Who Are We?
CHARIS Chocolates is an entrepreneurial venture of City Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization providing social services in northeast Florida (http://www.crmjax.org). All net proceeds go directly to help the hungry, hurting, homeless and addicted. City Rescue Mission provides life transformation through and hope, healing and change for desperate and destitute people. We move people from human suffering to human flourishing through hot nutritious meals, safe shelter, residential drug treatment, life skills, workforce development, transitional housing, and aftercare.
Our services are holistic and include not only, housing, nutritious meals, treatment, and job readiness, but also in-house medical and dental clinics run by volunteer doctors and dentists and partnerships with local colleges and universities for internships. Since we help the whole person, our spiritual guidance leads towards life transformation. And, by providing viable livelihoods to underserved populations this ensures their sustainability, reduces recidivism and benefits society.
City Rescue Mission was established in 1946 to help the homeless and hungry. In the 1970s services expanded to provide residential drug and alcohol treatment services. These services have continued to grow, and today, with the drug epidemic, many need our help more than ever. Any product you purchase supports our social cause in fighting poverty, hunger and addiction.
Our name CHARIS, is Greek for grace, which means gratitude, unearned kindness, and a free gift and undeserved from God. We operate our Mission on the Grace Model and believe that as each of us is given grace, we are to intern give grace to our fellow man.