Help HMHI give 10 families a home for the holidays!

a home for holidays
What better gift can we give a family experiencing homelessness than a home for the holidays? Be part of the magic! Volunteer!

We at HMHI have an immediate need for volunteers to help prepare apartments for ten families to move in before Christmas.  Dates of need are fluid; flexibility will be a key.

Volunteers will be deep cleaning; kitchens, bathrooms and other living areas. It’s all interior work. All work will be done Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.  No evenings or Saturdays involved. We will provide cleaning materials and supplies for you and/or your group. We will accommodate your availability.

Together we can get ten families out of the cold and into their own home for Christmas.  What better gift can any of us give than this?!  Please call Patti for further details and to sign up, 563-326-1330.

A new, important volunteer opportunity at HMHI

Gertrude's Fresh Start Boutique

We’re looking for people just like you!  Humility of Mary Housing needs volunteers to help in Gertrude’s Fresh Start Boutique/Donation Center. People of all ages and abilities can contribute here. When they do, they support a project that directly assists single parents and their families who are escaping from homelessness.

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These items help families who have nothing, giving hope and support.

We provide a furnished apartment and free access to clothing and home necessities for all our program families. People from across the Quad Cities Area contribute items that help this cause. It’s crucial that these donations are checked in, sorted, and tested so that they can be made available to participant families. We arrange them attractively, so that our families can enjoy the experience of selecting the things they need.

We’re happy to talk to your church or civic group about this opportunity. Contact our volunteer coordinator, Patti, to arrange for her to visit with you or speak to your group.

This volunteer opportunity is love in action; you know you are making a difference in someone’s life! Call for details, 563-326-1330 x 105.

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HMHI is calling all volunteers!

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Volunteers help others, and research shows that they gain health benefits also.

Did you know?

Currently, Iowa ranks #2 in the nation in regard to volunteerism with Iowans volunteering on average 34.2 hours per year.  Statistics show that a threshold of volunteering at least 40 hours per year reaps health benefits.  Those who volunteered with just one organization had a lower risk of mortality.  In addition, volunteering just 16 extra hours annually can add an additional $1 billion worth of services and greatly impact local communities and economies!  We support Governor Branstad’s goal to increase volunteerism to 50 hours per year per person through the What’s Your 50?-Call to Service campaign.  Information taken from Davenport Volunteer Connection website

Would you like to consider volunteering on a regular basis?  Volunteering can be just a couple of hours a month, a week or every day.  We work around our volunteer schedules.  Dress is casual.  Anyone 18 and over can volunteer, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you are looking for a place to feel appreciated and have your valuable time mean something, give us a call!  We will be happy to sit down and discuss opportunities with you!  Together we can make a difference in the QCA!   563-326-1330 x 105

Volunteer! Join the cause

Volunteers of all ages help us address homelessness, supporting the work of Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. in many ways. Volunteer help could range from direct action with participating families, to helping maintain properties or working to raise funding for programs.

yardwork volunteerOver the past year dozens and dozens of volunteers have contributed hundreds of volunteer hours at HMHI. This represents an outpouring of community support. Volunteers are a pillar of strength that allow HMHI to continue its important mission in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Your contribution is most welcome! Visit the volunteer page, or contact the volunteer director for more information. Both individual and group opportunities are available.

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St. Ambrose University Urban Plunge students donated a morning of labor, Fall 2015. “We absolutely enjoyed the day and would like to thank you for the opportunity to help,” they said.
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Volunteers serve hot dogs at HMHI’s annual Family Night at the Family Museum event in Bettendorf, IA, June 2012.