Back to back busy weekends!

We’ve got another busy weekend and only need volunteers on Saturday 4/28 at 11am.  That’s a later start time but it’s for a good reason.  Please come out and help.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number.

  • Saturday 4/28 11a-2p –  We are looking for a driver and volunteers for a delivery, picking up new mattresses and a 1pm donor pickup at condo association tag sale.  PLEASE NOTE THE 11AM START TIME.
  • Sunday 4/29 10a-1p – Sam P and volunteers from his church will be keeping busy with a client pickup and then 2 deliveries to the same apartment complex in East Hartford.
  • Monday 4/30 1p-3p – Todd P and the ASD team will be delivering in Hartford.
THANK YOU

Saturday 4/21 – Sam P reported that we had a lot of volunteers to help us out.  Paul and Emily (Conard), new guy Dan, and four guys from NWC made the two stops fast and easy.

 
Sunday 4/22 – Michael F drove and we had Dan from Uhart, along with Dan, Mishi & Angus from NWC to help. We delivered to Crystal and she was very appreciative. She was nervous about bed bugs but we got her a great couch that did not have bed bugs. Unfortunately their 2nd client was not home.
Monday 4/23 –  Susan K checked in say we were able to deliver all that was on the list except a toaster and a TV (but she already had a TV). The kids from ASD and their supervisor were very helpful and hardworking – 2 girls and 2 boys.  Although the client was on the 5th floor the very slow moving elevator made a big help! The client was appreciative.

DONATIONS NEEDED

Dressers
Twin Sheet sets and comforters
Lamps with shades (small and large)
Kitchen tables and chairs

Our waitlist is growing! Lots to do!

New client referrals are coming in quickly and our waitlist has grown to 20 clients so we are going to schedule 5 clients this weekend.  Please come out and help.
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number

  • Saturday 4/21 10a-1p – One delivery was rescheduled from Monday after that crazy rainstorm.  We are looking for a driver and volunteers to make 2 deliveries.
  • Sunday 4/22 10a-1pWe are looking for a driver and volunteers to make 2 deliveries in Hartford.  One of the deliveries is a reschedule from 4/14.
  • Monday 4/23 1p-3pSusan K will work with ASD to make a delivery.
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 4/14 – Unfortunately our client wasn’t home but that didn’t stop Susan K and 6 student volunteers for keeping busy putting together much needed dish sets and sheet sets.
  • Sunday 4/15 – Jim R reports that we had a wonderful number of volunteers for donor drop off day.  Jim R handled warehouse while Dave H drove for donor pickups.  Volunteers included Ruth L, Sheila W, Margie K, and students Alan K, Katie B, Benjamin H, Gianna C, Cassidy O’H, and Mike O’H.   The list of accomplishments is too long to write here but the warehouse is it tip top shape.   Mr. Fixit Chuck R was also there to do what he does best.   This was one of the most productive donor days in a long time.
  • Monday 4/16 – Mother nature threw us a curve ball and we had the first ever weather cancellation in April.  

DONATIONS NEEDED

  • Dressers
  • Twin Sheet sets and comforters
  • Lamps with shades (small and large)
  • Kitchen tables and chairs

It’s all about deliveries and donations! Please come help!

We’ve got 2 clients to serve and several donors to help keep our warehouse fully stocked. So please come out and help this weekend.  

 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number 

  • Saturday 4/14 10a-1p We are looking for a driver and volunteers to make a delivery in Hartford.
  • Sunday 4/15 10a-1pWe are looking for a warehouse lead to greet donors at the warehouse for donor drop off day.
  • Sunday 4/15 10a-1p – We are looking for a driver and volunteers to make donor pickups to keep our warehouse fully stocked.
  • Monday 4/16 1p-3p – Todd and the ASD team are making a delivery to Hartford.

DONATIONS NEEDED

  • Dressers
  • Twin Sheet sets and comforters
  • Lamps with shades (small and large)
  • Kitchen tables and chairs

Deliveries Saturday and Monday. Taking Easter Sunday off.

It’s a holiday weekend so we will take Sunday off but we still want to make our clients happy with a delivery on Saturday and Monday.  Happy Easter!!!!!

 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number

  • Saturday 3/31 10a-1p – We are looking for a driver and volunteers to make a big delivery to a single gentleman in Hartford.  It appears it may be a rare first floor delivery too.
  • Sunday 4/1 – No activities planned.  Happy Easter!!
  • Monday 4/2 1p-3p – Todd P and the ASD team are making a delivery in Hartford.
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 3/24 – Sam P reported that the Saturday delivery went very smoothly thanks to the help of Ivan, David and Mishi.   They also did a donor pickup for a much needed dresser.   All and all a good and easy day.
  • Sunday 3/25 – A big thank you to our own creative Jim R who was joined by Matt and Margie K, Owen M, Sherri W, Angus M, and Mishi F.  We delivered to a small apartment for Terry a former worker at Pratt and Whitney who recently returned to East Hartford from Mississippi.  While some volunteers went on the delivery, three stayed back to stage the Monday delivery and they were further able to pack six kitchen sets and clean up the staging area and put away silverware, kitchen stuff and linens.   That was a great use of our volunteers time.
  • Monday 3/26 – The Monday guy Todd P ended on a solo mission but still made a delivery in Hartford that was very easy since the truck was already loaded and ready to go from Sunday.  Then he headed up to Bloomfield to stop by a donor’s house for a truck filling adventure.  He got everything but the TV.  Another very productive day.

DONATIONS NEEDED

  • Dressers
  • Twin Sheet sets and comforters
  • TVs
  • Kitchen tables and chairs
  • Small appliances (toasters, microwaves, coffee makers)

Three deliveries this weekend!!!

Last weekend we were very successful restocking the warehouse.  So this weekend we are planning 3 deliveries to clients in need.  Please come out and help.  
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number

  • Saturday 3/24 10a-1p – Sam P is looking for volunteers to make a delivery a delivery to fill up a gentleman’s studio apartment.  Then they will be off to pickup a dresser we couldn’t fit in the truck last weekend.
  • Sunday 3/25 10a-1pWe are looking for a driver and volunteers to make a delivery to a gentleman in East Hartford and then return to load up the truck for the Monday delivery.
  • Monday 3/26 1pm-3pmTodd P and the ASD team are making a delivery to Hartford and then a donor pickup in Bloomfield.
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 3/17 – Thanks to Alan H, Ivan and 5 NWC students who made short work travelling to 2 donors homes.  We now have a lot of couches thanks to their efforts.
  • Sunday 3/18 – Dave H reports that he is getting spoiled with all the help he has been getting from the Agnes C, Steve M and the NWC students.  They made 5 stops to donors all over the area to restock the empty warehouse.  While they were out Sheila W was our warehouse lead to meet 2 donors and did some sorting on drop off day.
  • Monday 3/19 – Todd and the ASD team had a cancelled delivery but that didn’t stop them from doing some warehouse organization, sorting and heading out to pickup 3 new twin bed sets.   There is always something to do at A Hand Up.

DONATIONS NEEDED

  • Dressers
  • Twin and full size comforters  (we have plenty of sheet sets now)
  • Lamps with shades (small and large)
  • Kitchen tables and chairs
  • End tables/coffee tables/nightstands

Here’s what’s up 3/17,18,19 plus drop off day 3/18

Our warehouse inventory might be at a near all time low after last weekends deliveries.  So we are dedicating this weekend to picking up donated items.  Sunday 3/18 is also a donor drop off day at our warehouse at 93 Talcott Rd in West Hartford.   Please come out and help.

 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number

  • Saturday 3/17 10a-1pWe are looking for a driver and volunteers to make donor pickups.
  • Sunday 3/18 10a-1pWe are looking for a driver and volunteers to make donor pickups.
  • Sunday 3/18 10a-1p – We are looking for a warehouse lead to greet donors at the warehouse.
  • Monday 3/19 1p-3pTodd and the ASD team are making a delivery.
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 3/10 –  Thank you to Jim L, Ivan and our NWC crew for making a full delivery.   It was tough to get the couch up the stairs but with a little patience and ingenuity they got the job done.
  • Sunday 3/11 – Dave H reports that the delivery to Sylvia on Sunday went about as well as a delivery ever could.  We had five volunteers from the Cavalry Fellowship, one short flight of stairs with wide doorways, a gracious and thankful client who truly needed everything we brought over. Her apartment was pretty much empty when we walked in and she’s been there since February 1.  
  • Monday 3/12 – Susan K tells us that she had a good delivery with the help of the ASD kids and the client’s boyfriend..  We were able to deliver most of the items the client needed and had to resort to a plastic kitchen table which they loved.  Sometimes we need to get creative to fill a client’s needs.

DONATIONS NEEDED – We could use everything on our donation list but in particular:

  • Dressers
  • Twin Sheet sets and comforters
  • Lamps with shades (small and large)
  • Kitchen tables and chairs
  • Coffee/end/night tables

Our inventory is really LOW…please consider donating

We’ve been very successful helping clients but our inventory is very low.  Please consider donating items or your time to help those in need.  We are looking for help specifically on Saturday since we already have volunteers for Sunday and Monday.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number

  • Saturday 3/10 10a-1pWe are looking for a driver and volunteers to make a delivery to a mom and her 2 kids in Hartford.
  • Sunday 3/11 10a-1pDave H and members of the Calvary Fellowship will be making a delivery to a single woman in Hartford.
  • Monday 3/12 1p-3pSusan K and the ASD team are making a delivery to a mom and her 3 kids in Hartford.
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 3/3 –  Michael F manned the warehouse with Chuck “Mr. Fixit” R to greet 5 donors dropping items off.  While they did that Susan K drove the NWC boys for the donor pick-ups along with Ivan.  One pick-up was a challenge since there was a felled tree blocking the road.  Did that stop us?  No siree…..we trudged through yards, found the house, pick-up the sofa and walked back through the neighbors’ yards to our truck.  That’s dedication to our cause.
  • Sunday 3/5 – Dave H along with Misha, Owen and Agnes helped 3 clients in one day.   2 clients came to the warehouse for their items and then the team headed out on a delivery.  We are getting good at helping more than 1 client per day.
  • Monday 3/6 – Todd and the ASD team served a veteran who had some clothes, some kitchen utensils but nothing else.  Now he has a bed to sleep on and a couch to relax on and work on his college coursework.  

DONATIONS NEEDED – We are very low on:

  • Dressers
  • Silverware and cooking utensils
  • End and coffee tables
  • Kitchen tables
  • Small appliances