June 2022 Newsletter

Who Put a Knife in Your Basketball?

Twice a year, Eddie Deen comes out to Soul’s Harbor to teach his month-long cognitive class, “Owner of the Brain.” Eddie uses many props during his presentation. One of those props is a fully inflated basketball that he is holding in the picture above. Eddie takes a very sharp knife and stabs the basketball. Then, he talks about people or organizations that can deflate our spirit (basketball). This could be a parent, teacher, church, job, or many other sources. If it happens at an early age, the person’s self-esteem can dramatically be altered for their entire life. Eddie’s class helps our homeless men to recognize when the basketball (spirit) was deflated and how to heal the wound and place air back into the basketball. One of my other favorite analogies that Eddie uses, is the “trail horse” vs “the cutting horse.” Some of our schools and workplaces do not want innovative thought leadership but want a “trail horse” mentality to follow the same path that everyone follows with the same ugly scenery. Eddie suggests that we must be more like “cutting horses” by showing leadership and creativity. Cutting horses must separate a single cow from a herd of cattle. Eddie uses videos like the one below to show how a cutting horse works:

This intellectual seminar is part of the Soul’s Harbor holistic approach to substance abuse recovery. A side benefit is that Eddie brings his world-famous barbeque and feeds our 60+ guys.

Thank you, Eddie, for coming out to Soul’s Harbor since 2009!!!

Article Furniture – Every Saturday

For the last 5 years, we have been fortunate enough to receive donations from Article. Article sells furniture directly through the internet – no middlemen. Article delivers beautifully designed modern furniture, with outstanding attention to detail, at fair prices. We deliver a truck load of Article furniture every Saturday morning to our new Waxahachie store (3280 North Highway 77). Our store is open from 9 AM until 7 PM on Saturday. Check out Article’s fine furniture at article.com. Make sure you get to our Waxahachie store on Saturday morning before the furniture is gone.

Thank you, Article!

We need your help…

Soul’s Harbor homeless shelter is supported solely by our four thrift stores. You can donate your household items via phone (972-286-1940) or our “Household Donation Request Form” page. We also take automobiles “Vehicle Donation Request Form“. So if you have old clothes, furniture, appliances, household items, or even a car to donate to Soul’s Harbor, either fill out our online form or call our dispatch office at 972-286-1940. Our dispatch office is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

We are sustained solely through our four thrift store sales. We rely on your donated items to support our shelter. At Soul’s Harbor, we would like to thank all our customers that donate their items and also our thrift store customers. Because without our customers, there would be no Soul’s Harbor.

Thank you and God Bless.
Brent Sig
Brent Burmaster
Executive Director of Soul’s Harbor Homeless Shelter

For information regarding intake/admission into our recovery facility, please contact:

Dispatch Representative
Soul’s Harbor, Inc.
13134 Nile Drive
Dallas, Texas 75253
972.286.5282 Fax

Soul’s Harbor Substance Abuse Program Questions and Intake
Please contact our intake Manager
Cell number 214-663-9684

New Online Donation Processing:
Soul’s Harbor, Inc.
13134 Nile Drive
Dallas, Texas 75253
972.286.5282 Fax

Soul’s Harbor can now provide the convenience of taking your donation request online. Just follow the link to our online “Household Donation Request Form”. We are also now taking vehicle donations and have an online donation processing form for this too. “Vehicle Donation Request Form”

To help Soul’s Harbor financially you can donate by clicking the donate button.

Thank you so much for your financial consideration. Note, your tax-deductible contributions may also be submitted through PayPal to donate@soulsharbordallas.org.*Please note: Users of Internet Explorer 8 and above may experience difficulties with our PayPal “Donate” button. Please access PayPal directly to make a financial contribution to Soul’s Harbor, Inc. Thank you!