A hearty note of thanks to the volunteers from Community Presbyterian Church who provided an elegant Mother’s Day meal for the Winter Nights families. They also helped the kids make personalized picture cards for their moms. [Volunteers eat too, at Mother’s Day feast]
One of our tutoring volunteers is a graduating high school senior. Partially inspired by the Winter Nights program, she did her senior project on homelessness. We appreciate her help and her insights here. And we wish her every success as she goes off to college. Read it here and you’ll know why we’ll miss her.
This was our third year volunteering at Winter Nights during the two weeks the guests are with us at MDUUC. Our first time was only a few months after we had joined the church. Each year has been both similar and different. There are familiar traditions- making lunches, playing games with the kids, standing together […]
Every evening before supper, the assembled group of clients, staff and volunteers join hands in a circle to share grace. Sometimes one of the clients will lead the prayer. A week after the shelter had moved from Temple Isaiah, I was surprised and moved when one of the children stepped up to lead, and recited […]
As you know, I live in a homeless shelter called Winter Nights. It is fun here. We get to do a lot of fun stuff here at Winter Nights now. I will begin on my story about Winter Nights. We got to go to Chucky Cheese and they bought us pizza and we got pick […]