Weekly News: Volunteer Spotlight!
I’m Leah Farkas, the Volunteer Manager at Hospitality House, and I work with all the wonderful people in our community who donate their time to help further our mission, like volunteer LuAnne Myers.
Anyone who has had the honor of meeting LuAnne, knows just how dedicated she is to Hospitality House and our mission. LuAnne started volunteering with us at Bread & Roses almost two years ago, following a long career as a school counselor.
Her years of working with students from a wide range of backgrounds has given her a unique and beautiful perspective on the world which she carries with her every day. All it takes is a single conversation with LuAnne to see just how much she cares about helping our guests, fellow volunteers, and greater community.
As she puts it, “I am here because I have been very lucky to have people in my life who have helped me, and now I can help others who need a hand up.”
We are very fortunate to have LuAnne on our team and appreciate all that she has done to help further our mission of assisting those who are experiencing homelessness in Nevada County as they transition to housing. With a great deal of gratitude, we thank you, LuAnne, for your dedication and hard work.
Want to help your community like LuAnne? Then come and join Hospitality House’s team of volunteers! We have many areas where you can help at Utah’s Place, Bread & Roses Thrift store, and at our Community Camp Cleanups. Volunteering with us is a great way you can make new friends, while giving back to your community!
Save the Date! Our next Community Camp Cleanup is coming up soon, on Saturday, October 12. This is a great opportunity for Hospitality House and volunteers to support our community in reclaiming our natural beauty. If you are interested in volunteering, you can call me at 530-615-0805 or email lfarkas@hhshelter.org.
More good news this week! Hospitality House is em-“bark”-ing on an important initiative to integrate pet owners who are experiencing homelessness, but we can’t launch this new program without the community’s support.
The new pet program is designed to help members of our homeless community who own pets receive shelter and services at Hospitality House without the need for pet separation. This program would provide animals with indoor shelter, food, licensing, veterinary care, spay and neuter services, wellness checks, flea and tick treatment, medications, and even medical operations.
For those interested in helping launch our new pet program we invite you to visit our website at hhshelter.org/pets or call 530-615-0852.
This past week, we were blessed by many caring individuals and I’d like to give a big thank you to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Twin Cities Church, Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, Seasoned with Love, Choppers, The Home Team and Abundant Life Community 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…
• Women’s sleep pants, sizes L & XL
• Women’s jeans, sizes 8 – 12
• Men’s t-shirts, sizes L & XL
• Men’s jeans, sizes 30, 34 and 36
• Men’s boxer shorts, sizes M & L
• Men’s sweatpants, sizes L & XL
• Razors
• Blankets
• Any Rain Gear
• Hairbrushes
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. If we all stick together, we’ll get what we need. Thank you!