Making a difference for that one…. with God’s help
The Winter Nights homeless shelter for families with children will open October 6 and is being hosted by faith communities around the area. Keep them in your prayers.
St Stephen’s will again partner with St. John Vianney’s Catholic Church in Walnut Creek to serve for a week at their church. This year we were assigned a very early week, December 11 – 18, 2017 . So close to Christmas, it will definitely be a test of our generosity of time and spirit to help these families at such a special season of the year.
Ann Lawrence, Andie Sheets and Dan Swander are coordinating our efforts this year. They will be asking for your help to staff a wide range of essential jobs: homework helpers, morning cleaners, front desk monitors, overnight sleepers, weekend activity folks, meal planners and kitchen help, etc.
Look for Sign Ups in early November when we have a better feel for the number of families and the ages of the kids who are in the shelter at that time.
Donations for the Winter Nights families and children:
Car seats for infants, toddlers and children
Car booster seats for children
Flash Lights and extra batteries
Sleeping Pillows with a zipper case
Twin size, single bed sheets (flat) … no other sizes, please.
CASH for us to buy Pre-paid gift cards
If you can donate any of these items, please contact Ann Lawrence, email@example.com 925-299-2608.
You can make a financial donation by sending a check made out to St. Stephen’s marked “Winter Nights” in the memo, or use the St Stephen’s web site donation link. We will buy gift cards or give it directly to the Winter Nights Director so that he can use it for specific client needs.