Day Center Update and Needs
As you may already know, Interfaith Action, our parent agency, was asked by Ramsey County to provide day services temporarily to our Project Home families beginning September 1, when they were notified that The Family Place was closing on August 31. Then, in December we were awarded the contract to continue day center services ongoing.
We had hoped to come to an agreement to possibly purchase some of the furnishing of the former day services provider, but those negotiations have not been successful. We expect most furnishings, supplies and kitchen pieces to be removed from the day center site at First Baptist in downtown Saint Paul the weekend of January 18-19.
We are looking for volunteers to come help us pack up items that we’ve purchased for the families or items that have been donated for their use, so that these items do not get moved out with the other property that is not ours. We also need assistance packing up files and such as well. If you have any time on Tuesday, January 14 or Wednesday, January 15 and would like to lend us a hand, we would be deeply grateful. Please let me know you’re coming (firstname.lastname@example.org) or let Wade know at email@example.com.
Then, once everything is gutted, we hope to have some new and gently used office furniture items delivered to keep operations going. We have received some funding to make this happen, but it will be a bit empty around here for a little while.
Good news to share – our friends at the Department of Indian Work at Interfaith Action have just remodeled their awesome food shelf, and they have given us some wonderful shelving they did not need. We will need some assistance putting this new-to-us shelving up and loading donations back on to those shelves (diapers, household supplies, hygiene items, etc.). This will most likely happen over the week of the 20th. Please let me or Wade know if you’d like to help with that project.
Thank you again for all your support and prayers. We will continue to strive forward and help families in crisis move through and past this to stable homes!
Director, Project Home Family Shelters
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul
1671 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
651-789-3848 | INTERFAITHACTION.ORG