Interfaith Hospitality Network News – April 11, 2017

 

The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with religious congregations to provide shelter to homeless families. 

The next opportunity for the UUCW to host at the IHN is May 14 – 20, 2017.   Please help by providing your time, a little energy, and/or maybe a few dollars for groceries.  UUCW has committed to providing dinner and overnight hosts and $300 for the week’s groceries.

We ask hosts to arrive at 91 June Street by 5:45 to sit down to dinner made by the families.  This is a time to converse, play with the children, and just be available for support.  We ask the overnight hosts to arrive at 8:00 to take over for the dinner hosts.  Overnight hosts converse with the family, play with the children, and just be available for support and are provided a cot in a private room to sleep on.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to volunteer in this capacity, I encourage you to.  Look for the sign up chart in Fellowship Hall.  In addition, you may also make a grocery contribution with cash, check or click HERE for a Simplegive contribution.

In addition, beginning Sunday, April 23 and during May, we will be collecting shoes for funds2.org.  Funds2.org recycles & sells gently used shoes and proceeds will benefit IHN.

One more thing, on Sunday, May 21, the Central Mass Housing Alliance is sponsoring the 32nd Walk for the Homeless.  Information can be found in fellowship hall.  Please join UUCW and other folks raise funds and awareness for homelessness and join us after the Walk for a cookout and music by the popular Chuck and Mud band.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or to sign up and thank you for your support!