
- Veterans of war account for 8% of homeless people
Official scheduled release date is set for October 20th 2017.
To learn more about homeless and how you can help, please visit: www.AllentownRescueMission.org/Events
We plan to pre-sell tickets to the showing of this movie - location TBD. Please contact Wendy Benedict. Also be sure to check out the movie trailer located on Youtube.com or click on the link below.