Interfaith Hospitality Network
For nearly two decades Temple Sinai has supported the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with religious congregations to provide shelter and assistance to families with children who are homeless. IHN seeks to promote self-sufficiency through the provision of meals and beds, intensive case management, housing advocacy, caring support, and encouragement of responsible decisions. IHN further seeks to build public awareness of homelessness and the affordable housing crisis that exists in our communities (www.ihnworcester.org). Each winter Temple Sinai volunteers transform our religious school into a temporary home for a week. We donate breakfast and lunch food, deliver hot dinners, host the evening meals, play with the children, and sleep overnight with the families to ensure their security. Donations of cash, furniture, and personal effects are also needed. This is an important part of our community’s response to poverty in Central Massachusetts. We invite your participation in this social justice project: JenniferLish@charter.net
Dear Rabbi Saulson, February 1, 2012
I would like to thank everyone at Temple Sinai for all that you did for our families and our programs in 2011. Thank you for fulfilling your financial pledge. With your help we were able to finish the year in the black. Our congregations make Interfaith Hospitality Network possible, and working together you are able to make a real difference in the lives of those in need. Thank you for the important role you play in this.
Joanne Alley, Director, IHN
PS: To date $109,000 has been raised through donations and grants for “A Place to Call Home”
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