NEWS from the Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter
Upcoming Volunteer Training + Holiday Gift Giving
Volume 9 - December, 2014
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Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter

December 6, 2014


Upcoming Volunteer Training
We would love to have you join us for our volunteer training to learn more about our program and how to get plugged in at the Interfaith Emergency Overnight shelter!
Our Volunteer Training is one week from today! 

Saturday December 13 from 1-4pm

First Christian Church: 701 Franklin St. SE
Ours is the door under the stairs in the parking lot.
Please park on the street--it's free on Saturday's!

What Does Volunteering Look Like?
We have regular openings for Volunteers in the evening hours between 5-10pm and in the mornings between 6-9am. Ideally volunteers will commit to a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly shift ongoing. 

Support Our Staff
Our volunteers primarily support our staff, assist with guests needs, cleaning, organizing and being available to meet our guests and get to know them. We also need volunteers to help transport our laundry on Friday/Saturday mornings and Tuesday/Wednesday mornings, weekly. 

Hot Evening Meals and Snack Food Donations
Additionally, we have volunteers bring in hot meals in the evenings as often as possible. We do not have a way to cook anything, so all meals brought in must be in a crock pot, casserole dish or any container that can be packed in/packed out. We also accept snack food donations and are always in need of coffee, creamer, tea and hot cocoa! Check out our wish list at the bottom of this page to view more of our regular needs. 
To learn more visit our volunteer page and view our calendar online!
Visit our Volunteer Page
Volunteer Trainings – Save the Dates!
Volunteer trainings are the 2nd Saturday (1-4 pm) each month.
If you can't make this one, that's ok!
Just send us a note about what training you would like to attend
and we will get you on the list. 
Interfaith Works History of Volunteerism
Our shelter program has a long, 24 year history of volunteerism in this community. Endless thanks to all of our current and past volunteers... We literally couldn't do this without you!

If you don't currently volunteer with us, w
e would LOVE for you to get involved in this legacy! Together we can transform our entire community through the empowerment of our most vulnerable neighbors. Thank you for your interest! 
Interested in Volunteering?
Please email Program Director Meg Martin.

"Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation."
--Nelson Mandela
Season of Giving
We are currently in the season of giving and for so many living on the streets the holidays can be very hard. Oftentimes the holidays can serve as a reminder of what has been lost. This is a perfect time to make our guests feel loved and cherished!

Ways to Help
You can help! There are so many ways to give this holiday season. Check out our WISH LIST, VOLUNTEER, or DONATE below. Your money can best help our program function to it's fullest potential.
Thank you to all of our supporters! 
Yes! I'm interested in volunteering!
Ways to help transform our community!
Wish List, Volunteer, Donate
1) Print and save our Wish List
2) Signup to be a Volunteer
3) Click and pick one of our many donations
Most importantly, we need volunteers!

Wish ListVolunteerDonate
                        WISH LIST               VOLUNTEER                DONATE
Short on time?
Click, pick and donate now!
Online Featured Donations
We're featuring 3 of our most needed donations as we open the shelter.
Take a moment and click, pick and donate today!

$25 Cash Donation$50 Cash DonationMonthly Hygiene Pack
Please help us in creating a sense of home and love for our guests.
We appreciate all of your love and support.
Together we are transforming our community!

Thank you Olympia!

Meg Martin

Meg Martin
Program Director
Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter
A Program of Interfaith Works
Interfaith Works
Social change through interfaith
understanding and cooperation.

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