His House Foundation
YES! We Are Helping Families During the Pandemic
Yes! We are sharing food through our Abundance program and helping families in need with essentials. 
Yes, we are taking pre-cautions and navigating through this exceptional time.
Yes, we are thankful for the support that continues to flow through.  A big shout out to our restaurant partners that are donating food daily for our families in transition, many living in local motels. 
Yes, we still need your help and support as the numbers of families needing assistance grows during this pandemic.

We Can Use Your Extra Stash
  

In an effort to address helping our neighbors, His House Foundation will do a collection of "basics" including bathroom tissue, soap, and laundry soap at local churches. We will have this collection process outside the buildings, and distribute to our neighbors in need from our bus, without direct human contact. Collection bins are located at:

  • Excelsior United Methodist, 881 3rd Avenue, Excelsior
  • Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 County Road 19, Excelsior
  • Chaska Moravian Church, 115 East 4th Street, Chaska
  • St. John's United Church of Christ, 12984 County Rd 51, Norwood Young America
  • Waconia Moravian Church, 209 East 2nd Street, Waconia
Many thanks to our community churches for hosting these collection bins and to our community who helps our neighbors in need.

Face Masks
With the recommendation of wearing face masks in public, our families, agencies and partners are in need of face masks. If at least 50 people could donate at least 10 masks, we could distribute these to people in need. 

No-Sew Options
Did you know you do not need to know how to sew to make a mask? Folding a scarf or rectangular piece of fabric will suffice. Click here for a YouTube video on how to make a no-sew mask by Julie Eigenmann. You can even add a filter!

You can even re-purpose a t-shirt into face masks! Check out Jan Howell's You Tube video on how to do it!










If you do sew, here are some great how-to videos:
  • Option 1 by Brie of Home Made on Our Homestead - click here for tutorial
    • No Tucks
    • No Elastic - one cord/tie
    • Wire Nose Piece
    • Quick to Make
  • Option 2 by Jan Howell - click here for tutorial 
    • 3 Tuck Surgical Mask Style
    • No Elastic
    • Filter Pocket
    • Wire Nose Clamp
    • Upcycled T Shirt Ties
  • Option 3 by Jan Brostek - click here for tutorial
    • Cup Style
    • Filter Pocket
    • Fast to Make

DISCLAIMER: cloth face masks are not medical-grade, PPE masks. Wearing them may help in preventing spread of disease from the person wearing the mask and/or help mask wearers from touching their face. Practice social distancing and hand washing to minimize infection. 

Sharing the Abundance: Food Collection Program Benefits the Hungry, and the Earth
Click here to read the beautiful article by Southwest News Media about our Abundance Food Program. Let Kathy and Martha know that you saw them "in the news" or driving around our community assisting neighbors in need.










THANK YOU CARVER COUNTY...a BIG Day for Abundance!
Thank you Carver County for granting a beautiful and much-needed van for our Abundance Food Program. This allows us to pick up food and distribute it to families in need.  Your generosity and partnership are making a difference in our community. THANK YOU! 



More...
His House/Abundance is launching an agency
His House is expanding the reach and stretch of our purpose. We are now rolling out a full community based agency focusing on 8 holistic pillars to ensure people fill their gaps and are able to sustain housing through the state of MN Housing Stabilization services program. [More]

Martha's Message October 2019
I am always amazed at the look of sadness in the eyes of people in need as they are asking for help. And by “help” I mean asking for food or a blanket. [More]

JOIN US at the "Shining the Light on Homelessness Sleep Out" November 16, 2019
Save the date for our first annual sleep out event to benefit the HHF Homeless Prevention Fund [More]

End of Summer 2019 Message from Martha
Car Donation Program...More than Transportation [More]

Message from Martha Spring 2019
His House Foundation and the Abundance Food Share Program is up and running. We are helping an average of 7 families a month that are leaving homelessness [More]

HHF in the News: Grand Opening April 27, 2019
'Abundance' grand opening April 27 [More]

Message from Martha, March 2019
Sharing a Story of Sharing [More]

MyPillow and His House Foundation Team Together to Deal with Homelessness
Michael J. Lindell, of MyPillow, has graciously donated pillows to His House Foundation. [More]

HHF Holiday Boutique 2018 Huge Success
THANK YOU for generously supporting our annual fundraiser. [More]

January 2019 Message from Martha
His House wants to thank EVERYONE again for the wonderful donations contributed to our Holiday Boutique and Giving Tree. [More]

Announcing New Abundance Food Program
Serving those in need in the SW metro - His House Foundation is please 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. [More]




Current Needs
Please drop off items at our donation bin at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 Oak Street, Excelsior OR contact us to make an appointment at our resource center. THANK YOU for your support.
  • We are in need of volunteers
    • Pick up food donations at local businesses 
    • Deliver food and essentials (contact free - leave at their door)
    • Social media 
  • Needed items for families:
    • Paper products and cleaning supplies
    • Fabric masks - one agency needs 500!
    • Gas cards
    • Uber cards
    • Diapers and pullups
    • Sweatpants, yoga pants, t-shirts and sweatshirts
    • Personal care products for all family members
    • Quarters / donations for laundry - many are living in motels and it costs approximately $25 for them to do their laundry
    • Gift cards, especially grocery, gas and discount store
  • Financial support for truck and trailer rentals to assist families moving - consider sponsoring one or two rentals a year...a tax deductible yet priceless gift in honor of a loved one
  • Volunteers to help move families into housing; helpful if you have a truck or trailer
  • Volunteers to help process donations and serve at special events - we practice social distancing!

Contact us to find out more.





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His House Foundation - P.O. Box 615, Excelsior MN 55331 - Telephone: (612) 325-4693 - HisHouseNonprofit@gmail.com