Wow! Things are moving! Need lots of help!

What Happened Last Week? 

July 10th – July 15th
Journey Home and A Hand Up Volunteers
this is our 14th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
Last week we…
…Made 3 Deliveries
…Received 3 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at
locations in Greater Hartford
&
…Met a dozen or so people at storage for our Warehouse Moving Sale!
Thank you to …
  • The two Matts (Matt Brewer and Matthew Cariseo) for their help with a pick up in West Hartford on Tuesday.
  • Matt C and Todd for their help with two pick ups in Newington and Glastonbury on Wednesday, where despite having an elevator we had quite the workout!
  • Adrian, Kurt, Sabrina, Harrison, Alan, and Ted for volunteering on Saturday and delivering to 3 clients!
  • Michael, Julie, and Ryan for their help on Sunday with the moving sale! Such a great success with donations coming in and items going out that were not needed for our clients!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK… LOTS TO DO!! 
  • Tuesday (7/17) from 9am-12pm – Pick up in Simsbury with at least one delivery after!
  • Wednesday (7/18) from 9am-12am – Pick up in West Hartford and Farmington!
  • Thursday (7/19) from 9am-12am –  Pick up in Wethersfield and at least one delivery after!
  • Friday (7/20) from 10-11:30We need help delivering furniture for our next Home Makeover in Hartford from the Warehouse! (Driver and Volunteers Needed).
  • Saturday (7/21) from 10-1 – We will be delivering to 2-4 clients in Greater Hartford, Driver and Volunteers Needed!
  • Sunday (7/22) from 10-1 – We are having a delivery day and also a Moving Sale to help us clear things out for the move to the new warehouse!
    • Free Items available (Donations Appreciated) – Driver, Volunteers, and Warehouse Sale Volunteers Needed!
REMINDER: Click here to sign up to volunteer between Now and December!
Contact Alison Scharr with any comments, questions, or concerns!!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Tables and Chairs
  • End Tables 
  • Coffee Tables

New partnership with Journey Home increasing help to the community!

What Happened Last Week? 

July 2nd – July 8th
Journey Home and A Hand Up Volunteers
this is our 13th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
Last week we…
…Made 10 Deliveries
…Received 6 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at
locations in Greater Hartford
&
…Met 4 clients at storage and 3 case
managers for pick ups
Thank you to …
  • ASD for their help on Monday with a pick up in Farmington for some much needed dressers!
  • Alison for her help TuesdayThursday, and Friday picking up from Donors in West Hartford and Bloomfield.
  • Nancy Hunt and Christine Scannell for their help on Thursday delivering to 4 households with their daughters and exchange students from Italy!!
  • The Storms family for their help loading the truck on Friday!
  • Mathew, Casey, Amy, and David for their help on Saturday with 2 pick ups and a delivery to a single dad in Hartford!
  • Thank you also to Ryan, Christina, Amy, and David for their help on Sunday delivering to 4 clients in Hartford and especially to Amy and David for making a second trip out to one of the families with some bed slats and bed frame to finish making their house a home!!

Thank you!! We couldn’t do all of this without you! Volunteers like yourselves

keep this program going strong, giving clients beds to

 sleep on and furniture to call their own!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK…
  • Tuesday (7/10) from 9am-10:30am – Pick up in West Hartford with a possible delivery after.
  • Wednesday (7/11) from 9am-10:30am – Pick up in Newington with a possible delivery after as well.
  • Saturday (7/14) from 10-1 –  We are looking for a driver and volunteers to help with deliveries to 2-3 clients in Greater Hartford.
  • Sunday (7/15) from 10-1 – We are having a drop off day and also a Moving Sale to help us clear things out for the move to the new warehouse!
    • Free Items available (Donations Appreciated) – Volunteers Needed!
REMINDER: Click here to sign up to volunteer between now and December!
Contact Alison Scharr with any comments, questions, or concerns!!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Tables and Chairs
  • End Tables 
  • Coffee Tables
  • AC Units/Fans

Too hot to handle!

What Happened Last Week? 

June 25th – July 1st
Journey Home and A Hand Up Volunteers
this is our 12th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
Last week we…
…Made 2 Deliveries
…Received 6 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at 7
 locations in Greater Hartford
&
…Met 1 client at storage for pick up of items
Thank you to …
  • Rob, Matt, Otis, and Alison for their help with two pickups on Monday
  • Matt and Rob for their help with a pick up on Tuesday
  • Alison and Julie for their help on Wednesday
  •  Sue Kayeum, Rob, Matt, Judy, Julie, and Alison for their help Friday morning and the team of Aetna employees for their work on Friday afternoon!
VOLUNTEER’S NEEDED THIS WEEK…
(Driver and Volunteers Needed for All Three Dates!)
  • Thursday (7/5) from 9am-12am – Pick up and Delivery
  • Saturday (7/7) from 9-12 – Deliveries
  • Sunday (7/8) from 9-12 –  Deliveries
Due to the high temperatures we are trying to start deliveries and pickups earlier in the morning to avoid the heat!
NEW!! Click here to sign up to volunteer between now and December!
Contact Alison Scharr with any comments, questions, or concerns!!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Tables and Chairs
  • End Tables 
  • Coffee Tables
  • AC Units/Fans

 

Too hot for deliveries but lots of work in the warehouse!

What Happened Last Week? 

June 18th – June 24th
Journey Home and A Hand Up Volunteers
this is our 10th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
Last week we…
…Made 3 Deliveries
…Received 13 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at
locations in Greater Hartford
&
…Met clients and 1 donor at storage
Thank you to …
  • Gretchen, Rob, and Matt for their help on Thursday picking up some much needed beds donated from CHR in Manchester!
  • Alan, Ryan, Jeremy, Marie, her teenagers, Agnes, and Mishi for their help delivering to clients on Saturday!
  • Jim, Dave, Rajesh, Bob, Steven, Marie, and her kids for their help with one delivery on Sunday!
VOLUNTEER’S NEEDED THIS WEEK…
  • Thursday (6/28) from 9am-12am – pick up and hopefully one delivery after!
  • Friday (6/29) from 9am-12pm – pick up and delivery

Due to the high temperatures coming our way this weekend we will not be doing any deliveries. We will only be organizing and taking inventory at storage. We would appreciate any and all help!

  • Saturday (6/30) from 10-1 – organizing at storage (putting together sheet sets, kitchen sets, and boxing items for donation).
  • Sunday (7/1) from 10-1 – organizing at storage – furniture organizing, putting dressers, end tables, living room chairs, etc. in groups to find for faster delivery. Inventory numbers of each.

Warehouse lead and volunteers needed for both Saturday and Sunday!

Contact Alison Scharr for more information, when you would like to volunteer, and our new partnership with A Hand Up! We are very excited to see this program grow!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Tables and Chairs
  • End Tables 
  • Coffee Tables
  • AC Units/Fans

Last week was a BUSY week!

What Happened Last Week? 

June 11th – June 17th
Journey Home and A Hand Up Volunteers
this is our 9th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
Last week we…
…Made 8 Deliveries
…Received 8 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at
10 locations in Greater Hartford
&
…Met clients and 1 donor at storage
What a busy week!! 
Thank you to …
  • Our 6 CarMax Volunteers for their help delivering to 2 clients on Wednesday
  • Rob, Carly, and Alison for their work picking up from a donor in West Simsbury, and helping to organize storage on Monday!
  • Alison, Rob, Matt, and mans best friend Otis for their help on Thursday morning.
  • Alison, Matt, and our sidekick Otis for pickup and delivery help on Friday.
  • Sam, Michael, Bob, and Casey for their help on Saturday with 3 deliveries out to clients in Hartford.
  • Last but not least to Ryan, Suzanne, Julie, and Alison for their help with a great Fathers Day pickup at 3 donors homes in West Hartford.
VOLUNTEER’S NEEDED THIS WEEK…
  • Thursday (6/21) from 9am-10am – pick up in West Hartford or Avon
  • Friday (6/22) from 10am-12pm – pick up in Manchester of some much needed beds and then loading the truck for Saturday!
  • Saturday (6/23) from 10-1 – delivery to 2 clients – Driver and Volunteers Needed!
  • Sunday (6/24) from 10-1 – delivery to 2 clients – Driver and Volunteers Needed!
Contact Alison Scharr for more information, when you would like to volunteer, and our new partnership with A Hand Up! We are very excited to see this program grow!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Tables and Chairs
  • End Tables 
  • Coffee Tables

A Hand Up working with Journey Home!

What Happened Last Week? 

June 4th – June 10th
Happy Monday Journey Home and A Hand Up Volunteers
this is our 8th Weekly Update from Journey Home
and our Making a House a Home Program!
Last week we…
…Made 5 Deliveries
…Received 3 Furniture Requests
…Picked up donated furniture at
locations in Greater Hartford
…Met clients and 2 case managers at storage to pick up items
&
…Had our 4th Home Makeover for a
mother and daughter this Saturday, they were so excited
 and it really showed in our live stream on Facebook! Check it out!
Thank you to …
  • Todd and Alison for their work delivering to two clients on Thursday!
  • Matt, Rob, and Todd for their help on Friday organizing, loading the truck, and delivering to one client on Friday!
  • Alan, Casey, Sherry, the Pinette Family, Todd, Hannah, Sherri Schwartz, and the rest of the Coldwell Banker Team of West Hartford for all of their help with our Home Makeover on Saturday
  • And last but not least, to Bob, Jim, and Steve for volunteering for Sunday which unfortunately we weren’t able to keep on the schedule! Hopefully next weekend we can get back to our two move-in days!!
VOLUNTEER’S NEEDED THIS WEEK…
  • Thursday (6/14) from 9am-12pm – delivery and organizing at storage
  • Friday (6/15) from 9am-12pm – delivery and loading truck for Saturday
  • Saturday (6/16) from 10-1 – delivery to at least 1 client – Driver and Volunteers Needed!
  • Sunday (6/17) 10-1 – A Fathers Day drop off day (donations are brought right to storage) and donor pick up day! We need your help!! Driver, Warehouse Coordinator, and Volunteers Needed!
Contact Alison Scharr for more information, when you would like to volunteer, and our new partnership with A Hand Up! We are very excited to see this program grow!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Tables and Chairs
  • End Tables 

Busy and need help Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday!

We need your help to get items out to clients in need, especially as we work to clear out the current warehouse space and get ready for our move later this summer! Please come on out and join us on our next weekend of collaboration with A Hand Up and Journey Home working together!!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@journeyhomect.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number!
 
  • Thursday 6/7 – 9am – 12pm – Todd will be driving as we are planning on delivering to at least 2 clients in Hartford! We need to clear out the warehouse and this will be a great day to do so!
  • Friday 6/8 – 9am-12pm – Another great day with Todd driving as we deliver to at least 2 more clients in Hartford!
  • Saturday 6/2 10am-1pm –  We need a driver and some volunteers to help deliver furniture to a client in East Hartford as another group of our volunteers from Coldwell Banker helps to clean, organize, and decorate for our Home Makeover! (Check out Journey Home’s Facebook page to see the live stream of our last Home Makeover!)
  • Sunday 6/3 10am-1pm – We are looking for a driver and volunteers to join in on a delivery to two clients in Hartford!
THANK YOU 
  • To Michael, Alan, Casey, and Emily for helping with the pick ups on Saturday (6/2). Thank you also to Angus and Paul for their hard work organizing the warehouse and sorting through the drop offs that came through with some much needed items!
  • Also to Steve, Bob, Julie, and Angus for their help on Sunday delivering to one client in Hartford! It was a beautiful day to help out a family in need!
DONATIONS NEEDED
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Tables and Chairs
  • End Tables