OMG! What a week…and there’s even more in the pipeline!

What Happened this Week?

November 5th- November 11th
31st Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
In the last week we…
…Received 7 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at 3 
locations in Greater Hartford
…Delivered furniture and household
goods to 8 clients in need!!!
 2 donor dropped off items at the warehouse!
&
1 case manager pick up items for their client!
Thank you to …
  • Tuesday 11/6 – Matt D. for helping with a pick up in West Hartford!
  • Wednesday 11/7 – Rob, Todd, and ASD students for their help with deliveries on Wednesday!
  • Thursday 11/8 – Todd for his help organizing and clearing out the warehouse, as well as Debbie and the team from Futures for their help with deliveries to clients in Hartford!
  • Friday 11/9 – Thank you to the Junior League of Hartford volunteers for their help with 1 pick up and 1 delivery before the rains became too heavy!
  • Saturday 11/10 – Thank you again to the Junior League of Hartford for their help, this time for 3 deliveries in Hartford to some very happy clients!!
  • Sunday 11/11 and Monday 11/12 – Thank you to Michael, Todd, and Alan for their help clearing the last of the items out of the old warehouse, to help complete our transition from 93 Talcott Road, to 635 New Park Ave!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK… 
  • Saturday (11/17) – 10am-1pm – Delivery Day! Driver and Volunteers needed!
  • Sunday (11/18) – 10am – 1pm – Pick up and Drop off Day, Driver, Volunteers, and Warehouse Coordinator needed!!
Click here to sign up to volunteer for all upcoming opportunities
Contact volunteer@journeyhomect.org with any comments, questions, or concerns!
ANNOUNCEMENT…
 
We will be going back to A Hand Up’s regular pick up/drop off day schedule on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am-1pm
as well as adding times during the week:
 Wednesdays and Fridays (non-holidays) from 12pm-2pm.
Please see the Journey Home website for specifics on what we are accepting for donation at this time! Feel free to contact Alison at volunteer@journeyhomect.org if you have any questions!
These are also times when volunteers can come help organize! 
 
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Silverware
  • Pots/Pans
  • Towels
  • Kitchen Tables w/ Chairs

Another amazingly busy week! Read all about it!

What Happened this Week?

October 29th – November 4th
30th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
In the last week we…
…Received 12 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at 8 
locations in Greater Hartford
…Delivered furniture and household
goods to 10 clients in need!!!
&
 1 donor dropped off items at the warehouse!
Check out our most recent Home Makeover here!
Thank you to …
  • Monday 10/29 – Matt Brewer helped Alison with 2 pick ups!
  • Tuesday 10/30- Debbie, Matt D, Danny, Todd, and Futures Volunteers for helping with deliveries to clients in Hartford!
  • Wednesday 10/31 – Rob, who helped Alison with a delivery in the morning, and Todd and the ASD students who helped with a pick up in the afternoon!
  • Thursday 11/1 – Thank you to the Futures Students and Danny for their help delivering to 2 clients and picking up for 2 donors!
  • Friday 11/2 – Thank you to Matt B. and Matt D. for helping with 3 pickups in West Hartford!
  • Saturday 11/3 – A huge thank you and shout out goes to Alan for fixing our windows at the warehouse! Another big big shout out goes to Sherri Schwartz and her team from Coldwell Banker of West Hartford, Kyle and his peers at Trinity College, Brian of West Hartford, Breah from CCSU, and Kathryn from HYPE for all of their help with another successful home makeover!!
  • Sunday 11/4 – Thank you to Dave for driving, and to the volunteers Adrian, Kurt and one of their daughters, and to the Conard HS Football Team for all of their help delivering to 2 clients in Hartford! What a great day!!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK… 
  • Sunday (11/11) – 10am-1pm – Delivery day! Driver and Volunteers Needed!
No additional help needed on Saturday due to the
Junior League of Hartford helping Saturday morning!
Click here to sign up to volunteer for all upcoming opportunities
Contact volunteer@journeyhomect.org with any comments, questions, or concerns!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Silverware
  • Pots/Pans
  • Towels
  • Beds!!
  • Dressers

Delivered to 11 clients in need – woohoo!

What Happened this Week?

October 22nd – October 28th
29th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
In the last week we…
…Received 4 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at 10 
locations in Greater Hartford
…Delivered furniture and household
goods to 11 clients in need!!!
…had 2 donors drop off at the warehouse
&
1 client and case manager come and pick up items!

Thank you to …

  • Monday 10/22 – Rob for helping Alison with two pick ups!
  • Tuesday 10/23- Matt, Danny, Rob, Debbie, and the Futures Inc. volunteers for their help with 4 pick ups and 2 deliveries (we split up into 2 groups to make the most of the time on Tuesday!)
  • Wednesday 10/24 – Ace Van and Storage for dropping off 6 apartments worth of furniture from Ducci Electrial at the warehouse! A huge help to our furniture program!!
  • Thursday 10/25 – Thank you to the Futures volunteers as well as Debbie and our newest volunteer Matt D for joining us on our deliveries on Thursday!
  • Friday 10/26 – Thank you to Lincoln Financial Group and their group of 10 volunteers who were such a huge help on Friday delivering to 4 households in need!
  • Saturday 10/27 – A huge thank you and shout out goes to Alan and Breah for braving the winds and the rain and delivering to one client and picking up some furniture in Manchester! We’ve got some brave volunteers and are so thankful for them!
  • Sunday 10/28 – Thank you to Adrian, Kurt and their girls for joining us along with Breah (two days in a row!!), Clare, and Taylor from Watkinson!

We are so happy to have all of the help this week and have been able to deliver and pick up at so many places! Thank you to everyone who was able to help, we can’t wait for another great week ahead!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK… 
  • Sunday (11/4) – 10am-1pm – Delivery day! Driver and Volunteers Needed!
No additional help needed on Saturday due to a group from Coldwell Banker helping with a Home Makeover! If anyone is interested in doing some organizing at the warehouse that would be a huge help for Saturday! If not, I hope to see a full house on Sunday! Have a great week!
Click here to sign up to volunteer for all upcoming opportunities
Contact volunteer@journeyhomect.org with any comments, questions, or concerns!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Silverware
  • Pots/Pans
  • Towels
  • Beds!!
  • Dressers

Please come help! So many people still in need of a home!

What Happened this Week?

October 15th – October 21st
28th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
In the last week we…
…Received 4 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at 5 
locations in Greater Hartford
…Delivered furniture and household
goods to 1 client in need!!!
Thank you to …
  • Monday 10/15 – Matt and Rob for their help with 2 pick ups despite the unexpected rain!
  • Tuesday 10/16 – Matt and the Futures Inc. volunteers for their help with two more needed pick ups!
  • Wednesday 10/17 – Rob and Alison for their help with a pick up and a delivery on Bedford Street!
Unfortunately we didn’t get many signups this past week so we weren’t able to do as many deliveries! We are looking forward to a busy week with some pickups already completed today and quite a few pickups and deliveries scheduled for tomorrow and throughout the week! Sign up to help when you can, we have weekend activities almost every weekend until the end of the year!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK… 
  • Saturday (10/27) – 10am-1pm – Pick up day in Manchester (with hopefully a delivery squeezed in!) Driver and Volunteers Needed!
&
  • Sunday (10/28) – 10am-1pm – Delivery day! Lots of great items to be picked up and dropped off at the warehouse this week, and we need your help to get it out to clients in need! Driver and Volunteers Needed!
Click here to sign up to volunteer for all upcoming opportunities
Contact volunteer@journeyhomect.org with any comments, questions, or concerns!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Silverware
  • Pots/Pans
  • Towels
  • Beds!

Watch the video! Very cool!

 

What Happened this Week?

October 9th – October 14th
27th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
In the last week we…
…Received 2 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at 4 
locations in Greater Hartford
…Delivered furniture and household
goods to 6 clients in need!
Thank you to …
  • Tuesday 10/9 – Matt, Rob, Debbie, and our Futures volunteers for helping with 3 deliveries!
  • Wednesday 10/10 – Matt and Rob for their help with two pickups! And Todd and the team from ASD for their help in the afternoon!!
  • Saturday 10/13-  Thank you for all the help from our marathon volunteers (about 20 in total, woohoo!!) And thank you to Sam, Alan, and Jeremy for their help with two deliveries in the South End – away from the marathon route!
  • Sunday 10/14- Sara Goldfarb, Maria Brown, and their families for their help with another amazing home makeover! As well as to some of the Hall Football team for their help loading up furniture at the warehouse to go over to the clients apartment! It was definitely a team effort! Link here to the live stream reveal!!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK… 
  • Saturday (10/14) – 10am-1pm – Delivery day (with possible pickups mixed in)!  Volunteers and a Driver needed!
  • Sunday (10/15) – 10am-1pm – Another Delivery day! Volunteers and a Driver needed for Sunday as well!!
Click here to sign up to volunteer
for all upcoming opportunities
Contact volunteer@journeyhomect.org with any comments, questions, or concerns!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Dressers
  • Beds
  • End Tables
  • Kitchen Tables and Chairs
  • Pots/Pans

Busy, busy, busy

What Happened this Week?

September 24th – September 30th
25th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
In the last week we…
…Received 4 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at 
locations in Greater Hartford
…Delivered furniture and household
goods to 5 clients in need!!!
Thank you to …
  • Wednesday 9/26 – Matt and Rob for their help with organizing at the warehouse and a little bit of demolition with broken pieces!
  • Thursday 9/27 – Rob, Todd, Matt, Debbie, and Alison for their help with 1 pick up, 1 delivery, and some much needed sorting and organizing.
  • Friday 9/28 – To the team of volunteers from Travelers, way to stick it out and help three clients in need!
  • Saturday 9/29 – Thank you to Alan, Sam, Breah, and Kathryn for volunteering for a pick up and delivery!
  • Sunday 9/23 – Thank you to Michael for Driving, and to Don, his daughter, and Adrienne for volunteering!! For what turned out to be some warehouse clean out and one delivery that didn’t show up!
Thank you everyone!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK… 
  • Saturday (10/6) – 10am-1pm – Driver and Volunteers Needed for Deliveries out to our clients and a warehouse drop off day, Warehouse lead needed as well!
  • Sunday (10/7) – 10am-1pm – Driver and Volunteers Needed for more needed deliveries (and possible pick ups)!

Delivered to 10 clients and added 4!

What Happened this Week?

September 17th – September 23rd
23rd Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
In the last week we…
…Received 4 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at 
locations in Greater Hartford
…Delivered furniture and household
goods to 10 clients in need!!!
&
…Had 1 day of service with The Hartford with
 another day of service coming up with Travelers on Friday!
Thank you to …
  • Wednesday 9/19 – The Hartford volunteers for their help with a delivery to a client in the North End of Hartford, as well as to Todd and the students at the American School for the Deaf for helping with pick ups Wednesday afternoon.
  • Thursday 9/20 – Rob, Todd, Matt, Debbie, and Alison for their help with pickups and deliveries in Hartford.
  • Friday 9/21 – CT River Valley School in East Hartford for their help putting together bags of games and books to families in need.
  • Saturday 9/22 – Thank you to Sue Kayuem for driving, Michael for saving the day after the warehouse keys were hiding, Breah, Kathryn, Kyle, and his group of volunteers through Trinity College for helping with 3 deliveries in Hartford!
  • Sunday 9/23 – Thank you to Alison for Driving, to Christina, Kathryn (2 days in a row!!) Andrienne, Kim, and Jeremy for volunteering for two deliveries, as well as Fabricio and Araceli for stopping by to help at the warehouse! We greatly appreciate it!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK… 
  • Thursday (9/27) – 9am-12pm – Join Alison for pickups and deliveries in the Hartford area!
  • Saturday (9/29) – 10am-1pm – Driver and Volunteers Needed for Deliveries out to our clients.
  • Sunday (9/30) – 10am-1pm – Driver and Volunteers Needed for more needed deliveries!!
Click here to sign up to volunteer
for all upcoming opportunities
Contact volunteer@journeyhomect.org with any comments, questions, or concerns!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Dressers
  • Beds
  • End Tables
  • Beds (on here twice for twice the importance)