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Volunteer! Two New Opportunities to Help

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tn Homeless Outreach wide tWe continue to provide opportunities for our members to connect to the community.  We are reaching out to two homeless shelters in our area.  This will be an ongoing project that you can support at any time that is convenient for you.  Jenny Laquinte and Tammy Francois are the project coordinators and are happy to answer any questions you may have; email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Family Emergency Shelter (FES) is a shelter located in Adelphi that provides apartment units as temporary shelter for 23 families.  Families in need of temporary shelter sometimes arrive at FES with little to nothing.  We are connecting with FES by providing gift boxes for newly arrived families - the boxes will contain new and unused toiletries and personal care items, and an encouraging message from our church.  A bin will be placed in the Fellowship Hall where members can donate the following items:
-soap (bar) -men's razors
-toothbrush (medium bristled) -shaving cream for men
-toothpaste -dishwashing detergent (small-medium)
-bath towels -comb/hair brush
-wash cloth -bathroom/kitchen antibacterial wipes
-deodorant -pens
-body lotion -women's razors
-shower caps -shaving gel for women
-toilet paper -feminine pads (box of 16 or smaller)
-shampoo & conditioner -liquid hand soap
-children's coloring book w/box of crayons or reading book (Christian themed)
Prince George's House (PGH) is a men's shelter located at 603 Addison Road South in Capitol Heights, MD.  PGH is a dormitory-style shelter that houses up to 36 men in need of temporary housing.  The shelter relies on the help of volunteers to provide meals for the residents.  Volunteers can either bring meals (bought or home cooked) to the shelter to serve, or prepare the meals at the shelter to serve.  Volunteers should expect to eat with the residents.  Volunteers will commit to one (or more) day and meal slot and will be responsible for that day and meal slot each month.  Volunteers will be placed in groups of 3-4.  If you are interested in providing meals at Prince George's House, please complete our volunteer form.
 
In addition to shelter, Prince George's House provides workshops to reinforce life, technology and job skills.  If you are interested in facilitating an evening workshop at the shelter, please complete the volunteer form.
 
The shelter also accepts the following items as donations:
  • Toiletries - shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste (**please no mouthwash**)
  • Bedding (twin) - sheets, pillows, blankets, comforters
  • Interview clothing (gently used) - suits, slacks, dress shirt, tie
  • Undergarments (new) - T-shirts, underwear, socks
  • Office supplies - pens, manila folders, printer paper, staples, etc.
  • Computer supplies - USB keyboards, USB mice, flash drives, etc.
  • Metro farecards
 Donations may be placed in the PGH bin located in the Fellowship Hall.

1 John 3:17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

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