Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CCR CHARITY FOR 2016-2017: Project Rome - Tiburtina Tuesdays

Started in early 2015 by British expat Mary Stuart-Miller after an initial volunteer experience with a local Roman charity left her feeling she could do a lot more for the homeless and refugees by taking action more directly, “Tiburtina Tuesdays” became a weekly opportunity to bring fresh, hot meals to those most in need. Along with chef and formerly homeless fellow expat Steven Barnes, Mary has since expanded it into a larger “Project Rome” charity to also provide clothes, shoes, bags and bedding to Rome's poor and disadvantaged  -- not to mention the comfort of a friendly face and warm embrace.

This year the CCR has chosen this local, multi-national initiative to support as its 2016-2017 Season charity. We’ll be heading out on a “Tiburtina Tuesday” to lend a hand, we’re going to collect food, clothing and other supplies, and we hope to raise plenty of funds for this wonderful project. Have you always wanted to help more directly and give back to the Roman community? Here’s the perfect opportunity.