October 30, 2014
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in the Library
of each Month
4:30 p.m. worship
in the chapel
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Preparing for the Cold
“personal involvement offers the best way to determine if our charitable investments are being put to good use.” ― Robert D. Lupton
Come in from the cold . . .
can you imagine spending a New Hampshire winter in a tent?
Every night from mid-December through March, once the year-round Concord shelters are full, South Church and First Church open their doors to provide shelter in our classrooms during the coldest months of the year. Men and women will find a warm, safe and respectful place to sleep. They will also encounter the generous spirit of the volunteers who provide a listening ear, conversation, food and friendship to our guests.
The South Church Cold Weather shelter will open on
Saturday, December 27, 2014.
There are many volunteer opportunities within the Cold Weather Shelter. These include overnight volunteers, early evening (or shadow) volunteers, laundry volunteers, people who provide donations, managers and others. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information about this ministry, please contact shelter director Jay Haines at 715-1875 (email@example.com) or our shelter volunteer coordinators Jim Kinhan and Ginny Mierins at 225-5102 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TRAINING & ORIENTATION
New Volunteer Informational Meeting: Oct 29 7pm @ First Congregational Church
Concord Cold Weather Shelter orientation – @ First Congregational Church – this is by far our most important event for identifying and involving people who do not know anything about the shelter, what we do, who we help, how we help, and how they can help
Volunteer training – 12/6 at South Church – 2 hours of detailed training providing tools and background for those new volunteers. Training is intended to be site specific (the operation at South is a little different than that at First, but a person unable to make one meeting can certainly attend the other)
To view and/or complete volunteering forms, please click on the following links.
Cold Weather Shelter – Need for Donated Items
The Cold Weather Shelter has been the generous recipient of an outpouring of donations and we'd like to say THANK YOU!!!! Many of our needs are met to be able to open the doors with sufficient supplies to help our guests upon arrival.
For anyone looking to make continued donations, we are still in need of the following:
The success of the Cold Weather Shelter relies on 200+ volunteers between both shelter sites. The success is also due in great part to local businesses who are willing to help us out as well. Businesses that have stepped up to help the South Church location include Boloco, Cleary Cleaners, Rocky’s Ace Hardware, True Brew Barista and the Marriott Courtyard.
Thank you all for your ongoing support!