The IHSP NU2U Clothing Closet is in need of dedicated volunteers. Duties include sorting donations, some laundry, tagging donations with sizes, manning the closet during client hours and assisting clients. Times needed are:
Mondays 10:30 am to 1:30 pm ...
Tuesdays 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wednesdays 5:30 or 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fridays 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
If you would like to help or need more information, contact the IHSP Volunteer Coordinator, Lysa Molnar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and donated at yesterday's Hugs for Hunger, especially to Holly Gilbert, IHSP board member, who created and chairs this event. Yesterday we raised $650.85 and 174 food items. Thank you!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
HUGS FOR HUNGER AT WINY RADIO! IHSP - Daily Bread Food Pantry volunteers will be out bright and early tomorrow morning, February 14th, from 6:00 am to 9:00 am,... to celebrate Valentine's Day. Please stop by to make a donation and get a hug! We'll be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations. Give a donation of $40 or more, and you you get chocolates and a hug!
HELP US TACKLE HUGER! Through Souper Bowl of Caring.
This Sunday, February 4th, millions of people around the world will tune in to watch the Super Bowl. There will be parties with lots of food, beverages and friendship. At the same time there will be those who wonder where their next meal will come from. YOU CAN TACKLE HUNGER by participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring. This weekend, local faith communities will collect donations for Daily Bread. Won't you consider m...aking a donation when and where you worship? Or you can donate by sending your tax deductible donation to IHSP Daily Bread, P.O. Box 281, Putnam, CT 06260. Or you can donate on-line at ihspputnam.org/support-us
KP is our rock!
We are so excited to start this new program in 2018! Thank you Women and Girls Fund!
The Putnam Rotary Club supports IHSP again and again....
A MESSAGE FROM THE PUTNAM ROTARY CLUB:
Kathi Peterson, Program Coordinator of the Interfaith Human Services of Putnam, thanked the Putnam Rotary Club on Dec. ...19th for the club’s donation of hats, gloves, blankets and more to the group.
Peterson stands with Rotarians Lara Luppi and Paul Pikora and a couple of the many blankets that were donated. Each Christmas the Rotary Club collects the “warmth makers” and donates them to the IHSP.
Center: Kathi Peterson
Rotarians Lara Luppi and Paul Pikora
This was such a welcome donation. Thanks bankHometown!
A MESSAGE FROM bANKHOMETOWN: OXFORD, MA: Michael Hewitt, President and CEO of bankHometown, the 2017 Neighbors helping Neighbors Campaign has resulted in tota...l donations of $25,000.
This is the 14th year that bankHometown has challenged local residents and businesses to help support local food pantries. It’s a way for the bank and its customers to make a real difference in the lives of local residents.
Customers of the bank and community members are invited to be a “Hometown Hero” for a $1 donation or a “Hometown Superhero” for a $5 donation. In addition to the in-branch fund drive, bankHometown also sends a letter to business customers inviting their contributions. bankHometown then matches all of the donations dollar for dollar and splits the funds among food pantries that serve the areas surrounding each of its thirteen offices in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
This year’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors donations benefit the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf at the Oxford Community Center; Food Share, a Southbridge-based program that serves residents of Sturbridge, Charlton and Southbridge; the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Sacred Heart Church in Webster; the Athol Salvation Army Food Pantry; CARE Food Pantry in Clinton, the Auburn Youth and Family Services, Inc. Food Pantry and Ginny’s Helping Hand in Leominster. The Connecticut pantries being served this year are Daily Bread in Putnam; Friends of Assisi in Killingly and Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG) in Thompson.
At the check presentation each organization shared a bit about their particular program and how they are striving to feed the hungry in their communities. John Kneeland of the Ecumenical Food Shelf in Oxford stated that they "are able to leverage each $1.00 raised to buy the equivalent of about $4.00 worth of food".
Each representative also shared how the generous donations raised collectively from our customers, employees, and the bank, would positively impact their programs and why it means so much that the local communities stepped forward to help. Karen Osbrey of The Daily Bread located in Putnam, CT shared that "IHSP continues to respond to the ever-changing economic challenges in northeast Connecticut, but we can't accomplish this alone. That is why we are so grateful for our many community partners, like bankHometown." Collectively, the recipients provide meals to thousands of individuals and families each month.
Lt. Michael Buzzard of the Athol Salvation Army shared "in addition to the donation received today, I am also so appreciative of the support that bankHometown employees provide throughout the year whether it is spending time on committee work, fundraisers or other support of our programs".
Michael D. Hewitt, President and CEO of bankHometown added that branch employee involvement in the community "is yet another example of Neighbors Helping Neighbors."
To date, more than $142,500.00 has been distributed through this program.
THANK YOU ANYTIME FITNESS of PUTNAM. Christine Chatelle and Steven Chivandire of Anytime Fitness, Putnam stopped by WINY Radio this morning with this wonderful donation for Daily Bread. Members and staff collected donations prior to Thanksgiving as a way of giving back to their community.
It's all about relationships!
Cheers (or should we say gobbles) to the featured member of The Putnam Business Association of the week:
Putnam Supermarket believes in qual...ity food: fresh product, fresh meat, fresh deli and bakery. Check Out their weekly Specials in the Shopper's Guide.
Putnam Supermarket also believes in giving back & works to make a better community.
They not only donate to the annual PBA turkey drive that benefits Daily Bread, but they make the fundraising and deliveries to Daily Bread as smooth as butter. In fact, Putnam Supermarket works with Daily Bread all year long!
Putnam Supermarket accepts EBT cash EBT food stamps, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover Cards, Debit Cards, and cash and personal checks. They sell postage stamps, phone cards and "Town of Putnam" trash stickers for your convenience, and provide instant as well as on-line Connecticut lottery tickets.
Shop: 162 Providence Street
Call: (860) 928-6531
Photo: 2017 PBA Turkey Drive team leader, Earl Rosebrooks of Fluid Coating Technologies, Daily Bread President Karen Osbrey of WINY Radio, Putnam Supermarket's Bhavesh "Bobby" Patel, PBA Vice President Dick Loomis of The Loomis Team.
(ALL members of the PBA!) presenting check to Daily Bread for this year's turkey drive total of 123 turkeys & fixins' to be supplied by Putnam Supermarket.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE. Yesterday was Thanksgiving distribution day at the IHSP Daily Bread Food Pantry. We usually expect about 350 families, so we plan for 400. Many volunteers, doing numerous jobs are needed to make this possible and the preparation began months ago...fundraising, friend raising, phone calls to donors, thank you letters, planning food drives, counting and sorting donations, breaking down the cardboard, recycling, data entry, filing the paperwork, taking cli...ent reservations, ordering food and organizing deliveries, do we have enough volunteers to unload the delivery trucks?, where will we put 400 turkeys?, who has extra freezer space or should we rent a few freezers?, what about those who are home bound and need delivery?, will someone make coffee?, more cardboard and more paperwork, always paperwork! But thanks to over 100 of the most wonderful, amazing, caring and tireless volunteers on the planet and a community that truly cares for their neighbors' welfare, it all gets done! I would personally like to thank the entire IHSP Village for their time, talents, treasure and compassion for others. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families.