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2016 Annual Report

Click Here to view a printable copy of the annual report.

Spring Warehouse Sale – March 2nd and 3rd

GREETINGS TRM Patrons!!! Our SPRING WAREHOUSE SALE is: Thurs/Fri March 2 & 3 7AM-3PM At 206 NW Norris COME PREPARED TO LOAD and HAUL ALL ITEMS, INCLUDING FURNITURE, AT TIME OF PURCHASE. NO HOLDING or NO FUTURE PICK-UPS. Please note that this year we will not have monthly warehouse sales but only as needed. Please…read the rest

What Does Love Look Like?

Click the link below to view a video where TRM staff put their definitions of what love looks like, into words. View the Video!

I won’t trade this job for anything!

USD 501 Teacher Pat Mahoney teaches at the Topeka Rescue Mission classroom at the Hope Center. In an interview with the Topeka Capitol Journal reporter Angela Deines she says: Believing strongly that “every moment spent with a child is not a wasted moment,” Mahoney said “every moment is a teachable moment,” with a child. “I…read the rest



When most of us think about the date of April 15, our stomachs begin to churn if we have yet to file our income taxes. However, if we run the clock back 104 years earlier to the year 1912, we remember a very different April 15. In the early morning hours on its maiden voyage…read the rest


You’re Invited! Start your NOTO First Friday festivities at the Topeka Rescue Mission Children’s Palace on Friday January 6th at 601 NW Harrison Street, Topeka, Kansas. The event will begin at 4:30 PM with a ribbon cutting and dedication, followed by an open house till 7:30 PM. If you have any questions you can contact…read the rest

Christmas Thanks


Each year starting in November, the Topeka Rescue Mission begins to shift in new directions as preparations for the Christmas season begin. The first huge undertaking is the transformation of a warehouse, typically set up for monthly sales and storage, into a magical gift shop where individuals living in poverty and homelessness can come and…read the rest

The Best Christmas

Click the image in this post below to hear Barry Feaker tell a story from his book “In Darkness A Light Still Shines” entitled “The Best Christmas”.  

Daddy, Can I Help?


I remember when I was a small boy watching my dad working on various projects around the home. He was a police officer by profession, but multi-gifted at fixing just about everything. More often than not, my curiosity got the best of me and I found myself right in the middle of whatever he was…read the rest

Thank YOU!


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 11th Annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Rescue Run! Race results and photos can be found at  

Gifts for the Givers In Your Life


With God’s continuing guidance and your generosity the Topeka Rescue Mission has been able to continue in this ministry of caring for the least of our brothers and sisters for more than 60 years. We are so blessed to have an army of wonderful volunteers and donors without whom we would not be able to…read the rest

Community Thanksgiving


Every year, the Topeka Rescue Mission partners with the Community Thanksgiving Dinner which takes place annually at Ag Hall of the Kansas ExpoCenter. Mission guests receive free transportation to the event, a free Thanksgiving feast and the opportunity to fellowship with individuals and families throughout the community. A wonderful feeling of “family” exists and countless…read the rest

There’s Still Time


2016 Miracle on Kansas Ave. Rescue Run brought to you by Today’s Dentistry There is still time to register and join us for the 11th Annual Rescue Run! This festive 5K run – 1.5 mile walk takes place just before the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Christmas parade. Since you’ll be leading the parade, you’ll receive…read the rest

Big Community Playground Build


BIG COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND BUILD The Big Playground Build has been rescheduled for next week October 24th-29th! We need 20 volunteers Tuesday and Wednesday morning and afternoon shifts. Also, we still need a few volunteers Thursday, October 27th – Saturday, October 29th. Below are the shifts that are available. To sign up call 357-4285 or email…read the rest

Topeka Rescue Mission Children’s Palace: THE BIG PICTURE


You’ve been hearing for many months about the Children’s Palace and the construction progress that has been taking place. Perhaps the question has crossed your mind: Why does a homeless shelter feel like they need to build such an elaborate place? It is our hope that through this publication, not only will that question be…read the rest

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Rescue Run


2016 Miracle on Kansas Ave. Rescue Run brought to you by Today’s Dentistry The 11th Annual Rescue Run is just a month away! JOIN US SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH FOR A 5K RUN – 1.5 MILE WALK. Since you’ll be leading the parade, you’ll receive glow items in your packet and you’re encouraged to wear numerous…read the rest

What Does It Take for Transformation

The ministry of the Topeka Rescue Mission has, for decades, been there for tens of thousands of people who, for a time in their life, had nowhere to turn. This month’s report examines two questions: 1. What is the Topeka Rescue Mission today compared to when it first began? 2. Why has the Mission gone…read the rest

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Rescue Run

2016 Miracle on Kansas Ave. Rescue Run brought to you by Today’s Dentistry 5K Run – 1.5 Mile Walk Saturday, November 26th Registration and more information available at

THANK YOU! Back to School Distribution

We are grateful for the outpouring of support given which made the Annual Back-to-School Distribution a success! Hundreds of backpacks were distributed, representing children who have now entered the school year filled with greater confidence and needed supplies.  

Back to School


It’s time to prepare for back to school and that means the annual Topeka Rescue Mission Back to School Distribution. Backpacks, colored pencils, pencil boxes, composition books are just a few of the items children will need this year. The average cost to purchase the school supplies needed for just one child is about $100.…read the rest



Three years ago, the Mission developed NET Reach, a ministry division which aids in efforts to empower and transform communities while preventing homelessness. Our first initiative began in the Highland Crest community of Topeka and has since grown to include a number of programs for children and adults through Hi-Crest NET. The Oakland Christian Church…read the rest

In Darkness a Light Still Shines….for Kids – Sneak Peek


Copies of “In Darkness, a Light Still Shines … for Kids!” are available for purchase at the Mission’s Thrift Store (1312 N Kansas Avenue), LifeWay Christian Bookstore (Topeka), Barnes and Noble (Topeka), Straight Water (1023 SW Gage), and  Proceeds support the Topeka Rescue Mission Children’s Palace. CHAPTER FOUR: “The Beginnings of Rescue” But…read the rest

CHILDREN’S PALACE: Update and Invitation


Though opening day has not yet been confirmed, we are closer than ever to opening the doors of the Palace! The overall vision of the Children’s Palace is to provide a safe, educational atmosphere for children under the age of six to receive care and love while residing at the Topeka Rescue Mission. We believe…read the rest

SUMMER HAPPENINGS within Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries


To get involved or learn more about any of these events, please contact our volunteer department at 785-354-1744-x393 email or sign-up online at Dare to Grow Summer Program: Hi-Crest NET Reach and Doxazo will be working together this June and July to reach children aged 0-18 living in the Hi-Crest community. Monday through…read the rest