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Jason Had 3 Shoes. God Gave Him 3 Stores.

Jun 14, 2017 4:11:40 PM

In the Business of Giving Back


Jason McSteen gives where he does business.

Looking at him today – married, prosperous, the owner of a successful furniture business with three stores – you might not suspect that a little over four years ago Jason McSteen was homeless. That’s exactly why he named his store “16 Cents, 3 Shoes & 5 Socks.” Those were his sole possessions when he walked through the east door of the Union Gospel Mission on December 1, 2012, and he doesn’t ever want to forget.

5 Ways Businesses Can Partner with UGM

Nov 18, 2016 3:18:35 PM

What difference can local businesses make in the charitable arena? Here are 5 ways businesses have partnered with UGM to help the homeless.