December 23, 2016
So many folks have dropped off gifts at the house this week, we are overwhelmed with gratitude (and running out of storage space)! Thank you to everyone who has added to the joy of the season by directing your generosity to NUMAS Haus. We are so grateful!
NUMAS Haus is currently raising funds to continue its work into the coming year. If you would like to help, please send a check to NUMAS Haus at PO Box 291, New Ulm, MN 56073. Online giving is also available through GiveMN.org.
NUMAS Haus really needs volunteers to staff the shelter, especially evenings and weekends. If you would like to make a difference in this way, contact shelter director Patty Paulson (507-359-2202, firstname.lastname@example.org) and schedule an orientation session with her.
The NUMAS Haus Board of Directors
NUMAS Haus is delighted to be chosen by Comcast in the Community for Comcast Cares Day on April 30! You can sign up here to register (and get a T-shirt!), then plan to join the crew that starts working at 8 AM on April 30th, as we put some finishing touches on the renovated house at 606 Center Street! Donuts and muffins will be available in the morning, but if you aren’t an early bird, we can still use your help throughout the morning. The fun ends at noon!
Volunteers will support New Ulm’s first homeless shelter by cleaning and painting in the house. Also assembling outdoor furniture, general landscaping and repairing a picnic table. We hope you will join us!
The walls are up and new windows are being installed this week. The house is taking shape! Now we need to furnish it. The plan is to purchase new bedroom furniture designed specifically for institutional use (college dorms, shelters, etc.).
It will cost about $5,000 for the smallest room, $7,500 for the middle sized room, and $9,000 for the largest room. Would your organization like to “adopt a room” to help cover these costs?
We also need items to outfit the kitchen – everything from pots and pans to forks and spoons. Extra long twin sheet sets for the bunk beds, blankets, mattress pads, pillows, bath towels, washcloths … if a household uses it, we need it. Would you consider hosting a “shower” for NUMAS Haus to provide some of these items? The house should be ready to “move in” by June 1. Help us outfit it well!
If you’re good at making lists and selecting durable goods, maybe you’re the person we need to get NUMAS Haus on the gift registry at local stores. This will help other organizations help NUMAS Haus, by providing precise information about the items that are needed. Send an e-mail to volunteer for this important task, and you could be our next Gift Registry Coordinator, an extremely desirable volunteer position!