Ben Salem's Hosting Week
UCC will be hosting Family Promise from September
Volunteers are needed
to prepare and serve dinners, fellowship with the families (play games or read
with the children), and stay overnight.
Donations of food, snacks, and baked goods are needed, as well as items
for Easter Baskets. Please consider
helping out! Contact: Karen Hayman at 570-241-7842[email protected]
Homelessness is most definitely part of our local community. I am so proud to have each one of you representing our Church and helping these families in whatever way we can. God's love shines through each and every one of you! There are still a few volunteer slots available. As always, monetary donations will be used to purchase items needed during the week.
Wish List: The Family Promise Day Center is in need of paper towels, trash bags, and any outdoor tools. Donations can be dropped off at the Day Center during the week.
Shifts & Responsibilities
Dinner Shift (5-7 pm)·
- Bring / cook meals and eat with guests·
- Help set up, clean up and do dishes if so desire·
- Pack a bag lunch or leftovers if desired
Fellowship Shift (7-9 pm)·
- Interact with families, especially children·
- Play games with kids, help with homework, watch DVD, color, do puzzles, crafts, cards, PS3 or Wii·
- At around 8:30 or so, ask if anyone wants a snack
Overnight/Breakfast Shift (9-6:30 am)Nighttime·
- Interact with families before bedtime·
- Lock social hall door (all other doors will be locked already)
- Go to bed – you may want to bring your own pillow
- Get up at about 5:30 am.
- Guests should wake up themselves, but if mom are not awake by 5:45, knock on door·
- Set out breakfast stuff & make coffee·
- Get any bagged lunches ready and put on rolling metal table and set by exit door·
- Bus will arrive at about 6 am.
- Invite driver in for coffee.·
- After families leave:
o Make sure all appliances (toaster, coffee machine) are turned off and unplugged
o Walk through all 4 bathrooms making sure water is off, lights are off and toilets are not running
o Walk through building to make sure lights are of
fo Make sure exit door is still locked, then you may leave
Scheduling Volunteers for next hosting week
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Karen or register online using form below.