For the remainder of 2019, we will be hosting Family Promise during the weeks of September 29 to October 6 and December 8 to December 15. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer or to learn more, contact our additional Family Promise contacts:
Dinner Host—Darenda Lease, 412-854-4481 or email@example.com • 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. The dinner host stays until the overnight host arrives.
Overnight Hosts—Betsy Hohlfelder, 412-341-1029 or firstname.lastname@example.org • Overnight Hosts arrive between 8:00 and 8:15 p.m., interact with the guests until bedtime and then sleep in the chapel. After the guests leave in the morning, the overnight host makes sure windows are shut, lights are turned off and doors are locked.
Drivers—Linda James, email@example.com • Takes approximately an hour of your time and provides you with an opportunity to meet and talk with new people. • 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). The times for leaving BHCC are usually 6:00 a.m. on weekdays, 7:00 a.m. on weekends, and 4:30 p.m. every afternoon.