As you get into your bed tonight – think about that bed. How nice is it at the end of the day to get into your own bed, in your own home? Pretty wonderful isn’t it? We probably don’t think of it very often but we are very blessed to have this creature comfort of home.
Some are not so blessed. Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is a non-profit organization that builds and delivers bunk beds to children in need. Their motto "No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town" is moving and motivating. SHP estimates that there are upwards of 1.5 MILLION children across the country who do not have a bed of their own. The Hillsborough chapter of SHP estimates 2,000 kids in our county are lacking beds. We would like to help, by partnering with Sleep in Heavenly Peace Hillsborough Chapter for a bunk bed build day in the spring. Click here for full details.
Do you travel a lot? Do you have travel toiletries hanging about your house? The World Service team is enlisting your help to collect any travel toiletry products. These will be given to foster children going into foster care, moving foster care homes, attending college, etc. We have included a collection box in the hallway next to the community room. This will be an ongoing project so your help is greatly appreciated!
“Habitat gives us an opportunity which is very difficult to find: to reach out and work side by side with those who never have had a decent home—but work with them on a completely equal basis. It’s not a big-shot, little-shot relationship. It’s a sense of equality.”— Jimmy Carter
Through a Faith Partner relationship with Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity, we are able to express with our prayers, time, energy, and donations that all people are entitled to a safe place to call home.
“Our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action” – 1 John 3:18
The mission of the SHARE Program is to provide food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance to area families in need who do not qualify for government assistance or for whom that assistance is insufficient or delayed in coming. SHARE also collaborates with other organizations to provide access to services and information, with a goal to promote self-reliance while maintaining the dignity of clients.
SHARE FOOD PANTRY requests for January include canned ham and meats, side dishes (seasoned pasta mix, Hamburger Helper, etc.), ravioli and beefaroni. The Pantry is also always in need of toilet paper, large size diapers, and small size Depends. Donations can be left in the cupboard in the narthex or in the container by the community room entrance. Many thanks for your continuing support!
Clothing Barn Donations: Donations of linens and seasonal clothing in good, clean condition are welcome. Note that SHARE is always in need of new socks and underwear (for children, men and women). Call the Barn directly at 603-673-3660 or the SHARE Center at 603-673-9898 for more information.
Donations of Furniture and Home Goods: Designate SHARE as the recipient of profits from your consigned goods. Donations of furniture and home goods in good, clean condition are welcome at the Consigning for Good consignment shop at 172 South Street, Milford. Consigning for Good accepts items such as lamps, desks, sofas, pictures, dishes, etc. Call 249-9481 for more information.
Anne-Marie House in Hudson, NH is part of Family Promise of Greater Nashua. The communal living facility accommodates up to 24 persons–mostly in family groups–who experience homelessness. Family Promise at Anne-Marie House offers these families shelter and supportive services, for up to two years.
Three staff persons oversee this program, and more than 400 active volunteers offer time and talents to make a “home …for now.” If you are 18 or older and would like to join trained volunteers from our congregation who provide hospitality at Anne-Marie House, please contact our World Service Team.
DRIVERS NEEDED: Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens and disabled adults in communities throughout Hillsborough County. Just a few hours of your assistance on the weekday of your choice from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm can help the elderly and disabled remain healthy and live independently at home. Training is provided. 603-424-9967