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Once again, New City will be partnering with Interfaith Hospitality Network to host families in need. 

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) is a family homeless shelter located in East Walnut Hills that partners with the faith community to provide shelter and food for families in need.

Each week different congregations in the city host 4 families for the week, starting Sunday at 5pm to the following Sunday at 6am. In most cases this is done at IHN’s own facility. New City will be hosting at Grace Place, which is located in College Hill.

New City will begin hosting families starting Easter Sunday evening, April 1st through Sunday morning, April 8th. This is a great opportunity for New City to serve those who are experiencing homelessness in our city. 

New City will be hosting at Grace Place, which is located in College Hill. (6037 Cary Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224)

As we prepare for this week, we need a lot of help to make it happen. New City will be providing meals for the families (breakfast, lunch and dinner), people to serve the meals, activities for kids, and an overnight host each night.

We are asking for a total of 28 volunteers (4 volunteers per day). 

Or

You can sign up to bring a food item to the church. Please return all food items on Sunday, April 1st (or if needed, coordinate with Samantha Myers to drop off or pick up your item). 

INFORMATION ON HOW TO SERVE

  • Greeting / Dinner Volunteers: Arrive at Grace Place between 5-5:15pm. You’re responsible for getting dinner items and making & serving the meal.
  • Activity Volunteer: Arrive 5-5:15pm. Help serve dinner and plan a small activity for kids. (Bring a kids movie to watch, a game like Uno, a craft, or just bring new books to read!) 
  • At least one of the 3 volunteers needs to stay until 9pm.
  • Overnight Host: Arrive at 8:30pm, and stay until families are picked up between 6-6:30am.

Meal Schedule for the week:

Sunday April 1st: Lasagna and sides 

Monday April 2nd: Mexican/Tacos

Tuesday April 3rd: Spaghetti and sides 

Wednesday April 4th: Chili

Thursday April 5th: Chicken and Rice

FridayApril 6th: Order Pizza

Saturday: Meatloaf and sides 

Questions? Please reach out to Samantha Myers: smyers710@gmail.com

This need requires these items:

Item Date Taken by
2 lb. cheese sliced 04/01/2018 Jill Jackson
Loaf white bread 04/01/2018 Marcia Mauger
Loaf white bread 04/01/2018 Marcia Mauger
1 gallon 2% milk 04/01/2018 Mary Bishop (Wild)
1 gallon 2% milk 04/01/2018 Mary Bishop (Wild)
1 gallon 2% milk 04/01/2018 Mary Bishop (Wild)
1 ground coffee 04/01/2018 Marcia Mauger
1 jars Jelly 04/01/2018 Marcia Mauger
1 jars Peanut Butter 04/01/2018 Marcia Mauger
100 paper lunch bags 04/01/2018 Kellie Sapaugh
12 Yogurt 04/01/2018 Meghan Nowland
2 Bag apples 04/01/2018 Kellie Sapaugh
2 Bag apples 04/01/2018 Becca Larson
2 boxes of pop tarts 04/01/2018 Kristen Burgess Hagedorn
2 boxes of pop tarts 04/01/2018 Kristen Burgess Hagedorn
2 bunches bananas 04/01/2018 Sarah Blight
2 dozen bagels 04/01/2018 Becca Larson
2 dozen bagels 04/01/2018 Anna Miller
2 lb. turkey sliced 04/01/2018 Jill Jackson
2 packs of capri sun 04/01/2018 Carin Hawkins
2 rolls of paper towels 04/01/2018 Kellie Sapaugh
200 sandwich bags 04/01/2018 Marcia Mauger
24 apple sauce cups 04/01/2018 Kellie Sapaugh
24 fruit cups 04/01/2018 Carin Hawkins
24 snack chip bags 04/01/2018 Sarah Blight
24pack of water bottles 04/01/2018 Sarah Blight
apple juice 04/01/2018 Carin Hawkins
apple juice 04/01/2018 Carin Hawkins
Bag of oranges 04/01/2018 Sarah Blight
Bag of oranges 04/01/2018 Sarah Blight
Box Cheerios cereal 04/01/2018 Kristen Burgess Hagedorn
Box flavored Cheerios cereal 04/01/2018 Kristen Burgess Hagedorn
Box Healthy cereal 04/01/2018 Kristen Burgess Hagedorn
Cream cheese 04/01/2018 Becca Larson
Cream cheese 04/01/2018 Anna Miller
Loaf wheat bread 04/01/2018 Marcia Mauger
Napkins 04/01/2018 Kristen Burgess Hagedorn
orange juice 04/01/2018 Jill Jackson
orange juice 04/01/2018 Becca Larson
Sunday, April 1st Lasagna Night: Activity Volunteer 04/01/2018 Brian Ferry
Sunday, April 1st Lasagna Night: Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/01/2018 Mary Bishop (Wild)
Sunday, April 1st Lasagna Night: Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/01/2018 Samantha Myers
Sunday, April 1st Lasagna Night: Overnight Host 04/01/2018 Caroline Phelps
Monday, April 2nd Mexican/Taco Night: Activity Volunteer 04/02/2018 Nina Martin
Monday, April 2nd Mexican/Taco Night: Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/02/2018 Megan Lyons
Monday, April 2nd Mexican/Taco Night: Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/02/2018 Megan Lyons
Monday, April 2nd Mexican/Taco Night: Overnight Host 04/02/2018 John Tran
Tuesday, April 3rd Spaghetti Night: Activity Volunteer 04/03/2018 Mary Bishop (Wild)
Tuesday, April 3rd Spaghetti Night: Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/03/2018 Mary Bishop (Wild)
Tuesday, April 3rd Spaghetti Night: Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/03/2018 Mary Bishop (Wild)
Tuesday, April 3rd Spaghetti Night: Overnight Host 04/03/2018 Vincent Wilson
Wednesday, April 4th Chili Night: Activity Volunteer 04/04/2018 Meghan Nowland
Wednesday, April 4th Chili Night: Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/04/2018 Jennifer Cronk
Wednesday, April 4th Chili Night: Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/04/2018 Jenni Goodnight
Wednesday, April 4th Chili Night: Greeting/ Overnight Host 04/04/2018 Ashley Jacobs
Thursday, April 5th Chicken and Rice Night : Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/05/2018 Paige Reitano
Thursday, April 5th Chicken and Rice Night : Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/05/2018 Paige Reitano
Thursday, April 5th Chicken and Rice Night : Overnight Host 04/05/2018 Eric Danielson
Thursday, April 5th Chicken and Rice Night: Activity Volunteer 04/05/2018 Paige Reitano
Friday, April 6th Order a Pizza Night: Activity Volunteer 04/06/2018 Liz Sheeks
Friday, April 6th Order a Pizza Night: Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/06/2018 Megan Brunn
Friday, April 6th Order a Pizza Night: Greeting/ Dinner Volunteer 04/06/2018 Angelica Schmitter
Friday, April 6th Order a Pizza Night: Overnight Host 04/06/2018 Emily Topp
Saturday, April 7th Meatloaf Night: Activity Volunteer 04/07/2018 Mark McEwan
Saturday, April 7th Meatloaf Night: Greeting/Dinner Volunteer 04/07/2018 Rachael Coates
Saturday, April 7th Meatloaf Night: Greeting/Dinner Volunteer 04/07/2018 Rachael Coates
Saturday, April 7th Meatloaf Night: Overnight Host 04/07/2018 Becca Strand

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Responses

Samantha Myers

Thank you to everyone that has signed up to bring food items and to serve the families! We still have 16 volunteer spots open and a couple food items! If you have questions about volunteering for overnight just let me know!

Samantha Myers

Wow, you all rock! All the food items are taken but we still have 14 volunteer spots left!

Sarah Blight

I just realized that we are not able to stay until 9pm on Friday. But we are still able to bring the food items we signed up for.

Samantha Myers

No worries Sarah! Thank you for getting the food items!

Jennifer Cronk

It’s so great to see our church serving in this way!

New City Church

We’ve got two quick announcements for IHN:

First, if you’re donating food items, please don’t forget to bring those in this Sunday. We’ll have a table set-up in the Lower Level outside of the mechanical room. Perishable items can be stored in the refrigerator located inside the mechanical room. Thank you for you help in getting these items back on time!

Second, we only have three more spots to fill until we’re completely staffed!  Would you consider signing up?

Saturday, April 7th – Meatloaf Night

  • Greeting/Dinner Volunteer
  •  Activity Volunteer
  • Overnight Host
New City Church

Don’t forget that EASTER SUNDAY is the date to return all items for IHN. We also need a few more volunteers for Saturday, April 7th. Grab some friends and sign up!

if you’re donating food items, please don’t forget to bring those in this Sunday. We’ll have a table set-up in the Lower Level outside of the mechanical room. Perishable items can be stored in the refrigerator located inside the mechanical room. Thank you for you help in getting these items back on time!

We only have three more spots to fill until we’re completely staffed!  Would you consider signing up?

Saturday, April 7th – Meatloaf Night

  • Greeting/Dinner Volunteer
  •  Activity Volunteer
  • Overnight Host
Joshua Reitano

Hey all. Thanks so much to all of you who have signed up to serve next week with IHN. We still need 3 more spots filled for next Saturday April 7. Please take a look and see if you can fill a need. Thanks!

Rachael Coates

Alex will be with me on April 7, so that covers both dinner spots.  Thanks!

New City Church

That’s great, Rachael!  That means we only have 2 more spots to fill! 

Saturday, April 7th – Meatloaf Night

  • Activity Volunteer
  • Overnight Host
Mark McEwan

I will take the Activity Volunteer spot.

New City Church

Thank you Mark!  

We’re down to one spot. Is anyone available to serve that last night? 

Saturday, April 7th – Overnight Host

Samantha Myers

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to serve this week! One mom just told me how much she has enjoyed the volunteers this week, getting to talk with them at dinner and the activities that have been provided for the kids! Y’all rock.

Grace Wu

Thank you for all you do, Sam! Serving the homeless in our city. And thank you fielding a ton of texts from me about it! You’re amazing!

Joshua Reitano

Thanks again, Sam, for running the show this week and coordinating everything!

Samantha Myers

Thank you for serving!

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