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Family Promise Info

For the remainder of 2016, we will be hosting Family Promise during the week of September 25  to October 2 and December 25 to January 1, 2017.  The host week always starts on a Sunday afternoon and ends the following Sunday by 8:00 a.m.

Scheduling volunteers begins soon.  Many volunteers are needed to prepare meals, serve as evening and overnight hosts, drive, coordinate activities, purchase and organize supplies, and assist in many other ways.  Although most hosts are adults, youth can participate as well by arranging activities for young children and socializing with older kids.  Volunteering together as a family is a great way to teach your own children generosity of spirit.  We are always excited to welcome new volunteers!  If you would like to help, please contact our Family Promise Coordinator, Jean Miewald:  Phone:  412-221-2114;

To volunteer or to learn more, contact our additional Family Promise contacts:

Dinner HostDarenda Lease, 412-854-4481 or

  1. Consists of preparing a meal for 14 people or less (plus the hosts!). An estimated number of guests and information is usually confirmed / communicated the week before hosting.  Meals should be simple; a meat, veggie, starch, dessert.

OvernightBetsy Hohlfelder, 412-341-1029 or

  1. Overnight Hosts arrive at 8:15 p.m.

DriversMargaret DeLair, 724-344-7776 or

  1. Takes approximately an hour of your time and provides you with an opportunity to meet and talk with new people.

  2. Involves driving the 14 passenger van from BHCC to the Crafton house in the afternoon, picking up our guests, and driving them back to BHCC (and vice versa in the morning).

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