The shelter will open on Friday, Nov 1st. In coordination with our shelter partner, Bethesda Project, we are collecting new, unused items for the men who will be residing in our Social Hall.
The needed items are:
- New, unwashed twin sheets
- Thin blankets that are easy to wash
- Toiletries to go in “welcome bags” for the guests on their first night (razors, shaving cream, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, combs/picks, etc)
Please bring these items to church by October 28th
We also need volunteers to help with the opening meal. Talk to Clark or Beth if you are interested in helping with the meal.
Bags of sugar and containers of coffee for the guests would be greatly appreciated.
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The men’s shelter will be open all day on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Bethesda and Old First have come to agreements on the rules for the shelter on those days. We would like to train anyone who would like to volunteer that day as a “Host” who maintains our church space. Please contact Billi as soon as possible if you would like to work a 2-4hr shift on one of those dates, so she can discuss the training and necessary information.
Shifts will begin at 6am and conclude at 6pm when the dinner team arrives. If you would like to provide dinner on one of these holidays, please reach out.
Billi can be reached at 215-922-4566 or firstname.lastname@example.org