Weekly News: Carina Has a Home!

May 17, 2019

As reported on KVMR, May 17:

Hospitality House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, with 69 beds for homeless men, women and children.

I’m Nicole Lescher and I work as a Shelter Case Manager at the Hospitality House. I work one-on-one with guests to help them set goals that lead to stable health and housing. One guest I’d like to tell you about is Carina.

Carina and I have worked together for a year since I began working at the shelter. Carina has been working diligently 1 and 2 jobs since I met her and she has been saving her money. With the impacted housing market, Carina time and time again applied to rentals and was overlooked due to lack of rental history. Last week Carina signed a lease for a very sweet one-bedroom apartment. I tell this story because it is exemplative of the trial that many of our guests go through when they are not the ‘ideal renter’, being that they do not have rental history, credit history and make three times rent. Occasionally I like to call out to our community and ask those who have rental properties, to think about renting to our guests. In addition to helping out someone in need, guests also get continued case management housing support for their case manager once they are housed. If you are hearing this and think, “ahh, this applies to me as a potential landlord”, please reach out and I would be more than happy to speak with you further. You can reach me at 228-9127.

People like Carina motivate me every day to do more, and if you’re thinking about whether you’d like to get involved with our efforts to help people return to housing, this is the perfect time to act. Right now, we have a few donors willing to match EVERY donation made to our shelter, dollar for dollar. Every gift, big or small, will automatically be doubled and stretch our reach that much further. This generous offer ends on May 31, so I encourage everyone to head to our website, hhshelter.org, to make a gift today.

We appreciate everyone who supports us, whether through financial means, volunteering, telling others about our work, or shopping at our thrift store, Bread & Roses. Bread & Roses is only in business to support our shelter, and just about every day, there is a unique sale taking place, including this Saturday from 10am to 6pm. There are so many spring dresses right now lining the store, just waiting for a good home, and remember, every single sale directly supports our shelter operations.  

This past week, we were blessed by many caring individuals and we are beyond grateful. I’d like to give a big thank you to Alta Sierra Latter Day Saints, Twin Cities Church, Trinity Episcopal, the Emergency Team, Kitchen KutUps, the Home Team and Abundant Life Church for coming out to cook. To everyone who donated our most needed items last week, thank you as well!

Now down to the nitty gritty needs of the shelter for this week…

  • Men’s jeans, sizes 34 – 36
  • Men’s shirts, sizes L & XL 
  • Men’s sneakers, sizes 11- 13  
  • Men’s shorts, sizes 32 – 38
  • Women’s jeans, sizes 10- 12
  • Women’s shirts, sizes M, L & XL

Please drop off urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way. For all other donations that may benefit a homeless guest or the shelter in general, please take them to the backdoor of Bread & Roses, our thrift shop, located at 840 E Main Street, directly next door to Sierra Cinemas. Guests at our shelter are given shopping vouchers for the store to buy what they need, so your donation directly helps them. All other items are sold with 100% of the sales supporting the shelter’s operations. Thank you for sticking together so that we all get what we need.

 

Weekly News: Bi-Annual Community Camp Clean-up

May 10, 2019

As reported on KVMR 89.5FM & 105.1FM on May 10

Hospitality House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, with 69 beds for homeless men, women and children.

Hi, I’m Joe Naake, Outreach Case Manager at Hospitality House. 

Today, I want to share with you our special upcoming event.  Hospitality House is hosting the Bi-Annual Community Camp Clean-up.  Mark your calendars now for May 30th!  In an effort to maintain local trails, ensure their safety and access for all while preventing fires, Hospitality House guests, staff and volunteers will spend their morning picking up trash.  Beautification efforts will take place in Nevada City near the Tribute Trail.  The camp cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hospitality House and the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (C.H.I.R.P) are collaborating with the Nisenan Tribe to clean up abandoned homeless camps along Deer Creek, Champion Mine Road and Old Downieville Highway.

We want to preserve our local waterways and restore the beauty of the Indigenous people’s land so that it may be enjoyed by all who walk the Tribute Trail, as well as be used in the future for Native American ceremonies. This is a great opportunity for Hospitality House and volunteers to support our community in reclaiming our natural beauty, sacred Native American lands, and to help protect our vital waterways.

More volunteers are needed for the cleanup.  Please contact me, Joe at 530-798-9817, or email info@hhshelter.org to RSVP. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Utah’s Place, located at 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley.  All safety supplies will be provided to volunteers. Breakfast and lunch are included for all participants, as prepared by Hospitality House’s culinary program.

This past week, we were blessed by many caring individuals. I’d like to give a big thank you to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Nevada City United Methodist Church, St Patrick’s Church, Sierra Pines United Methodist Church, Jazzercise, The Home Team and Repeat Offenders for coming out to cook.

Now down to the nitty gritty needs of the shelter for this week…

  • Technu Poison Oak Treatment
  • Shave Cream
  • Emergency Vitamin C
  • Cough Drops
  • Men’s T-shirts L and XL
  • Women’s T-shirts L and XL
  • Men’s jeans sizes 34 and 36
  • Men’s sneakers sizes 10 and 13
  • Women’s sneakers sizes 9, 10 and 11 wide

Please drop off urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way.  Thank you for sticking together so that we all get what we need.

Weekly News: Never Giving Up

May 3, 2019

As reported on KVMR: 

Hospitality House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, with 69 beds for homeless men, women and children.

I’m Rob Barker and I’m a Community Liaison at Hospitality House. When I first started doing outreach, Bonnie was one of the first homeless people I met. She was newly homeless, and I watched her circle down in alcohol. Around the holidays, she started thinking she needed help and I was there for her. I took her to Nevada County Behavioral Health and then we moved her into an inpatient treatment facility to get her help with addiction.

Unfortunately, Bonnie didn’t last, and I found her on the streets soon offer. I continued to offer her support every time I saw her. It takes time to build trust with someone on the streets—it’s continued conversations—continued engagement. We don’t give up. Eventually, Bonnie came back to me and said she was ready.

Bonnie recently completed three weeks of substance abuse treatment with a group and this past Monday, she re-enrolled in inpatient treatment. I don’t know if this will be it for Bonnie, but I’ll be her support through and through. My job focus is to provide outreach to people struggling and to let them know we’re here and we want to help. My relationship with Bonnie is so strong today that I’m now listed as her only emergency contact.

Caring people in the community make what we do possible and if you’d like to support us, we warmly invite you to make a gift to those in need by going to hhshelter.org right now. Another way to help others like Bonnie is to shop at our thrift store, Bread & Roses. 100% of every sale goes toward our effort to get more people connected to services and housing. And tomorrow we are giving you 50% off our entire store! No exclusions! Doors open early at 10 a.m.

Mark your calendars for May 30, too! We’re hosting a camp cleanup and we need volunteers. If you might have an interest in helping, visit our website at hhshelter.org for details.

This past week, we were blessed by many caring individuals. I’d like to give a big thank you to Wolf Creek Lodge Cohousing Association, Telestream, the Emergency Team, TCC Blessed Sisters, the Home Team, and Crossroads Church for coming out to cook. A big thank you also to First Baptist Church for planting our garden this past weekend and to BriarPatch for donating the seeds and starts, and Rare Earth for gifting the compost. We are grateful to all of you, and of course, everyone who donated needed items.

Now down to the nitty gritty needs of the shelter for this week…

  • Men’s boxers, sizes M & L
  • Men’s jeans, size 34/34
  • Men’s t-shirts, size L & XL
  • Sweat pants, sizes M & L
  • Men’s sneakers, sizes 11, 12, 13
  • Women’s t-shirts, sizes L & XL
  • Women’s sneakers, size 7, 8 & 10
  • Sunscreen
  • Technu poison oak medicine
  • Cough drops

Please drop off urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way. For all other donations that may benefit a homeless guest or the shelter in general, please take them to the backdoor of Bread & Roses, our thrift shop, located at 840 E Main Street, directly next door to Sierra Cinemas. Guests at our shelter are given shopping vouchers for the store to buy what they need, so your donation directly helps them. All other items are sold with 100% of the sales supporting the shelter’s operations. Thank you for sticking together so that we all get what we need.

Community Invited to Camp Cleanup Hosted by Hospitality House

May 1, 2019

Hospitality House and the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (C.H.I.R.P) are collaborating with the Nisenan Tribe to clean up abandoned homeless camps along Deer Creek, Champion Mine Road and Old Downieville Highway.

“We want to preserve our local waterways and restore the beauty of the Indigenous people’s land so that it may be enjoyed by all who walk the Tribute Trail, as well as be used in the future for Native American ceremonies,” said Joe Naake, Outreach Case Manager. “This is a great opportunity for Hospitality House and volunteers to support our community in reclaiming our natural beauty, sacred Native American lands, and to help protect our vital waterways.”

In an effort to maintain local trails and ensure their safety and access for all while mitigating for fire, Hospitality House guests, staff and volunteers will spend their morning picking up debris on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Beautification efforts will take place in Nevada City near the Tribute Trail, which is land owned by C.H.I.R.P. The camp cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Throughout the year, the Hospitality House Outreach Team regularly disposes of garbage on rural properties and encourages people living in the rough to be fire-safe and remove debris. To aid this endeavor, Hospitality House refrains from distributing tents or sleeping bags as well.

More volunteers are needed for the cleanup. Contact Naake at 530-798-9817, or email info@hhshelter.org to RSVP. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Utah’s Place, located at 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA. All safety supplies will be provided to volunteers. Breakfast and lunch are included for all participants, as prepared by Hospitality House’s culinary program.

Bread & Roses Thrift and More to Host Fill-A-Bag Bargain on Mother’s Day Weekend

April 30, 2019

As your neighborhood favorite, Bread & Roses Thrift and More is offering a special deal in honor of Mother’s Day for all shoppers—including dad and the kids, too!

On Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the entire community is invited to fill a traditional paper grocery bag with store merchandise for just $15*.

“We encourage shoppers to get creative,” said Miranda Stuart, Store Manager. “Neatly fold a dress, tuck in a few books, add some silverware if you’d like. If it fits in the bag, it’s yours! This is a great way for families to find the perfect gift that honors mom’s unique style. It also gives mom a chance to pick out exactly what she wants for her special day.”

*The following guidelines apply to Fill-A-Bag Bargain: All items placed in a bag must be originally priced $9.99 or less, and jewelry is excluded; customers may only use the paper grocery bags supplied by the store; items cannot protrude over the top of the bag; bags cannot be ripped or torn but may be exchanged if they become ripped while shopping.

Bread & Roses Thrift and More is asking for donations of brown paper grocery bags by May 10 to ensure there are ample bags to go around. The store is located at 840 E Main Street, directly next door to Sierra Cinemas. The store is closed on Sundays, including Mother’s Day.

All sales at Bread & Roses Thrift and More support Hospitality House, the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, serving hundreds of local homeless individuals each year.  

Weekly News: Creating Housing Solutions

April 26, 2019

As reported on KVMR, April 26:

Hospitality House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, with 69 beds for homeless men, women and children.

I’m Fred Skeen and I’m a case manager at Hospitality House, helping individuals in our shelter with their next steps to move from homelessness to housing. With the shortage of affordable housing here, it’s challenging at times to find permanent housing solutions. Our guests are competing for homes and rentals with people who have 700-plus credit scores and often perfect rental history. As a result, they are passed up on housing opportunities often and it’s hard to watch someone’s hope for a home crumble before your eyes.

Everyone in our shelter wants a home, but right now, three women in our shelter are taking matters into their own hands. We haven’t found living arrangements for them individually yet, so to strengthen their chances at finding a home, they’ve come together and agreed to live together. Now, in addition to my efforts to find them a shared home, they’re out there looking too. All three of these women are great candidates for housing, and when you agree to help one of our guests, whether it’s a room rental, an apartment, or house, we want it to be a good fit. Our relationship with the guest and the landlord doesn’t end after someone is housed. We stick together with you to ensure it’s a happy, healthy relationship for all involved. If anyone listening right now might have an interest in helping them, I invite you to call me today. I can be reached directly at 530-559-5411.

We depend on the kindness of landlords and caring individuals like you to make what we do possible. If you’d like to strengthen our reach and efforts to help those in need, I invite you to make a gift at our website, hhshelter.org. Every penny supports our homeless community. Likewise, donations to our thrift store, Bread & Roses, are helpful too. The store benefits greatly from clothes, small furniture, electronics, and after making your tax-deductible donation, shop there too! Stop by today and enjoy 50% off ALL electronics, or stop by tomorrow, April 27, and enjoy 50% off ALL clothes! 

By shopping at Bread & Roses, you’re helping us provide vital services to those in need. If you’d like to learn more about what we do, we’re now offering tours to the public on the first Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. That means in less than a week, you could be touring our shelter. For details, please visit our website, hhshelter.org, or call our development director, Ashley Quadros, at 615-0852.

We appreciate everyone who supports Hospitality House and I’d like to personally thank all the volunteers who cooked for our homeless friends this past week, including: Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, Mount Saint Mary’s Academy, Unity in the Gold Country, Meals by Heels, Peace Lutheran Church, the Home Team, and Seventh Day Adventists. From all of us at Hospitality House, we thank you!

To everyone who dropped off needed items last week—we thank you as well! Now down to the nitty gritty needs of the shelter for this week…

  • Men’s jeans, sizes 34-38
  • Men’s t-shirts, sizes L & XL
  • Men’s deodorant
  • Day packs (like school day packs)

Please drop off urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way. For all other donations that may benefit a homeless guest or the shelter in general, please take them to the backdoor of Bread & Roses, our thrift shop, located at 840 E Main Street, directly next door to Sierra Cinemas. Guests at our shelter are given shopping vouchers for the store to buy what they need, so your donation directly helps them. All other items are sold with 100% of the sales supporting the shelter’s operations. Thank you for sticking together so that we all get what we need.

 

Hospitality House Introduces Monthly Tours to the Public

April 19, 2019

Hospitality House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, and beginning May 2, the public is invited every month to learn more about its operations and services.  

“This is an opportunity for the public to gain first-hand knowledge of our homeless shelter,” explained Nancy Baglietto, Executive Director of Hospitality House. “Attendees will have a chance to tour the ins and outs of the shelter, to see the dormitories, and to learn more about homelessness in Nevada County and our efforts to alleviate it.”

Tours will begin promptly at 9 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month, except in the event of a holiday.

2019 Tour Schedule:

  • May 2, 2019
  • June 6, 2019
  • July 11, 2019
  • Aug. 1, 2019
  • Sept. 5, 2019
  • Oct. 3, 2019
  • Nov. 7, 2019
  • Dec. 5, 2019

Tours are expected to last 30 to 45 minutes in duration, depending upon number of attendees and questions. RSVPs are encouraged 24 hours or more in advance, but drop-ins will be accommodated. The shelter, known as Utah’s Place, is located at 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

To RSVP, please call or email Ashley Quadros, Development Director, at 530-615-0852, or email ashley@hhshelter.org.

 

Weekly News: Volunteer Spotlight

April 19, 2019

As reported on KVMR 89.5FM & 105.1FM, April 19

Hospitality House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, with 69 beds for homeless men, women and children.

I am Frank, Volunteer Manager with Hospitality House, which is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, with 69 beds for homeless men, women and children.

I want to share with you all my experience working with a committed and outstanding volunteer for Hospitality House.  This month’s Volunteer Spotlight is Liz McGuire.  Liz began volunteering at Bread & Roses in June 2017.  Liz was not necessarily looking to volunteer but instead was looking for a day-old bread. Yes, a day-old bread!  Liz did a day-old bread internet search and Bread & Roses came up.  Liz figured “well, maybe they are a thrift store and a bakery,” which we aren’t.  Liz told me that when she got there, she discovered Bread & Roses didn’t have bread.  But she said “I liked what I saw, talked to the manager and I have volunteered ever since! I didn’t find the bread I was looking for, but I got a whole lot more…”

Since then she has volunteered at Bread & Roses Thrift store and started volunteering four days a week, on average three to four hours per day to help ensure the store’s success—that’s approximately 1,472 hours donated to date! Last year our volunteers at the shelter and our thrift store totaled 13,545 hours of volunteer service, helping us save $253,969 thanks to caring volunteers like Liz. 

Having Liz on our team is wonderful; she proves time and again her dedication to Hospitality House and its mission to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, and care as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing.

Last month, when Liz learned the administrative office needed help, she jumped at the opportunity to give further.  Liz now volunteers in the admin office two days a week, in addition to volunteering at Bread & Roses three days a week as well. Be sure to say hi to Liz the next time you’re shopping.  From all of us at Hospitality House, thank you, Liz! We appreciate you!

Want to help your community? Then come and join Hospitality House’s team of volunteers! We have many areas where you can help at Utah’s Place and Bread & Roses Thrift store, and you can make a difference like Liz.

We now have new volunteer opportunities at Hospitality House. We are in need to fill Administration, Shelter Aid and Outreach positions.  You can make new friends, while giving back to your community!  If you are interested in volunteering, you can call Frank at 530-615-0805 or email Frank@hhshelter.org.

Now, to our Townhall Meeting on April 25.  We invite everyone to join us. The County and Regional Housing Authority, along with Hospitality House, will be giving a presentation on our efforts to build affordable housing and a day services center. This project aligns with Hospitality House’s mission to assist homeless residents in transitioning from homelessness to housing, and the long-term vision of providing permanent supportive housing to County residents. 

An opportunity for questions and answers will follow the presentation. As a supporter of Hospitality House, we hope you can join us and give public support of this endeavor.  

Join the County Board of Supervisors Chambers at 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City on Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m.  Questions? Contact Development Director Ashley Quadros at 530-615-0852, or by email at ashley@hhshelter.org.

A big thank you to all the volunteer dinner groups who made dinner for 69 hungry folks every night this past week: Alta Sierra Latter Day Saints, Twin Cities Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, Seasoned with Love, Choppers, The Home Team and Abundant Life Church.

To everyone who dropped off needed items last week—we thank you as well! Now down to the nitty gritty needs of the shelter for this week…

  • Men’s jeans sizes 34, 36 and 38
  • Men’s T-Shirts sizes M, L and XL
  • Men’s Sweaters
  • Men’s Boxers sizes M and L
  • Ladies under britches sizes 5 to 8
  • Men’s shoes sizes 9 to 13
  • Warm Blankets

Please drop off these urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in the Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way. For all other donations that may benefit a homeless guest or the shelter in general, please take them to the backdoor of Bread & Roses Thrift and More, our thrift shop, located at 840 E Main Street, directly next door to Sierra Cinemas. Guests at our shelter are given shopping vouchers for the store to buy what they need, so your donation directly helps them. All other items are sold with 100% of the sales supporting the shelter’s operations. Thank you for sticking together so that we all get what we need.

Weekly News: Coming Together to Serve Those in Need

April 12, 2019

As reported on KVMR, April 12:

Hospitality House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, with 69 beds for homeless men, women and children.

I’m Joe Naake and I’m the Supervising Outreach Case Manager at Hospitality House. I oversee teams that work in the field to help homeless individuals in camps and on the streets get connected to services. Getting someone connected to services is a highly collaborative process and we work with several nonprofits and agencies, including Nevada County Behavioral Health, Turning Point, Spirit Peer Empowerment and even local law enforcement.

One service we began offering back in October is transportation—made possible by United Way of Nevada County and County of Nevada. It may sound basic but providing transportation has been highly impactful in its first 6 months. As an example, our driver Suzanne met a homeless woman I’ll call Sherry who just needed help getting from Point A to Point B. But our assistance changed when Suzanne discovered one day that Sherry had been beaten in her homeless camp and the same assailant subsequently burned down her only home … a tent.

She was traumatized and didn’t know what to do, but Suzanne did. Suzanne drove Sherry to Community Beyond Violence in Grass Valley. We’re happy to report that Community Beyond Violence helped Sherry get into a safehouse.

If we never offered transportation, we might not have met Sherry and Sherry’s story may ended much differently, but generous community partners and individuals make what we do possible.

I ask you now, if you’d like to support our outreach services and transportation, that you make a gift to help more people like Sherry today at hhshelter.org, and if you can’t give financially, giving your time is also valuable and helps further our mission. Volunteer opportunities can be explored in detail on our website.

One area for volunteering we always need help is our thrift store, Bread & Roses Thrift and More. The store is only in operation to support our homeless shelter and if you’ve never stopped by, I encourage you to visit next Tuesday. Every Tuesday, the store offers Thankful Tuesday, giving 10% off to seniors, veterans, active military, law enforcement and first responders. It’s a great store to shop for deals and a great place to volunteer.

Our volunteer cook teams are also the best. I’d like to thank Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Grass Valley United Methodist Church in partnership with Grass Valley Friends Meeting, St. Patrick’s Church, the E-Team, Kitchen KutUps, the Home Team, and Repeat Offenders for feeding our shelter this week—thank you!

To everyone who dropped off needed items last week—we thank you as well! Now down to the nitty gritty needs of the shelter for this week…

  • Men’s large size jackets
  • Large and XL t-shirts for men
  • Large and XL sweaters/hoodies for men
  • Men’s pants, sizes 30, 32, 34 (the most needed size) and 36
  • Warm blankets

Please drop off these urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in the Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way. For all other donations that may benefit a homeless guest or the shelter in general, please take them to the backdoor of Bread & Roses, our thrift shop, located at 840 E Main Street, directly next door to Sierra Cinemas. Guests at our shelter are given shopping vouchers for the store to buy what they need, so your donation directly helps them. All other items are sold with 100% of the sales supporting the shelter’s operations. Thank you for sticking together so that we all get what we need.

 

Weekly News: Outreach Team & Dorm

April 5, 2019

As reported on KVMR 89.5FM & 105.1FM, April 5

Hospitality House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, with 69 beds for homeless men, women and children.

Hi, I’m Rob Barker, Outreach Liaison at Hospitality House.  I’m also a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  I work closely with businesses, and our homeless neighbors in Nevada County.

I want to share with you all my experience working with our homeless neighbors living in the Brunswick basin and surrounding areas.  We are seeing a new positive shift going on at the shelter; we are having people that we had never seen before are now stepping foot at the shelter, staying and engaging with Hospitality House.  These are homeless neighbors that are now staying at our outreach dorm, which in the past rejected the idea of coming by the shelter, or some came by to get warm food or clean clothes but never stayed with us.  But thanks to the outreach team and dorm we are now able to meet people where they are at.  Not only are guests staying at the outreach dorm, but we are seeing them transition into the outward dorm.  Once guests move to the outward dorm, wraparound and case management services become more accessible, increasing the chances of addiction recovery and future sustainable living.

Its hard to offer consistent wraparound services when people are on the streets, without a cellphone or in remote locations, making it harder to follow-up with our homeless neighbors.    It’s also challenging to bring people to live at the shelter when they have been living in the woods and on the streets for so long.  Sometimes individuals don’t feel comfortable or trusting in living with so many people that they don’t know.  But now, we are having more people seeking for help at Utah’s Place because people are realizing that we are compassionate and hospitable to every single person that walks through our doors and that we are here to help them through their own unique journey.

Now, to Bread & Roses Thrift Store!  Tomorrow, Saturday, April 6 Bread & Rose has a 50% off storewide sale! We have clothing, shoes, accessories, home goods, electronics, furniture and more!  We will open our doors from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. tomorrow.  We are located at 840 E. Main Street in Grass Valley by the Big a Root Beer Drive and Sierra Cinemas.  Remember that all your purchases directly benefit Hospitality House.    

Want to help your community? Then come and join Hospitality House’s team of volunteers! We have many areas where you can help, at Utah’s Place and Bread & Roses Thrift store.  We now have new volunteer opportunities at Bread & Roses Thrift store, we are in need of drivers and volunteers to help with donation pickups.  This team of volunteers will immensely help us reach out to more folks that want to donate in our community.  You can make new friends, while giving back to your community!  If you are interested in volunteering, you can call Frank at 530-615-0805 or email Frank@hhshelter.org.

A big thank you to all the volunteer dinner groups who made dinner for 69 hungry folks every night this past week: Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, Calvary Church, Saint Patricks Church, Sierra Presbyterian Church, Jazzercise, The Home Team and Crossroads Church.

To everyone who dropped off needed items last week—we thank you as well! Now down to the nitty gritty needs of the shelter for this week…

  • Men’s winter coats, size L
  • Men’s jeans, sizes 32- 36, especially size 34
  • Men’s T-shirts, sizes L, XL, and 2X
  • Men’s boxers, sizes M and L
  • Rain gear
  • Warm blankets
  • Hair brushes
  • Saving cream
  • Ibuprofen

Please drop off these urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in the Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way. For all other donations that may benefit a homeless guest or the shelter in general, please take them to the backdoor of Bread & Roses Thrift and More, our thrift shop, located at 840 E Main Street, directly next door to Sierra Cinemas. Guests at our shelter are given shopping vouchers for the store to buy what they need, so your donation directly helps them. All other items are sold with 100% of the sales supporting the shelter’s operations. Thank you for sticking together so that we all get what we need.

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