Save the Date!
Our first annual Evening of Hope will take place on Saturday, March 3rd from 7:00-10:00 pm at Notre Dame Academy in Worcester. The event will feature the opportunity to sample wines, enjoy appetizers and small plates, and spend a lovely Saturday evening with friends and community members--all for a wonderful cause. We expect this event to grow into our signature fundraiser for IHN each year, so please join us for the its inauguration. Information about purchasing tickets will be posted here in January, as well as on our Facebook page. Tickets will be limited, so make sure you get them early. Mark your calendars and spread the word!
Double Your Donation Online for #GivingTuesday!
November 27, 2017
An anonymous donor has pledged to match all online donations made on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 up to $500. Double the impact of your donation to IHN with an online gift on #GivingTuesday.
To make an online gift page, please visit the donation page of our fiscal agent, Friendly House, and make your donation through their site. At the top of the page, click on "Add special instructions to the seller," which will open a brief text box, in which you can write "Donation for IHN Worcester."
Thanks for helping support our families during the holiday season.
Camp REACH designs new storage solution for IHN
july 11, 2017
Over the summer of 2016, 10 girls participating in WPI's Camp REACH redesigned two storage areas in the shelter location. Their designs were brought to life with new shelving built by a volunteer, according to their specifications. The new organization has greatly benefited staff and residents alike with clearer inventory and far less time spent looking for items.
On Tuesday, the campers from 2016 returned to see their designs put to use, and hear a few words from IHN staff and camp officials. The campers were awarded a plaque which will be posted in the shelter for guests and volunteers to see and appreciate their hard work.
Read the full article here.
32nd Annual Walk for the Homeless Supports IHN
may 21, 2017
On Sunday, more than 100 volunteers came out to help coordinate more than 1,000 walkers and runners in the Walk for the Homeless, an annual event hosted by the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance. The walk raises an average of $145,000 per year to combat homelessness, and IHN is one of the beneficiaries of those donations, along with a few other Worcester initiatives. This year was the 32nd year of the walk, making it the oldest continuous local community walk fundraising event in Worcester County.
Read more about the CMHA and this year's walk here.