2404 Kirby Road
Memphis, TN 38119

Room In The Inn

Room in the Inn is a program in Memphis that sets up winter shelters for the homeless in our community through local churches.

We at Emmanuel are excited to be one of several congregations in Memphis that offers Room In The Inn, providing dinner and breakfast; and a warm, safe place to sleep for the homeless in Memphis one night a week during the coldest winter months.room in the inn logo

Emmanuel hosts RITI every Saturday night / Sunday morning beginning November 4, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

We need your help to make this mission a success, so please consider signing up for any number of the volunteer opportunities listed below. You may sign up as an individual or as a group (Sunday school class, men’s club, Bible study, youth group, confirmands, school group, etc). Room In The Inn is a mission in which people of all ages can get involved and make a difference!

Contact Jackie Spear with any additional questions or assistance in signing up at jspear@emmanuelmemphis.org or 901-754-6548.

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ROOM IN THE INN Volunteer Sign Up links:


RITI Current Needs

Amazon Wish List – We have a new Amazon wish list for Room in the Inn that includes necessities for our guests such as undergarments, socks, gloves, scarves, hand warmers, backpacks and much more.  All purchases are shipped to Emmanuel.

If you have contacts in the corporate world, retail, and/or food services areas, RITI has a donation letter for soliciting donations available in the church office.  Please contact Jackie at jspear@emmanuelmemphis.org for more information.

General Information & Guidelines for Volunteers

Emmanuel Gymnasium Setup Map

Kroger Community Rewards – enroll your card to benefit RITI

Reasons for Room In the Inn:

– 37,000 homeless people die each year.
– Most die due to complications arising from inadequate shelter.
– Many freeze to death each winter.
– Churches are empty and warm every night.
– We’re trying to change this…

Here’s a great article by the author, Ann Patchett, about the founder of Room in the Inn, Charlie Strobel.

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