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Furnish/Decorate a Room for a Homeless Family

Humanitri is a local agency that has a "Homeless to Home Sweet Home" transitional housing program for homeless families. They have 50 homes in the city and county for families moving out of shelters and who are trying to improve their lives. Here's their website: http://humanitri.org/?page_id=211

Let's use our awesome decorating and thrifty-shopping skills to create a comforting, safe space for a family in need! The plan is to collect items so that we can adopt a kitchen in the future when Humanitri has a vacancy. Their “wish list” is below; please comment on this page when you pick up an item so we can keep track of our progress. Additionally, if you have/find items for other rooms, they will gladly accept those too!

Please contact Emily ([masked]) with further questions about “Homeless to Home Sweet Home” and/or our project. Our goal is to collect these items during our holiday shopping, and then organize a Meet-up after New Year’s.

Kitchen:
Table and chairs
Set of pots and pans
Set of frying pans
Dishes – 8 piece set
Glasses – 8 piece set
Silverware – 8 piece set
Kitchen utensils
Dish towels and wash clothes
Pot holders
Baking dishes
Trash Can
Broom and dust pan
Kitchen mop and bucket
Paper towels and holder
Dish soap
Staples: sugar, flour, coffee, tea, salt, pepper, spices,
One week’s worth of groceries

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  • Zync

    Overall went well, just need people to make sure they are updating whether they are going to come or not.
    It's need to require the necessary amount of space.

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    More to come on this! Please contact me if you're still interested/have items to donate!

    March 10, 2013

  • Zync

    I HOPE EVERYONE PASSED THEIR CLOCKS FORWARD AN HOUR. WE ARE UPSTAIRS

    March 10, 2013

  • Zync

    Still at the library

    March 10, 2013

  • Michele Petralia

    I have Fox Theatre tickets or I would have come to the planning meeting. I would like to participate though with the donations and/or setup date when we know what that date will be. Thank you so much.

    March 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll try to still keep everyone updated! Enjoy your show!

      March 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      btw, I went to the NYC Ballet show last night and it's amazing!

      March 10, 2013

  • Sue Coughenour

    Good Morning!

    I have never been able to join any of the gatherings, and I am sorry for that. My heart is in the right place though. Recently I won a whole frozen turkey and will probably never use it, this would be a great way to add to the family. I also have a roaster and a toaster oven and a coffee maker that I would love to give. Are we only collecting things for the kitchen? I have been spring cleaning and have many things that I no longer use that are in good condition. Will this be the only collection time and how would you like the turkey. Depending on when the set up and would love to par-take in that as well. Thank you! Sue

    March 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for your interest, Sue! I believe Humanitri will accept all sorts of donations. If you can't make it today, I can send you a message afterwards with more info.

      March 10, 2013

  • Zync

    ill be there, im bring what i have and i might be able to get a couch and a bed set, not sure yet.

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, so has the date been set, ? If its far enough out, we may still be able to get involved.

    March 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yup, this Sunday!

      March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My group will have to participate in the next event. Sorry guys!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I work Sundays.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please update your RSVPs accordingly! If you go in through the main entrance of the Heights, go up the stairs to your right, and we can meet in front of the library. If you go in the other door of the library, just continue past the check-out desk to the other set of doors. You can bring your donations and/or ideas!

    February 17, 2013

  • Zync

    Em, did we decide on a date and time yet?

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm actually out of town on the 3rd but could do the 10th if Sundays are good for most people. (What about the rest of the group-- is that ok?) Also, when we meet, do we want to just take inventory and see if we need a gameplan; or do we just want to meet to so I can collect all the donations?
    I'm also waiting to hear back from Humanitri on whether they have a room available to adopt now, or if they just need items.

    February 7, 2013

    • Zync

      We can do both. Have those who ha stiff bring it and to an on hands cut and stuff people my not have brought.

      February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be presenting this to my group 2/24/13. At that time I will get an idea of how much participation we will have. I know for sure we will have at least 5-6 definite commitments to actually attend, some of the group will prefer to donate. If we meet-up March 3rd, that would be fine.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What days/times work for people to meet up? I'm available some weekends and some evenings during the week.

    February 6, 2013

    • Zync

      what about sunday march 3rd, 3p-7p, or 12-2p &430-7p and just need a location

      February 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sundays are good for me usually.

      February 7, 2013

  • Zync

    i don't have matching pieces, but i do have cups and glasses that i can provide.

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to the group, and would love to get my young adult ministry involved.

    1 · February 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We would love your group to help! Right now, we've just been kind of collecting items on our own, but we'd like to have a meet-up so we can discuss what we have and a plan to get more!

      February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would you guys like to meet up soon to discuss the items we have and/or a plan to get more?

    1 · January 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My group would like to help. The sooner we get details, the sooner I can put it on the calendar.

      February 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nicole emailed me and we have her support, but we can go ahead and schedule stuff ourselves.

      February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got an extra hand mixer for Christmas, so I can donate it. Anyone else have duplicates after the holidays?

    December 27, 2012

  • jovan

    Hello im new to this but I knew there were groups out here like this I just had to keep looking

    December 23, 2012

    • jovan

      When is the deadline for items and where isthe dropp off location

      December 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We don't have a set deadline for this right now. I'm just hoping people can collect a few things over the holidays, and then if people want to, we could have a get-together or maybe a discount shopping night and then we can plan our next step.

      December 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I found an 8 piece blue and white dinnerware set and covered casserole dish for $28 from the Goodwill. In great condition. Thinking would be nice to coordinate towels or potholders in the same bright indigo blue or something complimentary like bright yellow. The dishes are all white with a line of indigo blue band around rim and the casserole is a grayish white with the same indigo blue pfaltzgraf pattern.

    December 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I found a crock pot to donate-- not on the list, but it was free!

    November 25, 2012

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