Make a difference in 3 families’ lives this weekend

The warehouse is so full we are limiting donations to dressers and small items.  So please come out to help with 3 clients this weekend to make more space.  As an added bonus there will be coffee and donuts for our volunteers……
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number

  • Saturday 7/22 10a-1p –  To start the morning we have a client coming to the warehouse to get their items and after that we are looking for a driver and volunteers to deliver to a gentleman in Hartford who is very excited we are coming.
  • Sunday 7/23 10a-1p – We are looking for a driver and volunteers to deliver to a gentleman in Hartford who still needs furnishings even though he has been housed for over 3 months.
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 7/15 Sam P, Mike F, Ivan and 7 volunteers from the Lighthouse Tabernacle showed up to help. We unloaded our truck and gave the items to our client Rosemary who parked her truck right next to ours. The crew then loaded both trucks with the items requested. Then it was off to see Mary who was very grateful for what we delivered and gave each of us a hug. When’s the last time you got a hug from a client?  There was also a lot of warehouse organization going on.   A very productive day for sure.
  • Sunday 7/16 – Sam P and Chuck R worked on brightening up the warehouse with some new lighting and also met 3 donors.   They also brightened up the lives of 2 clients who came to the warehouse to pickup the items they needed.
  • Sunday 7/16 – While Sam and Chuck remained at the warehouse Todd P and his son Hayden worked up a sweat our several hours filling up the truck with 3 donor’s furniture in Farmington.

DONATIONS NEEDED – The warehouse is very full so we are limiting donations at this time.

  • Dressers
  • End/Coffee tables
  • pots & pans
  • small appliances (microwavess, toasters, coffee makers),
  • bath towels
  • full sheet sets

Yikes! 3 deliveries and a drop off day! Come Help!

We hope to serve 3 clients this weekend and it’s also drop off day on Sunday 7/16 from 10am-1pm.

Please only drop off items at the warehouse on our drop off days.  Our warehouse is not staffed and nice donations like those in the picture below that were dropped off when no one was there get ruined when they sit in the rain for several days.  Someone’s good deed turned into a trash run for A Hand Up.

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

  • Saturday 7/15 10a-1p.  We are looking for a driver and a warehouse lead to help with volunteers from Lighthouse Tabernacle in West Hartford.  We expect to make a client delivery and also have a client come to the warehouse.
  • Sunday 7/16 10a-1p.  Donor Drop Off Day!   We are looking for a driver, volunteers and a warehouse lead to help with donors dropping items off at the warehouse and 4 donor pickups at their homes in Farmington and Avon.   We also expect a client to come to the warehouse for the items they need.

DONATIONS NEEDED

  • Dressers
  • Twin Sheet sets and comforters
  • Kitchen tables and chairs

No summer doldrums here! Come get involved!

 
The warehouse is full so please help us clean it out with 2 deliveries 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 7/8 10a-1p – We are looking for a driver and volunteers to make a delivery to a hard working gentleman in Hartford.
  • Sunday 7/9 11a-1p – We are looking for a driver and volunteers to cross the river to help out a client in need in East Hartford.
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 7/1 – It was a busy day with donors stopping by the warehouse to meet Susan K and one of our master sorters Sheila W.   Chuck R the fix it man was on site as well.   While they tidied up the warehouse Alan H and Jim L braved the sticky heat to make a delivery.  It was a very good day.
  • Sunday 7/2 – Our president and super volunteer Lionel (he comes up from Waterbury) made a delivery to a client in Hartford.   Luckily the 4th floor apartment had an elevator and our client was able to lend a strong back to fill up his empty apartment.

DONATIONS NEEDED

  • Dressers
  • Twin Sheet sets and comforters
  • Kitchen tables and chairs
  • Coffee and end tables

Come help some folks gain their independence!

It may be a holiday weekend but that doesn’t stop us from helping our clients and donors.  This weekend with your help we hope to serve 3 clients.
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number

  • Saturday 7/1 10a-1p – We are looking for a driver and volunteers to make a delivery to Juanita in East Hartford. 
  • Saturday 7/1 10a-1p-  We are looking for a warehouse lead to meet donors.  Kinja and his friends will also be stopping in to pickup the housewares he needs.
  • Sunday 7/2 10a-1p – Mike F will be leading a delivery to Jean in Hartford to fully furnish the apartment.
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 6/24 – Sam P was back in the driver’s seat and made a speedy delivery with Dave H and Jim R.
  • Sunday 6/25 – Sam P, Dave H and Jim R pulled double duty along with Ted N for another easy delivery.  These guys are pros.

DONATIONS NEEDED – We’ve stopped taking couches and sofas until we lower some of our inventory.  We still need:

  • Dressers (we only have 1 in the warehouse)
  • Twin Sheet sets and comforters
  • Kitchen tables and chairs

We have a driver but needs lots of help this weekend!

1 great Driver (Sam P) needs help on Saturday and Sunday to make 2 deliveries to clients who have been waiting months for their furniture.  Let’s give Sam a hand with the delivery.

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

  • Saturday 6/24 10a-1p – Sam P has already signed up to be our driver so we just need some volunteers at 10a to help make a delivery to a gentleman in Hartford.
  • Sunday 6/25 11a-1p –  This is not a typo.  Sunday will look just like Saturday but starting 1 hour later.   Sam P has already signed up to be our driver so we just need some volunteers at 11a to help make a delivery to another gentleman in Hartford.
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 6/17 – Sue K reorganized the warehouse and met a few donors while Dave H, Matt I from NWC and Alan “the jenga master” made 4 stops – yes count them – 4 stops as far out as Granby, CT.    They filled the truck and then the warehouse.  A very successful donor day for sure.  Thanks Gents!
  • Sunday 6/18 – We hope you enjoyed a Happy Father’s Day!

DONATIONS NEEDED

  • Dressers, Dressers and more dressers please
  • Twin Sheet sets and comforters
  • Kitchen tables and chairs

Make Dad Proud and help us out the day before Fathers’ Day!

Happy Father’s Day!  We are taking Sunday off but we still have plenty of work to do on Saturday 6/17 from 10a-1p for our donor drop off day.
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number

  • Saturday 6/17 10a-1p – We are looking for a volunteer to staff the warehouse to greet donors who are dropping off their donations.
  • Saturday 6/17 10a-1p – We are looking for a driver and volunteers to make multiple stops at donor’s homes to keep our warehouse full.
  • Sunday – Happy Father’s Day!
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 6/10 – Thank you to Alan H and Susan K for furnishing our client Gregory’s empty apartment.  He had been there for 2 months with no furnishings and now his home is complete.
  • Saturday 6/10 – Thank you to all our board members and volunteers who manned our booth at Celebrate West Hartford.  We were able to reach a lot of people to communicate our mission and how much we help people.
  • Sunday 6/11 – Unfortunately our client cancelled the delivery and there wasn’t time to schedule a new delivery.  That happens a couple times a year but it doesn’t slow us down.

DONATIONS NEEDED

  • Dressers (we only have 1 in the warehouse)
  • Twin size comforters and blankets
  • Kitchen tables and chairs

It’s heating up and hope you’re getting hot to help us!

The weather is heating up and we hope our volunteer activity will too.  It’s been pretty quiet the past couple weeks and we still have a lot of people who need our help.  Cancelling just 1 delivery can put us a week behind.  A couple hours of your time each month can help out so much.
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please email us at volunteer@ahandupinc.org with the date and time you can attend along with your contact number.

  • Saturday 6/10 10a-1p – We are looking for a driver and volunteers for a delivery to a single gentleman in Hartford who moved into his apartment on March 2nd and still needs the basic household goods.
  • Sunday  6/11 10a-1p – We are looking for a driver and volunteers for a delivery to a single mom and her 4 kids in Hartford.  She moved in March and still needs 2 twin beds for her kids.
THANK YOU
  • Saturday 6/3 – Chuck manned the warehouse to greet 3 donors and made some valuable furniture repairs while Alan and Mike headed out for 4 stops at donors houses.  That’s a lot of houses to visit.
  • Sunday 6/4 – Todd made a delivery all alone but got lucky since the client who lived on the 3rd floor walkup was once a professional mover.   That both got a great workout that morning.

DONATIONS NEEDED  – No more couches please but we still need:

  • Dressers (we only have 1 in the warehouse)
  • Twin blankets and comforters
  • Kitchen tables and chairs
  • Air conditioners and fans