April 2019 Meetup

By Debbie Fry | Meetup

Apr 14

At the April Meetup...

Mr. Dan Kiniry of the Tiny Hope Village spoke to us about reducing homelessness in Bryan/College Station.

Tiny Hope Village Project | Dan Kiniry

A Real Grass Roots Story

An Aggie, who stayed around Byan/College Station after graduating and started a career and a family here, Dan Kiniry gave his story of wanting to serve the poor and needy he’d encountered, starting with a few home cooked casseroles he and a buddy prepared at home and carried to a park to share with some homeless friends. They were faithful in doing this every Sunday, and the gatherings grew.

Ten years later, the gathering continues every Sunday under the shelter at Neal Park in Bryan with “regulars”, friends, Neal Park neighbors, visitors - collectively known as Pilgrims in the Park Everyone is welcome, and there has rarely been a time when there wasn’t plenty of food to pass and enjoy.

From this has grown the concept of establishing a cooperative community of tiny homes on a property of several acres whereby some of the problem of homelessness could be reduced. This idea of Tiny Hope Village has grown in support and is now a 501c3 non-profit charity with a Board of Directors and an imminent goal of raising funds for the purchase of land for the Village.

Update from Tiny Hope Village Executive Director, Dan Kiniry

“After consulting with some real estate professionals it looks like $50,000. is a reasonable goal for being able to purchase five acres of land, and we are right now closing in on $32,000, so we need some help in getting there.”

Groups or individuals giving amounts that taken together add up to $1000 will be acknowledged as part of Tiny Hope Village Founders’ Circle. Donations of any amount will be very gratefully received, and can be made via the website

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Meetup Details

When: Sunday, April 14th from 2:00 – 4:00
Where: Christian Science Reading Room
201 Boyett, College Station

Guest speaker will be Mr. Dan Kiniry of the Tiny Hope Village Project, telling his story of the Project’s beginnings growing out of Pilgrims in the Park Sunday potluck get-togethers for the homeless and needy which he initiated 10 years ago.

Announcements will precede the Program.

Please RSVP on the Meetup Site or by email as there will be refreshments!


Christian Science Society
201 Boyett Street College Station, TX 77840
Park behind the church and come to the Reading Room.

About the Author

Transplanted Mid-Westerner and former public school teacher, Debbie's interests include social and global community issues, spirituality, education, and travel. She volunteers regularly in several local social service organizations including being a CASA (Court-appointed Special Advocate) for Brazos Valley Voices for Children.