Latest Message from MarthaWhen I thought about writing a sharing story this month I didn’t expect to have too many stories to choose from.
We opened up the Resource Center serving people leaving homelessness. We have furniture starter kits, kitchen kits, bathroom kits and bedroom kits. All with new items like pots and pans, cleaning products and a new My Pillow!
In the last 6 weeks His House delivered furniture and supplies kits to seven families leaving homelessness and starting over.
We started the month picking up the donations from a six bedroom house...and on that same day delivering those donations to a single mom with five children that had just gotten housing that day! Dressers, mattresses, chairs, sofa....everything she needed.
When a local single mom needed a car we had someone add it to their prayer requests at church. The day it was emailed out someone donated a wonderful van for her. His House transferred the title and expedited it so she was driving it a week later.
We have had wonderful food donations from our food sharing program called Abundance. Because the foods are already prepared we can deliver them to families that are homeless or living in transition that may not have access to a full kitchen.
His House wants to thank everyone for welcoming us to your community. We look forward to sharing our “stories of sharing.”
January 2019 Message from Martha
His House wants to thank EVERYONE again for the wonderful donations contributed to our Holiday Boutique and Giving Tree. All gifts go directly to families in need from our community. We focus on local homelessness, and sharing the blessings that you have given to us, to share with others.
I wanted to share a very meaningful story from this season. More than half of the families on the Giving Tree were homeless or had recently been homeless. In the mix of all the deliveries we also had a special delivery to a family that had been homeless for 2 years. Right before the holidays they finally got a home. This family was on our Giving Tree so we had several gifts to drop off. But it wasn’t the wrapped gifts that made the 11 year old boy literally jump for joy….it was a mattress we had for him. A used mattress!! This boy was so excited it was wonderful and sad all at the same time.
Every year our team at His House is reminded of the meaning of Christmas through the families that we serve. We feel truly blessed to receive such wonderful donations all year long to share with our neighbors in need.
Thank you all so much for supporting His House Foundation. Without you, His House would not exist.
HHF Holiday Boutique 2018 Huge Success
It has become an annual tradition. Neighbors near and far donate their experienced holiday items, along with some new items. The 2018 boutique was blessed by so many responses to appeals placed in churches and Next Door. The bin at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church was overflowing and required pickups every day. Volunteers sortes and organized the items...hundreds of items...more than enough to fill the gym at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Items were priced to go....no one wanted anything left over storage is a precious commodity, reserved for household items for families setting up a new home after experiencing homelessness.
Martha Brannon, Executive Director of HHF, was thrilled with the partnership offer from MyPillow. Kim Raiolo, from MyPillow's foundation, not only delivered MyPillows at the Boutique, she kindly worked the entire weekend. Her enthusiasm and generosity were so appreciated. Kim and MyPillow were definitely stars of the show!
Due to everyone's hard word and support, many boutique items found new homes and much-needed funding for the HHF programs was achieved. THANK YOU to our volunteers, donors, SHOPPERS, MyPillow, and Mount Calvary Lutheran Church for hosting our event. We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Boutique!
MyPillow and His House Foundation Team Together to Deal with Homelessness
His House and are teaming together to deal with homelessness. Michael J. Lindell, of , has graciously donated pillows to His House Foundation. HHF will sell the pillows at their annual Holiday Boutique and future pop-up events. Buyers may purchase the pillows for themselves, their family and friends OR sponsor a pillow for someone in need. This spectacular gesture will be the premiere fund raiser with 100% of the proceeds going to His House Foundation to benefit needy families. Kim Raiolo from the MyPillow Foundation, presented the pillows at the 2018 Holiday Boutique. A HUGE thank you to Michael and Kim for this amazing gift. If you are interested in purchasing a pillow, please contact us.
Announcing New Abundance Food Program
His House Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of their new Abundance food program. This program complements existing food shelf programs by partnering with local restaurants, churches, bakeries, and grocery stores to rescue food, including prepared food. Food items are collected and redistributed to people in need. This helps families AND helps the environment as this food would be thrown away if it weren't for this program. We are thankful to our Carver County partners as well as our food partners - we could not offer this program without your deep commitment and support.
Free Community Meal!Several churches in the community host meals and you are invited!
No registration is needed—all are welcome, come as you are…
Every Monday, 5:15-6:15 PM, St. John's Lutheran Church, 300 East 4th Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318
Last Wednesday, 5:30-6:15 PM, Waconia Moravian Church, 209 East 2nd Street, Waconia, MN 55387
Last Thursday, 5:30-6:30 PM, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 Oak Street, Excelsior, MN 55331
Third Saturday, 11:30AM-12:30 PM, Excelsior United Methodist Church, 881 Third Avenue, Excelsior, MN 55331
Please drop off items at our donation bin at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 Oak Street, Excelsior. THANK YOU for your support.
Contact us to find out more.